Between 1993 and 2014, the enrollment of Latinos in college rose substantially. In 1993, only 22% of Latinos aged 18 to 24 attended either a two- or four-year college, according to Pew. By 2014, with about 2.3 million Latino students, the number jumped to 35%. And while enrollment for Latinos continues to grow, the cost of higher education can still prevent some from attending college – or it may push others into taking on onerous loans.
Though fall semester is just starting and these are mostly for next semester, it’s never too early to start applying. That’s why we put together a list of scholarships meant to provide some relief for Latino students. Jot down these deadlines on your calendar.
The Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship
Deadline: September 26, 2019
This National Hispanic Health Foundation Scholarships is available to graduate students enrolled in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, public health/policy and physician assistant. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients are eligible to apply.
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation awards Latino high school seniors who have excelled in different areas, including business and entrepreneurship, community service, education and media and entertainment.