The best way of finding scholarships for Hispanic and Latino students is to search a free scholarship matching site, such as StudentScholarshipSearch.com or LatinoCollegeDollars.org. MALDEF also publishes a booklet that lists many scholarships.
This article lists some of the most prestigious and generous scholarships and fellowships available to Hispanic and Latino undergraduate and graduate/professional students.
For a Spanish version of this article, please visit Becas Mejores para Estudiantes Hispanos y Latinos.
This table, which is based on the 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), demonstrates that Hispanic and Latino students receive more than $1 billion in private scholarships each year.
|Degree Level||Number of Recipients||Average Award||Total Awarded|
|Undergraduate Students||216,900 (6.0%)||$3,762||$816 million|
|Certificate||10,800 (2.9%)||$2,949||$32 million|
|Associate's Degree||65,900 (3.6%)||$1,853||$122 million|
|Bachelor's Degree||140,200 (10.1%)||$4,722||$662 million|
|Graduate/Professional Students||24,400 (7.6%)||$8,814||$215 million|
|Overall Total||241,300 (6.1%)||$4,273||$1 billion|
These scholarships are available to Hispanic and Latino undergraduate students.
These scholarships and fellowships are available to Hispanic and Latino undergraduate and graduate/professional students.
These fellowships are available to Hispanic and Latino graduate and professional students.
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