Scholarships for students of Hispanic or Latino background
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Scholarships for U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents with at least one Hispanic parent or grandparent. Requires a minimum 3.0 (out of 4.0) high school GPA. GED and home-schooled students are eligible.
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Scholarships for U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents who show community leadership. You do not need to be Hispanic or Latino to apply, and there is no minimum GPA. Financial need, community service, and writing skills are important criteria.
- The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Educational Service Centers: This organization is a mouthful, but it's also a branch of the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in the U.S. LULAC offers multiple scholarships, including one specifically for business and engineering students. All scholarships require U.S. citizenship or permanent legal residency, as well as a minimum 3.25 GPA and minimum ACT/SAT scores.
- Hispanic College Fund: Several scholarship options here, including ones for students pursuing a degree in hospitality management, computer science, or engineering, or a Master's in Business Administration (MBA). Requirements vary, but all scholarships require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency, Hispanic/Latino heritage, financial need, and a minimum GPA.
- Hispanic National Bar Association Legal Education Fund: The HNBF offers scholarships to Hispanic law students, including those who win an annual moot court competition. The website does not have a great deal of detail about the application process, so don't be afraid to call the fund's office at (202) 223-4777.
- National Society of Hispanic MBAs: Up to $10,000 is available to Hispanic/Latino U.S. citizens or legal residents with a minimum 3.0 GPA (2.75 with two years of work experience) who are seeking an MBA. You do need to join the NSHMBA to qualify.
- ScholarshipsA-Z: Their goal is to make higher education accessible to all, regardless of immigration status.
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