College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Hispanic
College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for
Cubans (Guajiros), Chicanos, Dominicans (Quisqueyanos), Latinos,
Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans (Jíbaros, Boricuas), South
and Central Americans
ASSOCIATION FOR HISPANIC THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION
AETH's membership includes educators from different denominations,
related accredited seminaries, Bible colleges, Bible institutes,
and other similar institutions as well as students who are currently
preparing to engage in the field of theological education. While
the Asociación is conceived in terms of responding to specific
needs and goals in Protestant theological education, membership
and participation is open to all who share in the goals and aims
of the Asociación.
||Graduate Scholarships in Theological Studies
The Hispanic Theological Initiative is an innovative program
created in response to the needs voiced by religious leaders
and pastors in Latino communities across the U.S. and funded
by The Pew Charitable Trusts. It's purpose is to increase the
availability and quality of Latino/a candidates for faculty and
administrative positions in seminaries, schools of theology,
and universities through a program of doctoral-level grants and
awards, mentoring, and workshops. Program funds are also designated
for community building and networking opportunities for all HTI
awardees to interact with other Latino/a theological students,
as well as Latino/a scholars across the country.
ASSOCIATION OF LATINO PROFESSIONALS IN FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) is
the leading professional association dedicated to enhancing opportunities for
Latinos in the accounting, finance and related professions. ALPFA is a not-for-profit
entity registered with the Internal Revenue Service. Membership is open to anyone who shares our values, mission, and principles.
||Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships in Accounting or
Finance Related Fields
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) was founded in 1975 to
help Hispanic-American college students complete their
education. The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance
and Accounting (ALPFA) was the first national Hispanic
professional association in the United States. Together, HSF
and ALPFA are providing scholarships for undergraduate
and graduate students pursuing degrees in accounting or finance-related
CENTER FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF HISPANICS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING EDUCATION (CAHSEE)
The Center for the Advancement of Hispanics in Science and Engineering
Education is a national educational and scientific non-profit organization
based in Washington DC created by Latino scientists and engineers. Our
mission is to prepare talented Hispanic and other underrepresented minority
science and engineering students achieve academic excellence and professional
success through CAHSEE's pipeline of rigorous educational and leadership
||Young Educators Program (YEP)
The Young Educators Program Fellowship is geared towards further developing the
fellow's academic, leadership, civic, and presentation skills. Our goal is to
prepare the fellows to excel in their college education and professional careers.
||Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Institute
This four-summer program is designed to prepare pre-college students fifth through
eleventh grades to enter and succeed in science and engineering at the colleges
of their choice.
||Young Engineer and Scientist Program (YESP)
This program places talented Hispanic college students in the research labs of
government agencies. The main objective of YESP is to provide minds-on/hands-on
real world experience in each student's field of interest. This experience is
designed to give the student exposure to scientific research and engineering
and thus catapult the student onto the fast track of success in science or engineering.
Presently, efforts are being made to expand this program to corporate America,
as well as other science and technology rich federal and state agencies.
COLLEGE ASSISTANCE MIGRANT PROGRAM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
To serve as a bridge between CAMP student generations promoting higher
education, professional development, and community outreach.
The College Board is a national nonprofit membership association whose mission
is to prepare, inspire, and connect students to college success and opportunity.
Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 4,500 schools, colleges,
universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board
serves over three million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and
3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance,
assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known
programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®).
The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and
that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and
||The National Hispanic Recognition Program
The College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program was initiated in 1983
to identify outstanding Hispanic high school students and to share information
about these academically well-prepared students with subscribing colleges and
universities. In order to be eligible, students must be at least one-quarter
Hispanic. Each year the NHRP identifies approximately 3,300 of the highest scoring
students from a nationwide total of 124,000 high school juniors who took the
PSAT/NMSQT and designated themselves as Hispanic as well as approximately 125
of the top scoring PAA students from Puerto Rico. The nationwide selection also
includes students from Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and from international
and APO schools.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF POPULATION AND
The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health addresses the reproductive,
adolescent, and child health conditions that confront communities throughout
the world, both settled communities and communities that have been displaced
as a result of political or environmental emergencies. The Department also has
a commitment to addressing the health needs of the communities in northern Manhattan
which the Department is located. It contributes to the improvement of community
health by supporting programs that (1) educate future generations of public health
workers; (2) provide direct services to populations in need; and (3) promote
research and policy analyses that increase knowledge and that contribute to the
effectiveness and quality of service delivery programs. The Department's goal
of improving community health will be achieved when teaching, service, and research
contribute, in a coordinated way, to identifying and implementing strategies
to improve health.
||Master of Public Health in Reproductive, Adolescent, and
The goal of the Latino Fellowship Program is to increase the
representation of Latinos in the public health work force,
particularly early career professionals who are committed to
addressing the health disparities confronted by a large and growing
Latino population in the U.S. Two fellowships are
offered each year.
CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS INSTITUTE
The mission of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is to develop
the next generation of Latino leaders. Our vision is an educated and civically
active Latino community who participates at the local, state, and federal policy
decision-making levels. CHCI seeks to accomplish its mission by offering educational
and leadership development programs, services, and activities that promote the
growth of participants as effective professionals and strong leaders. In the
spirit of building coalitions, CHCI seeks to establish partnerships with other
Latino and non-Latino organizations.
||Directory of National Fellowships, Internships and Scholarships
for Latino Youth
The purpose of the Directory is to inform Latino students about the various
scholarship, internship, and fellowship programs available to them in Washington,
DC and throughout the country. At 38.8 million, Latinos are the largest minority
group in the United States, and it is expected that by 2050, Latinos will represent
25 percent of the total U.S. population. Currently, Latinos are also the youngest
group in the United States and on average will remain the youngest. More than
one-third (35.7 percent) of Latinos are under the age of 18. Given these demographics
of the Latino community, it is imperative for Latino youth to take advantage
of educational and professional opportunities, which will ultimately prepare
them to undertake the positions of leadership.
||Graduate Fellowships in Public Policy
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) was established in 1978 by
members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus as a non-profit, non-partisan educational
organization dedicated to developing the next generation of Latino leaders. CHCI's
educational services are designed to provide Latino students with the tools and
resources they need to succeed in attaining a higher education. Its leadership
development programs seek to help participants search for and understand, their
identity as professionals, Latinos, and leaders. By bringing together individuals
who share a commitment to serve their communities, CHCI endeavors to make its
vision of an educated and civic-minded Latino community a reality.
||List of Scholarships
Latinos are far more likely to be enrolled in two-year colleges than any other
group and are more likely to be part-time students. This is partly due to the
financial hardships many students face in paying for college. The scholarships
listed will undoubtedly help many high school students afford a college
education, while assisting current college students finish their degree.
Every summer (early June-early August), 30 promising Latino undergraduates from
across the country are selected for an eight-week program in the nation's capital.
While in DC, interns work in the offices of U.S. representatives. Interns
benefit from the leadership development curriculum's
emphasis on work experience, community service, and learning. This comprehensive
three-prong approach fosters critical professional development and personal growth
in the participants.
COOPER-HEWITT, NATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM, SMITHSONIAN
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution is the only museum
in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design.
The Museum believes that design shapes our objects, environments, and communications,
making them more desirable, functional, and accessible. The Museum celebrates
the nature of design and explores its impact on the quality of our lives.
||Kell Muñoz Fellowships
This program acquaints participants with the programs, policies, procedures,
and operations of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and of museums in general.
Interns are assigned to specific curatorial, education, or administrative departments
where they assist on special research or exhibition projects, as well as participate
in daily museum activities.
HISPANIC ALLIANCE FOR CAREER ENHANCEMENT
Founded in 1982, the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) is a national
pioneer in developing initiatives that provide opportunities for Hispanics to
participate in professional and managerial positions, as well as in the educational
advancement of college students .
||HACE Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships
At HACE every candidate brings to us something of unique value: a set of professional
and personal skills and accomplishments to be nurtured and grown. HACE recognizes
these triumphs and helps some of these outstanding individuals with scholarship
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. Because of HACU's
exemplary leadership on behalf of the nation's youngest and fastest-growing population,
the Association rapidly grew in numbers and national impact.
Whether you are a student looking for an internship, or a Federal agency or corporation
looking for an intern, we are excited that you have chosen to start here. As
the largest Hispanic internship program in the nation, with a proven track record
of over 4,400 participants over the last ten years, we feel that we can help
make the "connection" that you are looking for.
The list was compiled by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
(HACU). It should not, however, be construed as any kind of endorsement or support
of any particular organization, individual, views expressed, or products or services
offered by these outside sites. HACU does not control or guarantee the accuracy,
relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information. HACU is not
in any manner responsible for the content in any of these web sites or sources
HISPANIC COLLEGE FUND
The Hispanic College Fund, Inc. (HCF) is a private non-profit organization
founded in 1993 to develop the next generation of Hispanic business
leaders in America by awarding scholarships to deserving Hispanic
students. HCF accomplishes its mission by securing the funds needed
to award financial assistance to students seeking to afford a higher
education in academic disciplines leading to careers in business.
HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS FOUNDATION
The Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation (HHAF) celebrates the outstanding
achievements of Hispanic American leaders and promotes the next
generation of role models. In 17 years, the Hispanic Heritage Awards
have grown from a small photo-op at the White House to the most
celebrated Hispanic event in America, including a stage production
at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, which is broadcast
nationally on NBC stations and Telemundo. Under the leadership
of Chairman Dr. Pedro Jose (Joe) Greer and President and CEO Antonio
Tijerino, the awards program provides an important service to the
community by recognizing and celebrating the work of Hispanic Americans
making a positive impact on the United States. After the latest
Census Bureau recognized Hispanics as the largest minority in the
country, HHAF strives to redefine the image of Hispanic Americans
through the role models they promote.
||Youth Awards in Leadership, Sports, Arts, Literature/Journalism,
Academic Excellence, Science and Technology, and Mathematics
for High School Seniors
The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards program seeks to identify
and promote the next generation of role models by celebrating
their achievements in the classroom and community. In 2003
, after 144 Regional Winners were selected in 12 cities,
six National Winners were honored at the National Hispanic
Heritage Youth Awards Press Conference at Bongos Cuban Restaurant
in Miami. This September they took to the stage of the
John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC
and were featured on an NBC television special. The 2003 National
Winners are: Benito Omar Pérez ( Leadership/Community
Service ) from the Greater-Washington, DC-Area; Lara
Marisa Bueso ( Journalism ) from Miami; Erendira
Marcela Álvarez ( Academic Excellence )
from Dallas; Shirley Lemus Hufstedler (Health and Science)
from Los Angeles ; Mary Lordes Barba ( Sports ) from
Los Angeles; and Yiné De La Cruz ( Mathematics )
from New York City.
The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education is published 26 times a year. It is
the sole Hispanic journal on today's college campus that reaches a broad cultural
audience of educators, administrators, students, student service and community-based
organizations, plus corporations. Each edition brings forth the significance
of communication in academic circles, the importance of positive learning experiences,
the contributions of both Hispanic and non-Hispanic role models, and constructive
observations on policies and procedures in academia. Working with an influential
editorial board made up of accomplished academic professionals, HO presents progressive
feature articles which provide constructive discussion of issues confronted by
Hispanics on the college campus.
HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND (HSF)
Our mission is to double the rate of Hispanics earning a college
degree. Since 1975, HSF has awarded more than 61,000 scholarships
in excess of $115 million to Hispanic students from all 50 states,
Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands who have attended more
than 1,700 colleges and universities.
HSF offers different scholarship programs for students of various educational
backgrounds. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents
of Hispanic heritage.
||College Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors
The High School Scholarship Program is designed to assist high school students
of Hispanic heritage obtain a bachelor's degree.
||College Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors in
Through our longstanding partnership with Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. this
scholarship is open to outstanding entering freshmen students at selected universities
and in selected majors.
||Millennium Scholarships in Mathematics, Science, Engineering,
and Computer Sciences for Graduating High School Seniors
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American,
American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic
American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education,
in all discipline areas and a graduate education for those students pursuing
studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science.
||College Retention Scholarships
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund was founded in 1975 to help Hispanic-American college
students complete their education. The scholarships are available on a competitive
basis for community college, four-year college, and graduate students of Hispanic
heritage. Awards generally range from $1000 to $3,000.
In an effort to continue reaching out to Hispanic students, HSF has partnered
with corporations and other non-profit groups in developing scholarship programs.
Some of these programs involve separate applications and respective deadlines.
Please review the Partnership and Internship Program (PIP) descriptions carefully
as these programs have specific eligibility requirements in addition to the general
eligibility requirements listed. Some programs may not be open at this
time. If the program you are interested in is not yet open, please revisit this
website during the scholarships application period.
||Community College Transfer Scholarships
The Community College Transfer Scholarship Program is designed to assist community
college students of Hispanic heritage obtain a bachelor's degree.
||Scholarships for Hispanics
INTERAMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
The Interamerican College of Physicians and Surgeons (ICPS) was founded in
1979 to promote cooperation among U.S. Hispanic physicians and to advance their
professional and educational needs. Today, the ICPS reaches a vast majority of
the Hispanic medical community in the United States and Puerto Rico --- over
39,000 physicians --- and a growing number of health professionals in Mexico,
the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Spain through its publications,
conferences, and links to Hispanic medical societies. The ICPS is the largest
association of Hispanic physicians in the nation.
