Many non-profits and higher education institutions offer scholarships, internships, and fellowships specifically for Latino/a and migrant students. Check back periodically to find out about local, state, and federal opportunities!
Deadline in September
Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards: US citizen or legal resident, 12 grade, 3.0+GPA. Due 9/30.
Deadline in October
Golden Door Scholars (specifically for students who qualify for DACA) is due 10/01.
AXA Achievement Community Scholarship: US citizen or legal resident, 12 grade. Due 10/15.
College JumpStart Scholarship: US citizen or legal resident, 10th-12th grader, college student or non-traditional student. Due 10/17.
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest UNDOCU-FRIENDLY!: 12 Grade, College Undergraduates, and Graduate Students. Due 10/24.
Horatio Alger NC Scholarship: US citizen, 2.0+GPA, 12 grade. Due 10/25.
The Dream.US Scholarship DACA FRIENDLY, TPS FRIENDLY!: 12 grade, high school graduate who will be a first time college student/no more than 12 college credit hours, 2.5+GPA, for certain colleges-check website for more information. Due 10/26.
The Dream.US Community College Graduate Scholarship DACA FRIENDLY, TPS FRIENDLY!: Have earned an associate’s by the end of the 2014-2015 academic year, 3.0+GPA, for certain colleges-check website for more information. Due 10/26.
Univision 40 Nuestra Juventud Scholarship is due 10/30.
Coca-Cola Scholarship: US citizens, US National, US Permanent Resident, Refugee, Asylee, Cuban-Haitian Entrant, or Humanitarian Parolee, 12 grade, 3.0+GPA. Due 10/31.
Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards – Community Service Category: US citizen or legal resident, 12 grade, 3.0+GPA. Due 10/31.
SunTrust Off To College Scholarship UNDOCUFRIENDLY!: 12 grade, current undergrad college student. Various drawings beginning on 10/31.
Deadline in November
Veterans of Foreign Wars-Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Competition, no status restrictions and due Nov. 1st.
Deadline in December
AfterCollege Scholarship due December 31st, some legal status restrictions.
Community Foundation of Henderson County Scholarships available in December.
Deadline in January
NC Hispanic College Fund for high school seniors and college students, due January 15th.
Hispanic League Scholarships for those living or who have lived in Forsyth County. UNDOCUFRIENDLY! Application period from October 15-January 18.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund opens enrollment on January 15th.
Deadline in February
Deadline in March
Cumberland Community Foundation Scholarship due in March.
Deadline in April
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarships due April 15th (must create an account to access).
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Non-Profit Internship Program (NPIP) for pell grant eligible North Carolina undergraduates. Undergraduates must be in a four-year college or university. Students ineligible for a Pell grant due to documentation issues or criminal conviction should contact Keren Salim at (336)725-7541. The application will be available in December, 2014.
Witness for Peace Southeast is looking for interns for the following positions: Pilgrimage for Peace & Justice (Spring), Fundraising Intern, Data Management Intern.
The Southern Coalition for Social Justice seeks a student intern to assist in its immigrants’ rights project. The position pays $15 per hour for 10 hours per week. The intern must have a car and be a fluent Spanish-speaker. Please contact George Eppsteiner at George@southerncoalition.org for further information.
Deadlines in 2015
ZSR Non-Profit Internship Program–Each summer, the program awards 20 college and university students, enrolled in four-year institutions across the state, with paid internships at ZSR-grantee organizations that are working to advance the Foundation’s values in the areas of Community Economic Development, Public Education, Social Justice & Equity, Environment, and/or Strengthening Democracy. Deadline is February 2nd at noon.
SAF Into the Fields Internship and Sowing Seeds for Change Fellowship–Through these programs you will support farmworker agencies and organizations and get trained on the issues surrounding farmworkers’ lives and the broader context of the agricultural industry. Each summer, Student Action with Farmworkers places 30 college students with organizations that serve, organize or advocate for farmworker justice. SAF interns come from diverse backgrounds and about half are from farmworker families. Deadline to apply is February 4th.
CHCI Guide to Applying for Financial Aid & Scholarships
Educators for Fair Consideration Undergraduate Scholarship List & Guide (Proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency not required)
Educators for Fair Consideration List of Graduate Scholarships & Fellowships-2014 (Proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency not required)
MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide 2014-2015
Univision Scholarship Information.