Scholarships for Hispanics Overview

The universities, colleges, and other educational institutions in America are very diverse when it comes to students. The institutions provide education to students who belong to the minority groups of the society and females to encourage more students who are from varied ethnicities to pursue a career. To make it easy on such students with the educational expenses, the federal government, different state as well as private organizations, and other associations provide financial aids such as loans, grants, scholarships and work-study programs. Among these financial aids, a number of scholarships are offered to the students who belong to minority groups like the Hispanic students. The scholarships offer a huge amount of money to such students. These scholarships encourage the students who are of Hispanic descent to pursue a higher education.

In the past few years, the number of students belonging to the Hispanic origin has increased, hence making it one of the largest growing minority groups. The Hispanics and Latinos who belong to families who have a low income are provided with federal aids along with decreased tuition and fees. The advantage of receiving aids in the form of scholarships as the money received by the student need not be paid back unlike the loans and certain grants. The scholarships are awarded based on the student’s academic and other achievements and rarely based on the financial needs demonstrated.

As the Hispanic and Latino student population, both male and female students, has been increasing over the years, the students are offered a number of scholarships based on their origin. In this way, these students are able to pursue higher education and a successful career. Different scholarships require different criteria to be eligible to be a recipient, The basic eligibility are as enlisted as follows:-

  • You must be a citizen or a legal non-citizen of the United States.

  • You must be a permanent resident in one of the American states.

  • You must be of Hispanic or Latino descent.

  • You must be enrolled in an accredited university, college or other institutions for an approved educational program.

Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund

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  • The student should be from a Spanish background, born in or has a parent who was born either in a Hispanic country of the Caribbean, Central or South America or Mexico, irrespective of their race.

  • The student should be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

  • The student should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

CHCC CAPS Young Professionals Scholarship Program

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  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

  • Show a need for financial aid.

  • Must be a California state resident, but can attend school elsewhere.

  • Should be available without restrictions during the time frame of the CHCC Annual Convention.

  • Preferably senior or junior in a university or college.

Amezcua Family Scholarship

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  • The applicant must have a Hispanic origin.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited 2-year or 4-year institution in the U.S territories for an undergraduate or graduate program.

  • The student should have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • The student should be enrolled in the University of Texas at El Paso.

Helen and Allen Brown Scholarship

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  • An applicant must be a racial-ethnic minority undergraduate and be residing in the United States.

  • A candidate must be a member of UMC for at least three years within the Nashville, TN., or New Orleans, LA, Districts.

  • To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above out of 4 to be eligible for scholarship.

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be pursuing a career in the actuarial profession.

  • The applicant must have at least one birth parent who is a member of Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, Pacific Islander, and other minority groups.

  • The applicant must be enrolled at a U.S. accredited educational institution as a full-time undergraduate student.

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

  • The applicant must have scored 28 for ACT math and 620 for SAT math.

Carrie B. Hines Endowment Scholarship

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  • An applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 out of 4 to avail the scholarship benefits.

  • The applicant must be a minority student who is having legal citizenship in the United States.

  • A candidate must be enrolled at Ferris State University as a full-time undergraduate student.

  • A student must be part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saginaw County for minimum 2 years before graduating high school.

  • Pursuing a full-time undergraduate degree at any Michigan college/university or the University of Maryland at Baltimore campus

APSA Minority Fellowship Program

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  • An applicant must be a member of one of the racial/ethnic minority groups and be a legally recognized citizen of the United States.

  • A candidate must be a graduate or senior at an accredited college or a university.

  • Students must be enrolled in any master's program.

  • A recipient must be interested in teaching and research in political science.

ACHE Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be a citizen of U.S. or Canada.

  • The applicant must be a minority student.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in a healthcare management graduate program as a full-time student.

  • The applicant must display financial need.

EMPOWER Scholarships

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  • The applicant should be a Minnesota or Western Wisconsin, resident.

  • The applicant must be a student in a school in Minnesota or Western Wisconsin.

  • The applicant should be enrolled in a post-high school program.

  • The applicant must give an insight into how education and training will be used.

  • The applicant should show an interest in rehabilitation. 

  • The applicant should display financial need.

  • Minimum GPA of 2.0.

  • Pursuing a career in healthcare

Ann Seki Memorial Scholarship

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  • The applicant should be a citizen or resident of U.S.

  • The applicant must be Hispanic or Latino.

  • The applicant must be majoring in Civil, Chemical, Electrical, Facilities, Mechanical, or Petroleum engineering.

  • The applicant must be a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college.

  • The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.3 or more.

APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be a female member of African American or Hispanic American or Native American minority groups.

  • The applicant must be a citizen of the U.S.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in a planning program accredited by the PAB as an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • The applicant must have plans to work in the public sector as a practicing planner.

  • The applicant must demonstrate a financial need.

Augustana University Diversity Scholarships

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  • The applicant must be a minority ethnic group member full-time student who brings diversity to campus.

  • The scholarship is granted based on the ethnicity of the student.

  • The applicant should demonstrate a financial need.

  • The applicant's eligibility should be verified by the Office of Admission.

F.A. and Charlotte Blount Scholarship

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  • The applicants must be graduating from Forsyth County high school.

  • The applicant must be enrolled at an accredited institution to pursue a four-year baccalaureate degree.

  • The applicant must be African-American or Hispanic.

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • The applicant must display financial need.

CANFIT Nutrition, Physical Education and Culinary Arts Scholarships

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  •  The applicant must be California African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic student.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in the state of California for nutrition, physical education or culinary arts.

