Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students
Check out scholarships that are exclusive to Hispanic students.
June 17, 2009
Scholarships for Hispanic Students in STEM Fields
The following scholarships are intended to increase the number of Hispanic students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). See also the CHCI, HACE, HACU, HCF, HHYA and HEEF scholarship programs.
Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science (AHETEMS) Scholarship Program
The AHETEMS scholarship program is open to Hispanic students who are enrolled full-time in a science, technology, engineering or math discipline. Award amounts vary from $1,000 to $5,000. A 3.0 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale is required. The deadline is April 1.
Alliance/Merck Ciencia Scholars Hispanic Scholars Program (Fact Sheet)
The Alliance/Merck Ciencia Scholars Hispanic Scholars Program provides ten $42,500 college scholarships/internships (Alliance/Merck Ciencia Scholars) and twenty-five $2,000 scholarships (Ciencia National Scholarships) per year. The Alliance/Merck Ciencia Scholars receive an annual $5,000 scholarship (renewable for up to a total of four years) and an annual $7,500 summer research internship (for each of three years) along with Ciencia mentor support and the opportunity to present original research in an annual Ciencia Scholars Symposium. The program is open to Hispanic high school seniors from Brownsville (Texas), Elizabeth (New Jersey) and Los Angeles (California) who will major in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The deadline is in mid-January. For more information call 1-866-783-2645 or write to National Alliance for Hispanic Health, Attn: Alliance/Merck Ciencia Hispanic Scholars Program, 1501 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036.
National Organization of Professional Hispanic Natural Resources Conservation Service Employees (NOPHNRCSE)
The National Organization of Professional Hispanic Natural Resources Conservation Service Employees sponsors four $1,000 scholarships for Hispanic students who wish to pursue or are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with a major in natural resources or natural resources conservation at an accredited 4-year college or university. The scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college freshmen, sophomores and juniors. The deadline is in late February.
Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES)
The Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists sponsors scholarships for Hispanic students who are majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Award amounts vary from $1,000 to $4,000. Applicants must be student members of MAES. The deadline is in late September.
Scholarships for Hispanic Students in Other Majors
Jorge Mas Canosa Freedom Foundation
The Jorge Mas Canosa Freedom Foundation sponsors the Mas Family Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students of Cuban descent. Eligible majors include engineering, business, international relations, economics, communications and journalism. The deadline is in mid-January. For more information, please call 1-305-529-0075 x135 or write to The Mas Family Scholarships, PO Box 14-1898, Miami, FL 33114.
National Hispanic Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees
The National Hispanic Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees sponsors two scholarship programs. The Rene Matos Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic achievement, student activities, honors and awards, community involvement, leadership, personal qualities and strengths. The deadline is May 1. The NHCFAE-FEEA Scholarship Program (see also the FEEA web site) awards a $1,000 scholarship to current civilian federal employees who are NHCFAE members, their spouses and dependent children. A 3.0 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale is required. The deadline is in late March.
State Farm Companies Foundation
The State Farm Companies Foundation awards twenty-five $2,500 awards annual to Hispanic students interested in teaching careers. The deadline is mid-October. The scholarships are administered by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
US National Highway Institute
The US National Highway Institute offers the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) for undergraduate and graduate students at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Students cannot apply directly for these fellowships, as funding is provided through the colleges. The awards are for students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines. US citizenship and permanent residency is required.