- La Unidad Latina Foundation
The La Unidad Latina Foundation was established in 1999 to serve as an independent, non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to educational achievement and civic empowerment in the Latino community.
- American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education
The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) is an agent of change for improving education, thus enabling Hispanic students to fully participate in a diverse society. AAHHE works collaboratively with all sectors of education, business, industry, as well as community and professional organizations to enhance the educational aspirations and to meet the needs of a significantly increasing Hispanic population.
- Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project
The Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project, Inc. (CLYLP) was organized in 1982 with the primary purpose of preparing students to participate in California’s economic, social and political development. CLYLP is guided by the overall theme “Future Leaders,” and the leadership training emphasizes the importance of culture, community, college and careers. To date more than 2,000 students have gone through the program.
- Coalition to Increase Minority Degrees
This page was developed for the Coalition to Increase Minority Degrees (CIMD) by the Minority Advanced Technology Initiative. MATI utilizes advanced technology on behalf of Expanding Minority Opportunities. It is the technology support and development initiative respectively of both the Coalition to Increase Minority Degrees and the Center for Cost-Effective Interactive Learning Excellence (CCILE). Both CIMD and CCILE are currently headquartered at Arizona State University’s Hispanic Research Center.
- College Board
Understand all of your options when it comes to paying for college. College Board can help you get the latest information about college costs, scholarships, financial aid applications, education loans, and college financing.
- Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism, and for peace in Vietnam. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity.
- Esperanza Education Fund
The Esperanza Education Fund is a grassroots effort to increase access to higher education for immigrant students in the capital region—and to do so by harnessing the energy, resources, and initiative of the immigrant community itself. Starting this spring, the Fund will offer $5,000 two-year scholarships and $10,000 four-year scholarships to local immigrant students to attend public colleges and universities, regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status.
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- Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school including: federal financial assistance—grants, loans and work-study programs. The programs we administer comprise the nation’s largest source of student aid: during the 2007-08 school year alone, we provided approximately $83 billion in new aid to nearly 10 million postsecondary students and their families. Our staff of 1,100 is based in 10 cities in addition to our Washington headquarters.
FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools — on or off the web.
GradSchools.com is the leading and most comprehensive online resource for graduate schools and graduate program information. Choose from more than 60,000 masters and PhD degree program listings by field of study, subject, graduate school or metropolitan location. Also offered are online graduate programs for students interested in learning online, business graduate programs for students interested in business and MBA degrees and international graduate program listings for students interested in programs outside the U.S.
GrantsNet is a one-stop resource to find funds for research and training in the sciences. This service is completely free and is offered by the Science Magazine site which provides the full text of the journal’s news stories, research reports, and commentary articles in a searchable database, enhanced by additional information, links, multimedia, and user services, as well as a database of scientific-product information.
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of eighteen institutions. Today, HACU represents more than 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Although our member institutions in the U. S. represent less than 10% of all higher education institutions nationwide, together they are home to more than two-thirds of all Hispanic college students. HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).
- Hispanic College Fund
Founded in 1993, the Hispanic College Fund is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., with a mission to develop the next generation of Hispanic professionals. HCF provides talented and underprivileged Hispanic youth with vision, mentors, resources and scholarships. We are passionate about our mission to develop the next generation of Hispanic professionals and it’s our partnerships with business, government and foundations that are making their success a reality. In 2006, the Hispanic College Fund received the Brillante award for “Nonprofit of the Year” from the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, and in 2007 was recognized by USA Today as one of the nation’s top 25 charities.
- Hispanic Family Learning Institute
Family life plays an important role in all cultures. The Hispanic family is central to the social, emotional and educational development of each child. Parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts all share the responsibility of guiding the youth to success at school and in the community. The Hispanic Family Learning Institute (HFLI) recognizes and values the importance of family in Hispanic culture and celebrates family participation in children’s education. Family literacy offers Hispanic families access to education and a learning environment that maintains strong cultural and language bonds between parents and their children. These families can gain core skill sets of language acquisition, increase basic skills acquisition, build strong connections with the community and develop productive connections to educational institutions. HFLI’s mission is to expand and enhance family literacy and other services for the educational, social and economic advancement of Hispanic families in need.
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation’s leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. Founded in 1975 as a not-for-profit organization, HSF’s vision is to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans. In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. During the 2007-2008 academic year, HSF awarded almost 4,100 scholarships exceeding $26.6 million. In its 33-year history, HSF has awarded in excess of 86,000 scholarships, worth more than $247 million, to Latinos attending nearly 2,000 colleges and universities in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Hispanic Theological Initiative
Since its inception, the Hispanic Theological Initiative has focused on impacting two important institutions-the academy and the church. Its focus on the academy stems from the historical underrepresentation of Latinos, both at the student and faculty levels throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Through its scholarship program, HTI has sought to increase the number of Latinos who would otherwise not consider further theological education or complete their doctoral degree for lack of financial assistance. Through its mentoring, networking and community building components HTI has endeavored to help students overcome the sometimes overwhelming sense of isolation and marginalization traditionally encountered by Latinos pursuing doctoral studies.
- Hispanic Youth Foundation
Hispanic Youth Foundation (HYF) funds educational programs and other initiatives for at-risk Hispanic children and youth. HYF, is a not-for-profit organization that works closely with public schools, colleges, universities, and other nonprofit groups to provide financial support for programs that help Hispanic children succeed in life.
- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation – Scholarship Programs
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard, demonstrate a strong will to succeed, and have financial need. Our scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.
