Colleges and private donors continue to strive for more diversification on campus by encouraging higher enrollment from different ethnicities.
This need has created several scholarship opportunities for Hispanic students to take advantage of. Recent reports show that the number of Hispanic students has risen significantly on college campuses and combined with Latino students they now make up the largest minority student population.
Due to receiving higher levels of student aid, the Hispanic/Latino population generally carries less student debt than other groups. Scholarships, like the one’s listed below, help keep overall higher education costs down for the community. With the overall cost of higher education growing faster than incomes, it’s important to apply early and often to receive the best financial package available.
Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students
ALA - LITA/LSSI Scholarship
The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who plan to follow a career in that field; who demonstrate potential in, and a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries; and who are qualified members of a principal minority group (American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, or Hispanic).
The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who plan to follow a career in that field; who demonstrate potential in, and a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries; and who are qualified members of a principal minority group (American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, or Hispanic). The recipient must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen. This scholarship is for study in an ALA Accredited Master of Library Science (MLS) program.
Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship
At Brown and Caldwell, we value diversity in the workplace, supporting organizations like the National Society of Black Engineers and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. We also offer a $5,000 Minority Scholarship to support students who identify as minorities and are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental profession.
A United States citizen or permanent resident. A full-time student enrolled in his/her Junior, Senior year or graduate program at an accredited college/university. Declared major in civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical or environmental engineering or one of the environmental sciences (e.g. geology, hydrogeology, ecology). Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on a 5.0 scale Identify as a member of a minority group (e.g. African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific American or Alaska Native).
Moss Adams Foundation
This annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for women who wish to earn a Bachelors degree in Accounting is available to minority women, or women returning to school as current or re-entry juniors or seniors, or women pursuing their fifth year requirement through either general studies or within a graduate program.
Female US citizen attending accredited US school pursuing an accounting degree. Commitment to the goal of pursuing a degree in Accounting in preparation for a career as an accounting or finance professional, including evidence of continued commitment to this goal after receiving the award. Demonstrated aptitude in accounting and business as evidenced by prior course work and/or work experience. Clear evidence that goals and a plan for achieving those goals, both personal and professional, have been established. Financial need
The Gerber Scholarship in Pediatrics
The Gerber Scholarship in Pediatrics was established in 1997 and provides a $5,000 scholarship to two (2) outstanding underrepresented minority medical students with an interest in pediatrics with an emphasis on nutrition.
Proof of U.S. citizenship or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) approval letter Currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. medical school Exception for CVS Health/NMF Pharm.D Scholarship where applicant must be enrolled in accredited pharmacy doctoral school Underrepresented minority student NMF designates the following racial/ethnic groups as underrepresented minorities: African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Americans (American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian), Asian American (Vietnamese and Cambodian only), and Pacific Islander. Demonstrated leadership ability Commitment to serving medically underserved communities
The NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage outstanding undergraduate Latino students attending a U.S. post-secondary institution with an interest in the media and entertainment industry.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered: Must be a college sophomore or junior enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university. Must be at least 18 years of age or older. Must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent. Must be a U. S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident. Must have an interest in the media and entertainment industry; all majors are welcome.
HACU IES Abroad Scholarship
Open to students who are currently attending a Hispanic-Serving Institution that is a member of Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU - www.hacu.net).
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Apply to/ accepted to and enroll in a summer, semester or academic year IES Abroad program. (J-Term programs are not eligible). Demonstrate financial need. Priority given to first generation college students and/or Federal Pell Grant recipients. Return Requirement: If awarded one of these scholarships, at the conclusion of the IES Abroad program you agree to submit a 1-page statement about your experience abroad, including how it has affected you personally, professionally, and academically and how this scholarship supported your endeavors. Once submitted, this statement becomes property of IES Abroad and excerpts may be used in any/all IES Abroad electronic and printed publications. Additional details and instructions will be emailed to you after your program ends. Standard programs only. Customized programs are not eligible for IES Abroad financial aid.
Latinos in Technology Scholarship
The Latinos in Technology Scholarship was established by the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, a public foundation dedicated to inspiring community philanthropy and engaging people to invest in the educational achievement and leadership development of a thriving Hispanic community in Silicon Valley.
Must be of Latino or Hispanic origin (as defined by U.S. Census Bureau) Have a declared major in and been accepted into a STEM program Current college student entering their junior or senior year in the 2019 academic school year and planning to enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. Preference will be given to full-time and rising junior students. Graduate of a high school in the following Northern California counties: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Solano County, Sonoma County and Yolo County; OR, a Graduate of a high school not in the above counties, but enrolled at a college/university within the 11 listed counties. Minimum cumulative college grade point average of 3.0 Demonstrated financial need United States citizen or eligible non-citizen (eligible non-citizens include United States legal residents and students who have obtained Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Note: A.B. 540 students who are also DACA recipients are eligible to apply
LULAC National Scholarship Fund
LNESC and LULAC established the LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) to help youth in underserved communities make the dream of college enrollment a reality. LNSF is a unique partnership between grassroots advocates and corporations that fund educational opportunities for deserving youth across the U.S. Every dollar raised by local LULAC Councils is matched by corporate partners secured by LNESC, increasing the amount given in both the council and corporate names.
LNSF Award Criteria: Applicants are eligible for the following three types of scholarship awards.
National Scholastic Achievement Awards ($2,000) GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and if the student is an entering freshman, 29 or higher on the ACT test, or 1350 or higher on the SAT test. Honors Awards ($500 to $2,000) GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and if the student is an entering freshman, 23 or higher on the ACT test, or 1100 or higher on the SAT test. General Awards ($250 to $1,000) Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individual's motivation, sincerity, and community involvement.
Association of Cuban Engineers Scholarship Foundation Scholarships
This award is for students of Hispanic heritage.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents of Hispanic heritage who have completed at least 30 units of coursework towards a bachelor's degree or higher in engineering at an ABET-accredited institution located in the United States or Puerto Rico. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must be current, full-time students (carrying 12 or more semester hours if an undergraduate and 6 or more semester hours as a graduate student). Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
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