SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCE LIST
Disclaimer. The list below was compiled by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). It should not be construed as endorsement or support of any particular organization, individual, views expressed, or products or services offered by these outside entities. HACU does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information. HACU is not in any manner responsible for the content in any of these web sites or sources of information.
Scholarships, Internships, and Student Programs
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund and ALPFA have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding Latino students. Awards range from $1,500 to $10,000. Top scholars are invited to ALPFA National Convention with all expenses paid. All applicants receive a complimentary 1-year ALPFA student membership. Eligibility: be of Hispanic heritage; be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident or eligible Non-U.S. citizen; have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; have plans to enroll full-time at a 4-year U.S. accredited college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam; major in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Hospitality Management, Human Resources Management, International Relations, Information Technology (IT/MIS), Management (including Supply Chain and Information Systems) or Marketing; be entering their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year of undergraduate study or a Master's degree; plan to apply for federal financial aid by completing the FAFSA; submit a resume as part of the application. Also open to community college students intending to transfer to a four-year college or university in the fall semester.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation
Every year, the Foundation offers the College Television Award and the Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship. These are great opportunities for college students who are interested in pursuing jobs in the media. Please take the time to look over the information on their website.
Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
The Actuarial Foundation offers a scholarship for Black/African American, Hispanic and Native American Indian students recognizing and encouraging academic achievements by awarding scholarships to full time undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession.
Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship
The Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to reduce tobacco use among Priority Populations is offered through the American Legacy Foundation for high school, undergraduate, or graduate students.
¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund
8415 Datapoint Drive, Suite 400
San Antonio, TX 78229
Tel: 1-877-692-1971 (toll free) Fax: 210-692-1951 Email: email@example.com
¡Adelante! offers scholarships in business-related fields, leadership training and internships for college juniors and seniors.
The Airport Minority Advisory Council Educational and Scholarship Program
AMACESP distributes approximately 12 scholarships per semester valued at $2,000.00 each to women and minorities pursuing a degree in the aviation industry (i.e. engineering, construction, business, etc). The Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) is the only national, non-profit, trade association dedicated to promoting the full participation of minority-owned, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises (M/W/DBEs) in airport contracting and the inclusion of minorities and women in employment.
The Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars Program
Two types of scholarships are available: the College STEM Majors $2,000 one-time scholarship, and the High School Seniors $42,000 scholar package. Students can apply online. Visit the website for eligibility requirements and deadlines.
American Institute of CPAs
The Accounting Education Center page on the AICPA website offers student resources for accounting majors.
AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engage Americans in intensive service to meet the nation’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps offers benefits including an education award, which can be applied to college tuition or student loans.
Boettcher Teachers Program
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Established in 2003, the Boettcher Teachers Program is a dual licensure and master’s degree fellowship designed to prepare a highly-skilled workforce of professional educators who make a difference in the individual lives of low-income students and communities and the schools that serve them. Boettcher Teaching Fellows are specially trained and endorsed to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students, and earn a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver, as well as a Colorado teaching license from the Colorado Department of Education.
British Marshall Scholarship
The British Marshall Scholarship offers full tuition and living expenses for study at any accredited university within the United Kingdom. Application is open to American citizens who either already possess or will possess a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in the United States before the start of their award. Prospective applicants must have at least a 3.7 GPA. For more information visit www.marshallscholarship.org. Anyone giving serious consideration to applying can contact Marshall Scholarship alumnus Lionel Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program awards 100 renewable scholarships for up to $25,000 per year. The program is open to high school seniors or college undergraduate students who plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business-related programs. Applications will be accepted starting early January. Visit the website for eligibility requirements and deadlines.
The CPAexcel college scholarship program awards 50 prizes in an annual drawing. Prizes include: 1 Grand Prize: $5000 Cash + Video Gold Medal Course (value: $1,690); 5 First Prizes: Video Gold Medal Course; 50 Second Prizes: Online Self-Study Courses (value $1,335 each).
Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College-HSI Alumni Scholarship
Heinz College, in partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), has created a scholarship program to benefit qualified alumni of HACU’s Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) member schools. Heinz College-HSI Alumni Scholarships are awarded at the time of admission (no separate application is necessary). Eligible students will receive a scholarship of at least $6,000 per semester while enrolled as a full-time student. To be considered for this scholarship award, an eligible applicant should indicate their affiliation with an HSI within the application for admission. For more information, click here.
