Hispanic Scholarships

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This year, there will be more Hispanic students starting college than any other minority group. College costs can be too expensive for many students, but scholarships are available. Many organizations, such as the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), are committed to assisting Hispanic and Latino students find free money for college. To qualify for scholarship money, Hispanic students should plan to show a good GPA and also good test scores. But, these aren’t the only factors for receiving scholarship money. Always check the rules and requirements for scholarships. Every scholarship is different, but our Scholarship Directory for Hispanic and Latino scholarships is a great place to start looking for awards.

NAHJ Hortencia Zavala Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors or older students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate course of study. Students must be pursuing a career in print, broadcast, online and visual journalism and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $2500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  February 22

NAHJ Maria Elena Salinas Scholarship Program

This award is for U.S. students who are high school seniors or older at time of application. Applicants must be Hispanic and demonstrate a sincere desire to pursue a career as a journalist in Spanish language television or radio (includes students who are planning careers in Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast or online media).

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 22

NAHJ General Scholarship - Ruben Salazar Fund

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors or older students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate course of study. Students must be pursuing a career in English- or Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast or online journalism, be Hispanic, and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 22

Lagrant Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduates with a grade point average of 2.75 or higher who are of either African, Asian/Pacific, Hispanic, or Native American heritage. The applicant must major in a field of study that has an emphasis on public relations, marketing or advertising; or must minor in communications with desire to pursue a career in public relations, marketing or advertising.

Total: $2000 Awards:  60
Deadline:  February 28

Lagrant Foundation Graduate Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. graduate students with a grade point average of 3.2 or higher who are of either African American, Asian/Pacific, Hispanic, or Native American heritage. The applicant must major in a field of study that has an emphasis on public relations, marketing or advertising.

Total: $3250 Awards:  40
Deadline:  February 28

Ruth Peterson Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Diversity

This award is available for U.S. graduate students who are pursuing a doctorate in criminology. Applicants must be a member of an underrepresented minority population.

Total: $6000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 01

LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned no more than 12 hours towards a Master of Library Science degree by June of the award year are eligible for this award. Students must be members of a principal minority group; attend an ALA-accredited school; and plan to enter the library automation field.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

Spectrum Scholarship

U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are pursuing a graduate degree in library and information science at an ALA-accredited school are eligible for this award. Students must be minorities.

Total: $5000 Awards:  50
Deadline:  March 01

LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

U.S. and Canadian citizens who will not have earned more than 12 hours toward a Master of Library Science degree by June of the award year are eligible for this award. Students must be members of a principal minority group; attend an ALA-accredited school; and plan to enter the library automation field.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

Cargill Global Scholars Program for U.S. Students

U.S. first- and second-year college students who are attending select universities and demonstrate high academic achievement are eligible for this award.

Total: $2500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  March 01

Kahdine Ann DaCosta Scholarship for Excellence in Leadership

This award is available for minority high school seniors who attend an inner-city school. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and a record of community activity and/or leadership.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

META Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for Hispanic high school seniors residing in Southern California who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1500 Awards:  20
Deadline:  March 01