Scholarships for SPRING!

Scholarships for SPRING!

Scholarships for SPRING!


Congressional Hispanic Caucus scholarship-program

» Year: Full-time enrollment in a United States Department of Education accredited community college or four-year university during the period for which scholarship is requested

» Due: April 16

» Award: $1,000 for community college students and

$2,500 for students attending a 4-year academic institution

» Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need, have consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities, have strong writing skills, and must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who

are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.


Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund              

» Year: Undergraduate and Graduate

» Award: Up to $10,000

» Due: April 1 of each year

» Eligibility: Must be living in the U. S. and planning to enroll in an accredited school. Grantees must receive college credits for the time period covered by their grant.

» US Citizenship is not required for this scholarship but applicants must attend a college within the U.S. Applicants who are not eligible for US federal financial aid should completely fill out a FAFSA and attach it to the application. Applications which do not include a copy of the SAR, or a completed FAFSA if not eligible for US federal aid, will not be considered. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism and for peace in Vietnam. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity.

SHPE Foundation Scholarship Program

» Year: High school senior or current college student SHPE Foundation Scholarship Program

» Year: High school senior or current college student

» Award: $1,000-$5,000

» Due: April

» Eligibility: Latino/a students who demonstrate both significant motivation and aptitude for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Minimum GPA: 3.00 on a 4.0 for high school seniors and undergraduates; 3.25 on a 4.0 scale for graduate students; must be a full-time student.

» Notes: Scholarship opens in January. All Latino students that meet such requirements are eligible to apply, regardless of citizenship, but residency requirements can vary depending on scholarshipsponsor. Be pursuing your first bachelors, mastersor doctoral degree. (Students pursuing a second bachelors, etc. are not eligible).


Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) Scholarship

» Year: High School Senior, or current college student at CSO partner schools. College partner list can be found at coll_partners.aspx

» Due: May

» Award: $2000, renewable for 4 years

» Eligibility: First-generation college, limited financial resources. Ideal candidates will display the following qualities: seeking financial aid and scholarship support for college, strong writing skills and unique perspective, strong capacity for reflection for blogging, experience with or commitment to community service, leadership experience,

and commitment to helping expand educational opportunities for other first-generation students. Scholarship winners are not selected based on academic qualifications such as GPA, SAT/ACT scores, or intended majors. Undocumented students are eligible to apply.

MALDEF’s DREAM Act Student Activist Scholarship

» Year: Current college student

» Due: July

» Award: Up to $5,000

» Eligibility: Applicants are evaluated for their academic achievements, for their background and financial need, and, most importantly, for their demonstrated commitment to advancing the DREAM Act and the civil rights of DREAM Act students.

» Notes: MALDEF now offers a scholarship to support the nation’s college and graduate student leaders who have been outstanding advocates for the DREAM Act and all immigrant rights.

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