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.

¡Adelante! HOPE Jimmy E. Garcia UTSA University of Texas San Antonio Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/18/2018
  • Amount: $1,250
  • The Hispanic Organization for Public Employees is pleased to offer the following scholarships any student attending the University of Texas at San Antonio or an Alamo Community College District campus.

    Eligibility:
    -Must be involved in community service
    -Is of Hispanic descent
    -Is able to attend Adelante's Annual Leadership Institute in San Antonio, Texas (October 25-28) if awarded a [...] More

¡Adelante! Fund Ford Motor Company/Future Leaders Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund is a leadership development, non-profit organization dedicated to Hispanic college students. Our Mission is to inspire the best and brightest Latino students to graduate and lead through scholarships, internships, and leadership training.

    Eligible majors:
    -All science majors
    -All engineering majors
    -Computer science and computer information [...] More

¡Adelante! Fund Gilbert G. Pompa Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/3/2017
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund is a leadership development, non-profit organization dedicated to Hispanic college students. Our Mission is to inspire the best and brightest Latino students to graduate and lead through scholarships, internships, and leadership training. All majors are welcome to apply for this scholarship, but students must be pursuing a pre-law program and/or [...] More

¡Adelante! Fund MillerCoors Chicago Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/3/2017
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund is a leadership development, non-profit organization dedicated to Hispanic college students. Our mission is to inspire the best and brightest Latino students to graduate and lead through scholarships, internships, and leadership training.

    Eligible majors:
    -Accounting
    -Computer Information Systems
    -Communications
    -Finance
    -International [...] More

¡Adelante! Fund MillerCoors Colorado Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/3/2017
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund is a leadership development, non-profit organization dedicated to Hispanic college students. Our Mission is to inspire the best and brightest Latino students to graduate and lead through scholarships, internships, and leadership training.

    Eligible majors:
    -Accounting
    -Computer Information Systems
    -Communications
    -Finance
    -International [...] More

¡Adelante! Fund MillerCoors Engineering and Science Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/3/2017
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund is a leadership development, non-profit organization dedicated to Hispanic college students. Our mission is to inspire the best and brightest Latino students to graduate and lead through scholarships, internships, and leadership training.

    Eligibility:
    -College junior or senior by the fall semester
    -Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent [...] More

¡Adelante! HOPE Alamo Community College District Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/18/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Hispanic Organization for Public Employees is pleased to offer the following scholarships to any incoming freshmen or current students attending an Alamo Community College District Campus (San Antonio College, Palo Alto College, St. Phillip's College, Northwest Vista, Northeast Lakeview College).

    Eligibility:
    -Must attend the college indicated on scholarship application and provide [...] More

¡Adelante! HOPE Patricia Ana Garcia Escobedo Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/18/2018
  • Amount: $1,300
  • The Hispanic Organization for Public Employees is pleased to offer the following scholarship to one CPS Energy Employee Dependent.

    Eligibility:
    -Is currently attending an accredited university, public or private college in the state of Texas
    -Must be involved in community service
    -Is of Hispanic descent
    -Must be able to attend Adelante's Annual Leadership Institute in San Antonio, Texas [...] More

¡Adelante! HOPE Texas Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/18/2018
  • Amount: $1,300
  • The Hispanic Organization for Public Employees is pleased to offer the following scholarships to any student attending a university or college in Texas.

    Eligibility:
    -Currently attending an accredited university, public or private college in the state of Texas
    -Is involved in community service
    -Is of Hispanic descent
    -Applicant is able to attend Adelante's Annual Leadership Institute in [...] More

¡Adelante! HOPE Veteran's Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/18/2018
  • Amount: $1,300
  • The Hispanic Organization for Public Employees is pleased to offer the following scholarship for one U.S. Military Veteran attending any college or university in Texas.

    Eligibility:
    -Currently attending an accredited university, public or private college in the state of Texas
    -Is involved in community service
    -Is of Hispanic descent
    -Is able to attend Adelante's Annual Leadership [...] More

¡Adelante! Mark L. Madrid Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/3/2017
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Awarded to University of Texas at Austin and University of Notre Dame juniors or seniors of Hispanic descent majoring in accounting, computer information systems, computer science, international business, marketing or management.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicant should be of Hispanic/Latino descent
    -Applicant must have a 3.3 or higher GPA
    -Applicant must have a full-time enrollment status (12 [...] More

¡Adelante! National Leadership Institute Conference & Travel Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/30/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund is a leadership development, non-profit organization dedicated to Hispanic college students. Our mission is to inspire the best and brightest Latino students to graduate and lead through scholarships, internships, and leadership training.