Casualty Actuarial Society/Society of Actuaries Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
The purpose of the Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students program is to provide scholarships at the undergraduate or graduate level for students interested in pursuing actuarial careers. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of individual merit and financial need and are renewable.
Chicano Organizing & Research in Education (CORE)
Applicants must be undocumented, Chicano/Latino, high school students. For more information and application, click here.
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions
CAHSI is a consortium of universities that are committed to increasing the number of Hispanics who earn baccalaureate and advanced degrees in Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE). Their website has a list of opportunities and resources for students. For more information, click here.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc. (CHCI)
911 Second Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: 1-800-392-3532 Fax: (202) 546-2143
Tel: (202) 543-1771
CHCI’s educational services are designed to provide Latino students with the tools and resources they need to succeed in attaining a higher education. CHCI’s website contains information on college preparation, scholarships, internships, fellowships and a section for parents to assist them in successfully guiding their children from K-12 education to the university setting.
Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO)
CLEO is a non-profit project of the American Bar Association (ABA) Fund for Justice and Education to expand opportunities for minority and low-income students to attend law school.
Department of Homeland Security Scholarship and Fellowship Program
The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission.
Ellis Injury Law Diversity Scholarship Information The following scholarship is available to students who are either members of an ethnic or racial minority, or an individual who has made a demonstrative commitment to diversity issues within his or her school and/or community. This scholarship is open to applicants across the country. It is a $3,000 essay based scholarship which will be awarded to 3 students in the amount of $1,000 each. You can find more information about our scholarship here, http://ellisinjurylaw.com/scholarships/.
ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship
ExxonMobil has collaborated with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowships in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for Hispanic college students. Students selected will be exposed to a top quality company by participating in this signature-mentoring program. Each student will be paired with ExxonMobil engineers/scientists to learn how their knowledge is applied in a corporate setting. For application and more information, visit their website and select the LOFT tab.
Ford Salute to Education
Ford has a Salute to Education scholarship for Texas: http://www.salutetoeducation.net/South Florida: http://www.stescholarships.org/San Diego: http://salutetoeducation.com/.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Institute of International Education (IIE)
1800 West Loop South, Ste. 250
Houston, TX 77027
Tel: 713-621-6300, ext 25
The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers awards of up to $8,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. To be eligible applicants must be receiving federal Pell Grant funding and participating in a study abroad program of at least 4 weeks during the fall, spring, summer or academic year. This congressionally funded program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. Application deadline: April for Fall semester/Academic Year and October for Spring semester study abroad programs.
HACU Alumni Association Shot at Graduate School Scholarship
The HACU Alumni Association Shot at Graduate School Scholarship is open to HACU student program alumni who intend to pursue education beyond a bachelor’s degree and is designed to assist with the cost of applying to graduate school. The HACU Alumni Association Shot at Grad School Scholarship provides recipients with a $200 scholarship. For more information, please visit the HACU Alumni Association website.
HACU Scholarship Program - Click here to apply!
8415 Datapoint Drive, Suite 400
San Antonio TX 78229
Attn: Scholarship Program
Tel: 210-576-3250 Fax: 210-690-0823
Health Resources and Services Administration Nursing Scholarship Program
The Nursing Scholarship Program is a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities by helping needy students complete their nurse training. In exchange for the scholarship, upon graduation, the newly minted nurses work at these facilities for at least 2 years.
Hispanic College Fund, Inc. (HCF)
1301 K Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Tel: 1-800-644-4223 or 202-296-5400Fax: 202-296-3774
HCF awards scholarships and/or internships to deserving Hispanic seeking higher education leading to business careers.
Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF)
The Orange County Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) of the Orange County Community Foundation provides three avenues of community support throughout the year. Student Scholarships; Corporate Partnerships and Recognition of K-12, community college and university Teachers and Educators. Scholarships are provided for Orange County Hispanic elementary and middle school students, graduating high school seniors, community college transfers, Law School admits, or participants in specialized HEEF programs. Eligible candidates must demonstrate financial need. HEEF also provides a limited number of renewal awards to previous scholarship recipients. For more information, visit http://www.heef.org/or http://www.heef.org/scholarships/index.htm.
Hispanic Heritage Foundation
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation has a page dedicated to scholarships and educational resources.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education.Founded in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, HSF's vision is to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans. In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. Applications for scholarships are available online at http://www.hsf.net/.
I Can Afford College
The California Community Colleges “I Can Afford College” campaign is a California statewide, financial aid awareness initiative which educates current and prospective students that financial aid is available year-round to help pay for fees, books, rent, and supplies.
