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College Scholarships for Students of Hispanic and Latinx Heritage

There are a lot of college grants and scholarships for students of Hispanic ancestry. However, a majority of the scholarships have specific, narrow, limiting eligibility requirements. Many of the scholarships are restricted to high school students, specific fields of study, specific geographical location, or school. We will present a list of grants and scholarships for Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx students with the least amount of restrictions for eligibility requirements. Below this relatively-short list, will be another list of resources for grants and scholarships that are more specific with their eligibility requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: BE CAREFUL:

We decided to write the following statement about being careful on applying for scholarships that MAY no longer be available. From our experience of trying to list scholarships that are currently available, we have found that many scholarships stay on the World Wide Web, although the organizations that at one time funded the scholarships, NO LONGER fund the scholarship. We have found that all the information is on the organization's web page, BUT, the date for applying for that scholarship may be a couple years old. Our best advice is that IF a scholarship is listed on a web page AND the date of application is more than a year old, then it is VERY PROBABLE that the scholarship is NOT AVAILABLE. Our best advice is that if you are interested in a scholarship that has older information, then PLEASE TRY TO CONTACT them to see IF the scholarship is currently being offered. Definitely, a number of organizations may delay funding a scholarship for a year or two. However, there are many scholarships that are found on web pages that have been there for years that have NOT been funded for years.

 


The Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Program (HSF)

Sponsor: Hispanic College Fund (HSF)

Probably, this is the FIRST website (source) that you should visit. This organization provides MULTIPLE scholarships and the eligibility requirements vary with the different scholarships. HSF teams up with a variety of corporate sponsors to provide scholarships.

PLEASE visit The Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Website at:

https://www.hsf.net/en_US/scholarship

 


CHCI Scholarship/ Intern Program

Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.

"Supporting education is a crucial part of our mission to develop the next generation of Latino leaders. CHCI offers six Scholar-Intern Programs that provide not only monetary support, but hands-on experience in various fields. From media to health care to business, CHCI's Scholar-Intern programs will help you gain important skills while earning money for your education.

Money: Varies

Contact Information and Rules: https://www.chcinextopp.net/

https://www.chcinextopp.net/scholarships#.XCUapEaWyUl

https://chci.org/


 

U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

MORE scholarships are mentioned at the main website at: http://ushli.org/ AND at https://www.ushli.org/2019/09/07/rumba-meats-ushli-partner-to-award-25000-in-scholarships/

Sponsor: United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)

Eligibility Requirements and Awards: "Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or Undocumented). Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students for the Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 academic year. This includes high school seniors, college freshman, sophmores, and juniors. Recipients must also be available to attend the USHLI National Conference."

Money: $1,000 if you attend a four-year college. $500 if you attend a two-year college.

Contact Information and MORE. There are MORE rules and general information that you need to read at:

https://www.ushli.org/category/scholarships/



College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Scholarships

Sponsor: College Assistance Migrant Program

"The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) assists students who are migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) enrolled in their first year of undergraduate studies at an IHE. The funding supports completion of the first year of studies. Competitive five-year grants for CAMP projects are made to IHEs or to nonprofit private agencies that cooperate with such institutions. The program serves approximately 2,000 CAMP participants annually."

"Services include outreach to persons who are eligible, counseling, tutoring, skills workshops, financial aid stipends, health services, and housing assistance to eligible students during their first year of college. Limited follow-up services are provided to participants after their first year."

PLEASE visit their website for MORE information.

Contact Information and MORE information: https://oese.ed.gov/offices/office-of-migrant-education/college-assistance-migrant-program/



La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarships

Sponsor: La Unidad Latina Foundation, Inc.

Eligibility Requirements:

Money: Varies between $500 and $1,000.

Contact Information: http://www.lulf.org/

 



Salvadoran American Leadership & Educational Fund (SALEF) Scholarships

Sponsor: Salvadoran American Leadership & Leadership Fund

SALEF sponsors are known to have sponsored more than one scholarship at one time or another. However, please contact the organization for the latest information on scholarships that are actively being funded.

