3 Scholarships for Hispanic and Latina Women

Though people tend to use the two terms interchangeably, there is a difference. Hispanic refers to those of Spanish-speaking origin, while Latino/a refers to those of Latin American origin. That said, both groups face underrepresentation in the media and in professional positions, especially the women. Therefore, we’ve highlighted just a few scholarships for Hispanic and Latina women.

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CSF Fiesta Queen Scholarship and Pageant

Amount: $1,000-$2,500

Deadline: May 30, 2020

If you are based in Colorado, this opportunity might be for you! This pageant offers four monetary awards to go toward higher education in Colorado: $2,500 to the Fiesta Queen, $1,500 to her First Attendant, $1,250 to her Second Attendant, and $1,000 to her Third Attendant. Those awarded have two years to use the funds with proof of enrollment.

Requirements: Must be a Colorado resident planning to attend a Colorado institution of higher education. Must be female, of Hispanic descent, between the ages of 18 and 22. Must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

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Chicana / Latina Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: March 31, 2020

Offered as merit-based scholarships, this piece of financial aid is awarded to Latina and/or Chicana students who are enrolled at a Northern California college/university.

Requirements: be a resident of a Northern California county for two years, be enrolled full-time, as an undergrad have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, as a graduate student 3.0 or higher, commit to attending the CLF leadership institute and volunteering 10 hours.

National Hispanic Business Women Association

Amount: $250-$1,000

Deadline: TBD for 2020

In their efforts to empower and encourage women, the NHBWA offers this scholarship to provide financial aid to deserving students and help them towards their goal of a college degree.

Requirements: provide 2 letters of recommendation, write 2 essays, demonstrate financial aid, be a woman of Hispanic descent.


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1.13% - 11.23% Variable
3.50%- 12.60% Fixed
Undergraduate and Graduate
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0.99% - 11.99% Variable
2.94% - 12.99% Fixed
Undergraduate and Graduate
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1.13% - 11.23% Variable
3.50% - 12.60% Fixed
Undergraduate and Graduate
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1.50% - 9.33% Variable
3.15% - 11.48% Fixed
Undergraduate and Graduate
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0.99% - 11.98% Variable
2.94% - 12.99% Fixed
Undergraduate and Graduate
2.93% - 5.67% Variable
4.35% - 7.15% Fixed
Undergraduate and Graduate
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0.99% - 11.44% Variable
2.94% - 12.78% Fixed
Undergraduate and Graduate
1.20% - 11.52% Variable
3.20% - 11.99% Fixed
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