We've found a list of scholarships available to Hispanic or Latino students. Hispanic students make up a growing population of college students, rising from just 4% in 1976 to 17% in 2014. However, people of Hispanic or Latino heritage are more likely to skip college for economic reasons and go straight to the military or workforce after high school. With tuition costs on the rise, scholarships are one way to help all high school students make their dreams a reality.

Hispanic Scholarships - List of Scholarships for Latino Students

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Competitive scholarships from corporations and nonprofits
Award Name Amount Deadline
Hispanic Scholarship Giveaway $2,500 February 6, 2018
Capital One Hispanic Scholarship Program: IL $5,000 April 30, 2017
Latino Resources College Scholarship Fund $2,000 May 31, 2017
Capital One Hispanic Scholarship: CA $5,000 April 30, 2017
Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarships $2,000 April 30, 2017
PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship $5,000 May 31, 2017
NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship $5,000 July 31, 2017
La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship $1,000 October 15, 2017
Hispanic Annual Salute Scholarship $2,000 December 4, 2017
Hispanic Scholarship Consortium Scholarship Program $5,000 February 1, 2018

Hispanic Scholarship Giveaway

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: February 6, 2018
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

Dr Pepper and SABEResPODER, an organization devoted to developing innovative and educational programs for the Spanish-speaking community in the US, have teamed up to offer a Hispanic Scholarship Giveaway. The Hispanic Scholarship is awarding up to $50,000 dollars in scholarships to Latinx students. SABEResPODER and Dr Pepper will award 20 scholarships. Each scholarship will be in the amount of $2,500.

Students must be at least 18 years of age or older and live in the United States (residents of New York or Florida are not eligible for this scholarship). Students must be currently enrolled or will be enrolled by the upcoming fall in a full-time associate's or bachelor's degree program.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. f

Capital One Hispanic Scholarship Program: IL

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: April 30, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

The Capital One Hispanic Scholarship Program is designed to aid and honor talented Hispanic high school seniors. Scholarships are awarded to students who have exemplified excellence through their school work and work in the community. It is intended to highlight how Hispanic high school students can positively impact their community. Students will be rewarded for their leadership as shown through their values and actions, whether through formal volunteer activities or in more subtle ways. Hispanic high school seniors who have worked hard and truly care about their role in the community are encouraged to apply. One scholarship in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded in Capital One's Illinois market.

Eligibility:- Current high school seniors and must plan to attend college in the upcoming academic year- U.S. Citizen or legal resident- Resident of, or attending high school in Illinois- Hispanic For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Latino Resources College Scholarship Fund

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

The Latino Resources College Scholarship Fund was launched in 2014 as a responsive Latino student success initiative. Through the Latino Resources College Scholarship Fund monetary awards are made to exceptional Latino college students in order to support increased Latino college completion rates. Latino students who are pursuing college education goals at a two-year community college, vocational school, four-year university - as well as graduate students - are invited to apply for our competitive scholarship awards. This program invests in Latino students who demonstrate academic excellence, civic engagement, leadership and financial need. This student success initiative is aligned with the mission of the Latino Resources nonprofit organization and its commitment to connect Latinos to resources, services and educational programs that promote active Latino civic participation within their respective communities.

Eligibility:-Must be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or meet the criteria for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Approved Students-Must have a permanent residence within Cook County, Illinois-Must have applied to or be enrolled as a full-time student in a college, university, or graduate school, including 2-year colleges, or vocational schools that lead to an associate's degree, certification, or licensureFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Capital One Hispanic Scholarship: CA

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: April 30, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

The Capital One Hispanic Scholarship Program is designed to aid and honor talented Hispanic high school seniors. Scholarships are awarded to students who have exemplified excellence through their school work and work in the community. Hispanic high school seniors who have worked hard and truly care about their role in the community are encouraged to apply. One scholarship in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded in Capital One's California market. Students must be U.S. citizens or legal residents to apply. Must be a resident of, or attending high school in California.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarships

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: April 30, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (PMAHCC) realizes the substantial rewards of giving a way into educational opportunities to eager Hispanic students. PMAHCC supports scholarship funds of the Hispanic community in Pittsburgh and continues to give time and effort in the accumulation and security of their resources to benefit the continuous rise of the number of outstanding students.

