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Graduate Scholarships

Please skim through all scholarship listings even in areas that may not seem initially applicable, as many of their criteria overlap and are maybe more inclusive than this division implies.

 Also, scholarships were chosen from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Website.  For more information and scholarship listings, please visit  http://www.chci.org/chciyouth/resources/links_cs.htm.

If you're looking for a specific scholarship, click on the following links:

For All Majors

Leadership/Public Service

Activism/Social Justice

Nursing

New American

Women's Studies/Encouragement

For All Majors

 

Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minorities

The Ford Foundation offers pre-doctoral, dissertation, and post-doctoral fellowships in the form of monetary awards. To be eligible, candidates must be Mexican-American, Native American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Pacific Islander, African-American, or Puerto Rican. Fellowships are awarded in a nationwide competition to individuals who demonstrate superior scholarship and show the greatest promise for future achievement as scholars, researchers, and teachers in institutions of higher education.

Contact:
Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minorities
National Research Council
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 334-2872
Fax: (202) 334-3419
E-mail: infofell@nas.edu
Web site: http://national-academies.org/fellowships

 

 Gates Millennium Scholars 

The Gates Millennium Scholars initiative, funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is aimed at expanding access and opportunity to higher education to those citizens who help reflect the diverse society in which we live. The Foundation seeks to increase the number of Latinos, African-Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Asian Americans enrolling in and completing undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Gates Millennium Scholars awards will enable young Americans to attend the undergraduate or graduate institutions of their choice and be prepared to assume important roles as leaders in their professions and communities. Gates Millennium Scholars must be nominated.

Contact:
Gates Millennium Scholars
P.O. Box 10500
Fairfax, VA 22031-8044
Tel: (877) 690-4677
Fax: (703) 205-2079
E-mail: info@gmsp.org
Web site: www.gmsp.org
 

 

 Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)-Coors Light Academic Success in Education Award (CLASE) 

The CLASE Award is offered to full-time undergraduate or graduate students of any major in the United States (including Puerto Rico) or Mexico. Students in the fifty states or Puerto Rico may use the scholarships to take courses at their home institution or to study abroad at a HACU-member institution in Mexico. Students in Mexico can only use the award to study at a HACU-member institution in the U.S. Applicants must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 and must be enrolled at one of HACU’s member or partner colleges. Awards are for $1,000 and are not renewable.
 
Contact:
HACU Scholarship Programs
8415 Datapoint Drive, Suite 400
San Antonio, TX 78229
Tel:  (210) 576-3208
Fax: (210) 692-0823
E-mail: members@hacu.net
Web site: www.hacu.net 
 
 

 Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) 

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund serves outstanding Hispanic students by helping them complete their higher education. Scholarships are offered to graduating high school seniors, community college transfers, and current undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of Hispanic background attending an accredited college or university in the United States, including Puerto Rico. Successful candidates are chosen on the basis of academic achievement, personal strengths, leadership, and financial need.
 
Contact:
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
55 Second Street, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (877) 473-4636
Fax: (415) 808-2302
Web site: www.hsf.net
 

 

La Unidad Latina Foundation, Inc.

La Unidad Latina Foundation awards scholarship grants to worthy and needy Latino students who are currently enrolled in Bachelor's or Master's programs in the U.S.  Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to Hispanic students who have completed at least one semester of higher education. Applicants must have a 2.7 GPA. Scholarships range from $250 to $1,000.
 
Contact:
Scholarship Coordinator
La Unidad Latina Foundation
359 Prospect Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Web site: http://foundation.launidadlatina.org

 

National Hispanic Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NHCFAE)-Rene Matos Scholarship 

The NHCFAE's Rene Matos Scholarship program assists minority and women students complete their higher education efforts by recognizing and rewarding academically superior performance, achievements, leadership, and community involvement. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to any undergraduate, graduate, or technical/vocational student.
 
Contact:
NHCFAE Rene Matos Scholarship
Scholarship Selection Committee
P.O. Box 162626
Fort Worth, TX  76161
Web site: www.nhcfae.org

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Leadership/Public Service

 
 
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)-Scholarship Awards


The CHCI Scholarship Awards are afforded to Latino students who have a strong commitment toward the Latino community, a history of leadership and public service, and a desire to continue contributing to the Latino community in the future. Students attending a two-year community college will receive $1,500. Students attending a four-year college or graduate/professional program will receive $5,000. There is no GPA or major requirement. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.
 
