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Summer Camp 2016 

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Latino/Latina Student Scholarships


Actuarial Diversity Scholarship


This scholarship promotes diversity through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, and Native North American students recognizing and encouraging academic achievements by awarding scholarships to full-time undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree that may lead them to a career in the actuarial profession.


¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund!scholarships/cee5


¡Adelante! Fund provides links to several scholarship programs with which they partner. Some scholarships are limited to specific regions or courses of study.


The Airport Minority Advisory Council Educational and Scholarship Program


Aviation and Professional Development Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates and interest and desire to pursue a career in the aviation/airport industry and seeking a BS or BA in Aviation, Business Administration, Accounting, Architecture, Engineering, or Finance.


AMAC Member Award
This scholarship is awarded to a student who is a current AMAC member or a family member or mentee of an AMAC member.


American Association of Colleges of Nursing


The American Association of Colleges of Nursing posts several scholarships, fellowships, and internship opportunities for students pursuing a career in the nursing and medical field.


American Chemical Society Scholars Program

Deadline: The application cycle begins November 1 through March 1 annually.


ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000* are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply.


American Legacy Foundation Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship


Priority populations are those populations that are disproportionately targeted by the tobacco industry, or who often lack the tools and resources to combat smoking in their communities. The scholarship, named for founding Legacy board member, Dr. Alma S. Adams will award two $5,000 scholarships to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, books and related living expenses while attending any accredited college or university.



Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Deadline: Application deadlines are cyclical and coincide with the university’s programming


The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad.


     The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.

     The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.

     The applicant is studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks (28 days) in one country - or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students - and no more than one academic year. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.


Berklee College of Music Michel Camilo Scholarship


As the world's premier college of contemporary music, Berklee has more than $30 million in merit-based scholarship funds available to prospective and continuing students.The Michel Camilo Scholarship is a full scholarship opportunity awarded to one gifted musician, either Dominican-born or of Dominican descent, who is accepted to Berklee for the upcoming year.


Coca-Cola Scholars

Opens in August 2016 and selects applicants in 2017.


The Coca-Cola Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.


Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April 1, 2016


The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism and for peace in Vietnam.


Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc.

Deadline: January 2017


The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association (FNSNA) was created in 1969 to honor Frances Tompkins, the Association's first Executive Director. Organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, the Foundation awards scholarships to qualified nursing students. Eligible students are currently enrolled and matriculated in a state-approved nursing program leading to an associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, generic pre-licensure doctorate or generic pre-licensure master’s degree.


Gates Millennium Scholars


Funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates Millennium Scholars was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska NAtive, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in all discipline areas. The Gates Millennium Scholars program is available to graduating high school seniors.



Great Minds in STEM HENAAC Scholars Program

Deadline: April 30th, 2016


HENAAC scholarship recipients continue to pave the way for future generations of Hispanics and lead by example to empower our communities and enhance our nation’s professional technical workforce.

     Applicants must demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership and campus/community activities

     Applicants must be pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math degree

     Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

     Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the Hispanic community

     Recipients must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program for the preceding fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April 11th, 2016


The Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s Mission is to strengthen America by advancing the college education of Hispanic Americans. The organization delivers a range of programs to Hispanic families and students through community outreach and education, affordability via scholarships, college retention and career opportunities.

To qualify, you must:

     Be of Hispanic Heritage

     Have a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students

     Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited not-for-profit 4-year university or graduate school during FALL of scholarship cycle year

     Be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)

     Complete FAFSA

     Complete state based financial aid application (if applicable)

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program


Since 1984, Horatio Alger Association Members and Friends have been funding need-based college scholarships to support deserving young people to overcome their adversity and pursue their dreams through higher education. So far the Association has awarded more than $110 million to approximately 20,000 students. The Horatio Alger Association awards scholarships at the National and State level annually.


La Unidad Latina Foundation, Inc.

Deadline: October 15th, 2016


La Unidad Latina Foundation provides educational scholarships to scholars ranging from $500 to $1000. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to undergraduate four-year college, and graduate students who meet the following criteria and abide by the following requirements:

     Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of a 4.0 GPA scale. Cumulative GPAs below 2.80 do not qualify for a scholarship

     ‘Currently enrolled in an eligible bachelor’s or master’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university. Eligible Degrees: all Bachelor degrees and Juris Doctor, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration/Policy, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy.

     Completed at least one full-time year of study for undergraduate applicants, and at least one full-time semester of study for graduate applicants.
Must reside in the United States.