    Scholarship details:
    -All expense paid scholarship for the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, [...] More

ACS Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, 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. [...] More

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/2/2018
  • 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

AETNA/NMF Primary Care Fellows

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • NMF is pleased to announce the Aetna/NMF Primary Care Fellows (PCF) program that will provide a mentored service-learning program of proactive community service encouraging the use of technology, health policy review, and leadership training in a variety of healthcare-related settings in Metropolitan DC. The focus of this program will be to strengthen capacity in future physicians by enhancing [...] More

AICPA Fellowships for Minority Doctoral Students

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2018
  • Amount: $12,000
  • The AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students ensures that CPAs of diverse backgrounds are visible in college and university classrooms. The program's goal is to increase the number of minority CPAs who serve as role models and mentors to young people in the academic environment and university classrooms. The AICPA Foundation awards annual fellowships to full-time minority accounting [...] More

ALA - LITA/LSSI Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • 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 Association of Blacks in Energy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2018
  • 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: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Spectrum recruits and provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 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 [...] More

AMS Minority Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2018
  • 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

Ann Seki Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • This scholarship, sponsored by Chevron, is awarded in memory of Ann Seki, an original member of the Chevron Hispanic Recruiting Team. For 30 years, she had a determined viewpoint in ensuring Chevron met diversity hiring goals and was instrumental in developing a process to identify and select Chevron employees for higher recognition outside Chevron. This scholarship has been awarded since [...] More

APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2018
  • Amount: $4,000
  • 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 apply for a scholarship..

    Eligibility
    -Women and [...] More

APSA Minority Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: 10/30/2017
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Minority Fellows Program is a fellowship competition for individuals from under-represented backgrounds applying to doctoral programs in political science. The MFP was established in 1969 (originally as the Black Graduate Fellowship) to increase the number of minority scholars in the discipline.

    Eligibility:
    -Be a member of one of the following racial/ethnic minority groups: African [...] More

ASA Minority Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2018
  • Amount: $18,000
  • Minority Fellowship Program applicants can be new or continuing graduate students. However, the MFP is primarily designed for minority students entering a doctoral program in sociology for the first time or for those who are in the early stages of their graduate programs. MFP applicants must be applying to or enrolled in sociology departments which have strong mental health research programs [...] More

Becas Univision Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • UnivisionScreen Shot is offering 34 scholarships ($5,000 each) to students in high school, transferring from community college, and current college students.

    Deadlines:
    -Priority consideration I: Application due January 31st; recommendation due January 31st
    -Priority consideration II: Application due February 28th; recommendation due February 28th
    -General scholarship deadline: Application [...] More

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the following criteria:

    - The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of [...] More

Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • At Brown and Caldwell, we value diversity in the workplace, supporting organizations like the Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. We've also set up a Minority Scholarship Program to help minority groups succeed in the environmental engineering industry.

    Criteria:
    -Be a United States citizen or permanent [...] More

CANFIT Nutrition, Physical Education and Culinary Arts Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • Undergraduate and graduate scholarships are available for California African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic students expressing financial need to study nutrition, physical education or culinary arts in the state of California. By providing undergraduate and graduate scholarships, CANFIT hopes to encourage more students to consider [...] More

Catharine Lealtad Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $72,000
  • Catharine Lealtad Scholarships are named for Macalester's first African American graduate, Catharine Lealtad '15. 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 same amount for each [...] More

CHCC CAPS Young Professionals Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2018
  • Amount: $3,000
  • This scholarship provides an all-expenses paid intensive half-week of training to college and university students of Hispanic descent. The program is designed to build real-world skills for young professionals, such as interview skills, etiquette for professional gatherings, and learning about optimizing personal strengths.

