Private and National Latinx-based Scholarships

The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Description: The Anhelo Project is a Chicago-based non-profit organization that works to support undocumented students pursuing a post-secondary degree within the state of Illinois.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate ineligibility for federal financial assistance and financial hardships for the academic year.
  • The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship recipients must commit 20 hours of volunteer time to the Anhelo Project events during the following academic year.
  • Holders of F-1 student visas and international students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship..
  • DACA recipients are eligible to apply to due to ineligibility for federal financial adi.
  • High school seniors graduating in June of 2019 are eligible to apply with proof of college, university or vocational training program for enrollment in Fall 2019

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Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Amount: $15,000

Description: The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement.

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The Esperanza Education Fund

Amount: $5,000 – $20,000

Description:  Scholarship recipients will be selected based on qualities traditionally valued and demonstrated by the immigrant community: hard work, resourcefulness, perseverance in the face of adversity, academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to one’s community. A committee drawn from the local community will review applications and select a group of finalists for interviews. The Esperanza Education fund will award scholarship for students to attend public colleges or universities or community colleges.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be born outside the U.S. or have two parents born outside the U.S.
  • Applicant must be planning to enroll full-time at an accredited public college or university in the academic year the award is offered.
  • Applicant must be either a graduating senior at a high school in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia or a recent GED grad residing in DC, Maryland or Virginia.
  • Applicant must have a family income of less than $100,000 in 2018.

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La Unidad Latina/mpowering DACA Students (“LULMDS”) Scholarship Program

Amount: One $3,000 scholarship and two $1,000 scholarships

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The student must be 18 years or older
  • Have completed at least two years of undergraduate study in any major
  • Have a GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Be a DACA recipient
  • Be enrolled or accepted to study full-time at one of MPOWER’s partner universities in the United States for the remainder of the student’s undergraduate study and/or for a graduate degree program

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La Unidad Latina/mpowering Estudiantes Latinoamericanos (“LULMDS”) Scholarship

Due Date: April

Amount: One $3,000 scholarship and two $1,000 scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The student must be 18 years or older
  • Have completed at least two years of undergraduate study in any major
  • Have a GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Be enrolled or accepted to study full-time at one of MPOWER’s partner universities in the United States for the remainder of the student’s undergraduate study and/or for a graduate degree program
  • Be an international student on an F-1 visa or a Green Card holder (permanent resident)
  • Be a citizen of any country in Latin America

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship

Amount: Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.

Description: The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to: High school seniors, Undergraduate students (all years), Community college students transferring to four-year universities, and Graduate Students.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)
  • S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable) 

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Hispanic Scholarship Consortium

Description: The Hispanic Scholarship Consortium seeks highly motivated student leaders with a clear vision for their future to apply for the HSC Scholars Program. The program goes beyond traditional services and offers empowerment through scholarship, mentorship, and leadership and is open to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be of Hispanic/Latino heritage
  • Plan to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States on a full-time or part-time basis 
  • Hold a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Reside in Texas*U.S. citizenship not required

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Big Red ¡Avance! Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must be attending a four-year HACU member institution within the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • Open to ALL majors
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.0 or higher
  • S. Citizen
  • First generation students strongly encouraged to apply

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InGenesis Diversity Leadership Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time or part time graduate student
  • Hispanic female
  • Must be attending Texas State University
  • Open to all health majors
  • Cumulative GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • S. citizen
  • 500 word essay topic: What does it mean to be a responsible member of your community and your goals for creating additional opportunities for other Hispanic women.

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Café Bustelo El Café Del Futuro Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must be attending a four-year HACU member institution within the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • Open to ALL majors
  • Legal Residents of the 50 United States, D.C. and Puerto Rico
  • Must be of Latino descent
  • 800 word essay topic: Describe how your Latino heritage, family and the community in which you grew up have impacted your desire and motivation to obtain a college degree.  Additionally, describe what you intend to accomplish with your degree and how you will give back to your community.

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Kia Motors America, Inc.

Amount: $3,400

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must be attending a four-year HACU member institution within the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • Open to ALL majors
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.0 or higher
  • U.S. Citizen and Permanent Legal Resident
  • First generation college students strongly encouraged to apply

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Oracle

Amount: $2,150

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must be attending a four-year HACU member institution within the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • Open to the following majors: Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering (computer, software, hardware, mechanical) or Mathematics
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • U.S. Citizen

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Miller Lite—Brewed to be Bright

Amount: $2,500

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must be attending a two-year HACU member institution within the following states:
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Florida
    • Illinois
    • New York
    • Texas
    • Wisconsin
  • Open to all majors
  • Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Residents, authorized to work in the U.S, DACA 
  • Must be 21 years or older 
  • This scholarship opportunity also includes participation in the HACU/Adelante Leadership Institute Conference where recipients are invited and expected to attend.

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Coors Light—Climb On

Amount: $2,500

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must be attending a two-year HACU member institution within the following states: California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New York, Texas, Wisconsin
  • Open to all majors
  • Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Residents, authorized to work in the U.S, DACA 
  • Must be 21 years or older 
  • This scholarship opportunity also includes participation in the HACU/Adelante Leadership Institute Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on October 6-8, 2018 where recipients are invited and expected to attend.

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Indiana Latino Institute Scholarship

Description: The Indiana Latino Institute scholarship was created as a means to address the underrepresentation of Latinos in post-secondary education. The goal is to encourage Latino students in Indiana to pursue higher education and engage in community service.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students applying to or currently enrolled at any college or university in the state of Indiana
    • Student must be planning to enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester
    • Student must be a high school senior, college freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior
    • Student must be between the ages of 17 and 25
  • Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale)
  • Demonstrate financial need (complete financial need form)
  • Document ongoing community service involvement
  • Preference given to Latino students residing in Indiana who are first-generation college or nontraditional students

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Latino Resources Scholarship Fund Application

Amount: Varies

Description: Since 2014, the Latino Resources Scholarship Fund has operated as a culturally responsive student success initiative providing support systems to students dedicated to achieving their college career goals. Investing in Latino students who demonstrate academic excellence, civic engagement, leadership and financial need reinforces Latino Resources mission of increasing Latino leadership through college completion and civic engagement.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current Latino Resources Scholarship Application
  • Current Resume (To include: employment history, honors, awards, and extra-curricular)
  • Enrollment Verification (Acceptance Letter or Fall 2018 Schedule of Courses Registration)
  • Essay (see the application form)
  • Official High School/College Transcript
  • ACT/SAT (only high school seniors submit)
  • Current FAFSA Student Aid Report
  • Current Financial Aid Award Letter
  • Photo

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CPS Dream Fund Scholarship

Amount: $1,000-$2,500

Description: CPS DREAM Fund Scholarship Application is now open and available to graduating high school seniors from the Chicago Public Schools ineligible to receive state/federal financial aid to attend college anywhere in the United States.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Chicago Public Schools Senior
  • Undocumented Student/Dreamer
  • Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA): 3.0 or higher (weighted)
  • Minimum SAT: 900 or ACT: 17

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Denny's Hungry for Education Scholarship Application Form 

Due Date: November 16, 2019

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must be attending a two-year or four-year HACU-member institution within the United States, or Puerto Rico
  • Open to all majors
  • Cumulative GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • S Citizen or Permanent Resident

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