Scholarships and Grants for Hispanic/Latino Students

This list is NOT current as some scholarship sponsors have not released application deadlines for 2018 but you can check their websites for more information.

Hispanic and Latino Americans have made great strides into all walks of life in the last two decades.  As a percentage of students on college campuses, they are still vastly underrepresented though.  The foundations and businesses listed below are just some of those dedicated to providing a way for deserving students and their families to pay for college.


Did you know that the federal deadline for completing the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) is June 30, 2018  for the 2018-2019 school year? Individual states (as well as colleges/universities) may have separate deadlines, so it is important to check the deadlines. North Carolina does not have a deadline, however it is recommended that the FAFSA form be submitted as soon as possible after January 1st.  After that date, awards are made until funds are depleted. Click on the following link to learn more about the deadlines in your state  

AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship

AAAS offers the Minority Science Writers Internship for students who are interested in pursuing a career in science journalism.

It is open to any minority undergraduate with a serious interest in science writing. Preference will be given to those students pursuing a degree in journalism. You must be enrolled in an academic program at the time of submission.

The internship will take place in the summer at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of Science magazine, the largest interdisciplinary journal in the world. Interns will spend 10 weeks under the guidance of award-winning reporters and editors, and have a chance to experience what science writers do for a living. Interns will be expected to contribute to the weekly news section, which includes the opportunity to write articles with their own byline for print and electronic news services. Travel to and from the internship site in Washington, D.C. is provided. Living accommodations and expenses are the responsibility of the intern.

For more information and how to apply, please visit the AAAS website.

AAAS does not have application deadline information for the upcoming scholarship year. However, please continue to check for application dates at

• Please connect directly with this organization to confirm the next deadline.  

¡Adelante! Fund – Hispanic Organization for Public Employees (HOPE) Scholarship

Adelante’s Mission is to inspire the best and brightest Latino college students to graduate and succeed through scholarships, internships and leadership development. Awards are made annually from $1000 to $3000.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
•Be eligible for JUNIOR or SENIOR status at a college or university by fall.
•Pursue a degree in the following: International Business, General Business, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Public Relations, or Sales.
•Be a US citizen or Legal Permanent Resident.
•Have and maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
•Maintain full-time enrollment status throughout the scholarship term.
•Submit two letters of recommendation that express leadership potential.
•Participate in the Adelante Annual Leadership Institute and possibly a paid internship as well.
•Attend a participating school in our program (A list of Partnering Institutions can be found at their website).

For more information, please visit their website. Scholarships are available annually between January and May

AMS Minority Scholarships

Deadline for this years application has passed, please continue to check the AMS website for further updates on next years scholarship website by going to
The AMS Minority Scholarships will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Funding for the scholarships is provided by industry and through donations made by members to the AMS Giving Program.
Any questions may be directed to Donna Fernandez, Development and Student Program Manager, 617-227-2426 ext. 3907.
AMS encourages applications from women, minorities, and disabled students who are traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related oceanic sciences.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status and must be pursuing a degree at a U.S. institution.

Apartment List Scholarship

Well hello there! Apartment List is one of the fastest growing apartment rental marketplaces in the United States. Finding your next home should be a delightful process, and we’re building the technology tools for a better tomorrow. Our award-winning platform draws nearly 3 million monthly visits, and we have the highest rated iPhone app in the category. We have over 60 employees and are based in San Francisco, CA.
Scholarship details
As a company filled with many college grads, we know that college is an important life endeavor, but one that can be expensive. We couldn’t have graduated without a little help along the way, and we want to give back to the future leaders of America. Therefore, we are offering a $2,500 scholarship to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of Apartment List’s core values:

  • Bold While Pragmatic
  • Endlessly Helpful
  • Making an Impact
  • Driven by Data
  • Succeeding Together
  • Forever Learning

You may have mentored a fellow student, organized a fundraiser for charity, or gone on a humanitarian trip abroad. Whatever your achievements, we want to hear from you!
Any legal U.S. resident at least eighteen (18) years old who meets one of the following criteria:

  • Currently attending attending high school and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year
  • Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

How to Apply
To apply, please submit an application that includes answers to the following questions:

  • What have you done that exemplifies one (or more) of Apartment List’s core values?
  • What is most important to you when choosing a place to call “home”?

Please submit through the Apartment List Scholarship Application Form.
 March 1
Summer: June 1
Fall: September 1
Winter: December 1

The Better Business Bureau is given to high school and college students who reside in the 33 county service area. Visit for application. Deadline has passes, please continue to view the BBB website at for further information.

BBB Eastern NC Scholarship

This premier scholarship opportunity is afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future. There is no GPA or major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.
Recipients will receive a one-time scholarship of:
•$5,000 to attend a graduate-level academic institution
•$2,500 to attend a four-year academic institution
•$1,000 to attend a community college or AA/AS granting institution

For more information, please visit their website at
Please connect directly with this organization to confirm the next deadline.  