    The C.A.P.S. program celebrated its 10th anniversary, and from its [...] More

Chesapeake Bay Trust Honorable Arthur Dorman Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/2/2017
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Honorable Arthur Dorman Scholarship recognizes a Maryland high school or college student of color who motivates and inspires others and participates in efforts to improve the local environment and/or the community. The winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship award. Applicants will need to answer questions in 500 words or less on the application. Applicants must complete the entire form at [...] More

CSF Fiesta Queen Scholarship and Pageant

  • Application Deadline: 5/6/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • 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 [...] More

Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Wouldn't a scholarship help you breathe a little easier? Truth Initiative is offering college and graduate students a chance to earn the "Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations." The annual scholarship competition empowers and supports students eager to help Truth Initiative achieve a generation for whom tobacco use is [...] More

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/8/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Sharing in the belief that education is the key to progress, development and economic growth, ExxonMobil and Dr. Bernard Harris Jr. have developed a partnership to increase awareness about the need for more math and science graduates, especially among underrepresented populations. The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship is the latest effort to support students who plan to [...] More

ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • 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.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicants must reside within the following cities and surrounding areas and meet the following criteria to be considered for a scholarship: Colorado Springs & Pueblo, CO; Miami, FL; Kansas City, MO; [...] More

F.A. and Charlotte Blount Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The F.A. and Charlotte Blount Scholarship was established in 1997 to provide college scholarships to graduating
    Forsyth County high school seniors who will pursue a four-year baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or
    university. Scholarships will be applied to the cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board, and other college expenses.

    To receive consideration, applicants [...] More

Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Award

  • Application Deadline: 6/17/2018
  • 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

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

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2018
  • 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.

    Eligibility:
    -Be of Latino/a, Asian, or first nations descent enrolled or admitted full time in a Th.D. or Ph.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies
    -Be finished with coursework by the [...] More

Golden Osas y Osos Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2018
  • Amount: $250
  • The UC Berkeley Chicana/Latino Alumni Association of San Diego is an organization comprised of, and run by, Chicana/Latino Cal alum. The organization is dedicated to fostering community among Cal alum in the San Diego and Imperial counties and the advancement and success of Chicano(a)/Latino(a) students in the San Diego and Imperial counties and on the Cal campus.

    The Golden Osas y Osos [...] More

GRCF Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship is open to students of color (African-American, Asian, Hispanic, 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 Jackie Klinesteker Minority Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career.

    The Jackie Klinesteker Minority Scholarship is awarded to students of color (African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) residing in West Michigan with a declared major in a mental health-related [...] More

GRCF Miller Johnson West Michigan Diversity Law School Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Grand Rapids Community Foundation administers and awards the following Law Scholarships to students of color (African
    American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander).

    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 a law degree at [...] More

GRCF Warner Norcross & Judd Law School Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Grand Rapids Community Foundation administers and awards the following Law Scholarships to students of color (African
    American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander).

    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. Applicant must be a current or former resident of [...] More

GRCF Warner Norcross & Judd Paralegal and Legal Secretarial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Grand Rapids Community Foundation administers and awards the following Law Scholarships to students of color (African
    American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander).

    The Warner Norcross & Judd LLP Paralegal or Secretarial Scholarship is awarded to students of color residing in Michigan
    pursuing paralegal or legal secretarial studies at an accredited program located in [...] More

HACUS-IES Study Abroad Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Sponsored by Institute of the International Education of Students, the HACU-IES Abroad Scholarship is available to students who are currently attending a Hispanic-Serving Institution that is a member of Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

    Eligibility:
    -Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
    -Apply to/ accepted to and enroll in a summer, semester or academic year [...] More

HENAAC Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • HENAAC scholarship recipients continue to pave the way for future generations of Hispanics and lead by example to empower our communities and enhance our nation’s professional technical workforce.

    Basic Scholarship Requirements:
    -Applicants must demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership and campus/community activities
    -Applicants must be pursuing a science, technology, [...] More

Hispanic Annual Salute Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/4/2017
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Hispanic Annual Salute offers a minimum $2,000 scholarship to Hispanic youth who exhibit and encourage volunteerism. We provide students an opportunity to continue their education beyond high school. HAS scholarships are unique because they're not only based on grades but also on character.