- Latin American Educational Foundation
Learn about the Latin American Educational Foundation, one of the oldest Hispanic Organizations in the nation, its mission and work in the Colorado’s Latino community since 1949. The Latin American Educational Foundation advances the educational leadership and economic status of all Hispanics to improve the greater community. LAEF has established itself as a leader in meeting the higher education needs of Hispanic students. For more than 57 years LAEF has awarded over 5,000 scholarships totaling over $5,000,000. Our recipients successes are seen throughout the community. As a non-profit corporation, LAEF generates funds from corporations, foundations and individual contributors.
- Latino College Dollars
This website, which contains a scholarship directory, is an initiative of the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI), a nonprofit organization that advances informed policy on key issues affecting Latino communities through objective and timely research contributing to the betterment of the nation.
- Latino Student Fund
The Mission of the Latino Student Fund (LSF) is to provide opportunities for a strong academic foundation for K-12 students of Hispanic descent to promote higher education and professional leadership. LSF seeks to ensure equal access to education for Washington DC Metropolitan Area Latino Students.
- National Association for Bilingual Education
The National Association for Bilingual Education is the only national professional organization devoted to representing Bilingual Learners and Bilingual Education professionals. NABE has affiliates in 25 states which collectively represent more than 20,000 members that include Bilingual and English Language Learner (ELL) teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, administrators, professors, advocates, researchers, and policy makers. NABE’s mission is to advocate for our nations Bilingual and English Language Learners and families and to cultivate a multilingual multicultural society by supporting and promoting policy, programs, pedagogy, research, and professional development that yield academic success, value native language, lead to English proficiency, and respect cultural and linguistic diversity.
- National Hispanic Institute
The National Hispanic Institute provides Latino families, nationally and internationally, with private experiences on American college and university campuses that are specially designed to advance the educational aspirations of thousands of high school age Latino youth. More important, these settings allow them the opportunity to determine different options and choices in contributing to Latino community life through leadership service. Parents may elect to engage their children in these learning experiences as early as the ninth grade and throughout undergraduate college studies.
- Paying for College Student Resource Guide – 2008 Edition
Courtesy of U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-34) this College Student Resource Guide includes information on scholarships, internships, fellowships, books, and websites. File is in PDF format.
- PhD Project
Since 1994, The PhD Project has more than tripled the number of minority business school professors…from 294 to over 898. These individuals are inspiring and encouraging a new generation of business professionals. Are you ready to be the next role model? Currently, The PhD Project has more than 400 minority doctoral student members pursuing their dream. Like you, they were professionals or recent grads satisfying their quest for a high level of achievement and answering the call to mentor. With an expansive network of support, The PhD Project is now helping them prepare for success in academia.
- Posse Foundation
The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits and trains student leaders from public high schools to form multicultural teams called “Posses.” These teams are then prepared, through an intensive eight-month Pre-Collegiate Training Program, for enrollment at top-tier universities nationwide to pursue their academics and to help promote cross-cultural communication on campus. The Posse Program has exhibited great success over the past 18 years placing 1,850 students into colleges and universities. These students have won over $175 million in scholarships from Posse partner universities and are persisting and graduating at 90 percent—a rate higher than the national averages at institutions of higher education. Posse currently has sites in six major cities across the United States: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., and its newest site in Atlanta.
- Project 1000
Project 1000 is a national program created to assist underrepresented students applying to graduate school. Students may apply to up to seven of the over 88 participating Project 1000 institutions by using one application. Participation is FREE OF CHARGE to individual students and to the participating institutions!
- Project Grad
Project GRAD is spearheading a college-bound solution and impacting the lives and futures of over 121,900 students from low-income communities across the country. Project GRAD has a proven track record nationwide in increasing high school graduation and college attendance rates for low-income students.
- Salvadoran American Leadership and Education Fund
Since Salvadoran American Leadership and Education Fund’s (SALEF) founding in 1995 by a group of Salvadoran immigrants and activists, one of its prominent goals has been to provide educational assistance to Salvadoran, Central American, and other Latino students. We know that in order for our communities to fully realize their dream of economic prosperity and political empowerment, we need to help open the doors to higher education. SALEF places emphasis on experience in community service for social change, therefore scholarship recipients are asked to serve as a mentor to a high school student who may not otherwise have a “role model” to look up to for guidance. Consequently, we create a network of educational support for our communities.
- Scholarships for Hispanics
A website produced by the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) Foundation. This Hispanic Scholarship Directory is reaching record numbers of users. The NAHP Foundation is able to make this resource available free of charge to thousands of aspiring Hispanic residents. The effort is far from reaching everyone that needs the information; we need your active support. With Latinos graduating from four-year colleges at half the rate of the population as a whole, we must do more to help bring our Hispanic community into the mainstream. We invite you join with us to grow our outreach effort.
Since its founding in 1998, Scholarships.com has had one goal: to help students find the money they need to complete a college education. In the past few years, we’ve become the largest independent online source for free college scholarship searches and financial aid information. Our mission is to assist students and their families in obtaining college scholarships and to help them explore a variety of valuable financial aid opportunities.
- Truman Scholarship
The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection. The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development. Scholars are invited to participate in a number of programs: Truman Scholar Leadership Week, The Summer Institute, The Truman Fellows Program, and the Public Service Law Conference.
- United Negro College Fund – Corporate Scholars Program
This United Negro College Fund program offers Hispanic American, Asian, Pacific Islander American, African American and Native American college students a scholarship that includes an internship designed to help expand the minority workforce of corporations throughout the U.S. Applications are accepted from college sophomores, juniors and graduate students in disciplines requested by UNCF corporate partners. Visit the UNCF website for specific program and application deadline information.