Scholarships and Grants for Hispanic and Latino Students


Hispanic and Latino Americans have made great strides into all walks of education 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.


The FAFSA (Federal Assistance for Federal Student Aid) is the form used to apply for federal financial aid. The information you provide on it determines your Expected Family Contribution. The Hispanic League DOES NOT require a FAFSA application but many other scholarships may. 

Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2018.
Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 15, 2018.

State Deadline
North Carolina - As soon as possible after October 1, 2016. Awards made until funds are depleted.
College Deadline
Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline - whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.
2017-2018 Deadlines2017-2018 Deadlines PDF

Includes deadlines for all states.


We recognize that it is challenging for students and parents to find tools to sort through all the available scholarships applicable to their family. The Hispanic League has received access to the scholarship guide listed below. It was created by  We do not endorse this website but the information listed looks like it can be very helpful.  It is based on over 200 hours researching 17 of the most popular scholarship search platforms that are currently available. They analyzed and audited them using five core metrics to identify key functionality, research tools, and useful student resources.

The entire guide along with some of its features are listed here:


This list is NOT current as some scholarship sponsors have not released application deadlines for 2017-2018 but you can check their websites for more information 


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

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¡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 awards $3,000 in scholarships each year to students who share their vision for an addiction-free world.

Addictive substances abuse has killed more people than every American war combined, and more than 10 times over. Many victims of drug addictions feel as though they are fighting a war themselves.

Through the years, millions of lives have been damaged due to drug abuse and addiction. In the US, there are an estimated 3.6 million people who are addicted to some form of drug, whether for recreation or by prescription. These include people who accidentally become dependent, and eventually addicted to painkillers like Opioids.

With the AddictionResource Scholarship, we want to challenge current and prospective college students to share their story on how we can make the world addiction-free.

Scholarship Details and Awards

Every year, we select three winners in the essay contest. The winners will receive awards toward their tuition at their respective colleges and universities. The winning applicants for first, second and third place receive scholarships in the amounts of $2,000,$700 and $300, respectively. The scholarship awards may only be used to pay for college tuition and/or education-related expenses. There are no costs associated with submitting an application for this scholarship.

Scholarship Deadlines is currently accepting scholarship applications. 

The application deadline is May 31, 2018, at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.  

Eligibility and Details

The Scholarship essay contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are 18 years old or older. Applicants must be accepted to, or currently enrolled in a college or university located within the United States or in the District of Columbia.  Only one (1) submission per student is allowed.

To apply for the Scholarship, all you need to do is share your vision for a drug-free world. 

Applicants must submit a typed essay (1,000–1,500 words) answering the following questions:

  • Why do you see drug abuse and addiction as a problem for individuals and society?
  • What is the best way for society to overcome the issue of drug abuse, and why?
  • What would an addiction-free world look like, and how would it differ from the world today?
  • What message do you have for current addicts?

The essay must include the word count and be signed with a full name (both first and last name), along with the applicant’s email address, phone number, and permanent address.

The winning applicants will be determined based on the essay content, style and originality. Judges are looking for logically organized and well-supported essays.

How to Apply
Winner Notification
  • The top three finalists, as selected by the judges, will be notified via email on June, 10th
  • Winners will be announced to the public at

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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.


Spring: March 1

Summer: June 1

Fall: September 1

Winter: December 1


BBB Eastern NC Scholarship

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.


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 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

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The Center for Smart Financial Choices (CFSFC) Scholarship

Scholarships Available for Adults & High School Seniors

Winston-Salem, N.C.– 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


About Center for Smart Financial Choices

The Center for Smart Financial Choices (the Center) was established in 2011 as a non-profit membership organization designed to provide educational courses that will assist people by encouraging financial competency. The Center’s SAPP Institute focuses on ‘Cultivating Youth for a Future of Financial Wellness’.


Educational Partnership Program (EPP) Undergraduate Scholarship Program

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:



Golden Door Scholarship

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.

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Hewlett-Packard (HP) Scholars Program
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:

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Hispanic Heritage Foundation Scholarship

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is offering a $3000 dollar scholarship to those graduating in the high school class of 2017. For more information, please see the following links:


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Hispanic League Scholarship

The Hispanic League gives $2,000 - $4,000 scholarships each year to former English Language Learner (ELL) students from Forsyth County both documented and undocumented students. You must have a GPA of 2.7 or greater and provide at least 20 hours of volunteer time to the community. The application opens October 15, 2017 Deadline is January 15, 2018 for 2018-2019 academic year. For more information or to apply go to  In 2017 the Hispanic League provided 41 Scholarships.


