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In an effort to diversify their campuses, many colleges and universities offer scholarships for minority students, including Hispanics and Latinos. Many organizations, such as the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), are committed to assisting Hispanic and Latino students find free money for college. Our Scholarship Directory contains many awards for students with a Hispanic ethnic background. In many cases, students must also satisfy other eligibility requirements, such as participation in a sport or a stellar grade point average. Every scholarship is different, but our Scholarship Directory for Hispanic scholarships is a great place to start looking for awards.

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 12

NAHJ Jonathan Camuy Scholarship

U.S. undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in TV broadcast journalism are eligible for this award. Students must be of Hispanic descent.

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 12

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 12

Minority & Women's Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics

This award is for U.S. minority and female graduate students who are pursuing an advanced degree in a sports-related field.

Total: $7500 Awards:  26
Deadline:  February 15

Cedarville University One Campus Scholarship

U.S. Christian high school seniors who come from diverse ethnic backgrounds are eligible for this award. Students will be considered upon full-time admission to Cedarville University in Ohio.

Total: $4000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  February 15

CTA Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

This award is available for undergraduate minority students in California who plan to pursue a career in education.

Total: $6000 Awards:  27
Deadline:  February 16

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:  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

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

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. and international high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher (emphasis on math and actuarial courses); high school seniors must also have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 600. Students must intend on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession, and must have at least one birth parent who is a member of an eligible minority group (black/African American, Hispanic, Native Nor...

Total: $4000 Awards:  29
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

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