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Miller Johnson Diversity Law Scholarship

The Miller Johnson Diversity Law Scholarship awards one $5,000 scholarship to a student of color who has been accepted to or is enrolled at an accredited law school within the U.S.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
December 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 1, 2024
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$5,000
1 Award Winner
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$5,000–$20,000
25 Award Winners

CVS Health Foundation Health Care Careers Scholarship

Apply for a chance to bag the CVS Health Foundation Health Care Careers Scholarship worth up to $20,000.

Eligible Grades
College Sophomore – College Junior
Application Open Date
February 10, 2024
Application Deadline
April 26, 2024
Open
$5,000–$20,000
25 Award Winners
Open
$5,000
1 Award Winner

ACS Scholars Program

The American Chemical Society offers the ACS Scholars Program of $5,000 to full-time undergraduate minority students in need pursuing a degree in the chemical sciences.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman – College Junior
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
April 30, 2024
Open
$5,000
1 Award Winner
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$5,000
1 Award Winner

L’Oréal Professionnel Empowering Diversity Scholarship

Students majoring in cosmetology at an accredited institute are eligible for the $5,000 scholarship from L’Oréal Professionnel.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
March 1, 2024
Application Deadline
May 31, 2024
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$5,000
1 Award Winner
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$5,000
2 Award Winners

Sage Michaela Lucas “Timing is Everything” Scholarship

Students that identify as black indigenous or persons of color and are pursuing a career in aesthetics, skincare formulation, and/or cosmetic chemistry are eligible for a $5,000 award.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Graduate
Application Open Date
March 1, 2024
Application Deadline
May 31, 2024
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$5,000
2 Award Winners
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$5,000
1 Award Winner

Diversity in Hospitality Scholarship

The Network of Executive Women in Hospitality, Diversity in Hospitality Scholars Program offers a $5,000- scholarship for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
October 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 7, 2023
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$2,500
2 Award Winners

Mary Holloway McCoo, M.D. and Wayman Glen McCoo, Sr. M.D. Scholarship

UNCF offers two scholarships valued at $2,500 per semester to postgraduate and doctoral students studying in the medical field across the United States.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Doctorate
Application Open Date
January 6, 2023
Application Deadline
February 10, 2023
Closed
$2,500
2 Award Winners
Closed
$25,000
16 Award Winners

FTE Fellowships for Doctoral Students of African Descent

Eligible students of African origin, pursuing a Ph.D. or Th.D. program in theology, theological studies, or biblical studies, can apply for the $25,000 program.

Eligible Grades
Graduate
Application Open Date
September 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 15, 2023
Closed
$25,000
16 Award Winners
Closed
$3,000–$6,000
3 Award Winners

AMS Minority Scholarships

The grant is divided into two $3,000- stipends for your freshman and sophomore years.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate
Application Open Date
November 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 24, 2023
Closed
$3,000–$6,000
3 Award Winners
Closed
$3,750
1 Award Winner

LAGRANT Foundation Graduate Scholarships

The $3,750- scholarship is awarded to 40 graduate students who identify as minorities to pursue their studies in PR, marketing, and advertising. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.20.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Doctorate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
February 28, 2023
Closed
$3,750
1 Award Winner
Closed
$2,500
30 Award Winners

LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

Thirty (30) ethnic minority undergraduate students will receive $2,500 scholarships and a trip to New York City, New York, for career-building activities as part of the LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship Program.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
February 28, 2023
Closed
$2,500
30 Award Winners
Closed
$2,500–$5,000
2 Award Winners

Science Application International Corporation Scholarship

The Science Application International Corporation Scholarship worth $5,000 enables college seniors to study software engineering, data science, digital engineering, and cybersecurity at different Thurgood Marshall College Fund member schools.

Eligible Grades
College Senior
Application Open Date
January 17, 2023
Application Deadline
February 28, 2023
Closed
$2,500–$5,000
2 Award Winners
Closed
$10,000
10 Award Winners

AICPA Minority Accounting Scholarship

A $10,000- AICPA Minority Scholarship is offered to outstanding full-time students in order to promote their decision to major in accounting and eventual admittance into the field.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Closed
$10,000
10 Award Winners
Closed
$5,000–$6,500
60 Award Winners

ALA Spectrum Scholarship

The ALA Spectrum Scholarship annually rewards 60 students from minority and backward classes who are interested in graduate studies in library and information science.

