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Undergraduate 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

Activism/Social Justice

Non-Profit/Volunteerism/Public Service

Migrant Family/First Generation in College

Nursing

Disadvantaged Background/Financial Need

Illnesses/Diseases

Religious

 

For All Majors

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 Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) 

Each year, the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement awards scholarships to Latino undergraduate students of all majors. Although there is no specific GPA requirement, applicants academic records are taken into consideration.
 
Contact:
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement
25 East Washington Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60602
Tel: (312) 435-0498 
Fax: (312) 435-1494
E-mail: haceorg@hace-usa.org
Web site: http://hace-usa.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

 


Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)/Ford Motor Company-Corporate Scholarship Program


The Hispanic Scholarship Fund, in partnership with the Ford Motor Company, offers scholarships on a competitive basis to students of Hispanic heritage who will be classified as juniors at a four-year college in the fall. Awards are up to $15,000.
 
Contact:
HSF/Ford Motor Company Corporate Scholarship Program
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
 


League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)-National Scholarship Fund 


As part of LULAC’s education efforts, the National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) was established in 1975 to provide scholarships to Hispanic students. Under the LNSF program, local LULAC councils, in partnership with local and national businesses, award scholarships to students in their communities. LNSF is administered by the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC), a non-profit educational organization established by LULAC to provide educational programs for Hispanics and other youth. National Scholastic Achievement Awards, of at least $1,000, are awarded to entering or continuing college students with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Honors Awards, ranging from $250 to $1,000, are awarded to entering or continuing graduate students with at least a 3.25 GPA. General Awards, ranging from $250 to $1,000, are awarded to undergraduate or graduate students attending school full- or part-time. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents.
 
Contact:
Ms. Lorena Garrido
National Scholarship Fund
LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc.
2000 L Street NW, Suite 610
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 835-9646
Fax: (202) 835-9685
E-mail: lnescaward@aol.com
Web site: www.lnesc.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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Activism/Social Justice

 

Aspen Institute-William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students

The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, a grant-making program of the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, annually offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship. Through this program, the Fund seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, voluntarism, and nonprofit organizations. The scholarship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate minority students. In addition, the Hearst Scholar serves as a summer intern with the Fund. A scholarship grant ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 will be awarded, depending on the recipient’s educational level, financial need, and time commitment.

Contact:
Ms. Jill Blackford
Program Coordinator
The Aspen Institute
One Dupont Circle, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 736-5800
Fax: (202) 293-0525
E-mail: nsrf@aspeninstitute.org
Web site: www.nonprofitresearch.org 
 

 

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

 

Third Wave Foundation

The Third Wave Foundation awards scholarships to full-time or part-time students age 30 and under who are enrolled in, or have been accepted to, an accredited university, college, vocational/technical school or community college. Applicants must demonstrate a vigorous engagement in activist work and financial need. Applicants who have limited access to financial resources and whose civic, community, or cultural work shows a commitment to social justice will be given priority. Scholarships range in amount from $500 and $5,000 each.
Contact:
Scholarship Coordinator
Third Wave Foundation
511 West 25th Street, Suite 301
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 675-0700
Fax: (212) 255-6653
E-mail: info@thirdwavefoundation.org
Web site: www.thirdwavefoundation.org 
 

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Non-Profit/Volunteerism/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

 

Target All-Around Scholarships


Tomorrow's leaders are already making a difference today. Target encourages young people to reach for their dreams and rewards students who strive to achieve excellence in their schools and in their communities by volunteering their time and talents to those in need. Each year, Target awards more than 2,100 All-Around Scholarships (including four $10,000 national scholarships and two smaller scholarships for each Target store) to high school seniors and college students age 24 and younger. Scholarships recognize volunteer work as well as academic achievement, encouraging students to show true enlightenment goes beyond what can be learned from textbooks. Applicants must be legal U.S. residents and enrolled full-time in an accredited college in the fall.
 
Contact:
Target All-Around Scholarships
c/o Scholarship America
1505 Riverview Road
P.O. Box 480
St. Peter, MN 56082–0480
Tel: (800) 537-4180
Web site: http://target.com/common/page.jhtml?content=target_cg_scholarship 
 

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Migrant Family/First Generation in College

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Scholarships

The College Assistance Migrant Program offers scholarships to students who are migrant or seasonal farmworkers and/or whose families work in agricultural activities directly related to the production of crops, dairy products, poultry or livestock, the cultivation or harvesting of trees, or fish farms. Applicants must plan to obtain a four-year degree (BS/BA) in a CAMP campus. Over 2,000 scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded every year.
 
