Martha Marin Gilbert was the second scholarship recipient, who was presented the award by Christy Byers at the Saturday Showcase.

Our first recipient of the Louisville Tango Scholarship was Sofia Calleja from the University of Louisville, shown here being presented the award by Christy Byers.

​​​Scholarship Program 

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

The Louisville Tango Festival Scholarship is available to full-time and part-time Latino/a/x and Hispanic students pursuing a degree in any major at the University of Louisville. Undergraduate and graduate students may apply. Preference will be given to students who have been active in Latino & Hispanic arts or community groups.  The recipient will be notified by May 1. The $1,000 award will be presented to the recipient at the Louisville Tango Festival’s Saturday Showcase on Saturday, June 8, 2019, and includes two passes for the recipient and a guest.

The Scholarship Recipient will be selected from applicants that are:

  1. Current, full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate students at the University of Louisville who have completed at least one semester. 
  2. Students that identify as Latino or Hispanic.
  3. Students that have a 2.75 or higher cumulative Grade Point Average.

All applicants must complete the provided application which includes: a personal resume, a one page personal statement, an unofficial transcript, and one letter of recommendation from an educational or community professional.

The Completed Application must include the following:

  1. Application (Click here to download a copy)
  2. Resume (include information about any involvement in Latino & Hispanic arts or community groups)
  3. Personal statement (maximum length 1 page) introducing yourself to the selection committee while addressing your career goals and how the LTF Scholarship would assist you in pursuit of your degree
  4. Unofficial copy of most recent college transcript (
  5. One letter of recommendation from education or community professional knowledgeable of applicants' academic and/or volunteer performance. Letters from relatives will not be accepted.
  6. An agreement to attend the June 8, 2019, Louisville Tango Festival Showcase, held at the Seelbach Hilton, to receive the scholarship. The presentation will be made at approximately 10:30pm.

Please email your completed Application, Resume, Personal Statement, and Unofficial Transcript as a single pdf file to Sarah Nuñez at, subject line “LTF Scholarship”, by the March 1, 2019 deadline.

The Letter of Recommendation must be directly emailed by the recommender to Sarah Nuñez at, subject line “LTF Scholarship Letter”, by the March 1, 2019 deadline.

The UofL Hispanic/Latino Initiatives office serves Hispanic and Latino students at the University of Louisville by creating scholarship and professional development opportunities for our diverse student population.