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Latino Scholarships

Latino Scholarships, also sometimes known as Hispanic Scholarships, are offered by a number of companies, organizations and schools, resulting in a more culturally diverse experience for all involved. If you have Latin/Hispanic heritage, you would be wise to conduct a free scholarship search and check the appropriate boxes to indicate your race and ethnicity to ensure you are made aware of all of the aforementioned opportunities.

The Pew Research Center reports that educational attainment among U.S. Latino and Hispanic students has increased significantly in recent years. Dropout rates are declining and college enrollment has drastically increased since 2013. In fact, Hispanics are reportedly the largest minority group on U.S. college campuses. Furthermore, they are significantly less likely than other groups to have student debt - thanks to scholarships, federal aid, and attendance at schools with lower tuition.

Some Latina scholarships may require an essay or video, but the common thread is that they are available to those with Hispanic or Latino bloodlines. We acknowledge and help find awards to honor the accomplishments of Hispanic and Latino students in the United States. September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, so take a moment to celebrate your heritage and cultural uniqueness by applying for college scholarships.

Explore the scholarship opportunities as provided below and also conduct a free scholarship search to find other scholarships for which you may qualify.

ACS Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields.African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander (excluding Asian) or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply. Eligibility: [...] More

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/2/2021
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students.
    Each applicant must fulfill all the requirements listed below:
    -Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession
    -Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the [...] More

ALA - LITA/LSSI Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship is awarded annually by the Library and Information Technology Association, a division of the American Library Association, and Library Systems and Services, Inc. The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who plan to follow a career in that field; who demonstrate potential in, and a strong [...] More

American Association of Blacks in Energy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The American Association of Blacks in Energy is a professional association composed of African Americans in the energy industry. Through its Scholarship Program, the Association seeks to help increase the number of African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields.
    To qualify, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a graduating high [...] More

American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada and must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander and must attend an ALA-accredited graduate program in library and information studies or an ALA-recognized NCATE School Library Media program. Must be enrolled in an accredited program and must [...] More

AMS Minority Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/8/2021
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The AMS Minority Scholarships will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Funding for the scholarships is provided by donations made by members to the AMS Giving Program. The two-year scholarship is distributed once per year during freshman and sophomore years [...] More

APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship is offered to women and minority (African American, Hispanic American, or Native American) students enrolled in an approved Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) planning program who are citizens of the United States, intend to pursue careers as practicing planners in the public sector, and are able to demonstrate a genuine financial need are eligible to [...] More

APSA Minority Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Minority Fellows Program (MFP) is a fellowship competition for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds applying to or in the early stages of doctoral programs in political science. Eligible applicants must: be a racial minority; be a US citizen, US national, US permanent resident (holder of a Permanent Resident Card), or an individual granted deferred action status under the Deferred [...] More

ASA Minority Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $18,000
  • Through its Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), the American Sociological Association (ASA) supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline. Eligible applicants must be enrolled in/completed one full academic year in a sociology program and are pursuing a doctorate. Candidates must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the U.S., have [...] More

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or [...] More

BLM² Scholarship Foundation College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/3/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The BLM² Scholarship was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. Removing some of the financial burdens associated with college, BLM² plays a vital role in increasing college access to minorities. All BLM² Scholars are asked to give back in some capacity by community service, mentoring others, or through donations. [...] More

CSF Fiesta Queen Scholarship and Pageant

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CSF Fiesta Committee will award a grand prize scholarship in the amount of $3,000 to the Fiesta Queen, $1,800 to her first attendant, $1,600 to her second attendant, and $1,300 to her third attendant. The candidate chosen Miss Congeniality will be awarded a trophy and a $300 prize. The awards will be payable to any Colorado institution of higher learning, upon proof of full-time enrollment. [...] More

ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding Hispanic high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at U.S. post-secondary institutions. Applicants must reside within the selected cities and surrounding areas, be a Hispanic student accepted into and planning to attend a full-time program in engineering leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or [...] More

FTE Fellowships for Latino/a, Asian and First Nations Doctoral Students

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • FTE offers financial support for doctoral students who have completed the coursework stage of their Ph.D. or Th.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies at an American or Canadian institution. Eligible applicants must: be Hispanic, Asian, or of indigenous descent enrolled or admitted full time; must be finished with coursework by the beginning of the fellowship year; and, [...] More

GRCF Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship is open to students of color (African-American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander) attending a non-profit public or private college/university majoring in fine arts, including all visual and performing arts. Applicants must have financial need, be a Kent County resident, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. For more [...] More

GRCF Miller Johnson West Michigan Diversity Law School Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Grand Rapids Community Foundation administers and awards the following Law Scholarships to students of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander or Alaskan Native). The Miller Johnson West Michigan Diversity Law School Scholarship is awarded to students of color currently residing in Michigan (with preference given to West Michigan residents) pursuing [...] More

GRCF Warner Norcross & Judd Law School Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Warner Norcross & Judd Law School Scholarship is awarded to students of color pursuing a law degree at any accredited law school in the United States. The applicant must be a current or former resident of Michigan if they are not currently attending a school in Michigan. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

