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Access to Education: Key to Success


It is our goal and commitment to increase the awareness and participation in educational opportunities and services within communities accross Nebraska. Over the years, we've seen an increase in student and parental involvement in the Annual Hispanic/Latino Educational Summit (founded by the Commission in 2006). We continue to work in identifying factors that have continued to the fostering of and/or issues that have contributed to the increase in the educational attainment gap seen in the Hispanic/Latino student population. Thus, we continue to actively participate in the P-16 initiative to combat these important and very real concerns.

Copy of 6th Edition National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latinos

 

 

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute has released the 6th Edition National Directory of Scholarships, Internships and Fellowships for Latino Youth. You can read a copy by clicking on the image cover to your left.

 

 

national scholarships for undocumented students Click on this book cover to your left to find national scholarships for non-citizen students.

 

Click on the organizations' name below to view more information on scholarships and services, or contact our office at: (402) 471-2791.

Educational Resources

Organization Focus Eligibility Location
EducationQuest Foundation Free college planning services, scholarships, outreach and grants Everyone Lincoln, Kearney and Omaha
Hispanic College Fund College & Career Institute Financial, Social & Career Support Latino Youth Nationwide
Hispanic Scholarship Fund List of scholarships for Latinos of all backgrounds Latino Students Nationwide
MALDEF Scholarship Guide 2014-15 List of various scholarships for U.S. Citizens, Legal residents, DACA recipients and DREAMers High School Seniors, College Students Nationwide
Nebraska State College System Advantage Guarantees first-time freshman who receive federal Pell Grants do not pay tuition at the 3 state colleges. Must be Nebraskan. Incoming Freshman Peru, Wayne, Chadron
Nebraska Migrant Program Educational Services Migrant Youth Statewide

Internships

Organization Focus Deadline Stipend
Intern Nebraska Varies by Company Ongoing Paid
NE Attorney General Office Computer Data Input Ongoing Unpaid
Nebraska Appleseed Social Work & Lobbying Ongoing Unpaid

 

Local Scholarships

Organization Eligibility Deadline Award Location
Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship Community college students/high school seniors going to attend a community college, U.S. Citizen April 1, 2014 $1,000 Statewide, Iowa
Barrientos Arts Scholarship Latino graduating senior planning to major in an art field, minimum 3.0 GPA May 1, 2014 $2,500 Statewide, Iowa
Barrientos Education Scholarship Latino graduating senior planning to major in an education field, minimum 3.0 GPA May 1, 2014 $2,500 Statewide, Iowa
Barrientos Engineering/Technology Scholarship Latino student or graduating senior majoring or planning to major in STEM field, minimum 3.0 GPA May 1, 2014 $2,500 Statewide, Iowa
Barrientos Gutierrez Mora Scholarship Female Latina graduating senior, minimum 3.0 GPA, plan to study business field at UNO in Fall May 1, 2014 $7,000 Statewide, Iowa
Barrientos Health Scholarship Latino student or graduating senior, majoring or planning to major in a health field, minimum 3.0 GPA May 1, 2014 $2,500 Statewide, Iowa
Chief Standing Bear Scholarship Nebraska student enrolled in any tribe, minimum 2.5 GPA May 1, 2014 $2,500 Statewide
Dear Grandchild Scholarship Grandparents write and mail a letter explaining why their grandchild deserves financial aid Opens November $2,000 Statewide
Doane College - Presidential Scholarship High school seniors with a minimum 3.6 GPA, an ACT score of 30 or a 1320 SAT score Ongoing $48,000 Crete
Doane College - Board of Trustee Scholarship High school seniors with a minimum 3.3 GPA, an ACT score of 28 or a 1240 SAT score Ongoing $40,000 Crete
Doane College - Van Hoy Scholarship High school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA, an ACT score of 24 or a 1090 SAT score Ongoing $32,000 Crete
Doane College - Community Award High school seniors meeting two of three criteria: minimum 3.0 GPA, rank in the top 33 percent, or an ACT score of 21 and a 980 SAT score Ongoing $20,000 Crete
Joseph's College of Beauty Outstanding Merit Scholarship for Cosmetology Minimum 3.5 GPA, essay, resume, reference letter, transcript Ongoing $3,500 Statewide
Lucy Mora Barrientos Scholarship Latino graduating senior or current college student, minimum 2.8 GPA May 1, 2014 $2,500 Statewide, Iowa
Matt & Ruth Sandoval Magic Touch Memorial Scholarship Must be Latino student graduating from Omaha South High or alumni, minimum 2.5 GPA, May 1, 2014 $1,500 Omaha
Nebraska Wesleyan University - Vaughn Scholarship for Students of Color Minority students with financial need; apply through FAFSA Ongoing $1,000-$4,000 Lincoln, Omaha
Nebraska Wesleyan University - M.O.S.I.A.C. Scholarship Minority students based on merit; apply through FAFSA Ongoing $500 Lincoln, Omaha
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Incoming college/community college freshman, minimum 2.5 GPA, financial need, merit, open to all students including non-citizens Opens Nov. 1 $4,250 per semester Statewide
True Potential Scholarship DACA Students who will or are attending a community college March 1 Full Tuition Nebraska, Iowa