    Eligibility:
    -Graduate from high school during the current academic year
    -Maintain a cumulative GPA of [...] More

Hispanic Scholarship Giveaway

  • Application Deadline: 2/6/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Dr Pepper and SABEResPODER, an organization devoted to developing innovative and educational programs for the Spanish-speaking community in the US, have teamed up to offer a Hispanic Scholarship Giveaway. The Hispanic Scholarship is awarding up to $50,000 dollars in scholarships to Latinx students. SABEResPODER and Dr Pepper will award 20 scholarships. Each scholarship will be in the amount of [...] More

Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • In 1988, Hyatt established this fund to provide financial aid to minority students pursuing a degree in hotel management. Since 1988, approximately 351 minority students have received $702,000 through this scholarship.

    Eligibility Criteria:
    -Enrolled in at least 12 credit hours for the upcoming fall and spring semesters, or just the fall semester if graduating this December
    -A baccalaureate [...] More

Indiana Minority Teacher/Special Education Services Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/4/2017
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Minority Teacher Scholarship was created by the 1988 Indiana General Assembly to address the critical shortage of black and hispanic teachers in Indiana. In 1990, the Indiana General Assembly amended the Minority program to include the field of Special Education, and in 1991 the fields of occupational and physical therapy were added.

    The student must agree in writing to apply for a [...] More

Kahdine Ann DaCosta Scholarship for Excellence in Leadership

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Kahdine Ann DaCosta Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Leadership was established on October 15, 2011 in honor of Kahdine Ann DaCosta. Every year, I AM O'KAH! searches for students that embody Kahdine’s tenacious drive and unwavering dedication to the community.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicants must attend a high school in the Baltimore Metro area (Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Ann [...] More

La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/15/2017
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Educational scholarships are awarded to Latino/Hispanic students on a competitive basis and range from $250 to $1,000.

    Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum cumulative GP of 2.8. Students must be currently enrolled in an eligible bachelor's or master's degree program at an accredited four-year college or university (eligible degrees include all bachelor's degrees, master of arts, master [...] More

Latino Resources College Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Latino Resources College Scholarship Fund was launched in 2014 as a responsive Latino student success initiative. Through the Latino Resources College Scholarship Fund monetary awards are made to exceptional Latino college students in order to support increased Latino college completion rates. Latino students who are pursuing college education goals at a two-year community college, vocational [...] More

Lebanon Valley College Multicultural Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $6,500
  • 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 most closely with one of the [...] More

Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/30/2017
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Bright Horizons Scholarship will award a total of $20,000 in the form of three scholarships valued at $10,000, $6,000, and $4,000. Students who are US citizens currently studying STEM at an accredited two or four-year university with an interest in the field of energy or the environment are welcome to apply. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship, established in 1991, is awarded jointly annually by the Online Computer Library Center and the Library and Information Technology Association, a division of the American Library Association.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

MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/17/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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: 3/31/2018
  • 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.

    Eligibility:
    -Must be applying, accepted or enrolled at an accredited [...] More

Microsoft Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/26/2018
  • 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

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/19/2018
  • Amount: $8,000
  • The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is available for award to an upper-division undergraduate or graduate
    student enrolled in a course of study preparing for a career in state and local government finance.

    Eligibility:
    -Currently a full or part-time upper-division undergraduate or graduate student in public administration, governmental accounting, finance, political science, [...] More

Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology

  • Application Deadline: 12/16/2017
  • 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 Serving Institute Scholarship Reservation

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Minority Serving Institution Scholarship Reservation, or MSISR, offers the same benefits as the Four-Year National Scholarship and is exclusive to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), High Hispanic Enrollment Schools (HHEs), and other Minority Serving Institutions. This scholarship applies to Navy option students only. The application process starts with filling out the [...] 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.

