Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students
Check out scholarships that are exclusive to Hispanic students.
June 17, 2009
Scholarships for Hispanic Journalism and Communications Students
Carlos M. Castañeda Journalism Scholarship
The Carlos M. Castañeda Educational Foundation awards renewable scholarships to Spanish-speaking graduate students in journalism. While candidates do not need to be Hispanic, they must be able to write in Spanish at a professional level and demonstrate knowledge of and interest in Hispanic culture and Latin American current events. Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. A 3.0 or higher GPA is also required for continued receipt of the scholarship. Award amounts vary, but typically are about $7,000 a year. The deadline is April 15.
CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California
CCNMA sponsors scholarships for students interested in a career in journalism, including the Joel Garcia Memorial Scholarship and the Frank del Olmo Memorial Scholarship. Applicants must either attend a California college or be a California resident and must demonstrate financial need, academic excellence and knowledge of Latino issues. Award amounts vary from $1,000 to $2,000. The deadline is in early April. For more information, send email to CCNMA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA)
The Hispanic Public Relations Association sponsors one $2,500 scholarship and nine $1,000 scholarships for Latino students pursuing a career in communications or a related field. The deadline is in early June.
The LAGRANT Foundation
The LAGRANT Foundation sponsors $5,000 scholarships for full-time undergraduate students at accredited 4-year colleges and $10,000 graduate fellowships. Applicants must be of African American, Asian Pacific American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native heritage. US citizenship or permanent residency is required. Applicants must major in a field related to public relations, marketing or advertising and want to pursue a career in one of these fields. Undergraduate students must have at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and gradaute students must have at least a 3.2 GPA. The deadline is in late February.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists offers the Ruben Salazar Scholarship to Hispanic high school seniors, college students and first-year graduate students interested in careers in print, photo, broadcast or online journalism. Applicants must be student members of NAHJ. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000. The deadline is in early April.
San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists
The San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists provides an annual scholarship to Hispanic students majoring in journalism or communication who demonstrate financial need. Applicants must either attend a San Antonio college or have a permanent residence in San Antonio or Bexar County, Texas. The application link is on the bottom right of the web page. The deadline is at the end of June.