SCHOLARSHIPS

Offering up to $5,000 to Latino/a students who are enrolling full-time at an accredited, non-profit college for bachelor’s or master’s programs. Eligible candidates must be of Hispanic heritage, carry a minimum college GPA of 2.5 or high school GPA of 3.0, be U.S. citizens or legal residents, and complete the FAFSA form. Funding may be used for tuition, fees, textbooks, or room and board.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) hosts an annual scholarship program to present $1,000 to associate, $2,500 to bachelor’s, or $5,000 to graduate students of Hispanic heritage in the United States and Puerto Rico. Applicants must be enrolled in at least 9 credits at an accredited college, exhibit financial need, show active involvement in public service, and exhibit strong leadership potential, include a resume, letter of reference, and two essay responses.

Valued at $1,500, the Chicana/Mexicana Foundation gifts 30 scholarships each year to women of Hispanic heritage who are enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college in Northern California. Eligible recipients must have lived in California for at least two years, maintain full-time studies, have completed at least 12 college units, achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, attend the CLF Leadership Institute, and commit to volunteering at least 10 hours with CLF.

Sponsored by the Pride Foundation, the Daniella Altfeld-Moreno Scholarship is awarded for $1,000 annually to Latino/a youth under age 25 who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or straight LGBTQ ally. Applications are accepted from active LGBTQ community members residing in select Pacific Northwest states, including Alaska, and attending any regionally accredited U.S. or Canadian institution full-time. Preference is given to students involved in intercollegiate or intramural athletics.

The Dominican Bar Association (DBA) grants $3,000 scholarships for Hispanics enrolling in their first, second, third, or fourth year at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States or Puerto Rico for a Juris Doctor degree. Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need, and community service record. Aspiring lawyers must submit official transcripts, a resume or CV, two recommendation letters, and a personal statement of goals in legal studies.

The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) bestows the Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship annually for $1,000 to full-time college students of Hispanic descent who have unmet financial needs for attending an accredited two or four-year institution in the U.S. and U.S. territories. Must present a 1,000-word background essay, one-page resume, portrait picture, official transcript, and three recommendations. Recipients are invited to the National USHLI Conference in Chicago.

Ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 apiece, the Esperanza Education Scholarships are presented annually to immigrant Latino/a students who are graduating from licensed high schools in Washington DC, Maryland, or Virginia and pursuing post-secondary education. To qualify, candidates must be accepted for full-time enrollment at an accredited public college, carry a minimum GPA of 2.5, have been born outside the U.S. or have two parents born abroad, and demonstrate financial need.

Administered by the LULAC, the Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship awards $2,000 scholarships for Hispanic students graduating from a high school in the San Antonio or Houston area of Texas. Qualifying seniors must be accepted at an accredited U.S. college, have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, score at least 20 on the ACT, score at least 1050 on the SAT, and plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree full-time. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay answering “What Drives Your Dream?”

The California Chicano News Media Association (CCNMA) offers the George Ramos Memorial Scholarship for $500 to $1,000 to honor the long-time Latino columnist and editor who won the Pulitzer Prize. Eligible applicants are Hispanic students from California who are enrolled full-time in an accredited in-state college or university to study journalism, news media, communications. Applications must include a resume, official transcript, reference letter, and five work samples.

Perhaps the most well-known Hispanic scholarships, the HSF General College Scholarships are available for $500 to $5,000 each to Latino/a undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolling full-time at accredited non-profit, four-year colleges. U.S. citizens, permanent legal residents, and DACA immigrants holding a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 can apply. All majors are accepted, but priority is given to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.

The Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) has created the Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge to present at least $2,000 to financially needy students of Hispanic heritage who are enrolling full-time at an eligible Florida institution. Applicants must reside in Florida, have U.S. citizenship or DACA status, take at least 12 credits per term, have an unweighted GPA over 3.0, and not be in default. Students born in Mexico, Central, or South America are given reference.

The Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) Foundation awards the Presidential Scholarship for $1,000 to $4,000 to Hispanic students aged 18 and older who are pursuing a college major in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). Qualified candidates must be paid MAES members, attend an accredited four-year college, hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher, have unmet financial need, be actively involved in volunteer work, and display excellent leadership potential.

The Mercedes-Benz Drive Your Future Scholarships was created to try and ease some of the burden of going to college through a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year). Students must be the first in their family to attend college and demonstrate financial need, in addition to having a GPA of at least 3.0. More than 100 scholarships are awarded each year, with the number increasing every year. Preference is given to students who have shown triumph over adversity, and who come from underprivileged backgrounds.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 30th class in 2018, the Foundation has provided over 6,000 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $66 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. 

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. We have awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships to high-achieving Hispanic college students across the United States.

There’s a lot more to McDonald’s than the Big Mac. The McDonald’s HACER ® scholarship program grants scholarships and college resources for eligible Hispanic students. With opportunities on national levels, HACER ® is one of the largest programs committed to college scholarships for Hispanics. So what are you waiting for? This is your moment.

There’s a lot more to McDonald’s than the Big Mac. The McDonald’s HACER ® scholarship program grants scholarships and college resources for eligible Hispanic students. With opportunities on national levels, HACER ® is one of the largest programs committed to college scholarships for Hispanics. So what are you waiting for? This is your moment.

This scholarship is for graduating Latino high school seniors or currently enrolled college undergraduate or graduate students. The award is $2,500 per year for up to four years. Buenas Opiniones will support its scholars in a variety of ways including but not limited to personal, leadership and professional development opportunities, networking and mentorship opportunities, as well as financial and academic support to prepare its scholars to be the next leaders in their professions and communities.

Café Bustelo® aims to invest in the Latino community by awarding scholarships to those who seek better futures for themselves, their families and their communities. We’re looking for motivated college students with a passion for community involvement & furthering their education. Think you qualify? By applying for our scholarship, you could receive one of ten $5,000 scholarships at any HACU-member institution!

The Actuarial Foundation promotes diversity through its annual Scholarship Program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, and Pacific Islander students. The program is open to entering college freshmen and a full-time undergraduate student who is studying at a U.S. accredited educational institution.

Students, who are interested in Internet and technology, have the opportunity to apply for “The Google Policy Fellowship” provided by National Hispanic Media Coalition. In order to participate in the fellowship program, you must be a full-time or part-time student. The fellowship is designed to guide fellows through legal and policy research, analysis, writing and public speaking. A stipend of $7,500 USD will be provided to each fellow for the summer.

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) Foundation is pleased to announce the “STEM scholarships” for underrepresented groups in order to help reduce financial barriers for those with academic and leadership potential and the desire to pursue STEM careers. High school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated a desire to major in any area of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics are eligible. 

The American Planning Association is now offering two scholarships named as Apa Judith Mcmanus Price Scholarship, Charles Abrams Scholarship. These scholarships are available for the students who are enrolled or officially accepted for enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program. 

If you are enrolled, or enrolling, in an earth-science education or geoscience degree program and would like to apply for a scholarship? The AWG Foundation is now offering its AWG Minority scholarship to encourage young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences.