Best Hispanic and Latino Scholarships

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.

Number of Hispanic and Latino Scholarships

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

Best Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students

These scholarships are available to Hispanic and Latino undergraduate students.

Best Scholarships and Fellowships for Hispanic and Latino Students

These scholarships and fellowships are available to Hispanic and Latino undergraduate and graduate/professional students.

Best Graduate Fellowships for Hispanic and Latino Students

These fellowships are available to Hispanic and Latino graduate and professional students.

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