Create art. Earn up to $1,000.

Enrolled Moreno Valley College students are invited to enter the 2023 Dolores Huerta and César E. Chávez Arts Scholarship Competition. 

Scholarship Flyer (pdf) 

Lado a Lado – Side by Side

2023 Theme

The theme is inspired by the picture book Lado a Lado, Side by Side written by Monica Brown and illustrated by Joe Cepeda. The book highlights the story of how Dolores Huerta and César Chávez teamed up to fight for migrant workers’ rights.


Students are invited to create visual and creative artworks that explore and expand on this year’s theme. Submissions might address, but are not limited by, the following:

  • Powerful duos in the fight for social justice
  • Examples of collaboration that have changed the world
  • The importance of cultural support systems
  • The value of repetition in affecting change and producing historical knowledge

Artwork Guidelines

Accepted media: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital art, poem/spoken word, and video

  • Three-dimensional submissions: no larger than 36” wide x 36” high x 36” deep
  • Written submissions: 250–500 words
  • Recorded submissions: max 3 minutes

Students that choose to submit written submissions, such as poems or spoken word, may be asked to perform or recite an excerpt from their piece at the Scholarship Breakfast.



Open to enrolled Moreno Valley College students.


  • One $1,000 Scholarship
  • Two $600 Scholarships


Submissions accepted through Sunday, March 12, by 11:59 pm.


Winners will be notified by mid-March. To accept, winners must attend the recognition event.


Winners will be recognized at (and must attend) the Dolores Huerta and César E. Chávez Scholarship Breakfast on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 am.

Scholarship Breakfast

Winners will be allowed a limited number of guests. Additional tickets may be purchased.