There are many Latino scholarships available to Latino students perusing a post-secondary education. These scholarships can be used to pay for tuition costs, college fees, course textbooks, computers, and many other school related expenses. Scholarships are another great way to fund your education without having to borrow a school loan or complete a work-study program. Latino scholarships are strictly for students of Latino decent and can have other requirements based on the scholarship foundations ideas and beliefs.
Many Latino scholarships are based on academic performances, community service work, and after school extracurricular activities, such as clubs, sports, and other related activities. Students interested in a Latino scholarship should read the requirements and criteria before they apply to make sure they are eligible to receive such funds.
Most Latino scholarship funds require applicants to complete an application, show proof of Latino heritage, grade point average verification, and an essay that consists of usually 500-1,000 words. A committee will usually meet to review the applications to determine the best applicant possible. After the committee that chosen their finalists, they will conduct in person interviews with the candidates.
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If you are Latino and are looking for extra money for college to fund your education, then you can take advantage of scholarship options provided specifically to Latino students.
Below are some organizations and programs offering Latino scholarships.
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
One of the largest and oldest Hispanic organizations in the United States, the LULAC offers scholarships in varying amounts to deserving students. Some scholarships offered by this institution only cater to students who go into a particular field of study.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to both high school and college students. It is affiliated with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute (HSFI) and offers a wide variety of scholarship options to Hispanic students that want to pursue a higher education degree, but are experiencing financial difficulties.
Hispanic Assoc. of Colleges and Universities - A variety of scholarships with various criteria defined by separate sponsors
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) - Law School Scholarship - Scholarships of various amounts to talented and committed Latino students entering law school.
Latin American Professional Women's Foundation - Scholarships and role models to provide guidance to young Latinas.
HSF/Ford Leadership/Hispanic Bar Assoc. of Michigan Law Scholarship Program - HSF, in conjunction with Ford Motor Company and the HBA of Michigan, provides scholarships for law students in Michigan who will enter their second and third years in the Fall.
La Raza Lawyers - Scholarships to Hispanic law students from Santa Clara County or attending school in the Bay Area.
Puerto Rican Bar Assoc. (PRBA) Scholarship Award - For Latino students pursuing a J.D. at an accredited law school in the United States. Must demonstrate academic promise, financial need, and commitment to the Latino community and to a career in public interest law.
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