In addition to federal financial aid, many Connecticut College students pursue scholarships from outside sources. The following scholarships are available to Latino/a students through various foundations and organizations. This is a list of some of the top scholarship opportunities available for Latino/a students. We have provided links to the scholarship website, information about applying for awards, and the application for these grants. Please check the scholarship website for details on application deadlines.
ACS Scholars Program: The American Chemical Society awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields.
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Scholarship Fund: Offers scholarships to students pursuing careers in finance, accounting and related fields of business.
Beautiful Minds Scholarship: A $1000.00 award available to minority graduating high school seniors. Applicants are required to submit an essay on the topic "Finding My Purpose."
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Scholarship Program: Awarded to students of Hispanic background who plan to pursue a degree in a health care, science, or business-related field. Special preference will be given to scholars who reside in or attend college in Maryland, the District of Columbia, or Northern Virginia.
Chicano Organizing and Research in Education Que Llueva Café Scholarship: Aims to support the dreams, hopes and aspirations of college bound undocumented students so that they can earn their college education and allow for all of their hard work and sacrifice to persevere.
Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism: Offers training, paid internships, and cash awards to college students or recent graduates interested in pursuing careers in journalism.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship: Offered to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future.
Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders: Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student in a four-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry.
Educators for Fair Consideration New American Scholars Program: Provides financial awards and support services to low-income immigrant college students who live or attend school in the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide scholarships of up to $10,000 to cover tuition and other college expenses.
Es El Momento/Beca Univision: $5,000 award for a 1st generation Latino college student. Applicants must have a history of extracurricular activity involvement and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Ford Blue Oval Scholars Program: For students of Hispanic background majoring in business, STEM, healthcare, hospitality, or other programs.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program: The nation's largest minority scholarship program. The scholarships can be used to pursue degrees in any undergraduate major at the college or university of the recipients’ choice.
Google Hispanic College Fund Scholarships: Given to Hispanic students who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need. Offers funds to students studying computer science or computer engineering. Scholarship recipients will receive an academic scholarship as well as be invited to attend the Annual Google Scholars’ Retreat in Mountain View, CA.
Esperanza Education Fund: Scholarships awarded to immigrant students in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, to attend public colleges and universities. Must be born outside the U.S. or have two parents born outside the U.S. Must be a graduating senior at a high school in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Award amounts generally range from $1,500 to $5000.
LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship Program: Provides funding for students attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations.
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated: California South Area (CASA) 2 provides at least two scholarships to undocumented high school seniors and continuing college students pursuing higher education.
M&T Bank Scholarship Program: To apply, students must be of Hispanic background and be pursuing a major leading to a career in banking, including business, finance and accounting. Students must reside in the Washington, DC region, New York, or Pennsylvania.
Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering is awarded annually to a high school senior from an ethnic minority who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university.
McDonald’s Scholarship Program: Students must be of Hispanic background, maintain a 3.0 GPA, be from the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia, and demonstrate financial need.
Microsoft Scholarship: A Microsoft scholarship provides a leg up so you can pursue undergraduate studies in computer science and related technical disciplines.
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Scholars Program: Provides financial support to minority engineering students who have demonstrated financial need. To be eligible students must enroll in an engineering program at a partner university, maintain a minimum required GPA (varying from 2.5 – 2.8); and register for the NACME Student Online Resume Directory.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists Scholarships Program: These scholarships are designed to encourage and assist Latino students pursue careers in journalism.
National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity: The National Press Club awards up to $10,000 over the course of four years to a high school senior with the aim of furthering diversity in journalism.
NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Scholarships: Twenty-six $6,000 postgraduate scholarships – 13 for women and 13 for ethnic minorities – who are enrolling in a curriculum that will assist the applicant in obtaining a career in sports administration. Six of the scholarships are available to Division III students only.
RMHC/Hacer: Annual scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors who have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage. Students must live within the boundaries of a participating Ronald McDonald House Charity Chapter.
Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers Foundation Scholarship Program: Designed to enhance and achieve the potential of Latino students pursuing degrees in engineering, math and science.
TELACU Education Foundation Scholarship: Provides scholarships to Latino students in California, Illinois, Texas and New York. While not required, preference given to applicants majoring in the fields of Business and STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: A candidate must be a resident of New York City and of African-American, Latino, Asian or Native American background who demonstrates strong potential for academic achievement and proven leadership ability. $3,500 will be awarded to scholarship recipients.