Contact:
CAMP Alumni Association
403 5th Avenue
Lewiston, ID 83501
Tel: (208) 792-2101
Fax: (208) 792-2550
Web site: www.campaa.org

 

Latino Initiatives for the Next Century (LINC)/TELACU Education Foundation

The LINC/TELACU scholarships are awarded to Latino students who are first generation college students with an unmet financial need. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, and community service. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S and have at least a 2.5 GPA.
 
Contact:
Ms. Elizabeth Villagomez
Administrative Assistant
LINC/TELACU Education Foundation Scholarship
2500 South St. Louis, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60623
Tel: (773) 762-8970 or (877) 510-LINC
Fax: (773) 762-8971
E-mail: admin@linc-usa.org
Web site: www.linc-usa.org

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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

 

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Disadvantaged Background/Financial Need

National Institutes of Health (NIH)-Undergraduate Scholarship Program 

The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds that are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, or social science health-related research. The program is designed to improve access to education leading to research careers for those who have had fewer opportunities than others. The scholarships pay for tuition and living expenses up to $20,000 per academic year. In return, recipients are obligated to serve as paid employees in NIH research laboratories during ten-week summer internships and for one year after graduation. The scholarships are awarded for one year and may be renewed. Applicants must be undergraduate students from a disadvantaged background with a 3.5 GPA. 
 
Contact:
NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Office of Loan Repayment and Scholarship
2 Center Drive, MSC 0230
Bethesda, MD 20892-0230
Tel: (800) 528-7689
Fax: (301) 480-3123
Email: ugsp@nih.gov
Web site: http://ugsp.info.nih.gov 

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)/HACER Scholarship

The RMHC/HACER Scholarship Program is a program of Ronald McDonald House Charities and its local chapters. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, and their personal qualities and strengths as attested in a personal statement and letters of recommendation. Students must have at least one parent of Hispanic origin, must demonstrate financial need, and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Most RMHC/HACER local programs award $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors.
 
Contact:
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)/HACER Scholarship
1 Kroc Drive, Department 014
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Tel: (630) 623-7048
Fax: (630) 623-7488
Web site: www.rmhc.org/mis/scholarships_hacer/index.html

 

 

U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)-Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

The U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute began awarding scholarships in 1994 to assist Latino students in obtaining a college education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents, must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time students in a four-year college or university in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and must demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. In addition, at least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry.
 

Contact:
Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders
U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute
431 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1203
Chicago, IL 60605-1152
Tel: (312) 427-8683
Fax: (312) 427-5183
E-mail: ushli@aol.com
Web site: www.ushli.com

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 Illnesses/Diseases

New Horizons Scholars Program

The New Horizon Scholars Program is a new scholarship offered in partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, sponsored by The Roche Foundation. The scholarship will help Hispanic and African American students who are infected with Hepatitis C, or who are dependents of someone with Hepatitis C, attain a college education. In 2003 and 2004, the program will award 50 students with $2,500 per year for four years. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
 
Contact:
New Horizons Scholars Program
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 
 
 

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Religious

United Methodist Youth Organization-The Richard S. Smith and David W. Self Scholarships

The Richard S. Smith and David W. Self Scholarships are awarded to United Methodist minority students who are continuing their self-development through higher education. These awards are for the first year of undergraduate study and are non-renewable. Scholarships may be for up to $1,000 for full-time study. Applicants must be United Methodist youth active in their local church for at least one year prior to application, must be graduating high school seniors with at least a “C” average, and must be U.S. citizens pursuing a "church-related" career. In addition, applicants must be able to establish financial need.
 
Contact:
The Richard S. Smith and David W. Self Scholarships
United Methodist Youth Organization
P.O. Box 340003
Nashville, TN 37203-0003
Tel: (615) 340-7184 or (877) 899-2780
Fax: (615) 340-1764
E-mail: umyouthorg@gbod.org
Web site: http://umyouth.org 

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