Financial Resources for Undergraduate Students

Applying for as many scholarships and grants as you can is important for all students, regardless of background. If you identify as Hispanic or Latino, consider these awards below as a starting point in your quest to raise money for your education and avoid student loans as much as possible.

Haz La U Program

The Haz La U Program helps put Hispanic youth on the track to college
by providing financial relief via educational grants totaling


- 10 Bronze Grants, each at $2,000
- 10 Silver Grants, each at $3,000
- 10 Gold Grants, each at $3,500
- 1 National Grant, at $15,000

- Academic excellence
- Dedication to community service
- Demonstration of leadership in one’s community

Applications typically open in September. To learn more please visit their website.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage to obtain a university degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to:

High school seniors

Undergraduate students (all years)

Community college students transferring to four-year universities

Graduate Students

Recipients can receive from $500 to $5,000, based on both need and merit. Applications open in January and are due in mid-February.

Visit their website here:

 La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship

La Unidad Latina Foundation is a community of socially conscious college-graduates dedicated to the advancement of the Latino community nationwide. 

LULF offers scholarships of $500 to $1,000 to qualified recipients. They must also be currently enrolled in a qualified master’s or bachelor’s program and maintain at least a 2.8 GPA. Students must have already completed one full year of undergraduate study.

To learn more visit their website at

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarships

Financial need is the #1 reason why Hispanic students do not complete a bachelor's degree. So SHPE offers thousands of reasons to ensure their members DO reach graduation - 340,000 to be exact. With 150+ scholarships totaling over $340,000, SHPE is actively narrowing the gap in the Hispanic STEM education pipeline.

To learn more check out their website

Exxon Mobil/LNESC Scholarship

The ExxonMobil Engineering Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding Hispanic high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at U.S. post-secondary institutions. Sponsored by the Exxon Mobil Corporation, LNESC awards one (1) national scholarship of $20,000, paid over four years, and twelve (12) $2,000 local scholarships to qualified high school seniors.

To learn more visit our page.

NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship

The NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship was created to help Latinx students pursue careers in media and entertainment. The scholarship of $5,000 each is available to 10 college sophomores and juniors, all of whom must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Students can major in anything but should have an interest in working in the media and entertainment industries.

To learn more visit our page.

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