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.

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/2/2020
  • 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: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship, established in 1994, 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 [...] More

American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Spectrum recruits and provides scholarships to students to assist individuals interested in obtaining a graduate degree and leadership positions within the profession and our organization. The aim is to increase the number of racially and ethnically diverse professionals working as leaders in the field of library and information science to best position libraries and institutions at the core of [...] More

AMS Minority Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/8/2020
  • 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

BLM² Scholarship Foundation College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/3/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The BLM² Scholarship Foundation program is designed to address the financial needs of minority college students and award outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, four-year college or university with financial assistance. Applicant must be permanent Illinois resident, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a graduating high school senior and be a minority [...] More

Catharine Lealtad Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $72,000
  • Catharine Lealtad Scholarships are named for Macalester's first African American graduate, Catharine Lealtad, who graduated in 1915. These scholarships are awarded to selected African American, Latino, and Native American students with strong high school records. The Admissions committee selects recipients. There is no special application to complete. Lealtad Scholarships will be renewed at the [...] More

CSF Fiesta Queen Scholarship and Pageant

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • If you are a female Colorado resident between the ages of 18-22, of Hispanic descent, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and are interested in scholarship money for the Colorado institution of higher learning of your choice; the CSF Fiesta Committee invites you to compete in the Colorado State Fair (CSF) Fiesta Pageant.
    The CSF Fiesta Committee will award a grand prize scholarship in the amount [...] More

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/8/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships were established to encourage minority students to pursue college degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. The scholarship program was created in 2010 by Dr. Bernard Harris, a former astronaut, physician, and businessman, and ExxonMobil to increase the number of underrepresented students pursuing careers in [...] More

Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Award

  • Application Deadline: 6/21/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The First In The Family Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial award is available to high school youth who live in the U.S. who identify as atheist, agnostic, humanist and/or secular, and are accepted into two or four-year colleges. Preference is given to students of color (Black/African American, Latino(a), Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American) who are (or have been) in [...] More

GRCF Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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: 3/1/2020
  • 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) [...] More

GRCF Warner Norcross & Judd Law School Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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

Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • In 1988, Hyatt established this fund to provide financial aid to minority students pursuing a degree in hotel management. Eligible students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours for the upcoming fall and spring semesters, or just the fall semester if graduating in December. Applicants must be pursuing a baccalaureate hospitality management major in a U.S. college or university and be at [...] More

Lebanon Valley College Multicultural Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Lebanon Valley College offers full-time students Fellowship scholarships which recognize and reward commitment to work, service, and scholarly achievement. For students receiving a merit scholarship this Fellowship will be in addition to that scholarship. The Multicultural Fellowship (MCF) is limited to those high school seniors and transfer students identifying as African-American, [...] More

META Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: $30,000
  • META's Platinum Scholarship provides students up to $7,500, 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 [...] More

Microsoft Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/26/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • We strongly encourage underrepresented groups to pursue STEM fields of study. Because we greatly value a broad range of perspectives and contributions, a large majority of our scholarships will be awarded to female students, underrepresented minority students (African-American, Hispanic or Native American etc.) or students with disabilities. We will review all applications and select final [...] More

Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology

  • Application Deadline: 12/14/2019
  • 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. The purpose of the scholarship is to further students' preparation in classics or classical archaeology with opportunities not available during the school year. Eligible proposals might include (but are not [...] 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 [...] More

Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • If you plan to teach at a non-profit Illinois public, private, or parochial preschool, elementary school, or secondary school, for which the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has determined that no less than 30% of the enrolled students are African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American, or Native American; and you are of African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American [...] More

Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/6/2019
  • 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: 11/6/2019
  • 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

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Company Latino ERG Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Latino Employee Resource Group is an organization of dedicated employees committed to personal development, company success, and community well-being. Applicants must be college-bound high school seniors or continuing students in college and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Must be of Latino(a)/Hispanic descent. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/19/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage in obtaining a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, undergraduate students and graduate students. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA for high school students. A minimum of 2.5 [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Cincinnati, OH 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, studying a field of study that has an [...] More

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is a professional association dedicated to the advancement of television and related electronic media and best known for its Emmy Awards that recognize excellence in a number of categories. The Academy also sponsors programs, seminars, and scholarships for high school and colleges in cities served by the 19 local chapters and awards [...] More

TMCF/AFSCME Union Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2020
  • Amount: $6,300
  • The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is pleased to partner with AFSCME to provide access to diverse talent and expose competitive students to careers within the labor union movement. Applicants must be a minority sophomore or junior, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrate an interest in working in social and economic justice through the labor union movement.

    For more information or to apply, [...] More

Toyota Motor Sales, USA Inc. Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • This scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior or college student pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural engineering or agricultural science/technology. Resident of Alabama, California, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas or West Virginia required. Must have been active in extracurricular activities. Completion of the financial analysis section is required. If [...] More

Vinson & Elkins Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • 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

Wisconsin Minority Undergraduate Retention Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Awards under the Wisconsin Minority Undergraduate Retention Grants are made to Wisconsin resident minority undergraduates, excluding first-year students, enrolled at least half-time in independent, tribal, or Wisconsin Technical College institutions. According to the statutes, a minority student is defined as a student who is either an African American; American Indian; Hispanic; or Southeast [...] More

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