Eligible Grades
Graduate
Application Open Date
September 1, 2022
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Closed
$5,000–$6,500
60 Award Winners
Closed
$750
2 Award Winners

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students

Every year, the Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students grants two undergraduate students scholarships to the tune of $750 each to study archival administration at the graduate level.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Closed
$750
2 Award Winners
Closed
$4,000–$20,000
5 Award Winners

CIEF Bachelor & Masters Scholarships in Architecture

The Construction Industry Education Foundation offers the CIEF Scholarship in Architecture of $4,000 to five Californian students of minority enrolled in architecture undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Closed
$4,000–$20,000
5 Award Winners
Closed
$1,500–$2,500
21 Award Winners

HACEMOS Scholarship Program

The HACEMOS Scholarship Program grants $1,500 to two-year college students and $2,500 to four-year college students to encourage the next generation of students and leaders.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Closed
$1,500–$2,500
21 Award Winners
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner

Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship

The MTI Scholarship offers up to $5,000 to minority students in higher education institutions in Illinois who are studying to become teachers. Eligible students must have a 2.50 GPA.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000–$5,000
1 Award Winner

Warner Norcross & Judd Paralegal and Legal Secretarial Scholarship

The scholarship, administered by Warner Norcross & Judd and Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF), is offered to one paralegal and one legal secretarial student in Michigan.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Closed
$1,000–$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$3,000–$5,000
13 Award Winners

AABE National Scholarship

The AABE National Scholarship awards $3,000–$5,000 to 13 graduating high school seniors of Hispanic, African American, or Native American ethnicity who will pursue studies in energy-related fields.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
November 1, 2022
Application Deadline
March 4, 2023
Closed
$3,000–$5,000
13 Award Winners
Closed
$2,000
1 Award Winner

Advocates for African Americans Carolinas Scholarship

The scholarship awards $2,000 to a graduating high school student to pursue undergraduate study in engineering, computer science, accounting, finance, or business administration at universities in North or South Carolina.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
December 3, 2022
Application Deadline
March 4, 2023
Closed
$2,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program offers $5,000 to high school graduates and undergraduate students pursuing higher education in transportation, Spanish language or literature, engineering, mathematics, and science.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – High School Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 14, 2023
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$500–$5,000
10,000 Award Winners

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships

Every year, the HSF General College Scholarships provide students of Hispanic heritage within the U.S. with scholarships of between $500 to $5,000 for use for post-secondary education.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 15, 2023
Closed
$500–$5,000
10,000 Award Winners
Closed
$15,000
1 Award Winner

Mission North The Future Is… Fellowship

The Future Is… Fellowship awards $15,000 to one female BIPOC(Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color) student pursuing studies in communications with an interest in tech or science.

Eligible Grades
College Junior – College Senior
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 18, 2023
Closed
$15,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$5,000
15 Award Winners

Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship

Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship offers financial assistance to students in their final year of a graduate program in healthcare management. It’s for racially/ethnically diverse and LGBTQ students.

Eligible Grades
Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 31, 2023
Closed
$5,000
15 Award Winners

About Hispanic Student Scholarships

Colleges across the U.S. are prioritizing diversity and representation because it is important for alleviating inequality in the country. For example, did you know that Hispanics/Latinos make up almost 20% of the U.S. population but only about 1 in 5, just 20%, of Hispanic/Latino people hold a college degree? That’s why organizations and businesses offer scholarships based on race or ethnicity, with the aim of helping students from minority groups access a good college education. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the immediate enrollment rate for Hispanic students in 2020 was 60% — the third highest behind Asian (86%) and white (67%), while the percentage of 18- to 24-year-olds enrolled in college was 35.8%.

To be eligible for Hispanic scholarships you must be of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American descent/origin. Often, the line between Hispanic and Latino is blurred and the scholarships can usually apply to both of these groups. Our Scholaroo database has more than 100 different scholarships for Hispanic and Latino students.

Top 10 Hispanic scholarships

Here are 10 easy to apply for scholarships. Some of them are open to students from any demographic, while others are specifically for Hispanic students. They all have minimal application requirements, which makes them easy to apply for. But you stand a chance to be awarded large scholarships so it’s worth a shot.

ScholarshipAward Amount
McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship$5,000–$100,000
Cameron Impact Scholarship$20,000–$50,000
Most Valuable Student Competition$1,000–$50,000
Burger King Scholars$1,000–$50,000
TheDream.US National Scholarship Program$16,500–$33,000
Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards$15,000
Davis-Putter Scholarship$15,000
U.S. Senate Youth Program$10,000
Global Citizen Scholarship$2,000–$10,000
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest$1,000–$10,000

Hispanic students in STEM

Hispanic students have been historically underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. Despite making up 18% of the U..S population, Hispanic students only account for 7% of those who graduate with a degree in STEM subjects. This is due to various factors such as language barriers, lack of resources or support from family and friends, and limited access to higher education opportunities. Fortunately, there are many initiatives emerging which aim to encourage more Hispanic youth into STEM fields by providing mentorship programs and scholarship opportunities as well as introducing them to role models from similar backgrounds who can share their experiences with aspiring scientists. With these initiatives in place, we are sure that Hispanics will soon be able to take their rightful place among the world’s leading innovators.

For the 2020 academic year, the NCES reported that 773,971 STEM degrees and certificates were awarded. Hispanic students made up 14.6% of that number, 14.4% were males and 14.9% were females. The actual number of degrees or certificates awarded was 94,927 — 61,963 went to Hispanic males and 32,964 went to Hispanic females. In 2020, there were 17,037 associate’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students — 11,670 went to males and 5,367 went to females; 52,905 bachelor’s degrees — 32,160 to Hispanic males and 20,745 to Hispanic females; 7,841 master’s degrees — 4,953 for males and 2,888 for females; and 1,203 doctor’s degrees — 691 were awarded to males and 512 to females.