International Agricultural Internship Program (IAIP)
The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) accepts applications in the fall for the International Agricultural Internship Program (IAIP) summer session. Since 2000, IAIP interns have gained valuable experience in international agricultural trade by working in one of the 90 FAS overseas offices. This is a paid internship. Please visit their website for more information.
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Scholarship Fund
LULAC offers scholarships for high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate college students through its educational counterpart, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. Refer to the “Programs” link when you access this web site. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope with written requests made by mail.
Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire
The Shire ADHD Scholarship Program is for individuals in the United States diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are pursuing higher education at a college, vocational school, or technical school as an undergraduate student. Applicants must be diagnosed with ADHD and under the care of a licensed health care professional for ADHD. The Scholarship includes a $2,000 monetary award and one year of ADHD coaching from the Edge Foundation to assist in the transition to higher education. Fifty recipients will be selected per year, based on a personal essay describing how ADHD has impacted their lives, an essay describing the value of ADHD coaching, a letter of recommendation, and the applicant’s recent community service, volunteer, and extracurricular activities. Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, sponsors the scholarship program as part of its work to support patients who are diagnosed with ADHD, their families, and the professionals who help them. For the online application and deadline, information on the Shire ADHD Scholarship Program, including the full rules and regulations, please visit www.ShireADHDscholarship.com.
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation offers one of the most outstanding and unique internship opportunities available to undergraduate premed students and those studying in other health care disciplines. Working with a physician mentor and a research staff mentor, interns contribute to clinical research studies and publications that impact patient care. For more information, click here.
Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation
The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Compendium of Texas Colleges and Financial Aid contains a list of colleges and universities in the State of Texas, admission requirements, total expenses for an academic year, financial aid data and related information, helpful hints to the college bound, together with a calendar of various scholarship deadlines arranged by months. From the Every Chance Every Texan homepage, select the Compendium of Texas Colleges and Financial Aid Calendar link. To access the Scholarship Index, select the Scholarships & Aid link.
Miss Puerto Rico Scholarship Organization
The Miss Puerto Rico Scholarship is for full-time students who attend any major school or university or part-time students who are working on a full time basis. This award is for Puerto Rico residents or students of Puerto Rican heritage with parents/legal guardian place of residence in Puerto Rico. Must be females not older than 24 years of age, U.S. citizens, single (never married or had marriage annulled), never been pregnant nor parent of adoptive child, of good character and moral values (good conduct certificate required). It is necessary to prepare a Talent presentation of 90 seconds.
PO Box 16559, San Juan, PR 00908
My Apartment Map Housing Scholarship
$1000 scholarship for on or off campus housing.
NASCAR Diversity Internship Program
Web site: http://www.nascardiversity.com/diversity_internships/
This 10-week, full-time, paid summer internship program is designed to expose diverse college and university students to the many career opportunities within the motorsports industry. In addition to NASCAR, this program involves several NASCAR sponsors and licensees, NASCAR teams and tracks, and other motorsports-related companies. Over 170 interns from across the country have participated in this program, some of whom later accepted full-time positions in the industry.
NCAA Postgraduate Internship
The NCAA Postgraduate Internship is a one-year program that provides on-the-job learning experiences for college graduates who express an interest in pursuing a career in intercollegiate athletics administration based at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis, Indiana. Interns are paid salaries of $24,000 in accordance with the NCAA national office’s biweekly payroll and are provided the following benefits: ten days of annual leave, five sick days, individual health and dental insurance, disability and accident insurance, and workers compensation insurance, in addition to other staff benefits. For more information, click here.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Web site: http://www.nahj.org/
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) offers several scholarships through the Rubén Salazar Scholarship Fund program. Hispanics remain woefully underrepresented in mainstream U.S. newsrooms. One of NAHJ’s goals is to help qualified Hispanic students move from the classroom to the newsroom. NAHJ offers scholarships to college undergraduates and graduate students pursuing careers in print, photo, broadcast or online journalism. To access the scholarship page, select For Students and then Scholarships.
The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG)
This fellowship program is sponsored by theArmy Research Office,Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the DoDHigh Performance Computing Modernization Program This program is intended for <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">U.S.</st1:country-region> citizens at or near the beginning of their graduate studies in science and/or engineering programs. The fellowships are for three year tenures. The stipends begin at $30,500 for first year fellows, $31,000 for second year fellows, and $31,500 forthird year fellows. Full tuition and fees and a health insurance allowance are included as part of the program.
National Hispanic Business Group
Through its Scholarship Awards Program, the NHBG encourages and motivates young adults interested in careers in business and industry.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year.
