Hispanic Arts, Culture & Education 

Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DREAMERS: DACA (Deferred Action) & UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS

BECAS PARA DREAMERS: ESTUDIANTES DACA (Accion Diferida) E INDOCUMENTADOS

*MALDEF: THE LATINO LEGAL VOICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS IN AMERICA issues a Scholarship Resource Guide Booklet every year. To DOWNLOAD THE LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DREAMERS click HERE!  For more information, visit: http://www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/


*DREAM SCHOLARSHIP FUND for undocumented students  DEADLINE FEBRUARY (click here)


*EDUCATORS FOR FAIR CONSIDERATION (E4FC)  offers a comprehensive list for undocumented and DACA students. Download the: Scholarship Booklet for DACA & undocumented Undergraduate students CLICK HERE!  & the Scholarship Booklet for DACA & undocumented Graduate students CLICK HERE! For more information, visit: http://www.e4fc.org/home.html


* GEO PREMIER FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP AT SIUE PROGRAM:

This full tuition & room & board scholarship for 4 years is offered for students in Missouri & Illinois regardless of their immigration status at Southern Illinois State University in Edwardsville. To apply you must have a 23 ACT score. For information visit:

http://www.siue.edu/info/geopremier/?gclid=CN_hvI2sirsCFcY7Mgod02YAdw


*JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Deadline: November                          Award: $30,000/renewable. 

This scholarship program is for high-achieving high school seniors with financial need and seeking attendance to the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. To qualify for this program, applicants must have a 3.5 GPA or above and demonstrate significant unmet financial need. Applicants must receive standardized test scores in the top 15%: SAT combined score of 1200 or above (must test by October 5, 2013) and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above (must test by September 21, 2013). College Scholars receive up to $30,000 per year, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to network with the larger JKCF Scholarship community. Visit  http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/college-scholarship-program/


*COLLEGE GREENLIGHT NEXT STOP COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP 

Deadline: December 31     Award: $1000. Applicants must be in the high school graduation class of 2014 or 2015. Applications will be evaluated based on academic merit, leadership history, and extracurricular activity. Applicants should embody College Greenlight’s mission in one or more of the following ways: demonstrated financial need, underrepresented minority status, or by being the first in their family to attend college. Membership in a college preparatory program is a plus. Visit  http://www.collegegreenlight.com/blog/the-next-stop-college-scholarship/


*LA UNIDAD LATINA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Award: $1,000

This scholarship is for Hispanic students enrolled in an eligible bachelor’s or master’s degree program. Applicants must reside in the United States. Visit http://www.lulfoundation.org/Apply/tabid/60/Default.aspx


*ELIE WIESEL PRIZE IN ETHICS ESSAY CONTEST
Award: $5,000

This essay contest is for full-time college juniors and seniors attending colleges or universities in the United States. International students and non-citizens are eligible. Visit http://www.eliewieselfoundation.org/contest2014.aspx


*BYRON HANKE FELLOWSHIP

Applicants must be graduate students working on topics related to community organizations. Visit  http://cairf.org/scholarships/hanke.aspx


*DAVIS PUTTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The first and most important qualification for a Davis-Putter Scholarship is active participation in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues. Visit  http://www.davisputter.org/apply/apply-for-scholarships/


*CHARLES & LUCILLE KING FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is for rising college juniors and seniors who are studying television and film production. Non-US citizens are eligible as long as they are enrolled at a US college or university. Visit  http://www.kingfoundation.org/eligibility.html


*GOOGLE LIME SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

This scholarship is for students with disabilities who are pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field. International students in the United States and Canada are encouraged to apply. Visit http://www.google.com/edu/students/the-google-lime-scholarship/


*RECURSOS FINANCIEROS PARA ESTUDIANTES 'DREAMERS' List of scholarships (click here)

*SCHOLARSHIP FOR PROSPECTIVE EDUCATORS 
Award: $10,000

Applicants must be high school seniors who are planning on majoring in education. Visit http://pdkintl.org/programs-resources/scholarships-awards/prospective-educator-scholarships/


