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College Scholarships for Students of Hispanic and Latinx Heritage

This web page was updated January 2023.

There are a lot of college grants and scholarships for students of Hispanic ancestry. However, a majority of the scholarships have specific, narrow, limiting eligibility requirements. Many of the scholarships are restricted to high school students, specific fields of study, specific geographical location, or school. We will present a list of grants and scholarships for Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx students with the least amount of restrictions for eligibility requirements. Below this relatively-short list, will be another list of resources for grants and scholarships that are more specific with their eligibility requirements.


We decided to write the following statement about being careful on applying for scholarships that MAY no longer be available. From our experience of trying to list scholarships that are currently available, we have found that many scholarships stay on the World Wide Web, although the organizations that at one time funded the scholarships, NO LONGER fund the scholarship. We have found that all the information is on the organization's web page, BUT, the date for applying for that scholarship may be a couple years old. Our best advice is that IF a scholarship is listed on a web page AND the date of application is more than a year old, then it is VERY PROBABLE that the scholarship is NOT AVAILABLE. Our best advice is that if you are interested in a scholarship that has older information, then PLEASE TRY TO CONTACT them to see IF the scholarship is currently being offered. Definitely, a number of organizations may delay funding a scholarship for a year or two. However, there are many scholarships that are found on web pages that have been there for years that have NOT been funded for years.


The Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Program (HSF)

Sponsor: Hispanic College Fund (HSF)

Probably, this is the FIRST website (source) that you should visit. This organization provides MULTIPLE scholarships and the eligibility requirements vary with the different scholarships. HSF teams up with a variety of corporate sponsors to provide scholarships.

PLEASE visit The Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Website at:


CHCI Scholarship/ Intern Program

Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.

"The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is the nation's premier Hispanic leadership development organization. We are a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(C)3 organization based in Washington, D.C. For nearly four decades, CHCI has been Developing the Next Generation of Latino Leaders® by promoting education attainment, providing unmatched career development experiences, and offering leadership programs that connect program participants to the most powerful network of U.S. leaders."

PLEASE visit the various web pages on their website. The menu at the top of the web pages will send you to information about scholarships, internships, fellowships, and much more. The scholarship page will list MANY, MANY scholarships for a variety of people. At one time, I copied the following message. I do not know for sure how many "Scholar-Intern Programs that CHCI provides now, but they did provide six Scholar-Intern Programs. This was their message:

"Supporting education is a crucial part of our mission to develop the next generation of Latino leaders. CHCI offers six Scholar-Intern Programs that provide not only monetary support, but hands-on experience in various fields. From media to health care to business, CHCI's Scholar-Intern programs will help you gain important skills while earning money for your education.

Money: Number of scholarships and the financial award for each scholarship will vary.

Contact Information and Rules:


U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

MORE scholarships are mentioned at the main website at: AND at

Sponsor: United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)

Eligibility Requirements and Awards: "Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or Undocumented). Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students for the Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 academic year. This includes high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors up to age 25."

Money: $1,000 if you attend a four-year college. $500 if you attend a two-year college.


"About The Rumba Meats Scholarship: Rumba Meats, part of the Cargill family of brands, helps the Hispanic community celebrate their culture and preserve their heritage through food.  Through a partnership with United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, Rumba is awarding 25 post-secondary academic scholarships of $1,000 each and helping empower today’s Hispanic youth to become tomorrow’s leaders."


Contact Information and MORE. There are MORE rules and general information that you need to read at:

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

At one time, this program provided some financial assistance. I am not sure if they provide scholarships at this time, BUT you may want to contact them to see what they have to offer, now.

Sponsor: College Assistance Migrant Program

"The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) assists students who are migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) enrolled in their first year of undergraduate studies at an IHE. The funding supports completion of the first year of studies. Competitive five-year grants for CAMP projects are made to IHEs or to nonprofit private agencies that cooperate with such institutions. The program serves approximately 2,000 CAMP participants annually."

"Services include outreach to persons who are eligible, counseling, tutoring, skills workshops, financial aid stipends, health services, and housing assistance to eligible students during their first year of college. Limited follow-up services are provided to participants after their first year."

PLEASE visit their website for MORE information.

Contact Information and MORE information:

La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarships

Sponsor: La Unidad Latina Foundation, Inc.

"74% of Latino students enrolled in colleges and universities in the U.S. cut their education short due to the financial pressures of supporting their families. We want to make sure all students who start college, finish college by providing scholarships directly to the students when they need it most.

Our annual national scholarship program for undergraduate and graduate Latino students awards grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 per recipient to lessen the financial burden."

Contact Information:


Salvadoran American Leadership & Educational Fund (SALEF) Scholarships

Sponsor: Salvadoran American Leadership & Leadership Fund

SALEF sponsors are known to have sponsored more than one scholarship at one time or another. However, please contact the organization for the latest information on scholarships that are actively being funded.

Here are a couple of scholarships that, at one time, were offered. I am not sure if they continue to be active. The dates on some of the information are OLD.

"Health Career Scholarship:": Scholarships are offered to students pursuing health related fields. This includes graduating high school seniors, community colleges, vocational/ trade schools, undergraduate, students pursuing a Master in Public Health (MPH) and students in Medical and/or Dentistry schools. Scholarship money is generously provided by The California Wellness Foundation.


SALEF's "Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship" fund is making higher education a reality for Central American and Latino students, including AB 540 students, with over 1,000 scholarships provided since 1998. SALEF's "Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship" Fund offers financial assistance and support to undergraduate, graduate and professional students, often making the difference in whether a student can attend college or not. 

Contact and MUCH MORE Information:!__programs


Chicana / Latina Foundation Scholarship Program (for Women)

Sponsor: Chicana/Latina Foundation

"The purpose of the Chicana Latina Foundation (CLF) Scholarship and Leadership Program is to assist Chicana/x and Latina/x college students in completing their undergraduate and graduate education

Our Leadership and Scholarship Program forms the cornerstone of the Chicana Latina Foundation. Each year we award merit-based scholarships valued at $1500 to 40-45 powerful Latina students. Applications to the program are currently closed. It will open on January 1, 2023. 


For Contact Information, Eligibility Requirements and MORE, PLEASE visit the following website:

Golden Door Scholars Sweepstakes: This organization is known to fund a number of scholarships. Please visit their website in order to see what is available, currently.

PLEASE contact the following addresses FOR MORE INFORMATION.



More Resources for Finding More Grants and Scholarships
for Students of Hispanic / Latino Ancestry is an impressive website that will offer a free scholarship search service as well as provide a list of scholarships for Hispanics and Latinos. PLEASE pay attention to the web pages as some of the pages/forms may be ADVERTISEMENTS for colleges that you are filling out and NOT the scholarship website's profile/registration. At this time, a variety of lists of scholarships are located at the bottom of their web pages.

Fastweb is another very popular free scholarship search service that allows the student to pick a number of options for their "profile", including heritage. PLEASE pay attention to the web pages as some of the pages/forms may be ADVERTISEMENTS for colleges that you are filling out and NOT the scholarship website's profile/registration.

A link to scholarships for Hispanics is located at the bottom of their web pages. Here is a direct link to one of their web pages for scholarships for Hispanics:


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