Eligibility:-Be attending or accepted into an accredited post-high school educational institution, including two- and four-year college/universities or trade/vocational schools in the United States-Reside in one of the following counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Westmoreland, or Washington-Demonstrate unmet financial need of at least $1,000 after financial need has been awarded-Have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry (at least one of the applicants' grandparents must be Hispanic)-Minimum 3.0 GPA-Enroll as a full-time studentFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

The PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship Fund is awarding scholarships to students of Latino descent who are

beginning or continuing their studies at a higher education institution. The fund provides financial assistance toqualified Latino/a students in an effort to promote academic success. PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino ScholarshipFund Recipients will be honored at the annual Si Se Puede Gala presented by the Cesar Chavez Foundation. Awardrecipients will be required to complete 30 hours of service to the Cesar Chavez Foundation within 12 months ofaward. Eligibility:-Applicant must be an incoming or continuing full-time undergraduate student at any education institution for the upcoming academic year-Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, undocumented, DACA or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA)-Applicant may only receive award once-Applicant's immediate family members are not eligible for award within 12 calendar months (e.g. siblings, parents, or children)For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: July 31, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

The NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage outstanding Latino high school seniors and undergraduate students who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at a U.S. post-secondary institution.

Eligibility:-Must be a high school senior or undergraduate student-Must be a Latino student accepted into or pursuing full-time studies leading to a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S.-Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 -Must have scored 26 or higher on the ACT test, or 1770 or higher on the SAT test (for high school seniors only)-Must be a U. S. Citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship now or in the futureFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: October 15, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

Educational scholarships are awarded to Latino/Hispanic students on a competitive basis and range from $250 to $1,000.

Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum cumulative GP of 2.8. Students 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's degrees, master of arts, master of science, master of public administration/policy, master of social work, master of education and master of divinity), have completed at least one full-time year of study for undergraduate applicants/at least one full-time semester of study for graduate applicants, and reside in the U.S.Submission materials: -Official university-issued academic transcript(s) required and included in application; graduate students are required to submit graduate and undergraduate transcripts-Letter of recommendation (200-350 words) from university administrator/faculty or community leader demonstrating student leadership and commitment to civic service.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Hispanic Annual Salute Scholarship

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: December 4, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

Hispanic Annual Salute offers a minimum $2,000 scholarship to Hispanic youth who exhibit and encourage volunteerism. We provide students an opportunity to continue their education beyond high school. HAS scholarships are unique because they're not only based on grades but also on character.

Eligibility:-Graduate from high school during the current academic year-Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher-Perform notable volunteer contribution in the Hispanic community; specifically unpaid volunteer activity not related to fulfilling a requirement for a school activity-Reside in ColoradoSubmission Materials:-Completed and signed Hispanic Annual Salute Youth Award Application-List of community service-Essay-Three (3) letters of recommendation-Official high school transcript -Employment or School Activities-Recipients are required to attend the annual gala For further details and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Hispanic Scholarship Consortium Scholarship Program

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: February 1, 2018
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

The Hispanic Scholarship Consortium seeks highly motivated student leaders with a clear vision for their future to apply for the HSC Scholars Program. The program goes beyond traditional services and offers empowerment through scholarship, mentorship, and leadership and is open to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students.

Eligibility:-Be of Hispanic origin/descent-Plan to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States on a full-time basis throughout the academic year-Hold a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher -Reside in Texas-Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with permanent resident ID card or current passport stamped I-551For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

What does Hispanic mean?

The definition of “Hispanic” can vary by the scholarship source. Some are restricted to a certain country of origin, while others may be open only to non-white Hispanics or exclude people of Brazilian descent. Generally speaking, you may be considered Hispanic if you or your family is of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish country of origin regardless of race.

Opportunities for micro-scholarships

Unlike the scholarships listed above, micro-scholarships are awarded by universities themselves for your high school achievements and don't require essay competitions or judges. Micro-scholarships can earn you up to:

$1,500 $600 $3,000
for earning an A in a core class for each sport or extracurricular for working or supporting your family

Over 200 colleges offer no-essay micro-scholarships. Sign up for a free RaiseMe profile to start earning as early as 9th grade.

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