What are the most popular majors for Hispanic students?

In recent years, there has been a trend among Hispanic students to pursue STEM majors such as engineering, computer science, and mathematics. These fields of study have become increasingly attractive due to the well-paying job opportunities that they offer. Other popular majors for Hispanic students include business studies and health sciences, as these studies can lead to lucrative careers in the ever-growing healthcare industry. It is important for Hispanic students to be aware of the various options available to them, as well as the importance of choosing a major that aligns with their own goals and interests.

In 2020, 2,038,431 bachelor’s degrees were awarded and 302,615 of those were awarded to Hispanic students. The three fields of study with the most degrees awarded were Business, Health professions and related programs, and Social sciences and history. The top three degrees among Hispanic students were the same — 26,493 Business degrees, 11,808 Social sciences and history degrees, and 11,585 Engineering degrees.

Of those 302,615 bachelor’s degrees, 117,211 were awarded to Hispanic males. The fields of study with the highest number of degrees conferred to Hispanic males were Business (26,493), Social sciences and history (11,808), and Engineering (11,585) — the three most popular fields for males overall were Business, Engineering, and Social sciences and history. The fields with the fewest degree conferred among Hispanic males were Military technologies and applied sciences (102), Legal professions and studies (249), and Theology and religious vocations (326).

Scholarships for Hispanic women and Latinas 2023

In 2020, 2,038,431 bachelor’s degrees were awarded and 302,615 of those were awarded to Hispanic students. Of those 302,615 bachelor’s degrees, 185,404 went to Hispanic women. The most popular fields of study among women in 2020 were Health professions and related programs, Business, and Psychology. For Hispanic women, the top three fields were the same — 28,256 Hispanic women in Health professions and related programs, 26,900 in Business, and 19,489 in Psychology. The fields with the lowest number of degrees were Transportation and materials moving with 91 degrees, Military technologies and applied sciences with 19, and Library science with only 15.

There are at least 9 different scholarships that are specifically for Hispanic women and Latinas on Scholaroo. The award amounts range from the $1,000 Ashton Washington Women of Color Annual Scholarship to the $15,000 Mission North The Future Is… Fellowship. The areas of study range from engineering and science to public relations and technology.

If those don’t fit your needs, head to our Scholarships for Women page — there are almost 100 scholarships listed so you’re likely to find something. If you’re looking to pursue a specific degree program, head to our College Majors page and search through the various majors. We’ve introduced search filters too to help make the search even easier, so use them to narrow down the search to scholarships that are valuable to you.

How to win scholarships for Hispanic and Latino students 2023

These scholarships are often meant to supplement federal aid so ensure that you’ve filed for Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. This will also help organizers determine whether you are eligible – financial need is usually an eligibility requirement and qualifying for federal aid is a way to prove that you need assistance. Read the tips we’ve provided on each of the scholarships to ensure you nail your application.

Something that we strongly recommend that you plan your essay. Most scholarship applications ask for an essay – either on a provided topic or a motivational essay in which you explain why you deserve the scholarship based on your goals for the future. We have an article on How To Write a Scholarship Essay that goes into more detail. We advise you to write multiple drafts and have others read them before you submit them. It’s also very important that you stick to the word count — anything significantly over or under will likely be disqualified. Take your time, and don’t rush the writing process because you need to submit your best work.

Frequently asked questions

How many college scholarships for Hispanic students are there 2023?

There are 108 different scholarships for Hispanic students in our Scholaroo database. These are for college and university — some cover tuition costs and additional educational costs such as textbooks and accommodation. One of the top scholarships is the McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship — 30 Hispanic students will be awarded anywhere from $100,000 to $5,000 for their college education. Another popular scholarship is the Kia America – HACU STEAM Scholarship, which the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) awards in collaboration with KIA America. The awards are worth $2,000.

When is the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards deadline 2023?

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit organization established by the White House to empower and inspire Latino leaders across the U.S. In 1998, it founded the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards to honor Latino high school students. The award can be used by receipts to fund their college education or a community service effort. The award deadline for the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards is November 13.

What is the Hispanic Scholarship Fund?

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is a leading scholarship organization that assists students of Hispanic heritage to obtain a college education and university degree. The fund offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to Hispanic students only to cover the cost of their education. Check out the HSF Scholarship, funded by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, which awards more than 10,000 students.

What are HSIs or Hispanic-serving institutions?

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are accredited colleges and universities where total Hispanic enrollment is at least 25%. They are designated by the U.S. Department of Education to receive federal grants, which fund programs designed to strengthen the institution’s ability and resources to serve Hispanic students. The goal of HSIs is to help close the achievement gap between Latino/a college students and their peers by providing additional financial, academic, and social support for this population. Additionally, HSIs are often located in urban or rural neighborhoods that have a high percentage of poverty and a large Hispanic student body. This makes them important assets within these communities as they create accessible educational opportunities for individuals from minority backgrounds. In 2020, there were 1,901,959 Hispanic students enrolled in HSIs in the U.S.