Financial Resources for Latinx Students

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To help you pursue your passion, organizations offer financial awards, resources and fellowships for students. You can receive mentorship in STEM, journalism, healthcare and other fields.

In this guide, take a look at 100+ scholarships, grants, internships, and more - specifically geared toward Latinx students.

Internships and Fellowships

Internships and fellowship programs are a great way to get field-specific experience and set yourself apart when applying for jobs in the future. Start your search with this list of opportunities below.

Internships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: AAAS provides summer internship program for undergraduate students who are deeply committed to diversity and interested in pursuing journalism as a career.
  • APS: APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Minority Students is a paid summer internships for underrepresented minorities (African American, Hispanic, or Native American) with sophomore or junior standing at a U.S. college or university at the time of application.
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: CHCI provides internship program for high achievement students.
  • Microsoft: Explore Microsoft is a 12-week summer internship program specifically designed for first and second year college students who pursue degrees in computer science, computer engineering, or related technical disciplines (Microsoft encourage underrepresented group students to apply).
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities: HACU National Internship Program is provided for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Latina Style: Latina Style provides full-time and part-time internships offering exposure to the publishing, editing, marketing, and graphic design world.
  • NASCAR: NASCAR Diversity Internship Program is a 10-week, paid summer internship that seeks diverse undergraduate and graduate college students with high academic standing at elite institutions.
  • Quality Education for Minorities: QEM provides Talent Development and Innovation and Sciences (TDIS) Summer Internship for minority students in STEM related fields.
  • T. Howard Foundation: T. Howard Foundation's Internship Program is dedicated to improving the participation of diverse and underrepresented groups in the media and entertainment industry.
  • Getty: Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program in Los Angeles supports substantive, full-time summer work opportunities for college undergraduates from backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in the arts.
  • Smithsonian: Smithsonian offers internships to increase participation of groups who are underrepresented in the in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field.
  • Emma Bowen Foundation: The Emma Bowen Fellows Program provides multi-year internships to students of color at media companies across the country.
  • Barclays: Sophomore Springboard is an internship high-achieving, underrepresented candidates, including female, Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American and LGBTQAI students, as well as military veterans and students with disabilities.
  • Google: The Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Internship Program is a paid summer internship for rising underrepresented undergraduate seniors (including but not limited to Black, Hispanic, Native American, students with disabilities, and veterans).
  • McKinsey: Sophomore (second-year) Summer Business Analyst program is an 8-10 weeks summer internship program for underrepresented group (including Black, African American, Hispanic, Latinx, and/or part of Indigenous groups in North America).
  • Seizing Every Opportunity (SEO): SEO Career recruits and trains high achieving Black, LatinX, and Native American college students for challenging summer internships that lead to coveted full-time jobs.
  • PwC: Start is PwC's diversity summer internship experience for high-performing college sophomores/rising juniors who are in underrepresented minority groups.
  • Facebook: Facebook University is an 8 weeks internship program that enables students from underrepresented communities to get to know Facebook's people, products and services.

Fellowships

  • Lebanon Valley College: The Multicultural Fellowship (MCF) is granted to those high school seniors identifying most closely with one of the following racial and ethnic groups: African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, Native American, or multiracial.
  • Aspen Institute: William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students is offered for undergraduate and graduate students of color based on academic excellence.
  • Fleishman Hillard: Fleishman Hillard provides 6-12 months paid fellowships for college seniors, recent college graduates and graduate students who are on underrepresented (racial and ethnic minority) groups.
  • American Bar Foundation: American Bar Foundation provides Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program for students who are diverse and traditionally underrepresented in the fields of law and social science.
  • American Educational Research Association: AERA provides Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research to enhance the racial and ethnic diversity of faculty, scholars, and researchers who study topics in education research.
  • Tennessee Higher Education Commission & Student Assistance Corporation: Minority Teaching Fellows Program is intended to encourage talented minority Tennesseans to enter the teaching field in Tennessee.
  • Association of International Certified Professional Accountants: The AICPA Foundation awards annual fellowships of $12,000 to full-time minority accounting scholars who demonstrate significant potential to become accounting educators.
  • Minority Fellowship Program: Minority Fellows Program (MFP) is a fellowship competition for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds applying to or in the early stages of doctoral programs in political science.
  • American Sociological Association: Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline.
  • FTE Leaders: FTE Leaders Fellowship provides financial support for doctoral students of Latino/a, Asian, Pacific Islands or First Nations descent who have completed the course work stage of their Ph.D. or Th.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies.
  • Center for Third World Organizing: MAAP is an 8 week summer paid intensive training program for young activists of color.

