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.

Fifth Third Bank of Central Indiana Scholarship

This award is available for current high school seniors who are members of the Future Farmers of America, represent an ethnic minority group, and have participated in community service. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and be a resident of an eligible Indiana county and plan to attend an Indiana college/university.

Total: $1125 Awards:  4
Deadline:  February 06

AMA Underrepresented in Medicine Award

This award is for U.S. medical students who are from a racial or ethnic group that is traditionally under-represented among American physicians.

Total: $10000 Awards:  13
Deadline:  February 07

Marsh Minority Scholarship

Hispanic or African American junior college students or older are eligible for this award. Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and major in education, nursing, allied health, sociology or general studies at West Texas A&M University.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 08

GRC Master's in Microelectronics Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for women and minority students who are pursuing a graduate degree in microelectronics research.

Total: $37000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  February 10

Pacific Coast Business Times Scholarship Fund

The Pacific Coast Business Times Scholarship Fund is available for Latina and Latino high school seniors in Ventura County, CA who are planning to major in business. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and unmet financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
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 22

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