Research shows there is a huge gap between income earned by those who have a college degree and non-college degree wage earners. Not going to college will cost about $500,000 dollars over a lifetime.
To help make the dream of a college education a reality, LASER has identified possible scholarships for Latino students.
AcademyHealth Diversity Scholars Network: aims to support the professional development of underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups in the field of health services research (HSR). The Network provides financial support for five scholars to attend the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM), pre-ARM Methods Workshops, and an Interest Group meeting of choice. Additionally, the Network provides the opportunity to engage with mentors and past scholars. Students or fellows who demonstrate commitment to the field of HSR or disparities research and clear objectives for attending the ARM will be given preference. The eligibility requirements are as follows: 1. Current full-time graduate-level students, post-doctoral fellows, or clinical fellows. 2. Member of an underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group. 3. Availability to attend the ARM and pre-conference activities on the specified dates.
American Chemical Society Scholars Program: ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000 are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, 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.
American Institute of Chemical Engineers: The AIChE Minority Scholarship Award is presented to selected AIChE undergraduate student members annually. Applicants shall be required to be undergraduates in chemical engineering during the current academic year and be members of a minority group that is under-represented in chemical engineering.
Chicana / Latina Foundation Scholarship Program: Each year the Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina college students, valued at $1,500 dollars each.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: The mission of CHCI Scholarship Program is to provide critical financial assistance that will increase graduation rates among Latino students in post-secondary education. CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.
Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship & Worldwide Community Ambassador Award: Giva's Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is for anyone attending a college or university worldwide. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students to further their education as well as expand their social responsibility and community service footprint in the world. There is no specific course of study or major required. Two Award Cycles Each Year: Deadlines June 1st and December 1st.
Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis: National database of scholarships for Latino DREAMERS and Latino Residents/Citizens.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services. HSF seeks to give students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come. As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, HSF has awarded over $470 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for candidates, scholars, and their families.
I Know I Can: From elementary school through college, I Know I Can encourages students to dream big and work hard. As one of the largest and most successful college access programs in the country, I Know I Can provides the inspiration to ignite ambition, the advice to excel and the financial support and guidance to enable students to earn a college degree.
Semi-Annual Dream Award: Scholarships for DACA Students: Scholarship America's Dream Award has been established to assist students from across the nation entering their second year or higher of education beyond high school. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student's choice. The awards will grow in amount each year, allowing students to receive aid throughout their college careers.
Smithsonian Young Ambassadors Program (YAP): YAP is a national program for graduating high school seniors that fosters the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities via the Smithsonian Institution and its resources. YAP is a college preparatory and leadership program that encourages participants to explore various academic and career opportunities through the lens of the Latino experience.
Support for Talented Students (STS): STS is a tax-exempt, tax-deductible organization whose sole purpose is to provide scholarships for summer enrichment programs for gifted and talented Central Ohio students currently in grades 3-11 whose families could not otherwise afford the costs. Scholarships are available for all qualified students regardless of gender, religion, race, sexual orientation, or country of national origin. STS has awarded scholarships for summer enrichment programs to students in Central Ohio since 1983.
HSF/Walmart Foundation High School Scholarship: Applicants must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 who are of Hispanic heritage. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale who plan to enroll as full-time students in a degree-seeking program at a four-year accredited institution in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam during the upcoming academic year. FAFSA is required.