Hispanics: HS Seniors, College Scholarships, Student Financial Aid

Hispanics, Latinos: College Scholarships
Grants, Graduate Fellowships, Postgraduate Awards

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) — Scholarship Programs

HS Seniors, Community College Transfer, College, and Graduate Scholarships for Hispanics — $Up to $5,000

Mar 30
Students who plan to enroll full-time in a degree seeking program at a two or four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam in the upcoming academic year.

HSFinder: Scholarships for Latino Students

Scholarships can play an important role in helping you pay for college. They are free money that you can apply for and they don't have to be paid back.
High School Seniors Internships and Summer Jobs Biomedical Internships International Study Abroad
Hispanics, Latinos Nationally Coveted Teachers College & Graduate School
Minorities Engineers & Computer Sci. Medical School Ethnic Groups & Studies
Minority Health High School Students Public Health Library Studies & History
Women Biology & Environmental Sci. Cancer Research Media Communications
African Americans Physical Sciences & Math Nurses Free Scholarships
Native Americans Social Sciences Arts & Humanities Updates

National Puerto Rican Day Parade Scholarship Program


Scholarships for H.S. Seniors and Undergraduates of Puerto Rican Descent

Feb 22
This year, NPRDP will award one hundred (100) $2,000 scholarships to exceptional Puerto Rican High School Seniors and full time two/four years accredited Puerto Rican College undergrad students who are making a difference in their community.

United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)


Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders — $1,000

Dec 31
To qualify, applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student in a four-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry.

Orange County Hispanic Educational Endowment Fund (HEEF)

Scholarships for Two-Year or Four-Year College or Law School for Hispanic Students Who Live in Orange County (OC), California Only — $1,000 to $2,000

Jan 21
HEEF provides a limited number of competitive academic scholarships for OC high school and community college transfers who enroll at a four year college or university. HEEF also awards tuition grants for OC graduates to attend community college and the Luevano Fund awards tuition grants for elementary students at selected Santa Ana Catholic Grammar Schools. The OC Hispanic Bar Association awards several scholarships for OC college graduates to attend Law School.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) — Scholarship Resources


MALDEF Law School Scholarships for Hispanics — $5,000

Jan 27
MALDEF's Law School Scholarship Program provides several scholarships in varying amounts to deserving law students with a commitment to advancing the civil rights of Latinos.



Opportunity Scholarships for Locked out Dreamers

Jan 31
For high school graduates who live in targeted, locked-out states that do not offer in-state tuition to DREAMers – or bar you from attending state colleges and universities altogether.  You need to have DACA or TPS status and be admitted to one of our Opportunity Partner Colleges to receive this scholarship.  The Scholarship is for up to $80,000 to cover tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals for a bachelor's degree.

National Scholarships for First Time College Students and Community College Graduates — Up to $12,500 for an associate's degree and $25,000 for a bachelor's degree

Feb 28
For high school or community college graduates. You need to have DACA or TPS or meet the past DACA eligibility criteria and qualify for in-state tuition at one of our Partner Colleges to receive this scholarship. We also offer an online college option. The Scholarship is for up to $14,500 for an associate's degree and $29,000 for a bachelor's degree.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute — Scholarships & Scholar-Intern Programs

Graduate Fellowships

Jan 15

CHCI's Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino changemakers, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.

Public Policy Fellowships

Jan 15
As a CHCI Public Policy Fellow, you will immerse yourself in the legislative process, spending four days each week (Monday-Thursday) learning all facets of public policy. On Fridays, you will join other fellows for a full day of leadership development centered on CHCI's four Pillars of Leadership'Civic Engagement, Social Responsibility, Self Empowerment, and Honoring Hispanic Heritage and History. You weekly programming will also prepare you to fully understand policy issues facing the Latino community and how to propose effective solutions by critically examining all sides and implications of these issues.

CHCI Scholar-Intern Programs — $1,000, $2,500, $5,000

Dec 1
Feb 15
Oct 15
CHCI offers several Scholar-Intern Programs that provide not only monetary support, but hands-on experience in various fields. From media to health care to business, CHCI's Scholar-Intern programs will help you gain important skills while earning money for your education. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) — Collegiate Scholarships

Graduate and College Scholarships for Hispanics in Accounting or Finance Related Fields — $1,500 to $10,000

Feb 28
ALPFA offers scholarships to students, in the US or Puerto Rico, who are pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage those students who have demonstrated academic excellence to continue pursuing their professional careers.

¡Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training


¡Éxito! training on Latino cancer research and the pursuit of a doctoral degree.

