Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students
Check out scholarships that are exclusive to Hispanic students.
June 17, 2009
Scholarships for Hispanic Business Students
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)
The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) provides $150,000 in total undergraduate and graduate scholarships to Hispanic students in business, finance or accounting. Typical award amounts are about $1,250 to $1,500, although some awards may provide as much as $10,000. A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a 4-year college or university (or transferring from a community college to a 4-year college or university). Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents residing in the United States or Puerto Rico. The scholarship is administered by the Hispanic College Fund. The deadline is March 15.
National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) offers graduate fellowships in management and business. Fellowship amounts vary from $2,500 to $10,000 and are renewable for up to one year. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage and be US citizens or legal permanent residents. A minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale is required for students who are applying from a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program. The GPA requirement is reduced to 2.75 for students who are applying from a Bachelor’s degree program and have 2 years of full-time work experience. Applicants must be student members of NSHMBA. The deadline is April 30.
Scholarships for Latino Law Students
Justicia en Diversidad Foundation (JD Foundation)
The Justicia en Diversidad Foundation (JD Foundation) sponsors the JD Foundation Scholarship and Mentorship Program to help graduating Latino and Latina high school seniors attend college and pursue a career in law. Applicants must have a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. The deadline is February 1.
La Raza Lawyers Charitable Foundation
The La Raza Lawyers Charitable Foundation of Santa Clara County sponsors a $2,500 scholarship for Latino law students. Applicants must be from the Bay area or attending Santa Clara University, Lincoln, UC Berkeley, University of San Francisco, UC Hastings, Stanford, Golden Gate University, UC Davis or McGeorge Schools of Law. Recipients are selected based on financial need and community service. The deadline is in late September.
MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program
The MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program provides scholarships to first, second and third-year Latino law school students based on community service, academic excellence and financial need. The deadline is August 31.
Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA)
The Puerto Rican Bar Association sponsors a scholarship for first or second year students enrolled in a JD degree program at ABA approved law school. Award amounts vary from $1,500 to $2,000. The deadline is March 1.
San Francisco Bar (San Francisco, California)
The San Francisco Bar sponsors the Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship for an underrepresented minority student enrolled in a Bay Area law school. The award amount is $10,000/year. The deadline is May 15.