Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Americans

Fiesta Del Sol Scholarship
This is for Hispanic students enrolled at an accredited college or university in an undergraduate, degree-seeking or certificate program or be a senior in High school accepted as an undergraduate student in college. (If in college, be enrolled for a minimum of 6 semester hours in the 2020/2021 school year); One must have earned a cumulative minimum of a 2.5 GPA (on a 4 point scale or its equivalence); Demonstrate community or school service and must showcase a financial need. One must reside on the Southwest side of Chicago within the following boundaries: Between 16th Street and 79th Street and between Cicero Avenue (4800 West) and Canal Street (500 West); Be or become a volunteer at Pilsen Neighbors Community Council/Fiesta del Sol (min 80 hrs).

Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship–$1,000 (5 awards). Full or part-time undergraduate or graduate students attending a two-year or four-year HACU-member institutions within the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, D.C. Florida, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, South Carolina, Texas, and Washington. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Students will be required to complete a 500-word essay on how Denny’s can help in the fight against childhood hunger in the United States. Upon notification of selection, scholarship recipients are required to submit a headshot electronically to HACU for Denny’s press purposes.

KIA Motors America, Inc. – $4,000 (16 awards). Full-time undergraduate and graduate students attending a four-year HACU-member institution within the United States, or Puerto Rico. Open to all majors. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 First-generation students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Videxport S.A. de C.V. – $1,000 (1 award). Full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students attending a two-year or four-year institution. Preference will be given to students who live in (originate from) Southern Arizona or Southern California, but may attend any HACU-member college or university. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 with a declared major in agriculture, ecological/environmental sciences.

Gilberto Salazar Escoboza – $1,000. Full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students attending a two-year or four-year institution. Preference will be given to students who live in (originate from) Southern Arizona or Southern California, but may attend any HACU-member college or university. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 with a declared major in agriculture, ecological/environmental sciences.

Empacadora Fruticola Santa Inés S.A. de C.V. – $1,000. Full time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students attending a two-year or four-year institution. Preference will be given to students who live in (originate from) Southern Arizona or Southern California, but may attend any HACU-member college or university. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 with a declared major in agriculture, ecological/environmental sciences.

The National Hispanic Health Foundation
The National Hispanic Health Foundation will award 24 scholarships to graduate students in dental, medical, public health, policy, physician assistant, pharmacy, and podiatry students and BSN or graduate students in nursing school, who exhibit exceptional academic performance, documented leadership activities, and commitment to a career providing healthcare services to the Hispanic community in the US. Eleven recipients will receive $5,000/year for two years and thirteen recipients will receive $2,000 for 1 year. The deadline for application is Friday, September 25, 2020.

Hilda Lopez-Arce Scholarship
Each year the Hilda López-Arce Scholarship Selection Committee in conjunction with the Latina Network, Subcommittee of the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos award a $500 scholarship to a student who exhibits leadership qualities and who has made contributions to the Latino community. One student is selected each session regardless of their residency status. The deadline is typically in April.

Fourth Annual Qui Lueva Café Scholarship

For undocumented Latino Students who need financial assistance for higher education. The scholarship is intended for students entering their freshmen through junior year. Applicants must meet academic requirements and must provide a personal statement and be involved in extra-curricular activities. Fourteen scholarships totaling $7,000 will be awarded to freshmen applicants. Eighteen scholarships totaling $9,000 will be awarded to sophomores. Thirty scholarships totaling $15,000 will be awarded to juniors.

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship
Ten – $10,000 and thirty – $5,000 scholarships available.
Must be pursuing a degree related to the health field and completed at least 1 year of school.