The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program
This fellowship program provides students with three years of financial support including a $30,000 annual stipend and $10,500 cost-of-education allowance. U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens at or near the beginning of research-based graduate studies in the Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Geosciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences fields are eligible to apply.
The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
This program is open to U.S.citizens and legal permanent residents and offers a competitive stipend as well as insurance, relocation, and travel allowances. This program offers one to three year postdoctoral fellowships designed to increase the involvement of scientists and engineers from academia and industry to scientific and technical areas of interest and relevance to the Navy. This program has a rolling admission.
NSHMBA Scholarship Opportunities
NSHMBA is offering a Prep Scholarship Award, where it will provide scholarship recipients with a choice of in-person or live online coursework from Veritas Prep's top instructors who have scored in the 99th percentile on their actual GMAT exams. Application period runs from March 1 - May 31, 2014.
Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS offers a number of internationally oriented scholarships for students in the Americas.
Since 1960, nearly 200,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation.
Rey Feo Scholarship Program
The Rey Feo Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage students in completing and advancing their college education. The program is directed specifically to San Antonio and Texas Education Service Center Region 20 school district students. The award is for $1,500 and the application deadline is March 31 every year. As long as you apply by March 31,they will work with you if there is any information missing. For more information visit their website.
San Antonio Education Partnership
Offers scholarship opportunities for high school and college students in San Antonio.
The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)
SEAP is an eight week summer research opportunity at participating ONR laboratories for high school students who have completed at least grade 9, and are at least 16 years of age (for most Laboratories), and a U.S. citizen. A graduating Senior is eligible to apply. The stipend for the summer program is $1,500 for new students; $1,550 for returning students.
Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Education Program
This education program provides scholarships and fellowships to students including an annual salary, full tuition, and other normal educational expenses. The purpose is to promote the education, recruitment and retention of undergraduate and graduate students in science, mathematics and engineering studies. The SMART Education Program is open only to citizens of the United States and students must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible. There is an employment obligation to DoD with this education program.
Share Your Story
Share Your Story is a combination scholarship competition and compilation book of low-income students’ college application essays. Once we have received a sufficient number of essays, a selection panel will choose the single top essay from each of 8 common college essay topics to receive a $1,000 college scholarship, and the best overall essay for a $5,000 scholarship. Additional top essays will be included in the publication of a book: Share your Story.
Southwest Airlines’ Travel Award Program
Through “Dándole Alas a Tu Éxito/Giving Flight To Your Success,” Southwest Airlines will provide round trip tickets to students with socioeconomic need who travel away from home to pursue a higher education. Students must submit a transcript and certificate of enrollment from the university that they are attending.More information regarding the online application, eligibility criteria and deadlines for the travel award program is now available on HACU’s website at http://www.hacu.net/hacu/lanzate.asp.
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Student Fellowships and Scholarships Administered by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
The Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program, in itseleventh year, provides risingsophomores, juniors and seniors with an opportunity to receive a generous monthly stipend to conduct health services research on a topic of their choice, under the guidance of Penn faculty. The purpose of SUMR is to prepare and encourage top minority students to pursue academic and research careers in health services research and epidemiology.
Teach For America
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and working professionals - of all academic majors, backgrounds and career interests - who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders for expanding educational opportunity for all children. Each year, Teach For America selects a diverse, highly selective corps of individuals who have the leadership skills to change the prospects of students growing up today, and ultimately to effect fundamental change from a variety of sectors, including education, policy, law, business, medicine and the sciences.
Through the Looking Glass
Through the Looking Glass and its National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families offer scholarships for high school seniors and college students who have parents with disabilities. Scholarship information and applications are available at their website.
USA Funds offers a scholarship award and other college resources. From the home page, select the Planning for College link.
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Corporate Scholars Program
This UNCF program offers Hispanic American, Asian, Pacific Islander American, African American and Native American college students a scholarship that includes an internship designed to help expand the minority workforce of corporations throughout the U.S. Applications are accepted from college sophomores, juniors and graduate students in disciplines requested by UNCF corporate partners. Visit the UNCF website for specific program and application deadline information.
United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation (UNCFSP)
With a focus on excellence, innovation, and diversity, the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation (UNCFSP) is dedicated to increasing the role and participation of higher education in world communities; and, to globally achieving sustainable solutions to meet the vital challenges of the 21st Century. Founded in April 2000, UNCFSP is a spin-off the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). We are an independently established 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has designed and implemented national and international programs addressing health, international affairs and development, policy analysis, and civic engagement. Through the many programs administered by UNCFSP, we have awarded more than $32.5 million for education and research infrastructure building, fellowships, internships, and professional development. Please register online at www.uncfsp.org/register for a complete listing of scholarship, fellowship, and internship opportunities for students and faculty.
