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Research shows there is a huge income gap between those who have a college degree and those who do not. Not going to college could cost you $500,000 dollars over your lifetime.

To help make the dream of a college education a reality, LASER has compiled some information and financial resources to help Latinx students succeed:

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Academy Health Diversity Scholars Network: aims to support the professional development of underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups in the field of health services research (HSR).

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.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers: The AIChE Minority Scholarship Award is presented to undergraduate students who are members of a minority group that is under-represented in chemical engineering.

Chicana / Latina Foundation Scholarship ProgramEach year the Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina college students.

Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship & Worldwide Community Ambassador Award: Giva's Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Awards are aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students to further their education and 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. LouisNational database of scholarships for Latino DREAMERS and Latino Residents/Citizens.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund is 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.

Prospanica Scholarship: As an advocate for Hispanic business professionals, Prospanica provides support to undergraduate and graduate business students.

Semi-Annual Dream Award: Scholarships for DACA StudentsScholarship 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.

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.