Gates Scholarship

  • Eligibility: 
    • High school seniors from at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American 
    • Pell-eligible 
    • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 
    • Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university. 
  • Amounts awarded:
    • Full funding for the cost of attendance that is not already covered by financial aid
    • Deadline: 2022-2023 App opens in July 2022 but you can start your profile now!
  • www.thegatesscholarship.org 

Mc Donald’s HACER Scholarship

  • Eligibility: 
    • Must be a high school senior, legal U.S. resident, 
    • Must be younger than 21 years old 
    • Must carry a minimum 2.8 GPA and eligible to attend a two or four-year college or university with a full-time course of study
    • Must disclose other scholarship programs that you’ve applied for
    • Must enroll and attend an accredited institution in the academic year after your selection (verification needed, as scholarship funds are paid directly to the schools)
    • Must have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage

Hispanic Education Endowment Fund Scholarship

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be of Hispanic heritage and a First-generation college student 
    • An OC high school graduate or community college transfer student planning to enroll full-time at a four-year college or university Latino/a who has lived in Orange County, California for the past three years 
    • Demonstrate financial need through the completion of a FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application, HEEF welcomes students who are undocumented! 
  • Amounts Awarded: $2,500
  • Deadline: Check the website in October 2022 for the 2023-2024 application link!
  • www.heef.org/scholarships  

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be of Hispanic heritage U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA 
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students 
    • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2022-2023 academic year Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)
  • Amounts awarded: $500-$5,000
  • Deadline: 2023-2024 App opens in January 2023 but you can start your profile now and read their tips!
  • www.hsf.net/scholarship