Hispanic Scholarships

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First 10 Hispanic scholarships:
JP Morgan Launching Leaders Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$15,000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
September 30
Must have a 3.5 GPA. Only open to Black, Hispanic, and Native American students. Open to all majors. Selection based on rigid criteria. Three different opportunities available to graduates, undergraduates, and MBA students. Completed application, resume, official transcript, and letter of recommendation.
Xerox Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000-$10,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
September 30
The Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship provides funding to minority students enrolled in one of the technical sciences or engineering disciplines. Open to US Citizens and individuals with Permanent Resident visas. The scholarship is not available to spouses and children of Xerox employees. Must be a full-time student enrolled in a four- year institution. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be working towards a BS, MS, or PhD in a technical science or an engineering discipline. Must be African-American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Alaskan, or Hispanic. Must have tuition or tuition related expenses not covered by scholarships/grants excluding loans.
Contact:
Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program 150 State Street; 4th Floor; Rochester, New York 14614 Email: xtmsp@rballiance.com Website: www.xerox.com
American Advertising Federation Education Foundation Scholarships
 
Amount:
$1000-$1500
Awards:
10
Deadline:
October
Open to Ohio residents who are full-time undergraduate students at an Ohio university/college pursuing an advertising, communications, or marketing-related career. You must be in your senior, junior or last semester of your sophomore year with a grade point average of 3.0. Minority scholarships to those of African, Asian, Hispanic, Native American or Pacific-Island descent are offered. Award selection is based on essay.
Contact:
American Advertising Federation- Cleveland 4700 Rockside Rd, Suite 325 20325 Center Ridge Road, Suite 670 Independence, OH 44131 Phone: (216) 901-4000 Website: www.aafcleveland.com
Friendly House Recognition of Excellence
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October
* Hispanic students who are High School Seniors. * Must reside in Maricopa County and be a legal resident of the United States. * Planning to attend an Arizona four-year college/ university or community college on a full-time basis. Enrollment will be verified at the time of check disbursement. * Need or merit-based scholarships available.
Contact:
Friendly House, Inc. 113 W. Sherman Street Phoenix, Arizona Phone: (602) 257-1870 Fax: (602) 254-3135 Website: www.friendlyhouse.org
The Utah Hispanic Business Leadership Foundation (SOMOS) Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 1
Applicant must be in good standing and making satisfactory progress (as formally defined by the institution) toward the student's program objective (degree, diploma, or certificate). Be a student enrolled in high school, college or university, or vocational school in the state of Utah or has been recently admitted to an institution in Utah. Have demonstrated leadership in school, community and/or other service organizations that promote, enhance or strengthen diversity. Be living in Utah and of Hispanic/Latino descent.
Contact:
Somos / Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 1635 South, Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, Utah 84104 P. 801.532.3308 F. 801.532.3309 www.utahhcc.com If you have any question please contact: TIM CARR tcarr@westminstercollege.edu or ANGEL CHAPARRO angel.chaparro.qrtq@statefarm.com
The Hispanocare Student Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 3
Students of Latino descent (having at least 1 parent of Hispanic origin) who have graduated from an accredited high school with a composite ACT score of 21. Must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 point scale or 4.0 or more on a 5.0 point scale, or have a minimum score of 250 for a GED. Students must be citizens, nationals, or have lawful permanent residence in the United States and must reside in Illinois. Students studies must be in the healthcare arena, i.e., medicine, nursing, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, allied health, or schools offering graduate programs in public health or clinical psychology or any other healthcare field.
Contact:
Phone: 773.296.7157 Website: www.advocatehealth.com
La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarships
 
Amount:
$250-$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 15 (fall) and February 15 (spring)
Open to Hispanic undergraduate students. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 out of a 4.0 scale. Cumulative below 2.8 do not qualify for a scholarship, Must be currently enrolled in an eligible bachelor's or master's degree program at an accredited four-year college or university. Eligible degrees include: all Bachelor degrees, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration/Policy, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, and Master of Divinity, Must have completed at least one full-time year of study for undergraduate applicants, and at least one full-time semester of study for graduate applicants, and Reside in the United States.
Contact:
La Unidad Latina Foundation 132 East 43rd Street, Suite 358 New York, NY 10017 Email: info@lulfoundation.org
Hispanic College Quiz Online Video Competition Scholarship
 
Amount:
1st place - $5,000 2nd place - $2,500 3rd place - $1,000
Awards:
3
Deadline:
October 16
Must be an undergraduate student- Must be enrolled at a HACU-member college or university in the United States at the time video is submitted and scholarship awarded- Video entry must be uploaded at www.hispaniccollegequiz.com, May 12 - Oct. 16- Video entry must be a personal video, in English, that captures the importance of student's Latino/Hispanic heritage- Video length must be 1-2 minutes
Western Union Family Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$1000-$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 19
The purpose of this scholarship is to help 2 members of a family move up on the economic ladder by providing education assistance and/or training. To qualify, applicants must be at least 18 years old and one of the applicants must be born outside the United States. Both applicants must be currently residing in the United States. Scholarships may be used for tuition for college/university education, language acquisition classes, technical/skill training, and/or financial literacy. Scholarships will only be made to nonprofit accredited higher education institutions and nonprofit training/educational providers. Application must include educational providers for primary and secondary award recipients (must be 2 family members). Western Union employees, Western Union Agents and dependents are not eligible to apply for these scholarships. The following criteria will be used to review applications: * Families that have overcome barriers to pursue their educational goals * Families that are involved in their communities * Personal educational goals * Plans to attain goals * Plans for utilizing the scholarship.
Contact:
Institute of International Education 1400 K St. NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005 Tel: (202)326-7861 Fax: (202)326-7696 Email: wufoundation@iie.org Url: foundation.westernunion.com/education_programs.html
Activ8 Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 28
Activ8 provides scholarships to Latino students who demonstrate a financial need. Scholarship recipients will be required to provide proof of enrollment and financial need. Please attach a copy of your tax return and your EFC as shown on your FAFSA application and a copy of your college transcripts or high school transcripts if you will be an incoming college freshman. Also include two letters of recommendation 1. Academic recommendation 2. Professional recommendation (if you are not working, please submit 2 Academic recommendations from Professors/Teachers).
Contact:
Activ8, 8624 Crawford Ave, Skokie, IL 60076 Attn: Activ8 Scholarship Committee or to: activ8scommittee@gmail.com Website: www.activ8chicago.com