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Scholarships For Puerto Ricans

There are many scholarships and grants available for Puerto Rican students to help pay for college and other higher educational learning experiences. Below is a partial list of scholarships and grants that are given by businesses, the government, private citizens, schools, churches, and other organizations.

Hispanic Youth Leaders Scholarship
Type of award:
Scholarship.
Intended use: For full-time undergraduate study at accredited 2-year or 4-year institution.
Eligibility: Applicant must be Puerto Rican or Hispanic American. Applicant must be high school senior residing in New York.
Application requirements: Recommendations, transcript.
Additional information: Must be resident of the Bronx. Visit Website for application and more information.
Amount of award: $2,000-$3,000
Number of awards: 5
Notification begins: April 30
Application deadline: May 15
Total amount awarded: $13,000
Contact:
Moneygram of New York Youth Leader's Scholarship
521 West 181 Street
New York, NY 10033
Phone 212-740-1440 ext. 208

Latin American Educational Scholarship
Type of Award: Scholarship, renewable
Intended Use: For full-time undergraduate, graduate or non-degree study at accredited postsecondary institution in United States.
Eligibility: Applicant must be Puerto Rican, Hispanic American, or Mexican American. Applicant must be residing in Colorado.
Basis for selection: Aapplicant must demonstrate financial need, high academic achievement and service orientation.
Application requirements: Recommendations, essay, transcript, Proof of eligibility.
Additional information: Must be Hispanic American or actively involved in Hispanic American community. Must fulfill ten hours of community service during the award year. applicant must reapply each year.
Number of awards: 100
Amount of award: $750-$2,000
Number of applicants: 200
Application deadline: March 1
Notification begins: June 15
Total amount awarded: $200,000
Contact:
Latin American Education Foundation
561 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 303-446-0541 ex. 12
Fax: 303-446-0526

Atrisco Heritage Foundation Scholarship
Type of award:
Scholarship.
Intended use: For full-time undergraduate or graduate study at accredited 2-year, 4-year or graduate institution in the United States.
Eligibility: Applicant must be Puerto Rican, Mexican American or Hispanic American. Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Application requirements: Proof of eligibility, Heir registration number. FAFSA.
Additional information: Available to Hispanic students who are verified heirs of Atrisco Land Grant of New Mexico. Applicant must have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Visit Website for application and more information.
Amount of award: $2,000
Application deadline: March 15
Total amount awarded: $13,000
Contact:
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
55 Second Street, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 877-473-4636
Fax: 415-808-2302

Actuarial Diversity Scholarships
Type of award: Scholarship, renewable
Intended use: For full-time undergraduate or graduate study at accredited 2-year, 4-year or graduate institution.
Eligibility: Applicant must be Puerto Rican, Hispanic American, Asian American, African American, Mexican American, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. Applicant must be U.S. citizen residing in Texas. Applicant must be high school senior.
Basis for selection: Major/career interest in insurance/actuaial science or mathematics. Applicant must demonstrate high academic achievement.
Application requirements: Recommendations, transcript, proof of eligibility, nomination, SAT/ACT scores.
Additional information: Applicant must have at least one birth parent who is Hispanic, Native American, or African American. Applican must be admitted to institution offering actuarial science program or courses that will prepare student for actuarial career. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Minimum 28 ACT math score or 600 SAT math score. Visit Website for more information.
Amount of award: $1,000-$5,000
Application deadline: June 15
Contact:
Society of Actuaries/Casualty Actuarial Society
Minority Scholarship Coordinator
475 North Martingale Road, Suite 600
Schaumburg, IL 60173-2226
Phone: 847-706-3501
Fax: 847-706-3599

ALPFA Scholarship Program
Type of award: Scholarship
Intended use: For full-time undergraduate or master's study at accredited postsecondary institution. Designated institutions: Institutions in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Eligibility: Applicant must be Hispanic American. Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Basis for selection: Major/career interest in accounting; business or finance/banking. Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
Application requirements: Essay, transcript, recommendations, proof of eligibility, proof of citizenship, proof of family income.
Additional information: Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be pursuing degree in business, finance, or accounting.
Amount of award: $1,250-$1,500
Number of applicants: 284
Application deadline: April 1
Contact:
Hispanic College Fund
Scholarship Processing
1301 K St. NW. Ste. 450-A West
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 800-644-4223
Fax: 202-296-3774

Google Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Program
Type of award: Scholarship
Intended use: For junior, senior, master's or doctoral study at post-secondary institution in or outside United States. Designated institutions: Institutions in the United States or Puerto Rico.
Eligibility: Applicant must be Hispanic American.
Basis for selection: Major/career interest in computer/information sciences or engineering, computer. Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
Application requirements: Essay, Recommendations.
Additional information: Minimum 3.5 GPA. Visit website for application and more information.
Amount of award: $10,000
Number of awards: 20
Number of applicants: 18
Application deadline: March 15
Contact:
Hispanic College Fund
Scholarship Processing
1301 K. St. NW. Ste. 450-A West
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 800-644-4223
Fax: 202-296-3774

Los Padres Foundation College Tuition Assistance Program
Type of award: Scholarship
Intended use: For full-time undergraduate or graduate study at 4-year or graduate institution in United States.
Eligibility: Applicant must be Puerto Rican, Mexican American or Hispanic American. Applicant must be high school senior. Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in New York or New Jersey.
Basis for selection: Applicant must demonstrate seriousness of purpose and service orientation.
Additional information: Applicant must have minimum 3.0 GPA and proof of low income. Applicant must be first generation in family to attend college. Award is renewable up to four years. Must complete 100 hours of community service by June 1st of first college year. Application available at financial aid office, high school counselor's office, and online.
Amount of award: $2,000
Number of applicants: 30
Application deadline: January 23
Contact:
Los Padres Foundation
CTA Program
P.O. Box 8421
McLean, VA 22106
Phone: 877-843-7555
Fax: 866-810-1361

Second Chance Program
Type of award: Scholarship
Intended use: For undergraduate study at at accredited vocational, 2-year or 4-year or graduate institution.
Eligibility: Applicant must be Puerto Rican, Mexican American, Hispanic American. Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in Puerto Rico, New York or New Jersey.
Basis for selection: Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
Additional information: Applicant must have high school diploma or GED and be out of high school for more than a year prior to submitting and never attended a postsecondary institution. Awardees must complete 100 hours of non-faith-based community service by June 1 of the first year in program.
Amount of award: $2,000
Application deadline: October 14
Contact:
Los Padres Foundation
Second Chance Program
P.O. Box 8421
McLean, VA 22106
Phone: 877-843-7555
Fax: 866-810-1361

Check with your states' Department of Education for a list of scholarships being offered in your state or click on MoneyMatters101.com sections Scholarships by States and Grants by States.

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