Hispanic Scholarships

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First 10 Hispanic scholarships:
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
Horatio Alger Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 30
Must be enrolled as a high school senior, progressing normally toward graduation in the Spring/Summer of application year, with plans to enter college no later than the fall following graduation; a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution located in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution. Idaho, Louisiana, and Montana state scholarship recipients must pursue and complete a degree at specific colleges and universities. Please see the individual program description for those requirements); * critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred, if higher explanation must be provided); * involvement in co-curricular and community activities; * demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity * a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and * United States Citizenship.
Contact:
Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs PO Box 4030 Iowa City, IA 52243-4030 Phone (866) 763-9228 www.horatioalger.org
California Psychological Foundation Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
3
Deadline:
November
Applicants must be graduates from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution, and have been accepted into a doctoral program in psychology at a regionally accredited or approved institution in the State of California. Must be a member of minority group: African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, American Indian, or Pacific Islander.
Contact:
California Psychological Association Foundation 3835 North Freeway Blvd., Suite 240 Sacramento, CA 95834 Phone: (916) 286-7979 Website: www.cpapsych.org
NASP ERT Minority Scholarship Program for Graduate Training in School Psychology
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Nov 01
Must be U.S. citizen. Full-time or part-time minority student enrolled or planning to enroll in an NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) accredited graduate program within the U.S..Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Contact:
National Association of School Psychologists, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814 Phone: (301) 657-0270 | Toll Free: (866) 331-NASP | Fax: (301) 657-0275 | TTY: (301) 657-4155
"Future of California" Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500
Awards:
2
Deadline:
November 1 (extended to November 30)
Applicant must be from immigrant family. Financial Need. Community involvement with social issues/human rights issues/immigrant issues. Minimum 2.0. G.P.A. Applicant must commit to a minimum of 10 hours volunteer work with CHIRLA or partnering organization. Social Security is not needed to apply for this scholarship.
Contact:
Maria Rodriguez (213) 201-4450