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Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students

Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students

There are so many scholarship opportunities available to Hispanic students.

Elizabeth Hoyt

August 26, 2014

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:

AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students
Deadline: 4/01/15
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 3 through Year 5
Award Amount: $12,000

Provided by the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants, the AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students is available to minority students who have applied to or have been accepted to or currently enrolled in a full-time doctoral program.

To be eligible, you must be a CPA or plan to pursue the CPA credential, and have earned a master’s degree in accounting and / or have completed a minimum of three years full-time experience in the practice of accounting.

Recipients must agree not to work full-time in a paid position, accept responsibility for teaching more than one course per semester as a teaching assistant, or dedicate more than one quarter of your time as a research assistant.

Learn more information about the AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students.

Minority Accounting Scholarship

Deadline: 4/01/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $5,000

Provided by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Minority Accounting Scholarship is available to full-time minority students majoring in accounting.

You must have a minimum 3.3 GPA and have completed at least 30 semester hours, with at least 6 hours in accounting, to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Minority Accounting Scholarship.

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: 5/01/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5
Award Amount: $9,000

The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship is available to Black/ African- American, Hispanic, and Native North American students.

You must be a full-time student with a career interest in the actuarial profession and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to qualify for this award.

High school seniors must have a minimum ACT math score of 28 OR SAT math score of 600.

Get more information on the Actuarial Diversity Scholarship.

JCPenney Leadership Excellence Scholarship

Deadline: 5/22/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,500

Provided by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, the JCPenney Leadership Excellence Scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled at an HACU-member institution within the United States or Puerto Rico.

You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be majoring in business, retail, supply chain/logistics or other relevant majors.

Students who have experience working in the retail industry are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Get more information on the JCPenney Leadership Excellence Scholarship.

F. Armstrong Scholarship – Cornell College

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman 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.

APS Minorities Scholarship Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman to College Junior Award Amount: $3,000

The APS Minorities Scholarship Program is open to African-American, Hispanic American and Native American high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores who intend to major in or are currently majoring in physics at a college or university.

You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be considered for this award.

Get more information on the APS Minorities Scholarship Program.

Esperanza Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman to College Senior 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 Freshman to College Freshman 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 Freshman 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 Out-of-State Tuition Waiver – University of Idaho

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman 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.

George T. Snyder, Jr. Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore to College Senior Award Amount: $2,500

The George T. Snyder, Jr. Diversity Scholarship is open to American Bus Association members and non-ABA members.

You must be from a traditionally underrepresented group in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel and tourism industry.

To apply for this award, you must have completed at least your first year of an accredited post-secondary program in fields relevant to transportation, travel or tourism with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Get more information on the George T. Snyder, Jr. Diversity Scholarship.

Diversity Scholars Scholarship – University of Idaho

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman 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 Sophomore through College Senior 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 Freshman 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.

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