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Scholarship and Fellowship Resources

(Partial list, last updated 01/03/24)

Major

Website

Requirements

Amount

Deadline

Law

Diversity Scholarship Foundation

Must have completed 2 semesters of law school.

Multiple awards, varies

Typically October

Public Relations

Public Relations Society of America

Must be of Latino, African American, Asian American, Native American, Alaskan Native, or Pacific Islander ancestry.

Multiple awards, varies

Varies

Open

La Unidad Latina Fundación, Inc.

Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 out of a 4.0 scale. Current enrollment in an eligible bachelor’s or master’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university. Completed at least one full-time year of study for undergraduate applicants, and at least one full-time semester of study for graduate applicants. Must reside in the United States.

$500 - $1,000

Typically

March

Open

Golden Doors Scholars

Must be eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Must be a high school senior, recent high school graduate, or currently enrolled as an undergraduate/ transfer student.

Varies

Typically October, application opens in September

Computer Science, Computer

Engineering or closely-related field

Google Lime Scholarship Program

Full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a university in the U.S. or Canada. Student with a disability pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field. Maintain a strong academic performance. Must exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for computer science and technology.

$10,000

Application opens in October

Open

Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders, United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)

Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student in a four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories. Demonstrate financial need. Must have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry.

$500 - $1,000

November

Open

Point Foundation: College Scholarships for LGBT Students

Enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the U.S. Students enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in a U.S. territory are not eligible. Person identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community. Enrolled full-time for the full academic year and at least a senior in high school. Enroll in degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program. Community college students must be transferring to a four-year college or university.

Multiple awards, varies

Parts 1 and 2 open on November 1 and close in January

Radio, Television, Digital Journalism

Radio Television Digital News Association

Pursuing career in radio, television, or digital journalism. Officially enrolled as a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior in good standing when scholarship is awarded academic year.

Multiple awards, varies

March

Open

National Scholarship for First-Time College Students

DACA or TPS or certify meeting the immigration eligibility criteria set forth on website. Graduated from high school or earned a GED diploma by the end of academic year or earlier. Must have GPA of 2.5/4.0 scale (or an equivalent GED score). Must not have been enrolled in a full-time associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at one of TheDream. Enroll full-time in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at one of institution. Came to the U.S. before reaching your 16th birthday. Must demonstrate significant unmet financial need. Covers tuition and fees.

Varies

Application opens in September and closes in February

Music, Composition

BMI Student Composer Award

Must be a citizen of a country in the Western Hemisphere. Enrolled in an accredited public, private, or parochial secondary school, in an accredited college or conservatory of music, or engage in the private study of music with a recognized and established teacher (other than a relative). Must be under the age of 28 as of time of submission. Must not have won this award two times previously.

$500 - $5,000

Typically February

Open

Que Llueva Café Scholarship, Chicano Organizing & Research in Education (CORE)

Chicano/Latino descent. Undocumented student, defined as someone who was born outside of the U.S. and lives here without legal permission of the federal government. Must be or will be a high school or GED graduate who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the academic year.

$500

Typically February

Open

TELACU Education Foundation

First-generation college student from a low-income household. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Must attend a four-year college or university. Enrolled full time for the entire previous academic year. Able to attend mandatory TEF sessions throughout the academic year if attending a local area school. Illinois Applicants: Must be a permanent resident of the Greater Chicagoland Area.

$500 - $5,000

Application opens in December

Journalism

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

College-bound high school senior, undergraduate (two- or four-year) or graduate student pursuing a career in journalism in English or Spanish-language media or both. College students must be enrolled in an accredited community college or 4-year university within the U.S. or Puerto Rico at the time the scholarship is received. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

$1,000 - $5,000

Typically, application opens in December and closes in March

Journalism, Communications

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students

 

United Methodist ethnic minority student enrolled at the junior or senior level in the journalism or communications department of an accredited college or university in the U.S.

$2,500

Typically March

Open

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

 

Demonstrate activism in the struggle to achieve civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity, or other progressive issues. Enrolled in an accredited college/university or trade school. Graduate students are eligible to apply. Undocumented students are invited to apply.

Up to $10,000

Application opens January 1 and typically closes in April

Open

Hispanic Scholarship Foundation

Must be of Hispanic heritage. Must be a high school senior, community college transfer student, an undergraduate student or graduate student. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale for high school students or a 2.5 GPA for college & graduate students. Must plan to enroll full-time in an accredited not for profit university or graduate school during the fall of a scholarship cycle. Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FASFA). Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable).

$500 - $5,000

Application opens in January  and typically closes in April

Open

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Scholar-Intern Programs

On programming days, interns will have a full day centered on CHCI’s four Pillars of Leadership—Civic Engagement, Social Responsibility, Self-Empowerment, and Promoting Community and Hispanic Culture. During these weekly sessions, participation in discussions surrounding issues that affect the Latino community will help interns explore a variety topic while building strong relationships that can help throughout their career. CHCI’s curriculum is centered around a graduate-level non-credit public policy course taught by The George Washington University Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute and Trachtenberg School of Public Policy.

 

September

Open

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest, The Ayn Rand Institute

Must be a senior in high school, undergraduate, or graduate student. Undocumented students are encouraged to apply.

$50 - $20,000

April

Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math-related

Hispanic Engineers National Achievement Awards

Must demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership, and campus/community activities. Must be a science, technology, engineering, or math-related major. Must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the Hispanic community. Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the preceding fall semester, at an accredited two-year or four-year college/university in the U.S. or its territories.

