Best Scholarships for Hispanic Students 2022-2023

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Best Scholarships for Hispanic Students 2022-2023:

Searching for college scholarships for Hispanic students and Latinos can produce an overwhelming amount of information. You’ll find countless schools, scholarship providers, and scholarship websites with long lists of funding opportunities. And a lot of the information is outdated. 

Colleges are always looking to diversify their campuses and to make their schools more accessible to students of all ethnicities, economic backgrounds and religious beliefs. For this reason, many scholarships are restricted to minority students, including Hispanic students. A great number of companies, organizations and schools offer scholarships, particularly for minority and female students. Some popular organizations such as the ¡Adelante! Fund and Ronald McDonald House Charity offer prestigious, large dollar awards to deserving students. If you qualify, find how you can be rewarded for being of Hispanic studentsdescent when it comes to supporting your higher education dreams.

Within the last few years, The Pew Research Center recorded that educational attainment among U.S. Hispanic students and Latino increased significantly and furthermore, account for the largest minority group on U.S. college campuses. Hispanics and Latinos are also significantly less likely than other groups to have student debt - thanks to scholarships, federal aid, and attendance at schools with lower tuition.

Fortunately, we’ve scoured the web to find you only the most up-to-date Scholarships for Hispanic Students, and we’ve distilled them into one easy-to-read post.

The Gates Scholarship

The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for Hispanic students and outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.

  • Eligibility:

To apply, Hispanic students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 

 Additionally, a Hispanic student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

*For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required. 

  • Amount:

Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.

*Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.

  • Deadline: varies.

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Francisco Toro Ramirez Sr. Scholarship

The Francisco Toro Ramirez Sr. Scholarship looks to support Hispanic students who are interested in their Puerto Rican traditions and wants to keep those traditions alive. These traditions may vary, from Christmas celebrations to plena dance to family recipes for foods such as pasteles, coquito pernil, and more.

  • Amount: $500.
  • Deadline: varies.

La Unidad Latina Foundation

La Unidad Latina Foundation first launched a national scholarship program for Hispanic students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate institutions across the United States, and then evolved to include Y Tu También as its signature college access program for high school students in New York City.

As an organization they financially support dozens of Hispanic students nationwide through their annual scholarship program and help hundreds of high school students in New York City achieve admission to elite colleges and universities across the country.

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be of Latino/a (Hispanic students) heritage and enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program.

  • Amount: $500 to $2,000 
  • Deadline: The scholarship will open on September 1, 2022. 

Click here for more information about the scholarship.

Best Scholarships for Hispanic Students 2022-2023
Best Scholarships for Hispanic Students 2022-2023

LULAC National Scholarship Fund

  • Eligibility:

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for a scholarship:

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
  • Must have applied to or be enrolled as a full-time student in a college or university, including 2-year colleges, or vocational schools that lead to an associate’s degree. Graduate Hispanic students must have applied to or be enrolled as a part-time student in a college or university.
  • A student will not be eligible for a scholarship if he/she is related to a scholarship committee member, the Council President, or an individual contributor to the local funds of the Council
  • Locations: In 2021-22, sixty-four (64) LULAC Councils participated from the following:  Arizona, Arkansas, California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin.  
  • Amount: $250-$2,000
  • Deadline: varies.

Click here for more information about the scholarship.

Best Scholarships for Hispanic Students 2022-2023
Best Scholarships for Hispanic Students 2022-2023

TheDream.Us National Scholarship

If you have graduated or will graduate from high school or a GED program by the end of the Spring 2022 term, this scholarship may be for you!

If you have taken college classes as you could afford them, you may still apply for our High School Graduate Hispanic Students Scholarship so long as you have not earned more than 21 college credits before Fall 2022. College credits earned in a dual enrollment program while in high school are not counted as part of the 21 credits.

  • Eligibility:

You are eligible to apply if you:

  1. Have DACA; TPS; or came to the country before November 1, 2016, and otherwise meet the DACA criteria;
  2. Came to the United States before the age of 16 (if you were born in the U.S. – you are not eligible for our scholarship);
  3. Have significant unmet financial need;
  4. Have graduated or will graduate from a United States high school (or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma) by the end of the 2021-22 academic year;
  5. Graduated or will graduate with a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale;
  6. Have not earned more than 21 credits in a community college or a 4-year college or university before the Fall of 2022 (not counting credits earned in a pre-college or dual enrollment program in high school);
  7. Intend to enroll full-time in an associate or bachelor’s degree program at a Partner College no later than the Spring term of 2022-23 academic year;
  8. Are eligible for in-state tuition at the Partner College you want to attend (not applicable if it is a private Partner College).

  • Amount: varies.
  • Deadline: The scholarship will open on Nov 1.

Click here for more information about the scholarship.

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Illustrating Awesomeness Scholarship

This is a scholarship opportunity for young women or gender non-conforming individuals of color who are actively working to change the world. The scholarship will be applied to tuition for the 2022 Spring semester.

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be young women or gender non-conforming individuals of color who are currently enrolled or who will begin college/university in the spring semester of 2022. Current high school seniors with a semester of high school remaining will not be considered.
  • Applicants must attend college in the United States.
  • This scholarship is intended for undergraduate students.

  • Amount: 4 Awards of $750
  • Deadline: varies.

EducationDynamics Minority First-Generation Scholarship

The scholarship is free to enter and is open to all minority applicants who are the first in their families to go to college, are at least 17 years of age, and are pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning, or are pursuing a certificate program.

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be first-generation students who are at least 17 years old and pursuing an undergraduate program at an accredited institution.

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: 30 June, 2022.

Why are scholarships for Hispanic students important?

Since 1996, the number of Hispanic students enrolled in schools and colleges more than doubled. Now, the Latinx community makes up 22.7% of enrolled students in the elementary and high school student population, as well as comprising 19.1% of students who attend college.

Despite this, many students of Hispanic heritage who demonstrate financial need while seeking academic opportunities still face various challenges.

For example, Hispanic families are more likely to live in poverty, with 15.7% of Hispanic people in poverty in 2019, which is significantly higher than the national poverty rate of 10.5% in the same year.

In comparison, the poverty rates for white people and Asian Americans in 2019 were both 7.3%, less than half of the Hispanic and Latino poverty rates.

Due to the financial burden that many Hispanic families and other underrepresented minority students take on, rising tuition costs can be overwhelming. Needless to say, avoiding student loans is extremely helpful for minority students.

How to qualify for Hispanic scholarships

Must be Hispanic and/or Latinx

In order to qualify for the scholarships in this list and for many of the other Hispanic scholarships, you must identify as Hispanic, meaning you or your family are from a Spanish-speaking country. For some scholarships, they may require applicants to be Latinx, which means that you or your family comes from a country in Latin America (South America, Mesoamerica, or the Caribbean).

Double-check the eligibility requirements of each scholarship

Some scholarships will have additional requirements besides just being open to Hispanic or Latinx students. Some scholarships are specifically for those from a certain Spanish-speaking country, some are for female high school students, and others are for women pursuing a graduate degree. By checking the requirements again, you can make sure that the scholarships you're applying for are the right scholarships for you.

What types of scholarships available for Hispanic students

There are many types of scholarships that Latinx students are eligible for, including broader scholarships open to all racial minorities as well as scholarships open strictly to Hispanic or Latinx students in certain fields. Scholarships that are specifically created for Latino students are great opportunities since they have such limited eligibility, reducing the number of applicants and increasing your chances of winning!

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