Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students
Check out scholarships that are exclusive to Hispanic students.
June 17, 2009
Academic and Leadership Programs for Hispanic Students
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
AVID teaches organizational, study and critical-thinking skills to students in grades 5-12. This program is available in 2,200 middle and high schools in 36 states and 15 countries.
Center for the Advancement of Hispanics in Science and Engineering Education (CAHSEE)
CAHSEE, an organization of Hispanic scientists and engineers, sponsors several education programs for Hispanic high school, undergraduate and graduate students. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Institute (STEM Institute) is a summer educational program for students in the fifth through eleventh grades. The Central American Young Scholar Awards (CAYSA) honor 60 Washington DC-area high school seniors. The Young Engineer and Scientist Program (YESP) puts Hispanic undergraduate students in research labs of government agencies. The Young Educators Program (YEP) is a paid ($3,000 stipend) summer program for Hispanic graduate students.
Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
The Higher Education Opportunity Program funds summer programs before the freshman year to academically and economically disadvantaged students in New York State. The programs, which are hosted by 2-year and 4-year colleges and funded by the New York state legislature, provide counseling, tutoring and developmental coursework to help these students succeed in college. About 2/5 of the participating students are Hispanic. All college applicants in New York are automatically considered for HEOP.
Latinas Learning to Lead Summer Youth Institute
The National Hispana Leadership Institute sponsors the Latinas Learning to Lead Summer Youth Institute. This is a summer leadership training program for female Hispanic college students aged 17-22. Applicants must have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. The application deadline is in early April.
Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session (LDZ)
LDZ is a program sponsored by the National Hispanic Institute to provide an 8-10 day summer leadership program for Latino youth. The program teaches critical thinking and teamwork skills.
Student Support Services (SSS)
Student Support Services is a federally funded TRIO program focused on increasing college retention and graduation rates of at-risk students by providing mentoring, tutoring, career guidance, counseling and advising services. It also supplements the Pell Grant with additional financial aid.
Talent Search is a federally funded TRIO program that identifies and helps students from disadvantaged backgrounds with counseling, mentoring, tutorial services and workshops. It helps them with college visits, college applications and financial aid.
Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program for students from at-risk populations, including low-income students and first-generation college students (first in family). It provides academic help and instruction, with the goal of helping more students to enroll and graduate from college.