Mar 4
¡Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training is a program of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio to offer an annual summer institute and internships to increase the number of Latinos who pursue a doctoral degree and a career researching Latino health disparities

U.S. National Highway Institute — Technology Partnership Programs

Eisenhower Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Fellowships — $1,700/mo. to $2,000/mo.

Mar 10
The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) awards fellowships to students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines.

Latin American Educational Foundation — Programs and Services


College Scholarships for Hispanics with Residence in Colorado

Mar 15
The goal of the Latin American Educational Foundation Scholarship is to award funds to qualified students who have demonstrated a commitment to the Hispanic community.

National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking — Awards and Scholarships


REFORMA Scholarships for Graduate Study by Spanish Speakers in Library and Information Science — Up to $1,500

Mar 15
Any current or newly entering graduate library school student (M.L.S. or Ph.D.) may apply for its scholarships. Must provide proof of enrollment to an accredited library school. Full-time status is not a requirement.

Chicana/Latina Foundation — Scholarships

Scholarships for Community College, Undergraduate and Graduate Chicana/Latina Students in Northern California — $1,500

Mar 17
Each year the Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina college students in Northern California.

LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC) — Scholarships


LULAC National Scholarships — $250 to $2,000

Mar 1
Applicants are eligible for National Scholastic Achievement Awards, Honors Awards and General Awards. Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individuals motivation, sincerity, and community involvement.

Florida Student Scholarship Grant Programs — State Scholarship and Grant Programs

José Martí Scholarships — $2,000

Apr 1
The José Martí Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund is a need-based merit scholarship that provides financial assistance to eligible HS seniors, undergraduate and graduate students, residents of Florida students of Hispanic origin who will attend Florida public or eligible private institutions.

Smithsonian Institution Latino Center


Young Ambassadors Program for Graduating High School Seniors with an Interest and Commitment to Disciplines in the Arts, Sciences, or Humanities as it Pertains to Latino Communities and Cultures — $2,000

Apr 7
The Smithsonian Latino Center's Young Ambassadors Program is a national, interdisciplinary leadership program for high school students gifted in the arts, sciences, or humanities.

Fundación Educativa Carlos M. Castañeda

Graduate Scholarship in Journalism — $7,000

Apr 15
A one-year scholarship to a Spanish-speaking individual at an accredited university in the united states. El número de becas anuales y el monto de cada beca estará determinado por la cantidad de fondos disponibles.

Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education


CALAHE Competitive Scholarship — $1,000

Apr 15
College scholarships for Latino high school seniors and college students from Connecticut. High School Seniors or GED equivalent and undergraduate college students.

Fundación Kinesis

Kinesis Scholarships for Puerto Rican Students

Apr 20
Kinesis directs its efforts to Puerto Rican students and low-income families. Aspiring high school seniors must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who are currently enrolled in a bachelors degree and those aspiring or attending a graduate program must have a 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must obtain admission to an accredited educational institution outside of Puerto Rico (letter of admission of the university is required).

Bright Stars College Access Program for Puerto Rico Students

May 1
The Bright Stars College Access Program enables middle and high school students of low-income and have high academic achievements to overcome the socio-economic constraints preventing them to pursue a college experience. The Bright Stars program offers courses, workshops, counseling and mentoring to prepare students in the application process and transition to college. Students must be enrolled in 8th, 9th or 10th grade in a public or private high school in Puerto Rico.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) — Student Programs

HACU Scholarships — $1,000 to $2,200

Mar 1
May 24
To be eligible to apply for one of HACU's scholarships, students must be attending a HACU Member or Partner college or university.

HACU National Internships — $550 to $620 per week

Feb 15
Jun 7
The HACU National Internship Program is open to all students, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, age, faith, etc. To be eligible for HNIP, applicants must (1) have a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale); (2) be enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution. (Students pursuing only a credential or certificate will be considered ineligible.) The only session for which you may apply if you have already graduated is the summer session immediately following your final spring semester; (3) have completed the freshman year of college before the internship begins; and (4) be authorized or eligible to work in the United States by law.

Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund (SALEF)


"Fulfilling Our Dreams" — $1,000 to $2,250

Apr 31
Offers financial assistance and support to undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Scholarships for Salvadoran, Central American, and Latino high school and college students

Great Minds in STEM™ — HENAAC Scholarships Program

Corporate/Government Sponsored Scholarships — $1,000 to $10,000

Apr 1
These are our current scholarship sponsors from corporate America, federal agencies and affinity groups, who contributed to the General HENAAC Scholarships. College and Graduate School Students. Great Minds in STEM™ encourages all engineering, applied science, computer science and math students to apply.

