Hispanic Scholarships

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First 10 Hispanic scholarships:
Horatio Alger Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 25
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
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
The Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color
 
Amount:
$30000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 31
Must be a person of color (African American/Black, Asian, Hispanic, Latino(a), Native American) in his/her senior year of undergraduate preparation; be nominated by an eligible nominating institution; demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals; have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency; expect to attain a bachelor's degree by June 30; have substantial background in the arts and sciences and high academic performance with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (negotiable for applicants from institutions that do not employ a 4.0 GPA scale); are not currently in a teacher preparation program which leads to initial teacher certification.
Contact:
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 5281 Princeton, NJ 08543-5281 Street Address: 5 Vaughn Drive Suite 300 Princeton, NJ 08540-6313 Note: Please use this address for any materials sent via express delivery or courier service. Telephone: (609) 452-7007 For individual staff telephone extensions and emails, see our staff directory. Fax: (609) 452-0066 Website: www.woodrow.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
UVU IME BECAS Scholarships
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
November 4
The Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME) in an effort to raise the higher education levels of the Mexican population living in the United States selected Utah Valley University as a higher education institution in the United States to receive the IME-BECAS Scholarship Grant. Must be U.S Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident. Registered at UVU as a full-time student (12 credit hours) and have significant financial need.
Contact:
Utah Valley University's Latino Initiative Desk 800 West University Parkway (WB 146H) Orem, Utah 801-863-7357
Rita Torres / Bibliotecas Para La Gente Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
November 15
Established in 1975, Bibliotecas Para La Gente (BPLG) advocates for and provides library services to the Spanish speaking and Latino communities of Northern California. BPLG has established a $2000 scholarship for a new or a continuing SLIS student who has demonstrated an interest in furthering the goals of BPLG in providing library service to the Spanish-speaking and Latino communities. The candidate must provide evidence of cultural competency in the Latino community. Candidate can document cultural awareness through job and/or community experience in the essay or through reference letters. OR The candidate must provide evidence of Spanish language proficiency. Candidate can document language proficiency through job and/or community experience in the essay or through reference letters.
Contact:
Send application materials to: Janice Garcia, Joyce Ellington Library, 491 East Empire, San Jose, CA 95112. For more information, send email to Janice Garcia e-mail: janice.garcia@sjlibrary.org
World Communion National Scholarship
 
Amount:
$250-$12,500
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Nov 30
The World Communion Scholarship Program supports students from Global Ministries mission partner institutions in their advanced studies (master's or doctoral) preparing them for leadership involvement in church and society and for their future work with communities in need. The program seeks to support students whose study focus will directly relate to mission and to the following priority areas of emphasis: elimination of poverty, expansion of global health, leadership development, or congregational development. The program supports students from outside the U.S. (World Communion International Scholarship) or from racial/ethnic minorities from within the U.S. (World Communion National Scholarship). To be eligible for a World Communion National Scholarship, you must be: * a member of a racial or ethnic minority; * admitted to or have applied to a graduate-level study program in an institution of higher education; * able to demonstrate evidence of financial need. * High priority is given to members of The United Methodist Church. PLEASE NOTE ' The following are not eligible to apply: * Global Ministries' staff, directors, mission personnel, * UMC bishops (active or retired), and * family members of any of the above.
Contact:
Scholarship/Leadership Development Office 475 Riverside Drive, Room #333 New York, NY 10115 Phone: 212-870-3787 Fax: 212-870-3932 Email: scholars@umcmission.org
NIDA Women & Sex/Gender Junior Investigator Travel Awards
 
Amount:
Minimum $750 travel award
Awards:
27-30
Deadline:
December
* Graduate and medical students, post-doctoral students, medical residents, and investigators who are no more than five years past the doctoral degree or residency are eligible. * Applicant MUST be first author on the CPDD abstract. * Minority investigators and male investigators are especially encouraged to apply. * Priority may be given to those who have not previously received this award or held an R01. * Federal employees are ineligible.
Contact:
Dr. Cora Lee Wetherington - telephone 301-435-1319; wetherington@nih.gov, or Dr. Samia Noursi - telephone 301-594-5622; snoursi@mail.nih.gov