Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students
Check out scholarships that are exclusive to Hispanic students.
June 17, 2009
Hispanic Scholarships with Geographic Restrictions
The following awards have a geographic restriction as the primary criterion.
BECA Foundation (San Diego, California)
The BECA Foundation sponsors several scholarships for Hispanic students who attend a high school or college in San Diego county, California. Award amounts vary from $500 to $2,000. The deadline is in early March.
Chicana/Lantina Foundation (Northern California)
The Chicana/Latina Foundation sponsors thirty $1,500 scholarship a year for Chicana/Latina women. To qualify women must reside in a northern California county and be attending an accredited college or graduate school in northern California. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership and civic/community involvement. Applicants must also have at least a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and have completed at least one semester/quarter as a full-time college student. Recipients of the scholarship must agree to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours in support of the Chicana/Latina Foundation. The deadline is in mid-March.
Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education (CALAHE) (Connecticut)
CALAHE provides $1,000 scholarships to Latino high school seniors and college undergraduate students from Connecticut. (Applicants must have resided in Connecticut for the past 12 months.) US citizenship or permanent residency is required. Candidates must demonstrate financial need and have a 3.0 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. The deadline is April 15.
Esperanza Scholarship (Ohio)
The Esperanza Scholarship program provides more than 40 scholarships a year to Hispanic high school seniors and current college students residing in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties in Ohio. Award amounts vary from $500 to $1,000. Applicants must have a 2.75 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. The deadline is in mid-March.
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber (Oregon, Washington)
The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber provides scholarships for Hispanic students who reside in Oregon or in Clark county, Washington. Applicants must have at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants are evaluated based on academic excellence, extracurricular activities, community involvement and a written essay.
Hispanic Scholarship Consortium (HSC)
The Hispanic Scholarship Consortium provides renewable $2,000 and $5,000 scholarships to Hispanic high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students who reside in Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Travis or Williamson counties in Texas. The scholarships are available for full-time enrollment at 2-year and 4-year colleges. Applicants must be US citizens or legal permanent residents. Applicants must have at least a 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Recipients must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to retain the award. The deadline is April 15.
Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund (Florida)
The Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund provides renewable $2,000 scholarships to Hispanic students enrolled at Florida public and eligible private colleges. There is a preference for graduating high school seniors seeking funding for undergraduate school, but graduate students may also apply, subject to the availability of funds. The number of awards depends on private contributions matched by the Florida Department of Education. Applicants must be US citizens or eligible noncitizens with a 3.0 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. The application deadline is April 1. Applicants must also submit the FAFSA by May 15.
Lambda Theta Nu Sorority
The Lambda Theta Nu Sorority sponsors the Latina Scholarship Award for female graduating high school seniors of Hispanic heritage who will enroll in a 4-year college. The scholarship is awarded by sorority chapters to local area students. The deadline is May 1.
Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges (LLN) (California)
The Latina Leadership Network awards ten $500 scholarships to Latina students attending California community colleges. Applicants must have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. The deadline is January 31.