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Pueblo Hispanic Education FoundationHorisons and GRAD Scholarships
215 S. Victoria Ave.Suite 1 Pueblo, Colorado 81001
Phone 719.549.2563
The Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation (PHEF) was established in Pueblo, Colorado in 1988. The foundation focuses on removing financial as well as other barriers that might prevent students from securing an education, and gaining employment. The foundation’s purpose is to secure funds for scholarships and other educational support for low-moderate income students from Colorado. Over eighty percent of the money raised by PHEF goes to providing students with support and services. PHEF is proud to announce that last year they were able to award 63 HORISONS scholarship recipients and 4 GRAD scholarship recipients $1000 each for the 2001-2002 academic year.


Ronald McDonald House Charities RMHC/HACER 
(Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources)
Phone 1.800.244.6227
Deadline – February 
The RMHC/HACER Scholarship Program is a program of Ronald McDonald House Charities Global and its U.S. Local Chapters. Since the program began in 1985, over 10,000 Hispanic students have received nearly $10 million dollars in scholarships to support their education. In the 2002-2003 academic year alone, RMHC/HACER will award more than $1.5 million to support the education aspirations of students in more than 40 markets in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships
One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201, USA
Phone 847.866.3000 Fax 847.328.8554 or 847.328.8281
The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. Today, the program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with local Rotarians and others the experiences that led to greater understanding of their host countries.


Student Debt Relief – Scholarships and Grants for African-American Students
Application Deadlines: Varies – click link for several scholarship opportunities
Despite significant improvements, African-Americans are still very underrepresented on college and university campuses. The agencies and private organizations listed are among those dedicated to providing deserving students and their families with financial support to take the next step in their education.

Student Debt Relief – Scholarships and Grants for Hispanic and Latino Students
Application Deadlines: Varies – click link for several scholarship opportunities
Hispanic and Latino Americans have made great strides into all walks of life in the last two decades. As a percentage of students on college campuses, they are still vastly underrepresented though. The foundations and businesses listed are just some of those dedicated to providing a way for deserving students and their families to pay for college.

Superpower Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 31, annually
Do you love Batman? Superman? Would you like to be a superhero? Write a short essay (250 words or less) about “Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?” Open to high school students ages 13+ and college students.

Source: Black Excel
“200 Free Scholarships For Minorities”
This 200 Free Scholarship List is created by Black Excel, and it’s our latest. We have featured over 1,000+ scholarships at our website. Remember that most groups provide scholarships on an annual basis, so don’t stress yourself over any one particular deadline. Students are advised to target “good” scholarship sources…and apply every year.

Source: Fastweb
“Search for scholarships with our free scholarship matching service, get student financial aid and find money to pay for college at Fastweb”
The best way to search for scholarships and fellowships is to use a personalized search, like Fastweb scholarship search, that compares your background with a database of awards. Only those awards that fit your profile are identified as matches.

Source: FinAid
“comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools — on or off the web.”
Unusual scholarships
Prestigious scholarships and fellowships
Full tuition academic scholarships
Scholarships for average students
Community service scholarships
Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino students
Cancer scholarships
Athletic scholarships

Source: Francisco A Tomei Torres
“Minorities: College Scholarships Graduate Fellowships, Research Internships”
College scholarships, graduate fellowships and grants for Hispanics, Latinos, Mexican Americans, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, South and Central Americans, African Americans, Native Alaskans, Aleuts, Inuit, Eskimos, Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, Hawaiians, Polynesians or Micronesians

Source: Hispanic Scholarship Fund
“the Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services”
As the nation’s largest provider of college financial aid to Latino students, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers a diverse range of scholarship programs, including Gates Millennium Scholars. Our aim is to provide you with the information and resources you need to achieve success.

Source: Scholarships
“You find money. Colleges find you”
We’ll help you find free scholarships, grants and financial aid. In just a few minutes, you could find tens of thousands of dollars in free college scholarship money! Spend a little time, save a lot of money and attend the college that is the best fit for you!

Source: US News
“Scholarships for African-Americans Studying STEM”
Like Latinos and women, African-Americans are underrepresented in STEM fields. If you’re interested in studying for a STEM degree in college, there are several organizations out there willing to help you out financially.

Source: Zinch
“Search over $1 billion in free scholarships to help pay for college. Find your college scholarship now!”
Entrants must be legal residents of the United States who will be graduating from high school in the spring of 2014 and entering college in the fall of 2014.

SMART Scholarship for Service
Application Deadlines: December 16, annually
The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service is a scholarship for service program that provides students with a stipend (starting between $22,500 and $38,000 per year), full tuition, health coverage, book allowance of $1,000, and other education expenses. Note: Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and have a high school diploma/GED. Current high school students are not eligible to apply.

