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    15 Hispanic Scholarships for High School Students

    Posted October 14, 2022, 3:00 pm by Johnathan Kindall

    As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close, we wanted to highlight some of the special hispanic scholarships currently available for students across the country.

    It is estimated that by 2026 more than 4.1 million Hispanic and Latinx students will attend U.S. colleges, which far outpaces growth among all other racial-ethnic groups. However, the cost of higher education is only growing more expensive, and for students from migrant families or underserved communities it can be incredibly difficult to fully finance a college degree. That's why we've put together this comprehensive list of hispanic scholarships for high school students!

    Some of the scholarships listed here have deadlines quickly approaching or require specific prerequisites for application, so be sure to read the terms of the scholarship fully before applying. If the application deadline has already passed, we still recommend bookmarking this page, as all of the scholarships listed are annual awards that students can return to next year.

    All of the scholarships listed here are given on a national level, but we also encourage you to seek out opportunities closer to home, as many local communities have hispanic scholarships available for students from their area. Additionally, if you’ve already applied to a college or university, be sure to inquire about whether or not they have any college-specific scholarships for hispanic students.

    Take a look and start applying today! Scholarships with the earliest deadlines are listed first.


    The Dream National Scholarship

    Eligibility: Undocumented or DACA-Certified Students who came to the U.S. before the age of 16 and before Nov. 1, 2017.

    Deadline: November 2022

    Amount: Varies

    Description: Defined as the “Pell Grant” for highly motivated undocumented students with significant, unmet financial need.

    Apply Now >

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    Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

    Eligibility: US Students of Hispanic Heritage

    Deadline: November 2022

    Amount: $3,500

    Description: The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who demonstrate involvement in their community and an exceptional academic record.

    Apply Now >

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    Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

    Eligibility: US Students of Hispanic Heritage Preparing for Career in Government Finance

    Deadline: December 2022

    Amount: $10,000

    Description: GFOA provides a variety of scholarships, including the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship to provide funding opportunities for exceptional minority students. Students must be preparing to lead a career in government finance to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.

    Apply Now >

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    Jackie Robinson Scholarship

    Eligibility: US Students of Hispanic Heritage (Or Other Minority Group)

    Deadline: January 2023

    Amount: $30,000

    Description: Given in honor of the groundbreaking presence of Jackie Robinson, this scholarship funds four years of higher education for students of color.

    Apply Now >

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    ACS Scholars Program

    Eligibility: US Students of Hispanic Heritage Majoring in Chemistry or Related Field

    Deadline: March 2023

    Amount: $1000 - $5,000

    Description:The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups in the chemical sciences, majoring in chemistry-related disciplines, and intending to pursue chemistry-related careers.

    Apply Now >

    Latino Student excited about Hispanic Scholarship

    Fontana Transport Scholars Program

    Eligibility: US Students of Hispanic Heritage Majoring in STEM or Spanish Language

    Deadline: March 2023

    Amount: $5,000.

    Description: This scholarship aims to find, sponsor, and guide leaders who are determined to succeed by all means possible regardless of their struggles, lack of sources and hardships encountered in the community they live in.

    Apply Now >

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    The Hispanic Scholarship Fund

    Eligibility: US Students of Hispanic Heritage

    Deadline: March 2023

    Amount: Varies, award amounts range from $500 - $5,000, based on relative need.

    Description: Every year, HSF selects ~10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants.

    Apply Now >

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    McDonalds HACER National Scholarship

    Eligibility: US Students of Hispanic Heritage

    Deadline: March 2023

    Amount: Varies, up to $100,000.

    Description:The McDonald's HACER National Scholarship Program will offer scholarships to 30 outstanding Hispanic students from all over the country. Funds are aimed to help recipients finance their college tuition, and there are three tiers.

    Apply Now >

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    Latinos in Technology Scholarship

    Eligibility: US Students of Hispanic Heritage Majoring in STEM

    Deadline: March 2023

    Amount: Varies, up to $30,000.

    Description: The Latinos in Technology Scholarship was established by the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, a public foundation dedicated to inspiring community philanthropy and engaging people to invest in the educational achievement and leadership development of a thriving Hispanic community in Silicon Valley.

    Apply Now >

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    Prospanica Foundation Scholarships

    Eligibility: US Students of Hispanic/Latino Heritage

    Deadline: April 2023

    Amount: $2,000 - $5,000

    Description: The Prospanica Foundation funds the education of undergraduate and graduate students in the Hispanic community who aim to make meaningful contributions to the community and reach their full educational potential.

    Apply Now >

    Latina Student excited over Hispanic Scholarship

    Café Del Futuro Scholarship

    Eligibility: US Students of Latino Heritage

    Deadline: July 2023

    Amount: $5,000

    Description: The El Café Bustelo Scholarship aims to invest in the Latino community by awarding those who seek better futures for themselves, their families and their communities.

    Apply Now >

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    Education Dynamics Minority First Generation Scholarship

    Eligibility: US Students of Hispanic Heritage Who Are First In Their Families to Go To College

    Deadline: July 2023

    Amount: $10,000

    Description: EducationDynamics will award one $10,000 scholarship to a minority applicant 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 a certificate program.

    Apply Now >

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    ExxonMobil Engineering Scholarship

    Eligibility: US Students of Hispanic Heritage (Living in Certain Cities and States)

    Deadline: September 2023

    Amount: Varies, up to $20,000

    Description:The ExxonMobil Engineering Scholarship encourages Hispanic high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering. There is one scholarship awarded for $20,000, paid over four years, and twelve scholarships awarded for $2,000..

    Apply Now >

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    The Gates Scholarship

    Eligibility: US Students of Hispanic Heritage

    Deadline: September 2023

    Amount: Full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid

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

    Apply Now >

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    NBC Universal Media Scholarship

    Eligibility: US Students of Hispanic Heritage Majoring in Entertainment or Media Industry

    Deadline: October 2023

    Amount: $5,000

    Description: The NBCUniversal Media Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage outstanding undergraduate Latino students attending a U.S. post-secondary institution with an interest in the media and entertainment industry.

    Apply Now >

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    Johnathan Kindall

    Johnathan Kindall is the Content Editor at TeenLife Media. He attended Boston University’s College of Communications, graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Journalism. Johnathan is dedicated to launching teens into life by providing a number of resources that help teens navigate the world of college, enrichment learning and more.

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