Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students

There are so many scholarship opportunities available to Hispanic students.

Elizabeth Hoyt

February 16, 2016

Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. It’s a time to recognize contributions from Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States as well as celebrate their culture, positive influence on America and heritage.

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve put together a list of scholarships that celebrate Hispanic and Latino roots which, in turn award Hispanic and Latino students with opportunities to create even more contributions and accomplishments.

Celebrate your rich cultural traditions, such as Hispanic Heritage Month, with a scholarship. Because one of the best ways to honor any culture is with an education.

Take a look at the following scholarship opportunities available to students of Hispanic and Latino heritage:

Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest

Deadline: 7/31/16
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 5 Awards of up to $4,000

The Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest is open to full – time undergraduate students enrolled in an American college or university. To enter, you must submit a 1500 – to 5000 – word essay on the following topic, “Immigration is a controversial topic in American history, even more so in 2016. Citing examples from his writings, speeches, and policies; what was Abraham Lincoln’s position on immigration? Did it evolve? Is it relevant to our contemporary debate?”

Learn more about the Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest.

Tommy Nunez Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen
Award Amount: Varies

The Tommy Nunez Foundation Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors. You must be in good standing with your school and possess an educational / career goal to be considered for this award.

Get more information on the Tommy Nunez Foundation Scholarship.

F. Armstrong Scholarship – Cornell College

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen
Award Amount: $16,000

The F. Armstrong Scholarship is open to entering freshmen at Cornell College who contribute to campus diversity.

Get more information on the F. Armstrong Scholarship – Cornell College.

Esperanza Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen to College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,500

The Esperanza Scholarship is open to Hispanic graduating high school seniors and current full-time undergraduates who are residents of Cuyahoga and Lorain counties.

You must attend college on a full-time basis and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to qualify for the award.

Preference is given to students who are planning careers in math, science, computer science, engineering, business or law.

Get more information on the Esperanza Scholarship.

Ventures Scholars Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen to College Freshmen
Award Amount: $10,000

The Ventures Scholars Program is open to underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students.

You must be pursuing a math or science-based career to be considered for this award.

Get more information on the Ventures Scholars Program.

Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen
Award Amount: $10,000

The Diversity Scholarship is available to entering students at the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

You must demonstrate a commitment to diversity as it relates to your interest in psychology in order to qualify for this award.

Priority is given to applicants who belong to ethnic, racial, religious, cultural, and sexual identity groups that have traditionally been underrepresented populations in the field of psychology.

Get more information on the Diversity Scholarship.

Diversity Advancement Program Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5
Award Amount: $15,000

The Diversity Advancement Program Scholarship is open to graduate students at Rutgers University, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy who are from underrepresented populations.

Get more information on the Diversity Advancement Program Scholarship.

Diversity Out-of-State Tuition Waiver – University of Idaho

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen to Graduate Students, 5th Year
Award Amount: Varies

The Diversity Out-of-State Tuition Waiver is open to students from diverse ethnic backgrounds attending the University of Idaho.

You must not be a resident of Idaho and have a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Diversity Out-of-State Tuition Waiver – University of Idaho.

Rita G. Sanchez Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Rita G. Sanchez Scholarship is awarded to full-time undergraduates at the University of New Mexico.

To be considered for this award, you must be a New Mexico resident and demonstrate academic ability and financial need.

Preference will be given to Hispanic students.

Get more information on the Rita G. Sanchez Scholarship.

Diversity Scholars Scholarship – University of Idaho

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen to 5th Year Graduate Students
Award Amount: Varies

The Diversity Scholars Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students from diverse ethnic backgrounds attending the University of Idaho.

Get more information on the Diversity Scholars Scholarship – University of Idaho.

YMCA of Greater Rochester Enhancement of Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore through College Senior
Award Amount: $3,000

The YMCA of Greater Rochester Enhancement of Diversity Scholarship is open to racial/ethnic minority students who have a strong interest in YMCA involvement.

You must be a full- or part-time matriculated student at an accredited college or university with a minimum of one semester completed.

You must also intern at least half-time (16-20 hours per week) at the YMCA during the school year and full-time during the summer, and have an interest in post-graduate career opportunities with the YMCA to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the YMCA of Greater Rochester Enhancement of Diversity Scholarship.

Mentorship for Environmental Scholars Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomores through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Mentorship for Environmental Scholars Program is available to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are underrepresented in STEM and other related disciplines.

This internship is a 10-week hands-on research experience provided at a Department of Energy or Legacy Management site.

Get more information on the Mentorship for Environmental Scholars Program.

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Student, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is open to young professionals, undergraduate and graduate students who seek experience in HIV-related public policy and government affairs.

You must have strong research, writing and organizational skills and a willingness to work in a professional office. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment is critical.

Familiarity with HIV-related issues and the legislative process is preferred.

People of color, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, and HIV positive individuals are encouraged to apply.

Get more information on the Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship.

DiversityAbroad.com Study Abroad Blogging Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 5 Awards of $500

The DiversityAbroad.com Study Abroad Blogging Scholarship is available to minority undergraduate students who have been accepted to participate in a study abroad, intern abroad, language immersion abroad, or volunteer abroad program offered through a DiversityAbroad.com partner organization.

You must have a minimum 2.75 GPA at an American college or university to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the DiversityAbroad.com Study Abroad Blogging Scholarship.

Victor Grifols Roura Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

The Victor Grifols Roura Scholarship is available to Latino medical students.

You must be enrolled in an accredited medical program that is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and have clinical interests in hematology to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Victor Grifols Roura Scholarship.

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