Programs

  • Esperanza: Esperanza provides free personalized mentoring, leadership building, comprehensive post-secondary and family support to the Hispanic students and families of Northeast Ohio.
  • Hispanic100: Hispanic 100 mentor program was established to design a positive, productive hands-on learning environment for future Latino generations by achieving success through leadership, opportunity, and responsibility.
  • Love Mentoring: The L.O.V.E. Mentoring Program works in partnership with organizations, universities and public schools, whose mission is to enhance the well–being of young girls and Hispanic communities in New York.
  • HITEC Foundation: HITEC Foundation mentorship program looks to connect Hispanic technology students with executives already in the industry who can mentor them through their collegiate years.
  • League of United Latin American Citizens: LULAC Youth Leadership Program provides at-risk Hispanic youth with a positive alternative to gangs, violence, and dropping out of school.
  • Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement: Emerging Latino Leaders Program, formerly known as Leadership Academy, is a dynamic and intensive Action Learning Experience that will transform high-potential Latino professionals into high-performing leaders.
  • United States Hispanic Leadership Institute: The Collegiate Leadership Development Program (CLDP) aims to cultivate the next generation of Latino leaders by promoting community and activism.

What's the difference between an internship and a fellowship?
In general, fellowships are meant to facilitate academic research, while internships are for gaining professional experience. Think of it this way: Fellowships are like an extension of your studies, whereas internships are like a job.

Scholarships

As you approach college (or graduate school), be sure to seek out scholarships and financial awards to lighten the financial load.

Below, we list several general scholarships and others that are meant for specific majors or disciplines.

  • American Planning Association: APA Foundation scholarships provides scholarships to students of great merit and from historically underrepresented groups.
  • Augustana University: Augustana University provides Diversity Scholarship for full-time domestic students of color.
  • Grand Rapids Foundation: Grand Rapids Foundation provides several scholarships for students with color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander).
  • Hispanic Heritage Foundation: The Youth Awards is awarded for Latino high school seniors who will enroll at an accredited higher education institution.
  • Hispanic Scholar: Hispanic Scholarship Consortium (HSC) provides scholarships for graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students.
  • META Foundation: META Foundation provides scholarships for Hispanic full-time undergraduate student pursuing an academic discipline.
  • Illinois Student Assistance Commission: ISAC provides Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) scholarships for students who are African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American, or Native American.
  • Morgan Stanley: Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program is granted for undergraduate sophomore and junior students who self-identify as Black, Hispanic, Native American, and LGBT+.
  • The National Press Club: The National Press Club provides scholarship consists of a $2,000 one-year scholarship, which can be renewed for up to three years at $2,500 per year for minority students.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology: Georgia Tech provides The Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund to support Hispanic/Latino students to pursue undergraduate degree.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund: HSF Scholar Program is designed to empower courageous young leaders of Hispanic heritage.
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation: Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarship program for undergraduate students who are in minority groups.
  • United States Hispanic Leadership Institute: Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders is a scholarship for full-time undergraduate students with at least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry.
  • League of United Latin American Citizens: LULAC offers a variety of scholarships for high school seniors, undergraduate & graduate college students through the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC).
  • Chicana Latina Foundation: Chicana Latina Foundation award merit-based scholarships valued at $1500 to 30-40 powerful Latina students each year.
  • Prospanica: Prospanica provides scholarships for Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students who want to achieve their full educational potential and make meaningful contributions to society.
  • ALPFA: ALPFA receives scholarship sponsorships for Hispanic students from various individual and corporate donors.
  • Goldman Sachs: Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence (SFE) is awarded to undergraduate juniors pursuing a summer internship at GS from all majors that identify as Black, Latinx/Hispanic and/or Native American.
  • Educational Advancement Foundation: Educational Advancement Foundation provides scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students, including students who are underrepresented.
  • Next Day Animations: Illustrating Awesomeness Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for young women or gender non-conforming individuals of color who are actively working to change the world.

