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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Salvadoran American Leadership and Education Fund (SALEF)-“Fulfilling Our Dreams” Scholarship Fund
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.
National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)
National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)-Juanita Robles-Lopez/Pampers Parenting Institute and Proctor & Gamble Scholarship
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
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.
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.
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