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College Scholarships for Latino and Immigrant Students

College Scholarships for Latino and Immigrant Students

If you are a Latino or immigrant student, there may be a college scholarship for you.

Find out what college scholarships are available for Latinos and immigrant students and how to apply:

Gates Millennium Scholarship   Hispanic College Fund   Hispanic Scholarship Fund   Western Union Foundation Family Scholarship

The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program provides scholarships to undergraduate students and graduate students with financial need.

General requirements:

  • You must be Hispanic, African American, American Indian/Alaska native or Asian Pacific Islander.
  • You must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
  • You must have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA or have earned a GED.
  • You will enroll for the first time at a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time degree-seeking student.
  • You have demonstrated leadership abilities.
  • You are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant program


Amount: Varies

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The Hispanic College Fund scholarships are divided by programs of study/majors. Scholarships are also available for single parents and Puerto Rican students.

General requirements:

  • You should have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • You must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident living in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
  • You must plan to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in the U.S. or Puerto Rico from Fall 2010 to Spring 2011.

Amount: $500 to $10,000
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The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the nation’s largest provider of college scholarships for Latino students. It offers scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as students transferring from a community college. 

General requirements:

  • You should have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • You must be pursuing or planning to pursue your first undergraduate or graduate degree.
  • You must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in a degree program at a U.S. accredited institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories.
  • You need to apply for financial aid.

Amount: $1,000 to $5,000
Find the online application 


The Western Union Foundation Family Scholarship helps two members of the same family improve their quality of life through education. You can use this scholarship money to pay tuition for:

  • Language acquisition
  • Technical/vocational skill acquisition
  • Secondary/high school/GED completion
  • University/college study
  • Financial literacy/money management classes

Each family member can participate in a different program.

General requirements:

  • Both applicants must be 18 or older.
  • At least one of the applicants must have been born outside the U.S.
  • The funds can only be used to participate in programs offered by nonprofit schools and institutions within the U.S. The scholarship funds are paid directly to the educational provider.
  • This scholarship program is particularly interested in helping families that have faced barriers in pursuing their education and that are involved in the community.

Amount: $1,000-$5,000 per family
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Visit the following websites to find more scholarship opportunities:

Undocumented students:

College Sense
Offers a scholarship guide for undocumented students.
Offers a list of scholarships for undocumented students.

Latino College Dollars
Allows you to search for scholarships based on your citizenship or residency status.

Latino students:

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Offers a directory of scholarships, internships and fellowships for Latino students.

Offers a list of scholarships for Latino students.

Hacer Scholarships/Ronald McDonald House Charities
Offers $1,000 scholarships to U.S. residents or citizens who are high school seniors. Also offers four $100,000 scholarships each year. Applicants must have financial need and show academic achievement. At least one of their parents must be Latino.

Mexican American Legal Defense Fund
Offers an extensive list of scholarships for Latino students.
Lists scholarships and resources for minority students

Lists scholarships for children of migrant farmworkers

College Assistance Migrant Program
Offers scholarships for children of migrant farmworkers.  

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