Hispanic Scholarship Funds

HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. HSF Awards over 150 types of scholarships. Go to to apply. Scholarship application dates have already passed but please continue to check their website at for more details.


How to Start a Blog Scholarship 

Blogging is a great way for students to dive deep into a passion of theirs while gaining marketable skills such as professional writing, web development, and more.

Scholarship Awarded: March 31st, 2017

Scholarship Amount: $2500 USD

Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round

Who Qualifies?: High-school Seniors attending school in America



HSF/USHCC Wells Fargo Scholarship

The HSF/USHCC-Wells Fargo Program is a scholarship program for the 2018-2019 academic year open to dependents of relatives of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members or employees and past participants of the USHCC BizFest Program. Application will open January 1, 2016. For more information go to or .

HSF/General College Scholarship

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

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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 visit

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Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students
The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students awards a $2,500 scholarship for undergraduate study of religion journalism or mass communications. It recognizes of the work of Leonard M. Perryman, a journalist for the United Methodist Church for nearly 30 years.
The Perryman Scholarship promotes excellence by helping students continue their studies in communication, including electronic and print journalism. One scholarship will be awarded to the best overall candidate.
The application date has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year, please continue to visit their website at for further information regarding future application deadlines.

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Lex Mathews Scholarships for Women

Application deadline: March 25, 2018

The Diocesan ECW administers and helps fund the Lex Mathews Scholarship program, named for the Rev. Lex Mathews who advocated for women’s issues and headed Christian Social Ministries for the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina before his death in 1985. The scholarships are geared to Episcopalian women of the diocese, age 23 and older, who are seeking either:
•Specialized training in vocational or technical skills
•A degree or certification below the masters or doctorate level
•Continuing education courses for upgrading job skills

While preference is given to Episcopalians, non-Episcopalians may apply so long as they are sponsored by a member of an Episcopal church. The amount awarded each year depends upon how the selection committee evaluates each application as well as the financial interest generated by the scholarship fund. Generally, scholarship amounts run between $500 and $2,000 for one academic year.

All applications must be completed in full and received by March 25, no exceptions. Selections are made in April or May and recipients notified by the end of May so they have time to prepare for the coming school year.

For the application forms, use these links:

General Information for the Lex Mathews Scholarship Applicant

Application for Lex Mathews Scholarship

Applicant’s Yearly Budget Estimate

ECW Vice-President Velma Bradshaw chairs the Lex Mathews Scholarship Committee. The ECW President, in consultation with the chairperson, appoints members of the committee.

Members Credit Union Scholarship

To be eligible for consideration for a scholarship the applicant must be (1) a member of Members Credit Union and (2) be enrolled or plan to enroll in 2018  as a full-time student in an accredited college or university. For Members Credit Union Scholarship information visit  Deadline: March 18, 2018

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Migvapor Scholarship 


MigVapor offers scholarship awards for the students who present their well-researched and evidence-based essay to encourage smokers to kick their addiction. Remember, smoking not only impacts the smoker, but also other people around them.

Scholarship Awards

The winning candidates for the first, second and third places will receive scholarships in the amounts of $1,900, $700 and $400, respectively. Each winner of this essay contest will be awarded a check and these funds may only be used to cover the educational expenses.

Application Deadlines

► November 1st, 2016 for the Spring 2017 semester

► May 31st, 2017 for the Fall 2017 semester

Who Can Participate

► This scholarship is offered nationwide to United States citizens.

► To apply, you must be a full-time student at an accredited four-year or two-year university, community college or junior college, or a graduate degree program.

► You have to be at least 18 years old

How to Participate

Choose a relevant topic and write an essay that is at least 800 words long. Email your signed essays with your full name, university name, and your address to before the end of the current application period. One person can send only one entry.





Minority Access Internship Program
The Minority Access Internship Program is designed to allow talented undergraduate and graduate students to experience the diversity and scope of career opportunities available in the federal government and other participating entities.
This is a paid internship program and selected students receive a stipend. Our internship opportunities are with Federal Government agencies and while most positions will be in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, there are positions in other locations around the U.S.
Minority Access interns receive pre-employment training, expert counseling on career choices, financial management and professional development, and recognition for fulfilling the requirements of the program. The Minority Access Internship Program staff is available at all times to lend assistance to the interns.
Applicants must do all of the following to be considered:
• Complete and submit a Minority Access, Inc. application
• Include an official academic transcript
• A recommendation from a faculty adviser or current instructor must accompany the application
• Submit a resume with job and/or volunteer experience
Applications must be postmarked by the dates indicated below for the three program terms:
• Spring Program – December 1st
• Summer Program – March 1st
• Fall Program – July 1st
You may download the application from their website.