$500 - $10,000

Application opens in January and closes in April

Open

B. Davis Scholarship

Must be a high school junior or senior or must be registered in a post-secondary institution.

$1,000

May

Sustainability

Ted Rollins Eco Scholarship

Must be a high school senior or college undergraduate student. Must major or plan to major in a field related to sustainability. Must plan to take at least 10 credit hours during the fall semester.

$1,000

Typically June

Open

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) HACER Scholarship

High school senior and younger than 21 years old. Eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study. Enroll and attend an accredited institution in the academic year after their selection. Must be a legal U.S. resident. Must have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage. Must have a minimum 2.7 GPA.

$100,000

Typically opens in the Fall

Open

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

Must have a GED or high school diploma and be seeking a four-year academic degree. Must be from a family of migrant or seasonal farm workers. Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. Scholarship only applies to freshman year of college.

Varies

Varies

Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography

World Studios AIGA Scholarships

U.S. citizen or in possession of a permanent resident card or Form I-551. Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Fine art, Graphic design, Illustration or Photography. Applicants must be matriculated or planning to at accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. for Fall/Spring and must maintain full-time status. GPA of 2.0 or higher. Must demonstrate financial need.

$2,000 - $3,000

Annually

Chemical Sciences, Chemical Technology

ACS Scholars Program

ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander (excluding Asian) or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply. Seniors can apply for their fifth year.

$5,000

 

Typically closes in March

Accounting

AICPA Fellowships for Minority Doctoral Students 

 

 

CPAs of diverse backgrounds college and university classrooms. The program's goal is to increase the number of CPAs who serve as role models and mentors to young people in the academic environment. AICPA Foundation awards annual fellowships of $12,000 to full-time minority accounting Ph.D. scholars who demonstrate significant potential to become accounting educators.

$12,000

Typically closes in May

 

 

Sociology

ASA Minority Fellowship Program

 

 

Through its Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), the American Sociological Association (ASA) supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline. The Fellowship includes designated cohort programming at the ASA Annual Meeting, travel support for scientific conferences, and the opportunity to become part of a distinguished network of sociologists.

$18,000

Typically closes in May

 

 

Counseling

 

 

 

NBCC Minority Fellowship Program for Mental Health Counselors (Doctoral

 

 

20 doctoral-level counseling fellowships of $20,000, plus the travel expenses to participate in program-related trainings. Knowledge and experience with underserved communities, child/adolescent and geriatric groups, communities in inner cities and rural areas, persons (including LGBT), or those who are veterans or are from military families. Applicants must commit to teach, administer services, conduct research, and/or provide direct mental health counseling to at least one of the qualifying populations. Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residence, not work for a federal agency, and be currently board-certified.

$20,000

 

Typically closes in September

 

 

Actuarial

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

 

 

The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Latinx, Native North American and Pacific Islander students. The scholarship award recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession. Scholarships range from $1,000-$4,000. Each applicant must have at least one birth parent who is; Black/African American, Latinx, Native North American or Pacific Islander.

$1,000 - $4,000

Typically closes in May

 

 

Open

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarships

 

 

Attending or accepted into an accredited post-high school educational institution, including 2 and 4-year college/universities or trade/vocational schools in the U.S. and must reside in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Westmoreland, or Washington county. Demonstrate unmet financial need of at least $1,000 after financial need has been awarded and have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry (at least one of the applicants' grandparents must be Hispanic). Minimum 3.0 GPA is required and enroll as a full-time student.

$5,000

Typically closes in April

Open

 

Boren Scholarships  

 

 

The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. All eligible applicants have the option to either apply for a Regional Flagship Language Initiative or select/design their own study program.

$20,000

Typically closes in May

Open

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation's Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Finance, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Social Justice and Technology. Applicants must be high school seniors, have a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher, be of Hispanic heritage, be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or qualify for DACA, and plan to attend an accredited higher education institution.

$1,000

Typically closes in December

 

Open

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

Hollings scholars have a variety of internships, from working with fish, diving, going aboard vessels, computer modeling, and more.

$19,000

Typically open in September

Open

ImVein Healthcare Scholarship      

Arvin & Rena, founders of ImVein, launch an annual, one-time $1,000 scholarship to anyone seeking education at the Graduate, and/or Doctoral/Professional level (associate and certificate programs are not included).   Graduate, and/or Doctoral/Professional level (associate and certificate programs are not included).

$1,000

 

Typically closes in July 

Planning

APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship

The APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship is offered to women and minority (African American, Hispanic American, or Native American) students enrolled in an approved Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) planning program who are citizens of the U.S., intend to pursue careers as practicing planners in the public sector, and are able to demonstrate a genuine financial need are eligible to apply for a scholarship. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Depending on merit and eligibility criteria.

One award of $2,000 is made.

Typically closes in April

Open

BLM² Scholarship Foundation College Scholarship Application

The BLM² Scholarship was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. Removing some of the financial burdens associated with college, BLM² plays a vital role in increasing college access to minorities.

 

$1,000

Typically closes in September

Open

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign/ Illinois Scholars Program

Scholarships awarded by OSFA are based on financial need. Admitted or enrolled as an undergraduate student. File for financial aid each academic year by completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal FAFSA.

Varies

July

Open

The National Scholarship

Applications are open to undocumented immigrant students with or without DACA or TPS who came to the U.S. before the age of 16 and before Nov. 1, 2017.

 

Varies

Open November or April