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Samantha Ramirez

As we have done in recent years during Latinx Heritage Month (LHM), we are spotlighting the following scholarship opportunities for Latinx students. We invite you to share this page with Latinx high school seniors and current college students. You can also follow us on social media and tag YES Prep seniors and recent alumni who could benefit from these scholarships.

Scholarships for high school seniors

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards 

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation founded The Youth Awards scholarship to honor Latinx high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community, and for their excellence in healthcare, science, technology, media, entrepreneurship and more! This year the Hispanic Heritage Foundation will be awarding scholarships for up to $4,000 to eligible high school seniors. Applications are due Monday, November 13, 2023.

For more information and eligibility requirements, click here.

McDonald's®️ HACER®️ National Scholarship

The HACER®️ National Scholarship was established to help reduce the barriers that currently exist for Hispanic students to gain higher education. Applicants must be a high school senior with a minimum 2.8 GPA. In addition, applicants must have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage. The HACER®️ National Scholarship will open later this fall.

For more information on when the application will open and eligibility requirements, click here.

Scholarships for seniors & college students

Golden Door Scholars 

Golden Door Scholars was founded in 2013 with the goal of promoting economic mobility for undocumented students. As a Golden Door Scholar, each student receives a scholarship empowering her or him to earn a bachelor's degree and pursue their dream career. Eligible students may be high school seniors, recent high school graduates, or currently enrolled in college pursuing an undergraduate degree. Applications are due Sunday, October 1, 2023.

For more information and eligibility requirements, click here.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and Denny's Hungry for Education Scholarship

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is partnering with the Denny’s Incorporated to offer Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship to eligible undergraduate and graduate students. This year, they will award five scholarships in the amount of $2,000. Applicants must be attending a two-year or four-year HACU-member institution, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or permanent citizen. Applications are due Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

For more information and eligibility requirements, click here.

Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders 

The Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders seeks to recognize Hispanic students who share Dr. Andrade’s lifelong commitment to servant leadership. This year the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) will award an academic scholarship ($1,000 for a 4-year institution or $500 for a 2-year institution) for undergraduate students and a conference scholarship to attend the 40th USHLI National Conference. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students for the Fall 2024 – Spring 2025 academic year. Eligible students may be high school seniors, college freshman, sophomores and juniors up to age 25. Applications are due Thursday, November 30, 2023.

For more information and eligibility requirements, click here.

Excelen-ΣΙΑ Academic Scholarship 

SIA believes that education is an investment, and the best way to help our community is to help the ones who need it the most: our youth. That is why Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. in conjunction with the Solidaridad, Inspiracion, y Amistad Community Foundation, Inc. is proud to award the Excelen-ΣΙΑ scholarship to help with the educational cost of college. This year, they will award one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to an eligible student. If you are a recently graduated high school senior, you must have at least a 3.7 GPA. If you are a college freshman, you must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Applications are due Monday, July 15, 2024.

For more information and eligibility requirements, click here.

We wish all our Latinx students and alumni luck in applying for these scholarships, and we hope you will join us in celebrating LHM. To learn how YES Prep is commemorating this month, click here.

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