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.
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. Applicants must have completed at least 30 credit hours of college coursework prior to the upcoming fall semester [...] More
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
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. Must be a junior or senior university classification by the fall semester. Open only to Chicagoland partnering [...] More
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. Must be a college junior or senior by the fall semester of the award and must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent [...] More
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). Students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA, participate in community service, complete a FAFSA and [...] More
The Hispanic Organization for Public Employees is pleased to offer the following scholarship to one CPS Energy Employee Dependent. Applicant must be currently attending an accredited university, public or private college in the state of Texas and must be involved in community service. Applicant must be of Hispanic descent and must be able to attend Adelante's Annual Leadership Institute in San [...] More
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. Applicant should be of Hispanic/Latino descent and must have a 3.3 or higher GPA and must have a full-time enrollment status (12 hours). Applicant must be able to attend [...] More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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..
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
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
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 university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
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
At Brown and Caldwell, we value diversity in the workplace, supporting organizations like the National Society of Black Engineers and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. We also offer a $5,000 Minority Scholarship to support students who identify as minorities and are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental profession.
Applicant must b e a United States citizen or [...] More
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 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
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
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
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
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
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. To receive consideration, applicants must be African-American or Hispanic, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. For more information or to [...] More
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
The GMiS Scholarahip is intended to support Hispanic graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students pursuing a science, technology, engineering, math or health-related degree at an accredited college/university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. These merit-based scholarships range from $500 to $10,000. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Roll On You Osas y Osos Scholarship is for incoming Cal transfers who attended a community college in San Diego or Imperial County.
Applicants must be Chicano/a or Latino/a who has graduated from a San Diego or Imperial county community college and must have SIRed to Berkeley for the upcoming fall and spring semesters. Two applicants will receive one $250 scholarship each. For more [...] More
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
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 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 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
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
LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to New York or San Francisco 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 [...] More
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 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 Unitarian Universalist Association established the President William G. Sinkford Fund in 2008, during the last year of Rev. Sinkford's UUA Presidency. To honor his legacy in the years to come, the Sinkford Fund will further Rev. Sinkford's visions by providing scholarships for promising and passionate students preparing for Unitarian Universalist ministry. Applicants must be ministerial [...] More
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
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.
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
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
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
Literally dozens of people have been charged in an admissions bribery scheme involving elite colleges and wealthy parents who wanted to get their progeny enrolled by any means necessary, including bribes ranging from $200K to $6.5M. [...]
A Morehouse College student who was not able to find childcare was told by his mathematics professor to bring his baby to class. Upon being taken up on his offer, the professor proceeded to teach the class with the infant strapped to his chest so the student to take adequate notes. [...]
Almost three-fourths of people surveyed by the Pew Research Center are against consideration of race when it comes to college admissions decisions. Only 7 percent believe it should be a major factor and 19 percent say it should be a minor factor. These views were reportedly shared by "solid majorities of white, black, Latino and Asian Americans."
In 2016, after the Supreme Court affirmed the right of colleges to consider race in admissions, a Gallup poll indicated that approximately two-thirds of the public disagreed with the Supreme Court. Only 9 percent believed that race should be a major factor in admissions decisions, and 27 percent said it should be considered a minor factor. The survey did not end there. [...]