 

National Scholarships

Organization Eligibility Deadline Award Students
Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship Minimum 3.0 GPA, Achievement Based Opens Aug. 1 $20,000 High school seniors
Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Minimum 3.5 GPA Opens Oct. 1 $1,000 Community College Students
College Assistance Migrant Program Migrant / Seasonal farm-working youth Varies $750 - $4,000 High school seniors
Dell Scholars Program Minimum 2.4 GPA, financial need, eligible for federal student aid, plan to enroll full-time to college, participate in approved Dell college readiness program Opens Nov. 1 Full-ride High school seniors
Denny's Hungry for Education Scholarship U.S. Citizens, legal permanent residents, minimum 2.5 GPA April 1 $1,000 K-12 students/ college students
DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship U.S. Citizen/Legal Permanent Resident, minimum 3.0 GPA, completed FAFSA, have financial need, write essay explaining how your heritage shapes your aspirations, open to all ethnicities May 1 $500 Enrolled/accepted to enroll full-time accredited university students
Federal Pell Grants Students must have financial need, college expenses, enrollment status FAFSA Deadline varies Up to $5,500 High school seniors & college students
Flag Manufacturers Asc. of America Students must submit video of themselves explaining in 3 minutes what the American flag means to them May 30 $2,000 High school seniors
Gates Milliennium Scholarship Minimum 3.3 GPA, Minority student, U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident, Foreign National Opens Aug. 1 Full-ride High school seniors, Graduate Students
Horatio Alger Association Minimum 2.0 GPA, U.S. Citizen Opens Aug. 1 $21,000 High school seniors
Jack Kente Cooke Foundation Be a current community college student or recent graduate, Minimum 3.5 GPA, plan to transfer to a university, financial need Opens Sept. $30,000 Transferring community college student to four-year university
Judith McManus Price Scholarship U.S. Citizens, Financial Need, Women & Minority students enrolled in approved Planning Accreditation Board planning program with intent to pursue career in public sector April 30 $2,000 - $4,000 Undergraduate & Graduate Students
LeTendre Education Scholarship Homeless students under 21, or who was homeless at one point during K-12, may be undocumented or DACA June 16 $1,500 High school seniors, college students, GED graduates
National Cattlemen's W.D. Farr Scholarship Send resume, review of graduate research, explain belief in beef industry April 25 $12,000 College Graduate students
Marine Corps. Foundation Scholarship Must be child of active duty or reserve U.S. Marine or veteran U.S. Marine who has received honorable discharge or killed while serving, or child of active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who served/serving with a U.S. Marine unit, minimum 2.0 GPA

Opens January 1

Deadline March 1

$1,500 - $10,000 per year High school seniors & college students pursuing their bachelor's degree
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