League of United Latin American Citizens National Scholarship Fund!lnsf/c17bl


LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) to help youth in underserved communities make the dream of college enrollment a reality. LNSF is a unique partnership between grassroots advocates and corporations that funds educational opportunities for deserving youth across the U.S.

LNSF Award Criteria: Applicants are eligible for the following three types of scholarship awards:

     National Scholastic Achievement Awards ($2,000)
GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and if the student is an entering freshman.
29 or higher on the ACT test, or 1350 or higher on the SAT test.

     Honors Awards ($500 to $2,000)
GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and if the student is an entering freshman.
23 or higher on the ACT test, or 1100 or higher on the SAT test.

     General Awards ($250 to $1,000)
Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individual's motivation, sincerity, and community involvement.


Meta Scholarship

Deadline: March 31st, 2016


The Meta Scholarship provides multiple scholarships at different levels including:

     Platinum Scholarship: This scholarship provides students up to $7,500, payable over four years, to entering college freshman attending four-year colleges and universities or students attending community college with plans to transfer. Recipients of the Platinum Scholarship will also be provided mentorship and access to workshops.

     Gold Scholarship: This scholarship provides up to $2,000, payable over the course of up to four years, to either four year or community college students who have plans to transfer to a four-year university. Recipients of the Gold Scholarship will also be provided mentorship and access to workshops.

Recipients of the Meta Scholarships must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Resident of Hispanic origin (defined as having one Hispanic parent or two Hispanic grandparents) residing in the 50 states or Puerto Rico.


National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME) Scholars Program


NACME supports minority students interested in pursuing a degree in Engineering through block grants at partner universities. Students looking for NACME support need to have at least a 2.5 GPA to be eligible. There are also scholarships available and their requirements vary depending on the particular scholarship.


National Hispanic Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NHCFAE) Scholarships

Deadline: March-May 2016 depending on the scholarship


These scholarships are available to dependents (children or spouses) of NHCFAE members and those interested in engineering field. Applicants are expected to have at least a 3.0 GPA and award choices will take into account financial need and merit.


National Hispanic Recognition Program

Deadline: June 15th, 2016


If you’re a Hispanic/Latino junior and take the PSAT/NMSQT, you could be invited to apply for academic recognition as part of the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). The college board reaches out to students who:


     Take the PSAT/NMSQT in October of their junior year

     Are at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino

     Achieve the minimum required PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index score (this qualifying level may vary by state, region, and territory each year)

     Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year



Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) Scholarship Program


Since the organization’s founding, MAES has supported its students in their pursuit of college degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Students are selected on the basis of academic achievement, leadership, community service, and financial need. All scholarships are announced at the forthcoming Symposium; top scholarships require attendance for selection.


Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund


Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) offers four types of unique scholarships that are merit, plus need-based designed to address the financial needs of students attending TMCF member-schools. The awards process is highly competitive and the awards are given to outstanding and qualified students who plan to earn a baccalaureate, graduate or law degree from an accredited college or university. Occasionally, we may offer scholarships to students not attending one of our member-schools.


Deadlines and requirements vary from scholarship to scholarship.


United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

Deadlines range from the end of March 2016 through May 2016


UNCF describes itself as the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization.

Since its founding in 1944, UNCF has raised more than $4.5 billion to help more than 400,000 students receive college degrees at UNCF-member institutions and with UNCF scholarships.


UNCF’s website features 23 scholarships for minority students.


United States Army ROTC Scholarships


Requirements include:

     Be a U.S. citizen

     Be between the ages of 17 and 26

     Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50

     Have a high school diploma or equivalent

     Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)

     Meet physical standards

     Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

     An eight-year service commitment with the Army.

     Serve full time in the Army for four years and four years with the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).

     Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Scholarships for Health Professions Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds


The Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program provides funds to schools. In turn, the schools make scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds, enrolled in health professions and nursing programs.

Participating schools (found on website) are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, making reasonable determinations of need, and providing scholarships that do not exceed the cost of attendance (tuition, reasonable educational expenses and reasonable living expenses).


Western Union Family Scholarship Program


The Western Union Foundation Family Scholarship Program is helping immigrant/migrant fathers and sons, mothers and daughters and brothers and sisters move up the economic ladder through education and training. Scholarships may be used for college/university tuition, language acquisition classes, technical/skills training, and GED classes, with two family members receiving a scholarship to help achieve the type of education they need in order to create a brighter future for their entire family. Please see the website for the full list of applicant requirements.


Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program


Xerox is offering a Technical Minority Scholarship that awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above. Eligible applicants are enrolled in a full-time four year institution and are graduating with a ‘B’ average or better.