FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Scholarships

PAU LATINX MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

https://www.paloaltou.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/latinx-merit-scholarship

Amount: $10,000 ($5,000 per year)

Requirements:

  • Be an undergraduate student at PAU

  • Self-identify as Latinx

  • Fluent in Spanish, enough to serve in a professional role with Spanish-speaking clients.

  • Intend to serve Spanish-speaking clients upon graduation.

HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

https://www.hsf.net/scholarship

Requirements:

  • Hispanic heritage

  • U.S. citizen, legal resident, or DACA

  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school

  • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms

THE DREAM US NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP (COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRADUATES SCHOLARSHIP)

https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/

Requirements:

If you have or will graduate from a community college by the end of the Summer of 2022 and do not have the financial resources to complete your bachelor’s degree at a 4-year university, this Scholarship may be for you!

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Have DACA; TPS; or came to the country before November 1, 2016, and otherwise meet the DACA criteria;

  • Came to the United States before the age of 16 (if you were born in the U.S. – you are not eligible for our scholarship);

  • Have significant unmet financial need;

  • Have or will have an associate degree by the end of the 2021-22academic year;

  • Graduated or will graduate with a community college GPA of 3.0 or better on a scale of 4.0;

  • Have not earned more than 21 credits at a 4-year college or university before the Fall of 2022 (not counting credits earned in a pre-college or dual enrollment program in high school);

  • Intend to enroll full time in a bachelor’s degree program at a Partner College no later than the Spring term of 2022-23 academic year;

  • Are eligible for in-state tuition at the Partner College you want to attend (not applicable if it is a private Partner College).

RED THREAD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

https://redthreadwomen.org/about/apply/apply/

Requirements:


Women of an international background, including foreign students, immigrants, or first-generation Americans, who are first year entrants to a U.S. college or university program in Fall 2021 are eligible to apply for the Red Thread Scholarship Program. Applicants to graduate programs are not eligible. There are no GPA or U.S. residency requirements.

PG&E LATINO EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUP

https://pge.onlineapplications.net/applications/

Amount: $1,000-$2,000

Requirements:

  • Be a high school senior or graduate, have received GED certification or be an undergraduate or postsecondary undergraduate student. Veterans and adults returning to school are encouraged to apply.

  • Have a primary residence that is a PG&E customer (Based in Northern or Central C.A.) in California at the time of application.

  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university in the Fall. GPA Requirrement: 3.0 weighed.

THE DAVID C. LIZÁRRAGA FELLOWSHIP

https://telacu.com/telacu-education-foundation/graduate-school-support/david-c-lizarraga-fellowship/eligibility-requirements/

Requirements:

  • Be a first-generation college student. Be pursuing an advanced degree in Business or Engineering (Students pursuing other graduate degrees may also be considered at the Foundation’s discretion). Have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Be enrolled in a graduate program full-time for the entire academic year. California Applicants: Be a permanent resident of an underserved community within the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, or San Bernardino, such as East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, Baldwin Park, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Huntington Park, City of Los Angeles, Montebello, Ontario, Pico Rivera, Pomona, South Gate, Santa Ana, and San Bernardino

  • Demonstrate financial need

  • Selection Criteria: A select pool of applicants will be invited to interview, and will be ranked according to their ability to demonstrate a combination of the following:


  • Outstanding leadership potential

  • Remarkable record of professional/extracurricular achievement

  • Commitment to the development and economic empowerment of communities

  • Need for financial resources in order to successfully complete a graduate program

LULAC NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

https://www.lnesc.org/scholarships/lulac/

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

  • Must have applied to or be enrolled as a full-time student in a college or university, including 2-year colleges, or vocational schools that lead to an associate’s degree. Graduate students must have applied to or be enrolled as a part-time student in a college or university.

Award Criteria

Applicants are eligible for the following three types of scholarship awards:


National Scholastic Achievement Awards ($2,000)
The student has a GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent


Honors Awards ($500 to $2,000)
The student has a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent


General Awards ($250 to $1,000)
Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators; however, emphasis may be placed on the individual’s motivation, sincerity, and integrity, which can best be revealed through a personal interview and in the personal essay. Need, community involvement, and leadership activities will also be considered.

NBCC FOUNDATION SCHOLARS AND FELLOWS

https://www.nbccf.org/Assets/Scholarships/MFP_MHC_Masters_Fellowship_Eligibility.pdf

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status.

  • Applicants must not receive any other federal funds (except for federal loans, work-study, or employment).

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled full time and be in good standing in a Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)-accredited master's level counseling program.

  • Applicants must commit to becoming board certified by applying for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification prior to graduation and completing the application process. It is the applicant’s responsibility to determine their eligibility to obtain this certification prior to applying for the fellowship.

  • Applicants must be able to attend the NBCC Foundation’s Bridging the Gap Symposium to open their fellowship year the week of May 23–27, 2022, and to close their fellowship year at the 2023 Symposium during the week of May 22–26, 2023, and up to two other training events during their fellowship year.

  • African Americans, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are especially encouraged to apply.*

INTERDISCIPLINARY MINORITY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

https://www.apa.org/about/awards/imfp-fellowship

Requirements:

  • be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or noncitizen nationals;

  • be master’s or doctoral students in psychology, nursing, social work, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, or substance use and addictions counseling;

  • commit to enter careers in behavioral health services for ethnic and racial minorities who have a mental or co-occurring mental and substance use disorder immediately upon graduation.

  • It is not required for applicants to identify as ethnic minorities; however, African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are especially encouraged to apply.