*GOLDEN DOORS SCHOLARS
Award: $10,000

Applicants should have an interest in the STEM fields, and demonstrate strong leadership skills. Visit  http://www.goldendoorscholars.org/


*AYN RAND WE THE LIVING ESSAY CONTEST

This essay contest is for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders worldwide. There are no citizenship requirements. To apply, applicants must submit an essay on the book, We the Living by Ayn Rand. Visit  http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/WeTheLiving.aspx?theme=blue


*AYN RAND ANTHEM ESSAY CONTEST

This essay contest is for 8th, 9th, and 10th graders worldwide. There are no citizenship requirements. To apply, applicants must submit an essay on the book, Anthem by Ayn Rand.

Visit  http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/WeTheLiving.aspx?theme=blue


*AYN RAND THE FOUNTAINHEAD ESSAY CONTEST
Award: $10,000

This essay contest is for 11th and 12th graders worldwide. There are no citizenship requirements. To apply, applicants must submit an essay on the book, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Visit http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/WeTheLiving.aspx?theme=blue


*BMI STUDENT COMPOSER AWARD

Applicants must be interested in music composition, and be citizens of a country in the Western Hemisphere. Visit http://www.bmifoundation.org/program/bmi_student_composer_awards


*BERRIEN FRAGOS THORN ARTS SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents in one of the following disciplines: visual-painting, sculpture, photography, performance art, dance, music, film, poetry, literature, folk art, furniture crafting, weaving, or pottery. Visit http://www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/thorn.htm


*MEXICAN AMERICAN DREAM SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must be considered full-time students or be enrolled in at least 12 unites at a four-year institution or 2-year community college. Students must be an AB-540 student or a member of the COFEM. Visit  http://cofem.org/pdfs/2012-2013ScholarshipApp.pdf


*GOOD TIDINGS FOUNDATION COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP 

The Good Tidings Foundation Community Service Scholarship is available to high school seniors in the graduating class of 2014 and will be awarded to the student who best demonstrates the spirit of giving in their community. Visit http://www.goodtidings.org/assets/pdf/2013GTScholarshipAppforWEB.pdf


*DR. JUAN ANDRADE, JR. SCHOLARSHIP FOR YOUNG HISPANIC LEADERS 
Award: $1,000

Applicants must demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Winners must attend the 31st National USHLI Conference in Chicago. Applicants must have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) in lieu of a Social Security Number (SSN). Visit  http://www.ushli.org/docs/2014-2015_Scholarship_Application.pdf


*PRINCETON PRIZE IN RACE RELATIONS

Applicants must demonstrate that their efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities. Visit  http://www.princeton.edu/pprize/application/


*SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS List of scholarships for dreamers & deferred action students (click here to download the list)


*SCHOLARSHIPS THAT DON'T REQUIRE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER  List of scholarships for Bay Area Students (click here)


*WESTERN UNION FOUNDATION gives scholarships for 2 members of the same family who have been in the US for 7 years or less, dreamers or deferred action students (click here)

PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS

Deadline: Fall each year                  Award: $5,000

This award is for students in middle school and high school who have made a difference through volunteering over the past year. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be in grades 5-12 as of November 5. Applications for next year’s awards will open in the fall. To apply, visit:  http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc


SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS NATIONAL 

Deadline: varies                             Award: $1,000

These scholarships are for students in grades 7-12. To qualify for these scholarships, applicants must be enrolled in a public, private, parochial, homeschool, or after-school program in the United States, Canada, or an American school abroad. To apply for these scholarships, applicants must participate in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards by submitting original art or writing pieces. To apply, visit: http://www.artandwriting.org/the-awards/scholarships-and-prizes/scholarship-partners/


QUESTBRIDGE NATIONAL COLLEGE MATCH  PROGRAM (For high school Juniors & Seniors)