Mark Cappel, Senior Editor at combines decades of experience in financial literacy and data to provide comprehensive, easy-to-use tools to help users make smarter financial decisions. MoneyGeek is trying to help students with easy-to-use financial information. Some highlights include:
- Step-by-step instructions to filling out the FAFSA
- Alternative ways to pay for college
- Different types of college savings plans
You can check out guides here:
Ultimate Guide to the FAFSA:
Graduating Without Debt:
College Savings Plans:

NC Hispanic College Fund

The NC Hispanic College Fund established by the NC Society of Hispanic Professionals awards annual scholarships, worth between $500 and $2500. Please go to to download the application and view the instructions on how to apply. The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund committee must receive applications by January 15th of each year. Award announcements are by April 1st of each year.

Northrop Grumman HENAAC Scholarships
The HENAAC Scholars Program has awarded scholarships to over 100 students in its short existence. HENAAC scholarship honorees continue to pave the way for future generations of Hispanics and lead by example to enhance our nation’s professional technical workforce.
One undergraduate and one graduate student are selected annually to receive the HENAAC Student Leadership Award and scholarship. Although graduate, undergraduate and high school applicants use the same application form, each group is evaluated separately.
Basic Scholarship Requirements:
• Applicants must demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities
• Applicants must be science, technology, engineering or math related majors
• Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher
• Recipients must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the upcoming Fall semester
• Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Hispanic community
To find out more or begin the application process, visit Northrup Grumman at

Nuestra Juventud Scholarship

Univision 40’s scholarship campaign will distribute $7000 to Hispanic students that are planning on attending a 4 or 2 year program. Seven Hispanic students will receive $1000 towards tuition at the school they choose to attend. Please go to to download the application and view the instructions on how to apply. In order to be eligible you must be entering 12th grade, check website for more details. The application deadline for the 2017-2018 year has passed, please check for more details. Scholarship
The QuitDay scholarship is awarded to students each year who share their vision for a smoke-free world. Help make higher education smoke-free! Submit your free application online at
Scholarship Award: $3,000 total, awarded to three students
Deadline to Apply: March 31 of each year. The next scholarship application program will open September 2017.

Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. SCHOLARSHIPS

Helping students afford the education of their dreams

Students across the country work hard to earn top marks, dreaming of the college they'll attend and the education they'll receive. Unfortunately, many of these students won’t be able to afford it.

We want these students to reach their full potential. To help them accomplish this, our network of U.S. Chapters, along with the global office of RMHC, offer scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. Since 1985, more than $56 million in scholarships have been awarded.


The next application period will begin in the fall of 2017 for the 2018-2019 school year.

Scholarships are for students in the United States living in areas where there are participating local RMHC Chapters. Please note that not all Chapters offer all four scholarships below.   NOTE: we have a RMHC in Winston Salem NC

  • RMHC/Scholars: All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

    RMHC Scholarships
  • RMHC/Asia: Applicant must have at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage.

    RMHC Asia Scholarship Program
  • RMHC/African-American Future Achievers: Applicant must have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage.

    RMHC/African-American Future Achievers
  • RMHC/HACER®: Applicant must have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage.


Questions about the Scholarship Program application process? 
Contact International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) via email at (Subject Line: RMHC) or toll free 855-670-4787.


Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarships

Hispanic college students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math are invited to apply for more than $2 million in scholarships through AHETEMS (Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science), the educational foundation of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).

Students may apply for as many scholarships as they please, as long as they are eligible. The values range from $1,000 to $5,000. There is no fee to apply and individuals may apply for multiple scholarships using only one application form. All applications must be postmarked by April 1st.

The different scholarships vary in terms of qualifications and the amount of scholarship money granted, but all scholarships require a minimum 3.0 GPA both at the time of application and throughout the scholarship period. Students must be registered fulltime (taking at least 12 credit hours as an undergraduate or nine credit hours as a graduate student) in a STEM discipline. Applicants may find specific requirements and apply for all scholarships online.

For more information and to begin the application process, you can  contact the foundation or visit


STUDY SOUP Scholarship

StudySoup just announced a $2,000 Future Innovators Scholarship program for students (link to press release).

Here's some information that may be helpful...

About the Future Innovators Scholarship Program
Equal access to education is one of the main pillars of StudySoup's values. To further propagate access to education for all, StudySoup recently announced a $2,000 scholarship for outstanding students enrolling in or continuing to pursue education opportunities.

