About the HBA and Scholarships!

The Hispanic Business Association (HBA), is an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to contributing to our communities by providing opportunities to Hispanic youth through education and mentoring.

To read more about the HBA or to become a member, please read more here.

For those students looking to apply for one of the many Richard G. Cortez Scholarships, please start the process by clicking button below.  Deadline is March 17th, 2017!

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About the Jalapeño Open!

Proceeds from our tournament are distributed as scholarships to deserving Hispanic high school graduates and ongoing college students through the Hispanic Business Association’s Richard G. Cortez Scholarship Program.

Beginning with a single $500 scholarship 24 years ago, tournament proceeds has funded $350,000 and benefited 412 students who have demonstrated academic success leadership skills and determination in the pursuit of personal goals!!!

Our mission is to help reduce the financial obstacles that prevent many high-achieving minority students from furthering their education and fulfilling their potential. Everyone benefits when we invest in a generation of leaders who represent the diverse society in which we live.

Stay updated on tournament news and events by following our Latest News blog and Facebook page!

You can also subscribe to our latest communication media by launching our contact form below – crazy how far we’ve come!

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Scholarship Recipients

The Hispanic Business Association’s Richard G. Cortez Scholarship Foundation proudly presents this year’s amazing future leaders along side our current state leader, Governor Butch Otter!

For a list of all our past and present Richard G. Cortez Scholarship recipients, as well as their schools they have or will be attending, be sure visit our Scholarship Recipients page.

Scholarships for Dreamers

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, have donated $33 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children — the biggest grant in the organization’s history.

Click HERE for more details and information!

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Be sure to visit our Facebook page by clicking on the logo to stay up to date with all the activities leading up to our tournament!

Starting next week, we’ll be featuring prizes, recipients, and sponsors!  Like our page so you don’t miss out!