Many schools want to make their student bodies more diverse and are happy to help students from underrepresented groups. This means that there are a lot of opportunities for Hispanic students to get scholarships, especially in the United States. Don’t limit yourself to the options below; you could likely be eligible for more programs as well.
The opportunities below are just a few of the many Hispanic scholarships that are available every year.
Please note that this page is updated yearly, and because the sponsors or institutions that open these scholarships may often change the period in which they accept applications, we may not keep up with these updates due to the volume of scholarships we publish here. Therefore, this page is basically intended to show you the endless opportunities you have to get a scholarship to study anywhere in the world. Simply click on the link to the scholarship you want to check the deadline for on the official website. Or click here to access our list of current scholarships.
Scholarships for Hispanic students in the US (general):
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund – describes itself as the “number one resource for Hispanic and Latino scholarship programs”. There are Hispanic scholarships available for high school seniors, undergraduates, graduate students, and community college transfer students. To qualify, you must be classed as a US citizen, permanent legal resident, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA), or eligible non-citizen (as defined by Federal Student Aid).
- St. Lawrence University Presidential Diversity Scholarship – various scholarships for minority students, including those of African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, or Native-American heritage. Applicants must demonstrate leadership and service to the community.
- Hispanic Business Association Richard G. Cortez Scholarship – a non-profit organization committed to the enhancement of educational opportunities for Hispanic students in Oregon and Idaho. The scheme offers annual scholarships for Hispanics who have good academic achievement.
- College Board, National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) – program for students who qualify based on outstanding scores on the PSAT/NMSQT in their junior year of high school and self-identify as at least one-quarter Hispanic.
- Connecticut Association of Latino/in Higher Education (CALAHE) – dedicated to promoting educational access for Latino students at higher education institutions in Connecticut.
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) – provides critical financial assistance in associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees and postgraduate degrees to increase graduation rates among Hispanic students. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
- Esperanza Scholarships – Hispanic scholarships are available for residents of Cuyahoga and/or Lorain Counties in Ohio. Students must be graduating high school or be enrolled full-time in college/university, with a family income not exceeding US$60,000 per year.
- La Plaza Scholarship Fund – up to six four-year college scholarships worth$2,000 are awarded each year to Latino students from across Indiana. Students are selected based on their academic record, community participation, and financial need.
- Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards – an annual grant worth US$1,000-3,000, awarded to Hispanic students who demonstrate leadership in the classroom and community.
Scholarships for Hispanic students in the US (subject-specific):
- Alois Bulawa Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee – Lubar School of Business – scholarships for Hispanics are available for those studying business full-time, who demonstrate both financial need and strong academic achievement.
- MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) Law School Scholarship Program – open to Latino students enrolled full-time at an accredited US law school. Candidates are evaluated based on academic and extracurricular achievements, background, and financial need, and must demonstrate commitment to progressing Latino civil rights.
- Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) – an organization dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos in accounting, finance, and related vocations. Scholarships are available for Hispanic members wishing to study in one of these fields.
- The Actuarial Foundation Actuarial Diversity Scholarship – This scholarship promotes diversity in the actuary profession, with awards from US$1,000-4,000 depending on the academic level. Applicants must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups: Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, or Pacific Islander.
- Leo and Trinidad Sanchez Scholarship – up to US$4,500 are available for a Hispanic student who is a current resident of Santa Clara County or Santa Cruz County, studying architecture as a current undergraduate, or a graduating high school senior.
- American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation, Rixio Medina & Associates Hispanics in Safety Scholarship – One award of US$4,000 is available for a Hispanic student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field. Applicants must be bilingual in Spanish and English.
- National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) – Hispanic scholarships are available for US citizens who are studying full-time to become a nurse and who have NAHN membership. NAHN also provides a list of additional scholarships for Hispanics in nursing.
- National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) – NAHJ provides scholarships for Hispanics studying full-time at the undergraduate or graduate level and aspiring towards a journalism career in English or Spanish-language media (or both). Awards range from US 1,000 to $5,000 and are open to students in the US and Puerto Rico.
If you’re seeking funding for an MBA program, visit our sister site TopMBA.com to find MBA Scholarship Programs for Hispanic and Latino Americans.
Scholarships for Hispanic women:
- 100 Hispanic Women Young Latinas Leadership Institute Scholarships – scholarships for Hispanic women to pursue undergraduate study in leadership and related programs.
- AAUW International Fellowships – AAUW provides US scholarships for international graduate women, with a particular emphasis on scholarships for Hispanic women.