  • The applicant must display a financial need.

  • Graduate students must have completed 12-15 units of graduate course work with a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA.

  • U.G students must have completed 50-semester units with a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA

Alaska Space Grant Program Undergraduate Fellowship

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  • An applicant must be legally recognized citizen of the United States citizen to be eligible for the scholarship.

  • A recipient must be very good at their academics and be enrolled at an Alaskan Institution of Higher Education at the time of application.

North Dakota Department of Transportation Educational Grant Program

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  • The students who are enrolled in an undergraduate program in a North Dakota college or university.

  • The students must be enrolled in an educational program that meets the recruitment needs and mission of the NDDOT.

  • Students who are available for paid summer internships with the Department are preferred.

Vinson And Elkins Scholarship Foundation

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  • High school senior candidates who are residing in greater Astin, Dallas or Houston area can apply. Candidates should be in good standing at a high school accredited by the texas education agency.

  • Candidates with a strong high school academic records and with SAT score of 1100 or 22 ACT score will be eligible for the scholarship.

  • Candidate must demonstrate the need for financial assistance and be in the top 20% of his class.

  • An applicant must be a member of a racial/ethical group that should have underrepresented itself historically in the legal profession(ie. Native Hawaiian, Hispanic/Latino, African American/Black, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian Pacific Islander).

ACS Scholars Program

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  • The applicant must be an African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian.

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, an eligible noncitizen or a permanent resident.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited university or community college as a full-time student. 

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in Chemistry or Science.

  • The applicant must demonstrate a financial need.

  • The applicant must be a high school senior, college freshmen, sophomore or junior graduate.

  • The applicant must be enrolled for doing a major in chemical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry or any science related to chemistry, or to pursue chemical technology degree program.

  • The applicant must be pursuing a career in chemical sciences.

HENAAC Scholars Program

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  • The applicant must belong to the Hispanic community and showcase the contributions to the community.

  • The applicant must have a good academic standing and other campus and community services and achievements.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in the fields related to science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited university, college or any other educational institution to pursue postsecondary education.

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships

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  • An applicant must be an African-American or Hispanic citizen.

  • The applicant must be attending one of the schools in the Council of Great City Schools district.

  • The applicant must be a high school senior currently.

  • The applicant must be enrolled to pursue a degree program in science, technology, engineering or mathematics in an accredited four-year university or college as a full-time student.

  • The applicant must showcase a good academic standing and other achievements and participation in community service in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

  • To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more out of 4.

Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship (HUGS)

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  • The applicant must be a member of historically underrepresented minorities in archaeology such as African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, and other non-European minorities.

  • The applicant must be a citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited university or college in the United States, Canada or elsewhere.

  • The applicant cannot already have an M.A./M.S. degree at the time of application.

  • The applicant must be in the 1st or 2nd year of the course if a graduate student. 

Ernie Davis Scholarship

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  • The scholarship is awarded to a candidate who exhibits qualities of integrity, leadership, courage, and humility, which were exemplified by Ernie Davis during his life, and who effectively "spreads the word" about Ernie.

  • Candidates must be graduating from an accredited high school in Chemung County, or a high school in Corning (Steuben County), New York.

  • The candidate must be an exceptional, responsible and concerned citizen of his/her high school and community.

SHPE Graduate Scholarship

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  • The applicant must submit a photo/video release form, a student profile including a professional headshot photo

  • The applicant must submit the updated resume

  • The student must submit the transcript

  • All degree programs must be in the U.S. or Puerto Rico

  • You must be a full-time student and meet GPA requirements for both terms to be eligible for both disbursements.

  • All scholarships require a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 unless specified differently below

     

SHPE Professional Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be employed full-time in the U.S. or Puerto Rico in a technical career field.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in a STEM master's or doctoral degree program.

  • The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.75.

  • The applicant must be enrolled as a half-time student.

  • The applicant must be an SHPE member.

SHPE Undergraduate Scholarship

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  • The applicant must be enrolled in a STEM degree program in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

  • The applicant must have good academic standing.

  • The applicant must demonstrate a financial need.

  • The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.75.

  • The applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student.

  • The applicant must be an SHPE member.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarships

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  • The applicant must be of Hispanic Heritage.

  • The applicant must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA if a high school student.

  • The applicant must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA if a college or a graduate student.

  • The applicant must plan to enroll in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school full-time student.

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA or eligible noncitizen.

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) Graduate Scholarships

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  • The applicant must be a citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. or a DACA recipient.

  • The applicant must be a member of African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska, Native.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in a four-year accredited university or college as a full-time student.

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

  • The applicant must be pursuing a major in advertising, marketing or public relations.

  • The applicant must have a minimum of two academic semesters or a year to complete the master's program from the time of application.

The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

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  • The applicant must be a citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. or a DACA recipient.

  • The applicant must be a member of African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska, Native.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in a four-year accredited university or college as a full-time student.

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • The applicant must be pursuing a major in advertising, marketing or public relations.

  • The applicant must have a minimum of two academic semesters or a year to complete the master's program from the time of application.

ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship

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  • Must be a graduating high school senior

  • Must be a Hispanic student accepted into and planning to attend a full-time program in engineering leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S.

  • Must have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.

  • Must have scored 29 or higher on the ACT test, or 1350 or higher on the SAT test (sum of critical reading and mathematics scores).

  • Must be a U. S. Citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.