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June 8, 2020

No student should have to go into massive financial debt just to obtain a quality education. There are alternative ways to get funding for your tuition. Universities want to bring in students from all different backgrounds. That’s why there are hundreds of scholarships out there for Hispanic and Latino students. Here are just a few of them that you can apply for.

Phyllis G Meekins Scholarship

Amount: $1,250

Deadline: April 30, 2018

This scholarship is granted to a female-identifying student with a minority background who will be playing golf at the college level. The student must be a high school senior and pursuing a post-secondary education full-time. The university must be located in the United States. Only one student receives this award and is chosen based on need, community involvement, and academic ranking.

The LAGRANT Foundation

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: February 2019

The LAGRANT Foundation gives away 60 scholarships in the amounts of $2,000 to students who are pursuing a degree related to marketing, public relations, and advertising. In addition to being granted a scholarship, each recipient will be awarded a trip to New York or San Francisco to attend a professional development workshop and reception. All applicants must already be enrolled at a four-year university or college full-time. Students must also be U.S. citizens and hold a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Amount: From $500 to $5,000

Deadline: April 2019

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides financial support for any student with a Hispanic background. From high school seniors to graduate students, this scholarship is available to a wide spectrum of students. The awards are granted according to merit. College students must hold a 3.0 GPA or higher and high school students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher in order to be eligible.

Capture the Dream Scholarship Fund

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 30, 2018

This scholarship is designed to support minority students who have lived in the Greater Bay Area for at least 2 years. The scholarship is awarded based on financial need. In order to qualify, the applicant must be enrolled in a non-profit 4-year college institution as a full-time student. Leadership and community involvement is also a deciding factor in the selection process.

The Carlos M Castaneda Journalism Scholarship

Amount: $7,000

Deadline: April 15, 2018

This scholarship is granted to a Spanish-speaking student who plans to pursue a graduate degree related to journalism. The individual must already hold an undergraduate degree from a 4-year institution. They must be able to hold a 3.0 GPA in their program. For this scholarship, the applicant must be able to demonstrate knowledge of Hispanic culture and be aware of current Latin American news and events.

Minority Teaching Fellows Program

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: April 15, 2018

This fellowship provides a scholarship to Tennessee residents pursuing a teaching certification at an accredited Tennessee university. It is open to both high school and continuing college students. High school applicants must hold a GPA of 2.75 or higher and college applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or higher. Students must write a short essay focusing on why they are choosing to teach as a profession.

The Surety Foundation

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: November 22, 2018

The Surety Foundation gives away $5,000 to minority students who have already been enrolled in college and have completed at least 30 semester hours. Although it isn’t technically a requirement, the scholarship foundation will favor students who are already enrolled in a business-related field. The students must be enrolled full-time in school as well. As part of the scholarship, students are expected to complete a summer internship with the Surety Foundation. The internship is paid.

SOARS Program

Amount: Varies

Deadline: February 1, 2019

This scholarship and fellowship is for minority students who are pursuing a degree in the atmospheric sciences field (biology, physics, engineering, mathematics, etc). In order to be eligible, the student must have already completed 2 years of college and hold a 3.0 GPA or higher. The grantee receives money to help pay their tuition and also an opportunity to complete a summer research internship with SOARS. It is a unique opportunity to have mentorship from top scientists and to get hands-on experience. The internship takes place in Boulder, CO and provides students with a supportive scientific community.