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Hispanic/Latino—Supplemental Sources of Financial Aid

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.

CHCI Scholarship Program Mission
The mission of CHCI Scholarship Program is to provide critical financial assistance that will increase graduation rates among Latino students in post-secondary education.

CHCI Scholarship Program Description
CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

CHCI scholarships provide recipients with a one time scholarship of:
•$5,000 to pursue graduate-level study

Scholarship awards are intended to provide assistance with tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses associated with college enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria
•Full-time enrollment in a United States Department of Education accredited community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested
•Demonstrated financial need
•Consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities
•Strong writing skills
•Applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization.

Dominican Bar Association Scholarship
Law School Scholarship Program
Canal Street Station
P.O. Box 203
New York, NY 10013

Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded by the Dominican Bar Association to first, second or third year law students. This scholarship will be awarded based upon applicant's involvement in the Latino community, academic and personal achievement, and financial need.
Deadline: April 1

Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois
ATTN: Joseph J. Torres, Chairperson
Winston & Strawn LLP
35 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Telephone: 312.558.7334
Fax: 312.558.5700

HLSF is offering summer fellowship opportunities with the Cook County State's Attorneys' Office, the Cook County Public Defender's Office and the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Each recipient will be awarded a $5,000 summer stipend. Hispanic law students of any level are welcome to apply.

HLSF is also offering $3,000 scholarships to Hispanic first year law students. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, commitment to the community, essays, and a letter of recommendation.
Deadline: March 30 for both.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
55 Second Street, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105

Hispanic Scholarship Fund is offering a variety of scholarships for graduate students. Requirements and deadlines for each program are available on their website.

  • HSF/General College Scholarship
  • HSF/ALPFA Scholarship
  • HSF/Atrisco Heritage Foundation Scholarship
  • HSF/Gold Standard Scholarship
  • HSF/McNamara Family Creative Arts Grant Project
  • HSF/Qualcomm Q Awards Scholarship
  • HSF/Western Governors University Scholarship

Deadline: Varies

La Raza Lawyers
See: California

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program
634 S. Spring Street, 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Each year several scholarships in varying amounts are awarded to law students with a commitment to advancing the civil rights of Latinos. The scholarship program is open to all law students who are enrolled full-time in an ABA accredited law school.
Deadline: September 30

For more scholarships
See: Minority: General

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