Highly-Competitive Recognition Awards & Scholarships — $10,000

Apr 1
Each year, Great Minds in STEM recognizes the most outstanding students for their academic acheivement and leadership. These awards are presented with a scholarship. In addition, GMiS has specially partnered with NAVSEA and the Intel Foundation to provide highly-competitive, $10,000 scholarships to first-time freshmen at a Hispanic-Serving Institution and graduate students in computing, respectively. Both of these scholarship come with the opportunity for further engagement with NAVSEA and Intel.

In Memoriam and Personal Scholarships

Apr 1
Great Minds in STEM awards some very special scholarships, which have been established in the loving memory of an endeared supporter of GMiS or have been established by long-time supporters and dear friends of GMiS. Please click on the individual scholarships to learn more about those opportunities.

Highly-Competitive Recognition Awards & Scholarships — $10,000

Apr 30
Each year, Great Minds in STEM recognizes the most outstanding students for their academic acheivement and leadership. These awards are presented with a scholarship. In addition, GMiS has specially partnered with NAVSEA and the Intel Foundation to provide highly-competitive, $10,000 scholarships to first-time freshmen at a Hispanic-Serving Institution and graduate students in computing, respectively. Both of these scholarship come with the opportunity for further engagement with NAVSEA and Intel.

National Hispanic Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees


Rene Matos Scholarships for Hispanics

May 1
Applicants must be accepted or attending an accredited college, university, or vocational/trade school at the time the scholarship is awarded.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Foundation — Scholarships

Graduating High School Senior, Undergraduate, Graduate, Dissertation, and Professional Scholarships — $1,000 to $5,000

Jun 30
SHPE members who demonstrate significant motivation and aptitude for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are encouraged to apply. Merit and need-based scholarships ranging from $1,000-$5,000 will be awarded based on specific eligibility criteria listed in the application.

Hispanic Dental Association Foundation

Scholarships for Hispanics in Dental, Undergraduate Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, or Dental Technician Programs

Jul 1
The intent of this Scholarship Program is to support promising students training in an accredited Dental Residency or Dental Specialty Program, including Dental Public Health, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics.

National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts


Entertainment Industry Graduate Scholarships for Hispanics

Jul 31
Graduate scholarships in drama/theater, set design/costume design, lighting design, film (writing/directing/production), broadcast communications, entertainment law, or business administration with an emphasis on entertainment management. You must be a graduate student enrolled full-time during the previous/current academic year at one of the following selected universities: Yale, Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Northwestern, UCLA, USC, and UT Austin.

Prospanica — Business Scholarships


Scholarship program to assist qualified Hispanics to pursue graduate and undergraduate degrees in business.

May 31
Scholarships are offered for full-time and part-time study at an AACSB accredited institution of the student's choice.

¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund — Connecting Hispanic College Students to Corporate America, Federal Agencies, and Top Graduate Schools


College Scholarships for Hispanics

May 30
Scholarships for college juniors and seniors in international business, general business, economics, finance, accounting, marketing, public relations, or sales; electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science or biochemistry.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses

Nursing Scholarships for Hispanics — $2,500

May 1
These scholarship awards are presented to NAHN members enrolled in practical/vocational, associate, diploma, baccalaureate, or graduate accredited nursing programs.

National Organization of Professional Hispanic Natural Resources Conservation Service Employees (NOPHNRCSE)


College Scholarships — $1,000

Mar 31
Provides scholarships to deserving Hispanic students that wish to pursue or are pursuing a bachelor degrees in a natural resources or a natural resources conservation-related field of study at an accredited four-year institution.

Fundación Toyota


Becas universitarias para estudiantes residentes en Puerto Rico

Jun 1
El propósito de estas becas para estudiantes universitarios es promover el desarrollo académico en disciplinas que contribuyen con la protección del medioambiente, tales como:, antropología, arqueología, biotecnología industrial, ciencias agrícolas/agronomía, ciencias ambientales, ciencias o biología marina/oceanografía, ciencias marinas, ecología/forestaría, ecoturismo, geofísica, geografía, geología/ciencias terrestres, horticultura/botánica, ingeniería ambiental (civil-química-mecánica), manejo ambiental, meteorología, microbiología, tecnología ambiental, zoología/manejo de vida silvestre,.

La Unidad Latina Foundation

Scholarships for all Hispanic Undergraduates and Graduates — $250 to $1000

Oct 15

Awards scholarships and grants to worthy and needy Hispanic/Latino students for the pursuit of higher education. Arts, Science, Public Administration/Policy, Social Work, Education, and Divinity.