Science Service Intel Science Talent Search
1719 N St., NWWashington, DC 20036Phone 202.785.2255
Deadline – Late Novemver every year, check website for more details 
Since 1942, Science Service has made dreams come true through the Science Talent Search (STS). Intel is the sponsor of this nationwide competition—America's oldest and most highly regarded pre-college science contest. Eligible students include high school seniors in the United States and territories, and American students attending school abroad. Each year, almost 2000 students accept the challenge of completing an entry for the Intel Science Talent Search, with finalists competing for the top prize, a $100,000 scholarship.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers FoundationScholarship ProgramSHPE, Inc. (National Office)
5400 E. Olympic Blvd. Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone 323.725.3970
Fax 323.725.0316
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. The concept of Networking was the key basis for the organization. SHPE quickly established two student chapters to begin the network that would grow to encompass the nation as well as reach countries outside the United States. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.

Society of Women EngineersSociety of Women Engineers Scholarship Program
230 E Ohio Street Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60611-3265
Phone 312.596.5223
FAX 312.644.8557
As part of its national educational activities, SWE administers over 100 individual scholarship awards annually, varying in amount from $1000 to over $5,000 per year and totaling more than $200,000. Grants are announced in the late spring (sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students) and late summer/early fall (freshmen and reentry students) for use during the following academic year. Grant payments are made in the fall for corporate-sponsored scholarships and in both the fall and spring for endowed scholarships, upon proof of registration. All SWE Scholarships are open only to women pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees in engineering or computer science.

Spanish Speaking Citizens’ FoundationAztec Scholarship
1470 Fruitvale Ave.Oakland, CA 94601
Phone 510.261.7839 ext. 25 Fax 510.261.2968
Deadline – Not sure of specific date, but in April 
The Aztec Scholarship offers ten scholarships at $1,000 each. In order to qualify for our scholarships you have to be seniors in high school, living in Oakland, CA, and be Latino/a. Our program begins in February and applications have to be received by the month of April.

Sphinx OrganizationSphinx Competition
3319 Greenfield Rd.#705Dearborn, Michigan 48120-12121
Phone 313.336.9809
The Sphinx Organization is a non-profit arts organization with a focus on diversity in classical music and youth education. It administers the Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latino string players, awarding over 90,000 in cash prizes, scholarships, awards and various performance opportunities.


Take Me Away to College Contest
Calgon Bath and Body Scholarship Contest
Deadline – February 14, 2003 The Take Me Away to College Scholarship competition is open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada who are high school seniors starting college full-time in the fall at an accredited 2-year or 4-year school. You may apply online by going to the Calgon website.

TargetTarget All-Around ScholarshipWebsite 
Application Form
 will be available in March Each year, Target awards more than 2,100 All–Around Scholarships—including four $10,000 national scholarships and two smaller scholarships for each Target store—to high school seniors and college students age 24 and younger. Scholarships recognize volunteer work as well as academic achievement, encouraging students to show us true enlightenment goes beyond what can be learned from textbooks.

The East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU)Education Foundation - Scholarship Program
5400 E. Olympic BoulevardSuite 300Los Angeles, California 90022
Phone 323.721.1655
Administered by the TELACU Education Foundation, the Scholarship Program was created in 1983 to help build leadership in the greater East Los Angeles community. Twenty-three local colleges and universities have joined TELACU in their commitment to help provide access to higher education for residents of the community.

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC)
2301 M Street, NW5th FloorWashington, DC 20037-1427
The Washington Center is a non-profit educational foundation that offers professional, well-structured, supervised internships to college students-for academic credit-in an effort to provide professional development in any career field, while at the same time enhancing their civic responsibility and awareness. Applicants must be second semester sophomores or above from any college or university nationwide and/or abroad and have a minimum 2.5 grade point average. The Washington Center offers their services to students in a wide range of majors and offers opportunities in a variety of career fields.


United Negro College FundScholarship ProgramHeadquarters
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive 
Fairfax, VA 22031 
Phone 703.205.3400 Fax 703.205.3574
The United Negro College Fund awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending a UNCF member college or university as well as to those students attending other historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and majority institutions. UNCF also supports faculty members through programs offering grants for research and dissertation completion. Information on these scholarships and faculty fellowship grants are provided on our site for review. You can search for more than UNCF scholarships alphabetically, geographically, and by discipline or major. Generally, once a student receives a UNCF scholarship, it may be renewed in subsequent years if the student continues to meet the eligibility requirements of the scholarship and if funds are available. However, the renewal of a UNCF scholarship is not an automatic process. Students typically do not receive more than one UNCF scholarship during an academic year.

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
2175 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
For more information contact: Hispanic College Fund, IncPhone 202.296.5400 Ten aw
ards are available based on academic achievement, personal contributions to the Hispanic community, and financial need.

United States Hispanic Leadership InstituteDr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders
431 S. Dearborn StreetSuite 1203Chicago, Illinois 60605
Phone 312.427.8683 Fax 312.427.5183
USHLI is dedicated to promoting education and developing innovative ways to enhance learning. Understanding the importance of investing in our youth, USHLI began the Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders in 1994.