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Wednesday, December 28, 2011 (read 1050 times)

Scholarship Opportunities for Latinos & Hispanics

by Kimberly

MALDEF Law Scholarships for Latinos Deadline Extended

MALDEF is a civil rights organization who aims to help advance the Latino community of the United States.

The current scholarship application deadline is January 2, 2012 and is open to any law students who will be enrolled at an accredited US w school during the 2012 year. 

Applicants must prove demonstrated commitment to advancing Latino civil rights in their careers; other factors include academic performance, financial need and past achievements.

Get more information about MALDEF scholarships here

Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarships for Young Hispanic Leaders

The US Hispanic Leadership Institute recognizes outstanding high school seniors or college students for being outstanding Hispanic leaders committed to making a change in their communities.

$1,000 scholarships are available for students accepted to a 4-year undergraduate program in the US.
$500 scholarships are available for those who are accepted to a 2-year undergraduate program in the US.

In addition to the money reward, winning students will also be invited to attend the 30th annual USHLI National Conference. Attendance is required for the scholarship.

Students must show their financial need and the Hispanic ancestry of at least one of their parents.

Hurry! The deadline to apply is December 31, 2011. All applications must include a cover page, background information, leadership essay, transcripts, resume, picture and letters of reference. Download the application

10th Anniversary: Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The 10th Anniversary reception of the partnership between the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in partnership with the Institute of International Education (IIE) took place on December 15th, 2011.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is aimed to increase American student diversity abroad.  The scholarships are destined for students from diverse backgrounds with financial need who want to study in non-traditional study abroad locations.

The Gilman Scholarships award $5,000 to lucky winners who choose to pursue college credit abroad.

Get more information about the Gilman Scholarships and apply online here.

Chrysler Foundation Donates $50,000 to Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Chrysler Foundation recently announced that it will donate $50,000 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF).

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the largest provider of scholarships and financial aid to Latino students in the US.  The grant will support those Hispanic students who wish to pursue degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math.

This is not the first time that Chrysler has supported the Hispanic Scholarship fund, they have donated a total of 25 grants over the years worth more than $750,000. The Chrysler Group believes that a diverse group of leaders is needed to drive the next era of the country's economic growth.

Visit the HSF Scholarship website for more information on available scholarships

National Hispanic Health Foundation Scholarship Program

The Hispanic and Latin population in the US is growing, and along with it the need for qualified health professionals.

To help meet this demand, the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) has established a unique scholarship opportunity to Hispanic students who are committed to careers in health care: medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, health management, health research and allied health.

According to the US Department of Health, Hispanics face health disparities in the US due to lack of health insurance and limited culturally competent providers making them twice as likely to suffer diabetes and obesity.

NHHF has awarded over 100 health students nearly $400,000 dollars since 2005. To get more information, visit the National Hispanic Health Foundation

$30,000 for Latinos studying Master's Degrees in Education

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is offering $30,000 to Latinos who wish to obtain a Masters Degree in Education.

Apply for the teaching fellowships at by January 10th, 2012.

Individuals must have Bachelor degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) in order to qualify.

The grants are intended to increase the amount of teachers in the STEM fields, as an estimated 280,000 teachers will be needed by 2015.

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