Hispanic Theological Initiative


Dissertation Fellowships for Hispanics in Theological Studies

Dec 15
Applicants must be Latina/o students who have successfully completed their comprehensive exams and/or are already writing their dissertation, and are full-time students at an HTIC member school. See link for list of HTIC member institutions. Potential applicants must be enrolled as HTIC Scholars by the institution before beginning the application process.

Hispanic Heritage Foundation — Youth Programs


Youth Awards in Leadership, Sports, Arts, Literature/Journalism, Academic Excellence, Science and Technology, and Mathematics for Hispanic High School Seniors

Oct 15
The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards honor young Latino leaders with grants for their college education or to fund a community service effort the student will plan, oversee and sustain.

National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) — Scholarships

National Hispanic Health Professional Scholarship — $2,000 to $5,000 per year

Oct 5
Open to any student enrolled full time in an accredited graduate dental, medical, public health, policy, physician assistant, pharmacy, or podiatry, and BSN or graduate students in nursing school. Nursing BSN students will only be considered for the $2,000 one-year scholarships. Any other health professions not listed above will not be considered.

Golden Door Scholars — Scholarships


Scholarships for Undocumented Students (DACA and TPS) — Up to four-year tuition and room & board

Oct 25

Golden Door Scholars provides scholarships for DACA students and scholarships for undocumented students. Students may be high school seniors or recent graduates. Preference will be given to high school graduates from states that require undocumented students to pay out-of-state tuition. Golden Door scholarship recipients receive up to four-year tuition and room & board scholarships to DACA and TPS students from tuition lock-out states all over the country



The HACER™ National Scholarship — $25,000 per year paid over 4 years

Feb 4
Scholarships for current high school seniors who will be enrolling full-time in the fall of the scholarship year.

Nationally Coveted College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Research Awards

Minorities: College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, Research Internships

College scholarships, graduate fellowships and grants for Hispanics, Latinos, Mexican Americans, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, South and Central Americans, African Americans, Native Alaskans, Aleuts, Inuit, Eskimos, Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, Hawaiians, Polynesians or Micronesians.

Minority Scholarships: Medical School, Public Health, Health Professions

Allied Health, Communication, Sciences and Disorders, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Medicine, Mental Health, Nursing, Nutritional Science, Psychology, Pharmacy, Premed, Public Health.

New Mexico Alliance for Hispanic Education

College Scholarships for Hispanics — $1,000 to $2,500

Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to community college students, community college transfer students, undergraduate students, and graduate students. Students must apply via www.hsf.net

College Board — Pay for College


The National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP)

The National Hispanic Recognition Program identifies nearly 5,000 outstanding Hispanic/Latino students each year.

College Assistance Migrant Program Alumni Association — Scholarships


College Scholarships for Migrant or Seasonal Farmworkers and their Families

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a unique federally-funded educational support and scholarship program that helps from migrant and seasonal farmworking backgrounds to reach and succeed in college.

Center for the Advancement of Hispanics in Science and Engineering Education (CAHSEE) — Programs


Central American Young Scholar Awards (CAYSA)

The CAYSA ceremonies honor more than 60 Washington, D.C. area high school seniors of Central American descent who have demonstrated remarkable success throughout all four years of high school.

Young Educators Program (YEP) — $2,750 to $3,000

The Young Educators Program Fellowship is geared towards further developing the fellow's academic, leadership, civic, and presentation skills. Our goal is to prepare the fellows to excel in their college education and professional careers.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Institute (STEM Institute)

This four-summer program is designed to prepare pre-college students fifth through eleventh grades to enter and succeed in science and engineering at the colleges of their choice.

Young Engineer and Scientist Program (YESP)

This program places talented Hispanic college students in the research labs of government agencies.

SAT/SOAR Program

National Alliance for Hispanic Health


Scholarships for Hispanics: High School Seniors and College Students

The Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars Program is a partnership to improve Hispanic student access to higher education and degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Program provides scholarships at two levels: High School Seniors and College STEM Majors.

High School Seniors Internships and Summer Jobs Biomedical Internships International Study Abroad
Hispanics, Latinos Nationally Coveted Teachers College & Graduate School
Minorities Engineers & Computer Sci. Medical School Ethnic Groups & Studies
Minority Health High School Students Public Health Library Studies & History
Women Biology & Environmental Sci. Cancer Research Media Communications
African Americans Physical Sciences & Math Nurses Free Scholarships
Native Americans Social Sciences Arts & Humanities Updates

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