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

The Center for Smart Financial Choices (CFSFC) Scholarship

The Center for Smart Financial Choices (CFSFC), through the Mary Carol Sapp & Johnston Financial Education Scholarship Program, announces $8,000 in scholarships for high school seniors and adult college students for the 2017 - 2018 school year.

This is the third year CFSFC has offered monetary assistance to its members and the opportunity to “cultivate financial competencies that will stick with each applicant long after they graduate from college”, says Leslie Moser, Youth Program Educator for the Center.

Applicants will be evaluated by the Center’s selection committee based on demonstrated academic ability (minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0), personal achievements, community involvement, and demonstrated writing ability in a 500-word essay written in response to the required financial education classes.

“As an organization that strives to teach youth how to make smart financial decisions and avoid debt, it only makes sense that we should offer the tools and resources to help students achieve these goals. The Center is so excited to be able to offer two additional scholarships this year and we hope to get a surplus of applicants who wish to take advantage of this opportunity”, says Leslie Moser.

For more information about the scholarship opportunity, application deadlines and to download the initial application form, visit the Center’s website at


The goal of the EPP Program is to increase the number of students who will graduate with degrees in academic fields of study integral to NOAA’s mission. This program targets students who have completed their sophomore year, are attending minority serving institutions (MSIs), and have recently declared, or about to declare a major in atmospheric, oceanic, or environmental disciplines that support these sciences. (The Department of Education determines which universities are MSIs).

The EPP provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include two years of academic aid at $8,000 per year for full-time study; two 10-week summer internship ($650/week); a housing subsidy during the internship; travel to a mandatory NOAA Student Scholarship Orientation Program in Silver Spring, MD. and travel to approved conferences where students present a research paper. The two summer internships provide Scholars with “hands-on” research, scientific, and technological experience.

Students must be:
•U.S. citizens
•Full-time students
•Enrolled or plan to continue into the third year of a four-year degree program or fourth year of a five-year degree program
•Attending an accredited MSI within the United States or U.S. Territories; minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on other identified scale) per term and cumulatively in all completed undergraduate courses
•Majoring in NOAA-related disciplines including, but not limited to, oceanic, environmental, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including, geography, physics, hydrology, or geomatics, that support NOAA’s programs and mission

Application information can be found on their website:

Educational Partnership Program (EPP)

In order to be eligible you must be a top-performing undocumented high school senior in the North or South Carolina region. Deadline for entry in 2017 has passed, please check the website in early September 2017 for updated information for scholarship information for 2018.
Please connect directly with this organization to confirm the next deadline.  

Golden Door Scholarship

The HP Scholar Award is an opportunity for students interested in engineering. The total value of the four-year cash scholarship, HP Scholar Productivity Package and the three paid internships will exceed $40,000 per student. Scholarship awards are $12,000 ($3000 per year for four years) and are intended to help defray educational expenses.
Once accepted into the program, each HP Scholar receives a Productivity Package that includes an HP laptop, printer, and PDA. However, the most valuable part of the HP Scholar experience is the internship opportunity. HP Scholars are eligible for three paid summer internships with HP at one of their US locations during the course of their undergraduate work.
Latino high school seniors or community college transfer students who will be attending one of the HP Scholar partnership universities (University of California, Los Angeles, North Carolina A&T, Morgan State University, or University of Washington) may apply. They must major in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering.
For HP Scholar Applications, visit:

• Please connect directly with this organization to confirm the next deadline.  

Hewlett-Packard (HP) Scholars

Opens January 1, 2018- Closes March 30, 2018

HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to:
•Graduating High School Seniors
•Community College Transfer Students
•Undergraduate Students
•Graduate Students

Award amounts generally range from $500 to $5,000.

Eligibility Requirements
•Must be of Hispanic Heritage
•Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
•Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
•Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited not-for -profit 4 year university or graduate school during the FALL of scholarship cycle year
•U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligibile Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
•Complete FAFSA
•Complete state Dream Act financial aid application (if applicable)

•Merit-based scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students
•All majors and graduate fields accepted
•Emphasis on STEM majors

• Please connect directly with this organization to confirm the next deadline.  

HSF/General College Scholarship

LAWA Scholarship

Who can apply: any first or second generation Latino student who will be graduating from a high school in the Charlotte Region (includes Mecklenburg, Concord/Cabarrus, Gaston, South Iredell/Mooresville, and Union) and who has been accepted to an accredited college or university to attend as a full time student. The application period is now closed.  For more information regarding application deadlines, visit . To apply contact

• Please connect directly with this organization to confirm the next deadline.  


The Winston-Salem Foundation

The Winston Salem Foundation awards scholarships, grants, and loans that vary in amounts, criteria, and deadlines with one online application. Students may apply for loans from January 1-April 1 each year. The June 15 deadline is for:

Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship (nursing)
Azalee Clements Memorial Scholarship
Harry C. Morgan Memorial Scholarship (Engineering)
Alice Conger Patterson Scholarship
Samuel Griffin Seawell and Patsy Moore Seawell Memorial Scholarship

For more scholarship information, please visit

The Foundation's service area includes Davie, Davidson, Forsyth, Surry, Stokes, Yadkin and Wilkes counties