GRCF Warner Norcross & Judd Paralegal and Legal Secretarial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the GRCF Warner Norcross & Judd Paralegal and Legal Secretarial Scholarship, applicants must be students of color majoring in paralegal or legal secretarial studies at an accredited program. Must be a Michigan resident and demonstrate financial need. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Hispanic Scholarship Consortium Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Hispanic Scholarship Consortium seeks highly motivated student leaders with a clear vision for their future to apply for the HSC Scholars Program. The program is open to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students. Eligible applicants must be Hispanic/Latino, have a 2.5 GPA (or a 3.0 for Renewable Scholarships), and reside in Texas. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Lebanon Valley College Multicultural Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Multicultural Fellowship (MCF) is limited to those high school seniors identifying most closely with one of the following racial and ethnic groups: African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, Native American, or multiracial. Transfer students from one of these groups previously listed may also be considered for the fellowship. Awards will range from $1,000-$5,000 per year for up to [...] More

MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • MALDEF's Law School Scholarship Program is open to all law students currently enrolled full-time at an accredited United States law school. Applicants are evaluated for their academic and extracurricular achievements, for their background and financial need, and, most important, for their demonstrated commitment to advancing Latino civil rights in their careers. A personal statement of up to 750 [...] More

META Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $6,000
  • META's Platinum Scholarship provides students up to $6,000, payable over four years, to entering college freshman attending four-year colleges and universities or students attending community college with plans to transfer. Recipients of the Platinum Scholarship will also be provided mentorship and access to workshops. Applicants must be applying, accepted or enrolled at an accredited institution [...] More

Microsoft Tuition Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Microsoft awards tuition scholarships each year to encourage students to further their learnings in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Microsoft strongly encourages underrepresented groups to apply to this scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled full time in a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university in the United [...] More

Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology

  • Application Deadline: 12/11/2020
  • Amount: $4,500
  • The Committee on Minority Scholarships of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) invites applications from minority undergraduate students for a scholarship to be awarded for the summer. Eligible proposals might include (but are not limited to) participation in classical summer programs or field schools in Italy, Greece, Egypt, etc., or language training at institutions in the U.S, Canada, or [...] More

Minority Serving Institute Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The NROTC has a limited number of scholarships available for students to attend MSI schools, which encompass Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), High Hispanic Enrollment (HHE) schools, and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSI). Must be a Navy Option applicant (Marine Corps and Nurse Corps Option applicants are not eligible), and must successfully receive nomination from MSI [...] More

Minority Teacher Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Minority teacher education scholars program is a collaborative performance-based scholarship program for African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and Native American students. The participants in the program include Florida’s Florida College System institutions and its public and private universities that have teacher education programs.
    Applicants must be a resident of the State of [...] More

Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • To be eligible for the Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program you must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen or meet the "undocumented student" criteria of the RISE act, be a resident of Illinois, be a minority student of either African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American origin, be a high school graduate or hold a GED, be enrolled or [...] More

Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Richard B. Fisher Scholarship program is a competitive undergraduate scholarship program established to provide outstanding black, Hispanic, Native American, and LGBT students with a financial award for exceptional academic achievement and a summer internship the summer prior to their junior or senior year in college. In order to apply, you must be currently enrolled as a sophomore or junior [...] More

NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/22/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage outstanding Latino high school seniors and undergraduate students who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at a U.S. post-secondary institution. Applicants must be a high school senior or undergraduate Latino student accepted into or pursuing full-time studies leading to a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or [...] More

PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/20/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Hispanic students who are beginning or continuing their studies at higher educational institutions in Arizona and California’s Central Valley are invited to apply for the PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship Fund. Eligible applicants must: demonstrate leadership in extra-curricular activities, a commitment to volunteer service in the community and financial need; be an incoming or continuing [...] More

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (PMAHCC) realizes the substantial rewards of giving a way into educational opportunities to eager Hispanic students. PMAHCC supports scholarship funds of the Hispanic community in Pittsburgh and continues to give time and effort in the accumulation and security of their resources to benefit the continuous rise of the number of [...] More

Study Abroad Scholarship in BiH for American Minority Students

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) has designated Bosnia and Herzegovina as a study abroad destination under its TCA Study Abroad Scholarship Program for American Minority Students. TCA provides 100 scholarships per year to eligible American undergraduate and graduate students of African American, Hispanic American, and Native American descent who are accepted to study for a semester or a [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to NYC where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career & professional development workshops and a scholarship and donor recognition reception. Applicants must be from a minority ethnic group and be a full-time student at a four-year accredited [...] More

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/22/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences sponsors programs, seminars, and scholarships for high school and colleges in cities served by the 19 local chapters and awards scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who intend to pursue a bachelor's degree in communications with an emphasis on any aspect of the television industry. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

The NAVSEA Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The NAVSEA Scholarship is awarded to outstanding incoming college freshmen (i.e. graduating high school seniors) intending to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). Scholars must be accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at a Hispanic-Serving Institution, exhibit exemplary scholastic attitude, maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher, demonstrate financial need, [...] More

Vinson & Elkins Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • In addition to receiving a $10,000 Vinson & Elkins Scholarship, each V&E Scholar is offered summer internships. To be eligible to become a Vinson & Elkins Scholar, students must attend and be in good standing at a high school accredited by the Texas Education Agency. The high school must also be located in the greater Austin, Dallas or Houston area. Only high school seniors may apply. You must be [...] More

William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/31/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship is a scholarship for minority students (defined as black and Hispanic
    individuals) planning to teach in an accredited school in Indiana upon graduation. Students must agree in writing
    to apply for a teaching position in Indiana and, if hired, teach in Indiana for at least three years. To renew the Scholarship for subsequent academic years, [...] More

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