Award: $100,000

This scholarship program is for high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite facing economic challenges. Most College Match scholarship recipients come from households earning less than $60,000 annually (for a typical family of four) and have experienced long-term economic hardship. Applicants must plan to graduate from high school during or before the spring/summer of 2014 and enroll as freshmen in college in the fall of 2014. Non-US citizens, undocumented, and international students are eligible. Recipients are granted admission to one of QuestBridge’s partner colleges with a full scholarship. All scholarships are full four-year scholarships with no loans. See website for more details. To apply, visit: http://www.questbridge.org/


JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION  Young Scholars Program

Award: Varies

This program offers the most personalized, generous scholarship and educational support to exceptionally promising 8th grader students from across the nation who have financial need. They need to have had mostly As since 6th grade and no Cs. Scholars receive comprehensive advising and financial support from the 8th grade through high school. To apply, students need to be recommended by a teacher or institution. Visit  http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/young-scholars/faqs/#56  for more information.

 

UNIVISION’s “Es El Momento” SCHOLARSHIP 

Deadline: November 15              Award: $5,000

Applicants must be Latino/a, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and have a history of extracurricular activity. To apply, visit:  http://noticias.univision.com/article/717389/2013-10-07/educacion/educate/preguntas-frecuentes-sobre-becas-univision. Disregard the old dates, they don't update all the dates in the text of the application or information page. Also, visit: https://www.scholarshipaid.net/app/univision/ and find the program description and the GPA certification form as well as the link to 'Es el momento' button on the left and right margins of the page. 


SCHOLARSHIP LIST AT THE UNIVISION 'Es el Momento' HOMEPAGE

Visit the Univision homepage and find a list of scholarships for Undocumented and DACA Latino students who want to attend college or are already in college. For more information and to apply, visit: http://noticias.univision.com/educacion/becas-universitarias


COMCAST SCHOLARSHIP

Award: $1,000

All nominations for this scholarship must be made exclusively by the school’s principal or guidance counselor. A student must demonstrate a strong commitment to community service and display leadership abilities in school activities or through work experience, and have a GPA above 2.8. To apply and get more information, visit: http://corporate.comcast.com/our-values/community-investment/youth-education-leadership#accordion-2


HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND Scholarships

Deadline: most scholarships start accepting applications in August  through January or February                       Award: Varies

The HSF has several scholarships listed at the link below. They allow DACA eligible students to apply to any of their scholarships at this time. Scholarships offered for high school seniors, undergraduate, community college, transfer and graduate Latino students. To apply, visit: 

http://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs


THE ESPERANZA EDUCATION FUND

Award: $5,000 – $20,000

Applicants must be graduating seniors at a high school in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia and must enroll full-time at an accredited public college or university in the 2014-2015 academic year. To apply, visit: http://www.esperanzafund.org/scholarship/


THE CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS SCHOLARSHIP

Award: $2,500 – $5,000

Applications must be DACA eligible and possess an employment authorization document at the time of application. Applications must demonstrate consistent, active participation in public or community service. To apply, visit: http://www.chci.org/scholarships/


BYRON HANKE FELLOWSHIP

Award: $4,000

Applicants must be graduate students working on topics related to community organizations in any field. To apply, visit:  http://cairf.org/scholarships/hanke.aspx


DREAM Act Student Activist Scholarship Program 

Award: $5,000

MALDEF Dream Act Student Activist Scholarship Program offer scholarships to applicants who must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and demonstrate a record of activism around immigrant rights. To apply, visit:  http://www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/


MALDEF LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

MALDEF has always sought to support law students who seek to further MALDEF's mission of advancing the civil rights of the Latino community in the United States through the legal profession. In recent years, MALDEF has annually awarded 5-10 law school scholarships of $5,000 each to deserving law students from throughout the nation. MALDEF's Law School Scholarship Program is open to all law students currently enrolled full time at an accredited United States law school. Applicants are evaluated for their academic and extracurricular achievements, for their background and financial need, and, most importantly, for their demonstrated commitment to advancing Latino civil rights in their careers. MALDEF's Law School Scholarship Application is due  on January every year. For more information and applications visit:  http://www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/