Who is eligible:
Any legal U.S. resident at least eighteen (18) years old who meets one of the following criteria:

  • Currently attending high school
  • Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

How to apply:
Follow this link to the application form:

You'll need to submit 3 short writing segments to be considered for this scholarship.

About StudySoup
StudySoup is a Peer-to-Peer Learning Marketplace that connects top students in the class with those who need a little help. Top students can upload their notes, and study guides to the StudySoup Marketplace, and their peers can purchase those study materials, earning the seller a sweet income.

Fall: October 1st 2016
Spring: March 1st 2017

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

Tobacco-Free Life Academic Scholarship

tobacco-free life scholarship

Are you passionate about creating a tobacco-free world? Tobacco-Free Life awards $2,000 in scholarships each quarter to students who are committed to preventing the suffering and death caused by smoking. If you share our vision, we want to support you in your academic study.

Scholarship Information

Tobacco-Free Life is offering scholarship awards to the students who best demonstrate their skills in encouraging smokers to break free of their addiction by creating a well-researched and evidence-based paper offering advice to tobacco users.

The Problem

Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death in the world. According to the World Health Organization, half of tobacco users die as a result of smoking-related diseases. In addition to the abundant risks to the user, smoking also harms bystanders and the environment.

Almost 70 percent of smokers want to quit, and around 43 percent try each year. However, many smokers don’t have the know-how or the willpower to kick the habit for good. Over two-thirds of smokers who quit for a short period of time will relapse and take up smoking again.

The Solution

Inspiring smokers to make a positive change in their lives with evidence-based information has been shown to increase their chances of successfully quitting.


Scholarship Prize

Each quarter, two students will be selected to each receive $1,000 in scholarship funds.

Application Deadline

September 30, 2016 at 11:00 PM (PST)

What to Do

If you want to apply for the scholarship, simply submit a typed essay of between 1,000 and 1,500 words that answers the following questions:

  • Why do you believe smoking is a significant problem for both individuals and society as a whole?
  • We as a society need to tackle the issue of smoking. What is the best way to accomplish this, and why is it the best approach?
  • Imagine we’re successful in creating a smoke-free world: what would that world look like? How would it be different to the world we live in today?
  • If you could say just one thing to current smokers, what would it be?

When you’ve completed your essay, sign it with your full name, your email address, phone number and permanent address.

The winners will be chosen based on the content, style and originality of the essays. Essays with a logical structure that are well-supported by evidence and fully referenced stand the best chance of winning.

How to Apply

  1. Read the Scholarship Rules.
  2. Submit the Scholarship Contest Application Form.
  3. Email your essay


  • 18 years or older
  • Undergraduate or graduate students
  • Accepted to or enrolled in a college or university in the United States

Winner Notifications

Winners will be contacted via email and featured on the website.

Get Started

To get started, simply fill out and submit your scholarship application form.

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Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship

The Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship provides awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 for undergraduate and graduate minority students in technical disciplines that include the chemical and material sciences, engineering disciplines, information management and physics.

All applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be enrolled full-time.

For more information about this award or to download the application form, please visit their website.

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 Organization Resources

ASPIRA Association
College Prowler
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
National Association of Latino Arts and Culture
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)
Service-Employment-Redevelopment (SER) National

My Scholly- (additional resource to consider but not endorsed by the Hispanic League)




Another potential source of financial aid is private scholarships. There are a few private scholarships for undocumented students that do not require the student to be a US citizen or resident or have a social security number in order to apply. Information about such scholarships can be found in the FastWeb scholarship search. Other good resources include the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)(see especially the MALDEF List of Scholarships for Undocumented Students and the MALDEF Scholarships) and the Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund.

Another good resource for California students is Latino College Dollars: Scholarships for Latino Students. This directory directory includes several scholarships that do not require US citizenship and are available to undocumented students.

See also Ayuda Financiera del Estudiante en Español.


Federal Student Aid

If the student is a US Citizen but one or more parents are undocumented, the student is eligible for federal student aid. However, if the parents supply a fake or stolen social security number (SSN) on the form, the student's FAFSA will be rejected when the parent's social security number fails to match. The FAFSA may also be rejected when the parents submit a SSN or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) that is valid for work purposes only. If the parents do not have a social security number or the social security number fails the match, they should use 000-00-0000 as their social security number on the FAFSA form.

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Other Scholarships to Consider

Student Financial Aid Search Engine: Find & Apply for Financial Aid to Pay for College

Scholarships to Help International Students Afford U.S. Colleges

“No Essay” College Scholarship

United Negro College Fund Scholarships

Scholarship America Scholarships