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Scholarships for Hispanics and Latino Students

Scholarships for Hispanics and Latino Students

There are so many scholarship opportunities available to Hispanic students.

Elizabeth Hoyt

August 26, 2014

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. It’s a time to recognize contributions from Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States as well as celebrate their culture, positive influence on America and heritage.

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve put together a list of scholarships that celebrate Hispanic and Latino roots which, in turn award Hispanic and Latino students with opportunities to create even more contributions and accomplishments.

Celebrate your rich cultural traditions, such as Hispanic Heritage Month, with a scholarship. Because one of the best ways to honor any culture is with an education.

Take a look at the following scholarship opportunities available to students of Hispanic and Latino heritage:

La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: October 15, 2014
Available to: College Sophomore through Graduate Student, Year 5

The La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship is available to Hispanic students attending school full – time. You must have a minimum 2.8 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of study and may be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in any field.

Graduate students must have completed at least one semester of study and be pursuing a master’s degree in one of the following areas: Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration / Policy, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, and Master of Divinity.

Get more information on the La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship.

HACU-IES Abroad Scholarship

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: October 25, 2014
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

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 & Universities (HACU).

You must be a US citizen or permanent resident, have a minimum GPA of 3.3, and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award. Priority given to first generation college students and / or Federal Pell Grant recipients.

Get more information on the HACU-IES Abroad Scholarship.

Rixio Medina and Associates Hispanics in Safety Scholarship

Amount: $4,000
Deadline: December 1, 2014
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5

The Rixio Medina and Associates Hispanics in Safety Scholarship is available to students pursuing degrees in occupational safety and health or a related field.

You must be bilingual (Spanish – English) to be eligible for this award.

Preference is given to Hispanic students and students at ABET-accredited schools.

Get more information on the Rixio Medina and Associates Hispanics in Safety Scholarship.

UPS Diversity Scholarship – ASSE

Amount: $5,250
Deadline: December 1, 2014
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

The UPS Diversity Scholarship is available to minority students majoring in occupational safety and health or a closely related field.

You must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the UPS Diversity Scholarship – ASSE.

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Amount: Varies
Deadline: January 14, 2015
Available to: College Freshman

Provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program is open to African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students who are citizens, nationals, or legal permanent residents of the United States.

You must be an entering, full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student and have a minimum 3.3 GPA; or have earned a GED to be considered for this award.

You must also demonstrate significant financial need (meet the federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria) and exhibit leadership abilities through community service, extracurricular, or other activities.

Get more information on the Gates Millennium Scholars Program.

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

Amount: $12,000
Deadline: January 15, 2015
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 2

Fellowships for African-American or Hispanic students who intend to seek the Ph.D. degree in one of the disciplines in the arts and sciences, mathematics, business, engineering, health sciences, nursing or the visual and performing arts.

Fellowships must be used at one of the participating Florida institutions. Academic programs that lead to professional degrees such as the M.D., D.B.A., D.D.S., J.D., and D.V.M. are not covered by the Fellowship. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Currently enrolled doctoral students are not eligible to apply.

Each award provides annual tuition up to $5,000 for each of 3 academic years plus an annual stipend of $12,000. (An additional 2 years of support at this same level is provided by the participating institution.)

Get more information on the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship.

F. Armstrong Scholarship – Cornell College

Amount: $16,000
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman

The F. Armstrong Scholarship is open to entering freshmen at Cornell College who contribute to campus diversity.

Get more information on the F. Armstrong Scholarship – Cornell College.

APS Minorities Scholarship Program

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman to College Junior

The APS Minorities Scholarship Program is open to African-American, Hispanic American and Native American high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores who intend to major in or are currently majoring in physics at a college or university.

You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be considered for this award.

Get more information on the APS Minorities Scholarship Program.

Esperanza Scholarship

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman to College Senior

The Esperanza Scholarship is open to Hispanic graduating high school seniors and current full-time undergraduates who are residents of Cuyahoga and Lorain counties.

You must attend college on a full-time basis and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to qualify for the award.

Preference is given to students who are planning careers in math, science, computer science, engineering, business or law.

Get more information on the Esperanza Scholarship.

Ventures Scholars Program

Amount: $10,000
Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshman to College Freshman

The Ventures Scholars Program is open to underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students.

You must be pursuing a math or science-based career to be considered for this award.

Get more information on the Ventures Scholars Program.

Diversity Scholarship

Amount: $10,000
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman

The Diversity Scholarship is available to entering students at the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

You must demonstrate a commitment to diversity as it relates to your interest in psychology in order to qualify for this award.

Priority is given to applicants who belong to ethnic, racial, religious, cultural, and sexual identity groups that have traditionally been underrepresented populations in the field of psychology.

Get more information on the Diversity Scholarship.

Diversity Out-of-State Tuition Waiver – University of Idaho

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman to 5th Year Graduate Students

The Diversity Out-of-State Tuition Waiver is open to students from diverse ethnic backgrounds attending the University of Idaho.

You must not be a resident of Idaho and have a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Diversity Out-of-State Tuition Waiver – University of Idaho.

George T. Snyder, Jr. Diversity Scholarship

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore to College Senior

The George T. Snyder, Jr. Diversity Scholarship is open to American Bus Association members and non-ABA members.

You must be from a traditionally underrepresented group in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel and tourism industry.

To apply for this award, you must have completed at least your first year of an accredited post-secondary program in fields relevant to transportation, travel or tourism with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Get more information on the George T. Snyder, Jr. Diversity Scholarship.

Diversity Scholars Scholarship – University of Idaho

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman to 5th Year Graduate Students

The Diversity Scholars Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students from diverse ethnic backgrounds attending the University of Idaho.

Get more information on the Diversity Scholars Scholarship – University of Idaho.

AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Junior through College Senior

The AFSCME/ UNCF Union Scholars Program is available to students of color in the second semester of their sophomore or junior year.

You must have an interest in working for social and economic justice through the labor movement.

You must also have at least a 2.5 GPA and a valid driver’s license to be eligible for this 10-week summer program.

Get more information on the AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program.

YMCA of Greater Rochester Enhancement of Diversity Scholarship

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore through College Senior

The YMCA of Greater Rochester Enhancement of Diversity Scholarship is open to racial/ethnic minority students who have a strong interest in YMCA involvement.

You must be a full- or part-time matriculated student at an accredited college or university with a minimum of one semester completed.

You must also intern at least half-time (16-20 hours per week) at the YMCA during the school year and full-time during the summer, and have an interest in post-graduate career opportunities with the YMCA to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the YMCA of Greater Rochester Enhancement of Diversity Scholarship.

Mentorship for Environmental Scholars Program

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore through College Senior

The Mentorship for Environmental Scholars Program is available to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are underrepresented in STEM and other related disciplines.

This internship is a 10-week hands-on research experience provided at a Department of Energy or Legacy Management site.

Get more information on the Mentorship for Environmental Scholars Program.

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