    Individuals who are selected for the MTES [...] More

Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • 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: 12/6/2017
  • Amount: Varies
  • Founded in New York City in 1935, Morgan Stanley has evolved into one of the world's foremost financial institutions, with more than 55,000 employees in 43 countries. Our New York headquarters offers the finest in financial thinking, products and execution to individual investors, companies, institutions and government agencies. We offer our clients the personalized attention and service of a [...] More

NBCC Minority Doctoral Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: 10/31/2017
  • Amount: $20,000
  • This program is made possible by a grant awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The NBCC Foundation has been contracted by NBCC to administer up to 23 doctoral-level counseling fellowships of $20,000. Eligible applicants must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with racially and ethnically diverse populations, and commit to providing mental [...] More

NBCC Minority Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: 10/31/2017
  • Amount: $11,000
  • This program is made possible by grants awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The NBCC Foundation has been contracted by NBCC to administer up to 40 master's level counseling fellowships of up to $11,000 for addictions counseling students. Funds are paid directly to the university and vary based on tuition and fees owed by the student. Eligible [...] More

NBCC Minority Master’s Addictions Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: 10/31/2017
  • Amount: Varies
  • The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the application period for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). This program is made possible by grants awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The NBCC Foundation has been contracted by NBCC to administer up to 40 masters level counseling fellowships of up [...] More

NBCC Minority Master's Mental Health Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: 10/31/2017
  • Amount: $8,000
  • This program is made possible by grants awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The NBCC Foundation has been contracted by NBCC to administer up to 30 master's level counseling fellowships of $8,000 for mental health counseling students. Eligible applicants must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with racially and ethnically diverse [...] More

NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2017
  • 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.

    Eligibility:
    -Must be a high school senior or undergraduate student
    -Must be a Latino student accepted into or pursuing full-time studies leading to a bachelor's degree at [...] More

Ohio Newspaper Association Minority Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Ohio Newspapers Foundation will award a scholarship to a minority high school senior in Ohio who plans to major in a field relevant to the newspaper industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program at an Ohio college or university.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicant must be a graduating senior at an Ohio high school. Awardee must be enrolled as college [...] More

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Latino ERG Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Latino Employee Resource Group is an organization of dedicated employees committed to personal development, company success, and community well-being. The group operates with a mission to inspire Latinos to achieve their full potential at all levels within the Company and community, thereby enhancing the ability for shared success. The organization's emphasis is on leadership development, [...] More

Paul Gaines Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2018
  • Amount: $900
  • The Paul Gaines Scholarship was established in 1999 by the Afro-American Alumni Association in honor of Mr. Paul Gaines who served as assistant to the president for affirmative action and minority affairs. This scholarship is presented to an undergraduate student successfully working towards an undergraduate degree. Preference is given to Black, Cape Verdean, and Hispanic students of African [...] More

PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship Fund is awarding scholarships to students of Latino descent who are
    beginning or continuing their studies at a higher education institution. The fund provides financial assistance to
    qualified Latino/a students in an effort to promote academic success. PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship
    Fund Recipients will be honored at the annual Si Se Puede [...] More

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2018
  • 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

Presbyterian U.S.A. Racial Ethnic Supplemental Grant

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Racial Ethnic Supplemental Grant is for African American, Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic American or Native American students who have been awarded the Presbyterian Study Grant and have remaining need.

    Eligible applicants must be full-time M.Div. or M.A.C.E. students attending a Presbyterian Church U.S.A.-related seminary at the following institutions:
    -Austin Presbyterian [...] More

Roll On You Osas y Osos Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2017
  • Amount: $250
  • The Roll On You Osas y Osos Scholarship is for incoming Cal transfers who attended a community college in San Diego or Imperial County.

    Eligibility:
    -Must be Chicano/a or Latino/a
    -Must have graduated from a San Diego or Imperial county community college
    -Must have SIRed to Berkeley for the upcoming fall and spring semesters

    Two applicants will receive one $250 scholarship each. [...] More

Ronald McDonald House Charities of CT & Western MA

  • Application Deadline: 1/20/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts awards a total of $50,000 to local high school seniors each academic year through its scholarship program.

    Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with specific funds allocated for eligible Hispanic applicants via the RMHC/HACER (Hispanic American Commitment to Education Resources Program) Scholarship and [...] More

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Ohio, Inc.

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • With education costs spiraling ever higher, a college education is beyond the financial reach of many outstanding students. The RMHC Scholarship Program opens the door to higher education for graduating high school seniors who face limited access to educational and career opportunities.

    Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Ohio, Inc., (RMHC-NEO) will award 60 scholarships for [...] More

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science SOARS Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • SOARS encourages applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically under-represented in the atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities. SOARS welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [...] More

Southwest Airlines Education Travel Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/22/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • Through this national education initiative, Southwest Airlines will award round trip airline tickets to undergraduate and graduate students across the country who travel away from home to pursue a higher education and meet the eligibility criteria.

    A selection committee consisting of national education advocates and community leaders will select the award recipients. Recipients may be awarded [...] 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. Under the program, TCA provides 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 [...] More

The Carlos M. Castañeda Journalism Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: $7,000
  • The Carlos M. Castañeda Journalism Scholarship was established in 2005 to honor Cuban-born journalist Carlos M. Castañeda, who dedicated his life to promote excellence in journalism. For more than fifty years, he worked as a reporter, editor, publisher, newspaper designer and consultant, before dying in 2002 at the age of 70. He practiced his profession with integrity, passion, and enthusiasm. In [...] More

The Chesapeake Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/17/2018
  • Amount: $80,000
  • The Dallas Foundation manages a number of scholarships for students with diverse interests. The Chesapeake Energy Scholarship was established at The Dallas Foundation by Chesapeake Energy Corporation. The goal of the Fund is to make a college degree or vocational certification possible for minority and socially disadvantaged youth.

    Eligibility:
    - Be a graduating senior at one of the [...] More

The Goizueta Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/13/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Goizueta Foundation Latino Leadership Pipeline Scholarships are designed to increase the number of students of Hispanic/Latino origin who enroll and complete their undergraduate degrees at Georgia State, in addition to providing mentors, internships, and community service experiences to these students so that they can become the leaders of the future. The student must be a rising senior from [...] More

The H.O.P.E. Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/1/2017
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The H.O.P.E. Scholarship is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to empower financially challenged students, particularly those attending historically black colleges and universities.

    An applicant must be a rising sophomore, junior or senior currently, enrolled in an accredited college or university. An applicant must be of African American, Latino or Native American descent. Each [...] More

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/2/2018
  • 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 (TLF) Graduate Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2018
  • Amount: $3,750
  • The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) Graduate Scholarships are available to minority students who are full-time students at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter and have a minimum 3.2 GPA. Additionally, applicants must be majoring in a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing or public relations, and must have a minimum of two [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors are eligible to receive a trip to Atlanta 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 & donor recognition reception. Applicants must be from a minority ethnic group, studying a field of study [...] More

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2018
  • 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

The NAVSEA Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2018
  • 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

The President William G. Sinkford Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Unitarian Universalist Association established the President William G. Sinkford Fund in 2008, during the last year of Rev. Sinkford's UUA Presidency. Having begun his service in June 2001, Rev. Sinkford left the Association with many profound and lasting gifts including the innovative Diversity of Ministry Initiative and support for lay theological education and ministerial development [...] More

The Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/29/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The world's first pot-funded scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors residing in Pueblo County and planning to attend an institution of higher education within the County. The scholarship is sponsored by The Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicants must be a current resident of Pueblo County
    -Applicants must be a graduating high school [...] More

Thursday Network "I EMPOWER Scholarship"

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2018
  • Amount: $3,000
  • As part of its commitment to the Greater Washington community, Thursday Network developed a scholarship program to help high school students pursue a college education. Since 1992, the Thursday Network I EMPOWER Scholarship Fund has awarded $153,000 in college assistance to high school seniors in Washington, DC, Montgomery County, MD, and Prince George's County, MD. Students use the award to fund [...] More

TMCF/AFSCME Union Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2018
  • 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: 2/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Toyota's philanthropic focus is education, with a strong emphasis on the environment and safety. In 2006, Toyota U.S.A. contributed $41 million to U.S. philanthropic programs. This includes nationwide grant programs for teachers (Toyota International Teachers Program and Toyota TAPESTRY), scholarships through FFA, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, The College Fund/UNCF, and the Toyota Community Scholars [...] More

Vinson & Elkins Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • In addition to receiving a $10,000 scholarship, each V&E Scholar is offered summer internships at Vinson & Elkins, mentoring from V&E attorneys (some of whom are themselves V&E Scholars), and reimbursement for an LSAT preparatory course. V&E Scholars have gone on to the nation's most prestigious universities, and many have attended top law schools. Whether our scholars are in law school, the [...] More

Wisconsin Minority Undergraduate Retention Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Awards under this program 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 Asian from Laos, Cambodia, or Vietnam [...] More

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