United States Army ROTC Scholarships
Army ROTC provides unmatched leadership development opportunities in addition to full-tuition scholarships at more than 700 schools nationwide.
United States Coast Guard Academy
Director of Admissions
U. S. Coast Guard Academy
31 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320-8103
The Coast Guard contributes to America’s safety, security, and economic well being by performing missions involving search & rescue, illegal drug & migrant interdiction, fisheries protection, aids to navigation, and marine environmental protection. The Academy provides preparation to serve as a commissioned officer in the U. S. Coast Guard. Full-four year scholarships are available covering room and board, a PC laptop, and a monthly stipend for textbooks, uniforms and other expenses.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Public Service Leaders Scholarship Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Public Service Leaders Scholarship Program provides undergraduate and graduate level students with a challenging internship opportunity combined with a scholarship. The program is designed to promote public service and create access to higher education. Upon successful completion of program and degree requirements, participants become permanent employees of USDA. Please visit their website for more information.
West Point United States Military Academy
West Point strives to reflect the diversity of America with their academic, military, and physical-development programs. West Point offers a superior education fully funded by the U.S. Government. Please visit their admissions website for more information.
College and Financial Aid Resources
American Education Services (AES)
1200 North Seventh Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Website: http://www.aessuccess.org/ (Financial aid information)
Website: http://www.educacionsuperior.org/ (Informacion en Español)
AES offers a broad range of bilingual materials and programs to assist with planning, preparing, and paying for higher education goals.
College is Possible
Federal Student Aid Information Center
P.O. Box 84
Washington, DC 20044
This center is contracted by the U.S. Department of Education. A telephone representative can assist you with general information on eligibility for federal scholarships, grants and loans. Also, ask for the free publications “College is Possible” and the “2000-2001 Student Guide.” These publications will generally take 10-14 days for delivery.
Financial Aid Opportunities for Minority Students
Collegeview.com reaches millions of students, parents, and counselors in North America and around the world who are actively exploring higher education options and career opportunities. The website includes an online guide highlighting Hispanic colleges and universities.
Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) Scholarship and Recognition Programs
High school students who take the PSAT/NMSQT may qualify to enter competitions for the following scholarships and recognition programs: the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the National Hispanic Scholar Recognition Program, the National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro Students, and The Telluride Association. For more information, consult http://www.collegeboard.org/psat/student/html/nmsc.htmlor contact your high school counselor and/or these organizations directly.
Student Loan Guide
This page offers an overview of federal and private student loan information.
U.S. Department of Education - Student Financial Assistance
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-3601
Tel: 1-800-USA-LEARN (general info)
Office: 202-401-1411 Fax: 202-401-8377
A bilingual website to help parents secure a college education for their children. This website provides information on tuition costs and other subjects.
Scholarship Search Websites
This Dallas-based organization has an extensive scholarship list. To navigate to the scholarships page, under the Guides and Reports drop down box, select Reports.Next, select Guide to Scholarships for New Americans and Minorities.
Free Scholarship Search and Information Service
Latino College Dollars
This site offers a scholarship search directory for high school and college students compiled by the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund(MALDEF)
The MALDEF scholarship page has a link to General Scholarships where students can access the annual MALDEF Scholarship List / Lista de Becas.
Nationally Coveted College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships & Postdoctoral Awards
Highly competitive and prestigious undergraduate college scholarships, graduate fellowships, education grants, summer jobs & research internships, awards for high school seniors & students, women, minorities, Hispanics, African Americans, nurses, engineers, teachers studying math, science & engineering and health professions from national & international foundations. Free financial aid, student loans, prizes, stipends.
The Proyecto Visión scholarship list includes dozens of scholarships for Latinos with disabilities. Information includes award amounts, application deadlines, and direct links to application forms. There are scholarships for every type of disability and in every state.
This website provides a way to search for scholastic financial aid information.
Website: http://www. scholarships.com
Since its founding in 1998, Scholarships.com has had one goal: to help students find the money they need to get a college education. Over the last several years, it has become the largest independent online free college scholarship search and financial aid information resource available. Its mission is to assist students and their families in finding college scholarships and to help them explore a variety of valuable financial aid opportunities.