||National Hispanic Youth Initiative in Health, Biomedical
Research, and Policy Development for Junior and Senior High
The Interamerican College of Physicians and Surgeons (ICPS) founded the National
Hispanic Youth Initiative in Health, Biomedical Research, and Policy Development
Program (NHYI) in 1988. The NHYI was developed in response to the crisis in Hispanic
healthcare and scientific manpower and the need to increase the number of Hispanic
health professionals and scientist by motivating and preparing Hispanic youth
to remain in the academic pipeline. The program was established in collaboration
with Hispanic Medical societies, academic institutions, and the Upjohn Company.
Other health agencies, scientific institutions, community-based organizations,
and pharmaceutical manufacturers have joined to support the NHYI since its inception.
JUSTICIA EN DIVERSIDAD FOUNDATION (JDF)
Justicia en Diversidad Foundation ("JDF" or "JD Foundation") is
an organization of Latino students and alumni of Harvard Law School.
Through this website, we hope to share information and experiences
that will help and encourage other Latina/os interested in pursuing
a legal career.
||Scholarship and Mentorship Program for Latinos Interested
JDF's goal in establishing this program is to promote diversity within the legal
field. In addition to receiving a cash gift, scholarship finalists will be paired
with a Harvard Law student or Harvard Law graduate mentor of Latino heritage
who can address questions and concerns that may arise as the student progresses
through his or her educational endeavors. Applicants must, therefore, show a
strong interest in pursuing a career in law.
LA UNIDAD LATINA FOUNDATION
The La Unidad Latina Foundation was established by the Board of Trustees
of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon
Lambda Fraternity, Inc. on September 18, 1999 to serve as an independent,
nonprofit, non partisan charitable organization dedicated to educational achievement
and civic empowerment in the Latino community.
||La Unidad Latina Foundation Academic Scholarships
Educational scholarships are awarded to students on a competitive basis. Students
must be of Hispanic background, must have completed at least one semester of
higher education and must be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's program at
an accredited undergraduate four-year college or graduate program. Academic excellence,
extracurricular activities, and financial need are strongly considered.
LATIN AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
LAEF has established itself as a leader in meeting the higher education needs
of Hispanic students. For more than 53 years LAEF has awarded scholarships which
now total more than 4,200; these successes are seen throughout the community.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, LAEF generates funds from corporations,
foundations and individual contributors.
||College Scholarships for Colorado Residents
Since 1949, LAEF has been helping students overcome the financial hardships of
attending college. Make use of the informative sections. Please contact
LAEF's office for specific questions on LAEF's scholarship application.
LATINO ISSUES FORUM
For over 16 years, LIF has dedicated itself to improving the lives of Latinos
by producing high quality research, conducting community education forums, building
coalitions, serving as a resource to media; and hard hitting advocacy. We
offer our research and publications free of charge to help inform California
leaders on what public policy issues mean from a Latino perspective. Our
forums, also offered free of charge, allow for community leaders to learn about
specific policy issues and, more importantly, to interact with decision-makers
about what the community wants to see resolved.
RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES
To date, we've awarded more than $320 million dollars in grants worldwide towards
our mission to make an immediate and positive impact on as many children as possible.
And with support from a global network of 171 independent local Chapters in 44
countries - as well as hundreds of thousands of passionate and caring people
- we've had plenty of success.
||HACER Scholarships for Hispanics
The RMHC/HACER Scholarship program is a program of Ronald McDonald House Charities
global office and its U.S. Chapters. It is one of several RMHC scholarships designed
to assist specific students who face a widening education gap. The goal of this
RMHC program is to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors who
may need an extra hand getting in and staying in college. Studies show that the
more difficult it is for a student to get into college, the less likely they
are to graduate. Funding from RMHC can sometimes make the difference between
attending and not attending the college of someone's choice. During the 2002-2003
RMHC/HACER program, more than $2.5 million was awarded in scholarships.
MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND
Founded in 1968 in San Antonio, Texas, the Mexican American Legal Defense and
Educational Fund (MALDEF) is the leading nonprofit Latino litigation, advocacy
and educational outreach institution in the United States.
||Law School Scholarships
The MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program each year awards scholarships ranging
from $3,000-$7,000 to deserving individuals in their first, second or third year
of law school. Students must be enrolled in law school full-time to qualify.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC NURSES
NAHN strives to serve the nursing and health care delivery needs
of the Hispanic community and the professional needs of Hispanic
nurses. NAHN is designed and committed to work toward improvement
of the quality of health and nursing care for Hispanic consumers
and toward providing equal access to educational, professional,
and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC PUBLICATIONS (NAHP)
The National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc. (NAHP, Inc.) is a nonprofit
trade advocacy organization representing more than 200 Hispanic Publications
serving more than 55 markets in 28 states and Puerto Rico with a combined circulation
of over 14 million. Its members are weekly newspapers distributed all over the
The mission of the organization is to further the excellence, recognition and
usage of Hispanic publications in order to serve NAHP members, educate readers
and empower the Hispanic community.
||Hispanic Scholarship Directory
The National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) is pleased to announce
that the "New" 2004 Hispanic Scholarship Directory is available for sale. The
Directory includes over 1000 scholarships for Hispanics.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LATINO ELECTED AND APPOINTED
The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational
Fund is the leading organization that empowers Latinos to participate fully in
the America political process, from citizenship to public service. Established
in 1981. The NALEO Educational Fund carries out this mission by developing
and implementing programs that promote the integration of Latino immigrants into
American society, developing future leaders among Latino youth, providing assistance
and training to the nation's Latino elected and appointed officials and by conducting
research on issues important to the Latino population.
||Ford Motor Company Fellowships
The NALEO Educational Fund and Ford Motor Company are
proud to announce the development of a Fellowship program for Latino college
students from across the country to participate in a six-week program. The
program is designed to give participants the opportunity to learn and experience
the federal public policy process within Congress.
||Shell Legislative Internships
The NALEO Educational Fund is deeply committed to developing tomorrow's leaders
today. NALEO will select Latino college juniors and seniors from Arizona,
California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, New York and Texas to participate
in a specialized six-week program. The Shell Legislative Internship Program
(SLIP) is designed to provide participants with a "behind-the-scenes" look at
how policy is developed and implemented at all levels of government.
NATIONAL HISPANA LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
NHLI's program is of high quality, innovative and substantive. As such, it looks
to recruit participants who are diverse, talented and accomplished. It complements
and builds upon other training programs by integrating personal growth with formal
courses of study. The dynamic curriculum allows participants to put their talents
into action through emphasis on personal strengths and management of personal
weaknesses.Participants are taught to reflect on themselves so that they may
look ahead with renewed and expanded perspectives. By examining how as Hispanics
and women they have historically looked at community issues, they prepare to
reach out and build bridges with other groups of society.
The NHLI program provides four one-week leadership development seminars which
span nine months and four cities. The intensive learning experience provides
training in public policy, leadership, strategic management and race, class and
gender issues. The program emphasizes a holistic approach to leadership. Participants
will reflect and review their personal history: Who/what has influenced or motivated
me? What obstacles have I overcome and still need to be overcome?
|| Latinas Learning to Lead Summer Youth Institute
The Latinas Learning to Lead Summer Youth Institute's main purpose is to train
the next generation of Latina leaders. The Institute combines leadership training
with technical and practical experience in a one-week comprehensive program in
NATIONAL HISPANIC COALITION OF FEDERAL AVIATION
The purpose of NHCFAE is to promote equal employment opportunity for Hispanics
and other minorities and women who are in the employment of the FAA.
The NHCFAE's Rene Matos Scholarship program assists minority and women students
complete their higher education efforts by recognizing and rewarding academically
superior performance, achievements, leadership, and community involvement. NHCFAE
scholarships are available on a competitive basis to any undergraduate, graduate,
or technical/vocational student.
NATIONAL HISPANIC ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
The National Hispanic Environmental Council (NHEC) is a national,
non-profit, membership-based organization
founded in 1995. NHEC seeks to educate, unite, and engage our community
on environmental and sustainable
development issues; encourage Hispanics to actively work to preserve
and protect our environment; provide a national
voice for Hispanics before federal, state, and non-profit environmental
decision-makers; and actively assist Hispanics
to pursue the many career, business, educational, and policy opportunities
in the environment and natural resources
||Minority Youth Environmental Training Institute for Students
The Institute is an in-depth, motivational, and highly educational
10 day national program. The Institute is
designed to inspire, educate, and train Hispanic/minority teens
aged 13 – 18 on environmental/natural
resource issues, and to give information about and encourage
these youth to pursue college degrees and
careers in these fields. The Institute’s motto is “10
Days of Learning, A Lifetime of Experience”.