Scholarships for Specific Majors & Disciplines

  • American College of Healthcare Executives: Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship provides financial aid to racially/ethnically students in healthcare management graduate programs.
  • American Chemical Society: ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields.
  • Actuarial Foundation: Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Latinx, Native North American and Pacific Islander students.
  • Library and Information Technology Association: LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship is awarded to minority students (American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, or Hispanic) who are pursuing library and automation field related degree.
  • American Library Association: ALA provides Spectrum Scholarship Program for American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern and North African, and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students to assist them with obtaining a graduate degree and leadership positions within the profession and ALA.
  • American Meteorological Society: AMS Minority Scholarships will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship provides funds for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
  • LNESC National: The ExxonMobil Engineering Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding Hispanic high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at U.S. post-secondary institutions.
  • American Association of Law Libraries: George A. Strait Minority Scholarship & Fellowship is granted for minority students who pursue ALA accredited library graduate school program; or law school.
  • Society for American Archaeology: Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship (HUGS) grants scholarships for under represented minorities who obtain degrees in archaeology.
  • New York Women in Communications: New York Women in Communications awards The Esperanza Scholarship to a student of Hispanic heritage pursuing the dream of a career in communications.
  • American Association of School Personnel Administrators: AASPA provides Leon Bradley Scholarship Program to encourage more minorities or persons of color to enter the field of teaching and school leadership.
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund: MALDEF provides scholarship program for law students who demonstrated commitment to advancing Latino civil rights in their careers.
  • Society for Classical Studies: Frank M. Snowden Jr. Undergraduate Scholarships is offered for undergraduate students from historically underrpresented groups who study classics or classical archaeology.
  • National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering: NACME Sholars provides scholarships for under-represented minority students in the fields of engineering and computer science.
  • Radio Television Digital News Association: Carole Simpson Scholarship is granted for minority students to overcome hurdles along their career path in electronic journalism.
  • ESA Foundation: ESA Foundation provides scholarships for women and minority students across the United States earning a computer science or video game arts and sciences-related degree.
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers: SHPE provides scholarships for active Member of SHPE who pursue a STEM degree or professional certificate at a qualifying institution.
  • Gates Millenium Scholar Program: GMSP promoting academic excellence, providing opportunities, reducing financial barriers by providing scholarships for outstanding students of color who study STEM related fields.
  • Lockheed Martin: Lockheed Martin award scholarships of $10,000 per student to individuals studying engineering or computer science that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities.
  • Architects Foundation: Diversity Advancement Scholarship is granted for minority students who enroll in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree program.
  • American Association of Law Libraries: AALL provides George A. Strait Minority Scholarship and Fellowship for minority students enrolled in an ALA accredited library graduate school program; or law school.
  • American Geosciences: AGI Scholarship for Advancing Diversity in the Geoscience Profession is granted for under-represented minority graduate students in geoscience.
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers: AIChE Minority Scholarship Award is presented for minority under-represented undergraduate student members annually in chemical engineering.
  • The Surety Foundation: The Surety and Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 to outstanding underrepresented students to support their studies in the areas of insurance/risk management, accounting, economics, or business/finance.
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: Alfred P. Sloan Graduate Scholarship Programs provides scholarships for underrepresented doctoral students in sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), especially in fields where national trends document persistent underrepresentation.
  • AIGA: AIGA Worldstudio Scholarship is offered for underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students who are studying photography, illustration, and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States.
  • American Bar: American Bar provides annual Legal Opportunity Scholarship to first-year law racial and ethnic minority students.
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses: NAHN Scholarships are awarded annually to active NAHN members enrolled in accredited LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs.
  • Great Mind in STEM: Great Mind in STEM provides scholarships for Hispanic students who study STEM related fields.