"Health Career Scholarship:": Scholarships are offered to students pursuing health related fields. This includes graduating high school seniors, community colleges, vocational/ trade schools, undergraduate, students pursuing a Master in Public Health (MPH) and students in Medical and/or Dentistry schools. Scholarship money is generously provided by The California Wellness Foundation. https://jprod.westernu.edu/financialaid/userscholarship?read=read&userviewdetail=userviewdetail&sid=2862

 

SALEF's "Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship" fund is making higher education a reality for Central American and Latino students, including AB 540 students, with over 1,000 scholarships provided since 1998. SALEF's "Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship" Fund offers financial assistance and support to undergraduate, graduate and professional students, often making the difference in whether a student can attend college or not. 

The Scholarships are open to all qualifying students regardless of immigration status. SALEF promotes giving back to our communities, thus scholarship recipients are expected to complete community service hours and receipt of the scholarship award is dependent on completion of their pledge.

 

Contact and MUCH MORE Information: http://www.salef.org

http://www.salef.org/#!__programs

 



Chicana / Latina Foundation Scholarship Program (for Women)

Sponsor: Chicana/Latina Foundation

"The purpose of the Chicana Latina Foundation (CLF) Scholarship and Leadership Program is to assist Chicana/x and Latina/x college students in completing their undergraduate and graduate education."

Eligibility Requirements: "Scholarships form the cornerstone of the Chicana Latina Foundation. We award merit-based scholarships valued at $1500 to 30-40 powerful Latina students each year." PLEASE visit their website for MORE DETAILS. https://chicanalatinafoundation.communityforce.com/Funds/FundDetails.aspx?
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Scholars are selected for:

Money: 30 to 40 scholarships worth $1,500 each.

For Contact Information, Eligibility Requirements and MORE, PLEASE visit the following websites:

http://www.chicanalatina.org/index.php



Golden Door Scholars Sweepstakes: "This year, Golden Door Scholars, a nonprofit that provides large college scholarships to high-performing DACA students, will award up to 50 large college scholarships to DACA students across the country who are continuing college in the Fall.

PLEASE contact the following addresses FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Facebook Post to Share: https://www.facebook.com/GoldenDoorScholars/photos/a.347465152069002/1148044575344385/?type=3&theater

Instagram Post to Share: https://www.instagram.com/p/BnuUMZunsbu/?taken-by=goldendoorscholars

 


 

More Resources for Finding More Grants and Scholarships
for Students of Hispanic / Latino Ancestry

Scholarships.com is an impressive website that will offer a free scholarship search service as well as provide a list of Hispanic scholarships. PLEASE pay attention to the web pages as some of the pages/forms may be ADVERTISEMENTS for colleges that you are filling out and NOT the scholarship website's profile/registration.

Fastweb is another very popular free scholarship search service that allows the student to pick a number of options for their "profile", including heritage. PLEASE pay attention to the web pages as some of the pages/forms may be ADVERTISEMENTS for colleges that you are filling out and NOT the scholarship website's profile/registration.

Scholarships4Students.com will list some Hispanic scholarships at http://www.scholarships4students.com/hispanic_scholarships.htm

College Grants and Scholarships with the Minimum Amount of Eligibility Requirements is a Kindle ebook that lists approximately 150 college scholarships that have the least amount of eligibility requirements, so that just about anyone can apply for these scholarships. There are only so many scholarships for a specific group of people, whether it is Hispanic, single mothers, women, nursing students, veterans, or other groups. This ebook can provide a list of more available scholarships. Some of these scholarships require writing an essay while others require filling out just an application. There are NOT many scholarships available without specific, limiting criteria. There are many resources that will list thousands of scholarships, but a majority of them will have very specific requirements that prevents many students from applying to most of the scholarships listed in the resources. However, this Kindle ebook lists scholarships that most people within the U.S. can apply for. If you do not have a Kindle, you can download the free Kindle Previewer in order to view Kindle books on your PC at http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?docId=1000765261 OR https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/help?topicId=A3IWA2TQYMZ5J6 . We know how difficult it is to format documents for the Kindle so the formatting might be kind of strange for some of the text. However, we find the text tolerable and the links work.

List of NO ESSAY Scholarships YouTube Video: Episode 1. Updated January 2019. We know that many students want scholarships with NO essay requirement, so we will mention this video, here. This YouTube video will provide information on ten scholarships for college that do NOT require an essay. The TEN NO ESSAY scholarships listed in this YouTube video have a minimum amount of requirements, so almost any U.S. citizen may apply for these scholarships. Some of these scholarships ask you to fill out an online application while others request that you answer a short quiz or question. However, most people would consider the application process “easy.”


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