NATIONAL HISPANIC FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS
The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts was created in 1997 to advance
the presence of Latinos in the media, telecommunications and entertainment industries.
The Foundation has concentrated in increasing access for Hispanic artists and
professionals while fostering the emergence of new Hispanic talent.
||Entertainment Industry Graduate Scholarships
Currently, NHFA offers graduate school scholarships to Latino students attending
the following University programs: Columbia University School of the Arts, Harvard
University Lampoon magazine comedy writers, New York University Tisch School
of the Arts, Northwestern University Drama Department, University of California
at Los Angeles, University of Southern California, University of Texas at Austin
Communications School, and Yale University Drama Department.
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF HISPANIC MBAS (NSHMBA)
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was created in 1988
as a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. Widely known as the "Premier
Hispanic Organization," NSHMBA serves 28 chapters and 6,000
members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It exists to foster Hispanic
leadership through graduate management education and professional
development. NSHMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions
throughout the U.S., so that they can provide the cultural awareness
and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation’s diverse
||Graduate Scholarships in Management/Business
In keeping with our mission, the National Society of Hispanic
MBAS will provide financial assistance to outstanding Hispanics
pursuing a Masters in Business Administration. The scholarships
will be awarded on a competitive basis to full-time and part-time
Master’s degree-seeking graduate students.
NEW MÉXICO ALLIANCE
FOR HISPANIC EDUCATION
The New Mexico Alliance was created in 1993 as a fundraising arm
for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). What began as a modest benefit
golf tournament in the mountains of Northern New Mexico in 1986,
has grown to an organization which is among the leading groups
in the nation in its respective fundraising efforts for the Hispanic
||College Scholarships for Hispanic Americans
To be eligible for scholarships, students must be United States
citizens or permanent residents of Hispanic American background.
They must be currently enrolled and attending a college or
university in one of the fifty states or Puerto Rico and have
completed a minimum of fifteen units of college work.
SMITHSONIAN CENTER FOR LATINO STUDIES
The Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives opened its doors on August 10,
1998 with the inauguration of Dr. Refugio Rochin as the Center's first Director.
The Center was formally established by vote of the Board of Regents, the Smithsonian's
governing body, in May, 1997. The report of the Board of Regents stated: "The
Latino presence in the Americas is centuries old, culturally rich and demographically
vast and growing.. The Center is dedicated to the generation of new knowledge.to
the end that American history and culture may be understood and displayed in
all its diversity.
Graduate Student Fellowships in Latino Studies
The Center for Latino Initiatives continues to support excellence in research
in the social sciences with the Graduate Student Fellowships in Latino Studies,
funded by the Smithsonian Institution's Latino Initiative Pool. The goal of the
program is to support the scholarly development and research interests of Latino/a
graduate students, to expose them to the resources available at the Smithsonian
and to museum work.
SOCIETY FOR ADVANCEMENT OF CHICANOS AND NATIVE AMERICANS
IN SCIENCE (SACNAS)
The mission of SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and
Native Americans in Science) is to encourage Chicano/Latino and
Native American students to pursue graduate education and obtain
the advanced degrees necessary for research careers and science
teaching professions at all levels.
SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles,
California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles.
Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers
to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.
Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships in Engineering and
Each year the SHPE Foundation awards scholarships to engineering and science
students throughtout the nation. Scholarships are awarded at the beginning of
each academic year based upon academic achievement, financial need, involvement
in campus and community activities, career goals and counselor recommendation.
STATE FARM COMPANIES FOUNDATION
The Foundation provides funding to scholarship programs that are administered
by the American Indian College Fund, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and the National
Merit Scholarship Corporation. An independent committee of scholars administers
the Doctoral Dissertation program. In addition, the Foundation provides scholarships
through its relationships with priority colleges and universities.
College Scholarships for Hispanic Students
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund administers the program for State Farm Companies
Foundation. Applications are available from August 3 to October 9, and the deadline
is October 15. To obtain an application and selection criteria, please contact
the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
U.S. NATIONAL HIGHWAY INSTITUTE
Established by Congress in 1970, NHI provides training, resource materials and
educational opportunities to the surface transportation community. NHI courses
are instrumental in developing core competencies and new skills of the surface
transportation workforce and in transfering leading technology and current policies
in the U.S. and abroad.
Eisenhower Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowships at Hispanic-Serving
The U&GP is directly responsible for the administration
of student and faculty fellowships and grants for the Dwight
David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP).
The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program
was established by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA)
in 1991 and re-authorized in 1998 by the Transportation Equity Act for the
21st Century (TEA-21).