Regional Scholarships

  • Lehman College: Mexican Studies Scholarship Fund is awarded for highly motivated students who have commitment to service in the immigrant and/or Mexican community in New York, without consideration of immigration status.
  • Florida Fund for Minority Teachers: FFMT provides Minority Teacher Education Scholarship (MTES) for Florida students who are on the following racial groups: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan Native.
  • Page Education Foundation: Page Education Foundation provides grants for students of color who graduate from a Minnesota high school and will be attending an accredited Minnesota post-secondary school at full-time enrollment.
  • Cesar Chavez Foundation: PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship is provided for students of Latino descent who are beginning or continuing their studies at higher educational institutions in Arizona and California's Central Valley.
  • Thursday Network: Thursday Network provides "I Empower" Scholarship for minority graduating high school students who attend high school in the District of Columbia, Montgomery County (MD), or Prince George's County (MD).
  • Indiana Commission for Higher Education: The Commission offers scholarships for minority students (defined as Black and Hispanic individuals) planning to teach in an accredited school in Indiana upon graduation.

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Organizations and Advocacy Groups

Nonprofits and organizations dedicated to Latinx students can provide tons of helpful information, mentorship, and much more. Don't miss this list of resources below.

  • Aspira: The ASPIRA Association is the national Hispanic organization dedicated exclusively to developing Hispanic youth's educational and leadership capacity.
  • Excelensia in Education: Excelensia in Education accelerates Latino student success and bring attention to programs for those committed to doing more for Latino students.
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund: MALDEF is the nation's leading Latino legal civil rights organization.
  • The National Foundation of Alpha Psi Lambda: NFAPL is a nonprofit foundation devoted to the educational advancement, leadership training, and character development of Latino students, and others, through various programs, scholarships, and support.
  • Management Leadership for Tomorrow: Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is a national nonprofit that quips and emboldens high-achieving women and men from underrepresented communities to realize their full potential, to make a mark, and make a difference.
  • ALPFA: ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) was the first national Latino professional association in the United States to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy.
  • Cesar Chavez Foundation: Cesar Chavez Foundation is an organization that carry on Cesar's life's work of uplifting the lives of Latinos and working families by inspiring and transforming communities through social enterprises that address essential human, cultural and community needs.
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: CHCI is an organization that develop talented emerging Latino leaders, through our civic engagement and leadership programs, including paid congressional internships and fellowships in our nation's capital.
  • Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement: Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) is a national non-profit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals.
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities: HACU is national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).
  • Hispanic National Bar Association: HNBA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, national membership organization that represents the interests of Hispanic legal professionals in the United States and its territories.
  • Latin American Studies Association: The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America.
  • League of United Latin American Citizens: LULAC is a volunteer-based organization that empowers Latinos and builds strong Latino communities.
  • NAMIC: NAMIC is an organization that educate, advocate and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry.
  • National Hispanic Media Coalition: The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a non-profit organization that builds bridges, creates opportunities, resources, and connects Latinx talent with the entertainment industry.
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers: SHPE is the nation's largest association dedicated to fostering Hispanic leadership in the STEM field.

Mental Health Resources

  • Therapy for Latinx: Therapy for Latinx is to provide resources for Latinx community to heal, thrive, and become advocates for their own mental health.
  • Latinx Therapy: Latinx Therapy is an organization that destigmatize mental health in the Latinx community.

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Bottom Line

Locating financial resources or scholarships can be an arduous task, but don't get discouraged. We hope that this list of helpful links can provide some guidance and a little inspiration to pursue the major or discipline that brings you joy. Best of luck!

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