Contact:
CHCI Scholarship Awards
911 2nd Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: (202) 543-1771 or (800) EXCEL-DC
Fax: (202) 546-2143
E-mail: chci@chci.org
Web site: www.chciyouth.org

 

Salvadoran American Leadership and Education Fund (SALEF)-“Fulfilling Our Dreams” Scholarship Fund


Each year, the Salvadoran American Leadership and Education Fund awards Salvadoran, Central American, and Latino high school and college students scholarships of $500-$2,500. Applicants must have a demonstrated financial need and an overall GPA of at least 2.5. In addition, applicants should have a history of community service involvement. High school applicants must already be admitted to a four year college. College applicants must be working towards their Bachelor’s or graduate degree. Transferring students and undocumented students attending a community college are also eligible to apply.
 
Contact:
Educational and Youth Programs Manager
Salvadoran American Leadership and Education Fund
1625 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 718
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tel: (213) 480-1052
Fax: (213) 487-2530
E-mail: info@salef.org
Web site: www.salef.org
 

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Activism/Social Justice

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Since 1961, the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund has provided need-based grants to college students active in building the movement for social and economic justice. More recently, grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international, anti-imperialist solidarity. The maximum grant is for $6,000 and generally 25-30 scholarships are awarded each year. Although grants are for one year although, students may re-apply for subsequent years. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
Contact:
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 7307
New York, NY 10116-7307
E-mail: davisputter@hotmail.com

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Nursing

 National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)


The National Association of Hispanic Nurses awards $1,000 scholarships to outstanding Hispanic students enrolled in associate, diploma, Bachelor’s, graduate, or vocational nursing programs. Recipients are selected on the basis of current academic standing and financial need. Applicants must be NAHN members, must demonstrate potential for leadership in nursing, and possess the ability to serve as positive role models to Hispanic nursing students. In addition, applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing with a 3.0 GPA, and be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.
 
Contact:
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
1501 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 387-2477
Fax: (202) 483-7183
E-mail: info@nahnhq.org
Web site: www.thehispanicnurses.org

 

National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)-Juanita Robles-Lopez/Pampers Parenting Institute and Proctor & Gamble Scholarship 


The National Association of Hispanic Nurses awards a $2,000 scholarship to one of is members pursuing a Master’s degree in a maternal-child nursing program. Applicants with a 3.0 GPA are preferred.
 
Contact:
NAHN Juanita Robles-Lopez/Pampers Parenting Institute and Proctor & Gamble Scholarship
1501 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 387-2477
Fax: (202) 483-7183
E-mail: info@nahnhq.org
Web site: www.thehispanicnurses.org

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New American

 

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans 


The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. Recipients receive grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. Each year, a fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the fellow. Applicants must be new Americans (i.e. residents with green cards, naturalized U.S. citizens, or the children of two parents who are both naturalized citizens) under the age of 30. In addition, applicants must have a Bachelor's degree, be in their final year of undergraduate study, or in their first two years of a graduate program. Fellows may pursue a graduate degree in any professional field (i.e. engineering, medicine, law, and social work) or scholarly discipline in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The fine and performing arts are also included. Thirty fellowships are awarded each year.
 
Contact:
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212-547-6926
Fax: (212) 548-4623
E-mail: pdsoros_fellows@sorosny.org
Web site: www.pdsoros.org

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Women's Studies/Encouragment

 

 American Association of University Women (AAUW)-American Fellowships 

The AAUW’s American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, teaching experience, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. The Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship is for $30,000, the Dissertation Fellowship is for $20,000 and the Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grant if for $6,000.
 
Contact:
AAUW Educational Foundation
Dept. 60
2201 North Dodge Street
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
Tel: (319) 337-1716
Web site: www.aauw.org
 

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation-Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grants in Women’s Studies 

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grants in Women's Studies encourage original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Students must be in doctoral programs, and must have completed all pre-dissertation requirements in any field of study at any graduate school in the United States. Winners receive grants of $3,000 each to be used for expenses connected with their dissertation. Special grants of $2,000 are also available for dissertations concerning women's or children's health.
Contact:
The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grants in Women’s Studies
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation 
Department WS CN 5281
Princeton, NJ 08543
Tel: (609) 452 7007 or (800) 899-9963
Fax: (609) 452 0066
E-mail: wswh@woodrow.org
Web site: www.woodrow.org
 

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