Scholarships in Los Angeles

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 2

Applicant must be a high school senior or eligible for graduation and be of Hispanic or Latino heritage including the Philippines, Portugal and Brazil. Applicant must be willing to travel at one's own expense to attend the regional award ceremony.

TELACU/Cesar Chavez Award

Award: $2,500, Deadline: April 6

Applicant must come from a low-income household, be a first-generation college student, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a permanent resident of unincorporated East Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Huntington Park, Montebello, Monterey Park, or South Gate.

TELACU Arts Award

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 6

Applicant must come from a low-income household, be a first-generation college student, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a permanent resident of unincorporated East Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Huntington Park, Montebello, Monterey Park, or South Gate.

Norman Topping Student Aid Fund Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: December 1

Priority is given to applicants from the University Park, Los Angeles area. Recipient must contribute at least 20 hours of community service per semester.

Carl Greenburg Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: July 8

Applicant must be a resident of Los Angeles, Ventura, or Orange Counties, California, or enrolled in an institution in Los Angeles, Ventura, or Orange Counties. Selection based upon accomplishments, potential, and financial need.

Milken Scholars

Award: $10,000, Deadline: February 2

Applicant must have a minimum 3.6 GPA, minimum combined SAT I score of 1850 (composite ACT score of 28). Selection based upon leadership, community service, and financial need.

HSF/Citi Fellow Scholarship Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: July 31

Applicant must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 who is of Hispanic. Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be a current sophomore enrolled as a full-time student pursuing a degree in Business Administration, Economics, or Finance at a four-year accredited college or university in the United States; selected recipient must be enrolled as a junior during the following academic year. Program will be open as of fall 2009.

Denny's Scholarship Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 16

Applicant must be Hispanic or of Hispanic descent and studying as a full-time student in the United States or Puerto Rico pursuing an undergraduate degree in business, entrepreneurship, marketing, or a related field for the upcoming academic year. Financial need is required.

HSF/MassMutual Multicultural College Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: May 9

Applicant must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 who is of African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic heritage. Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and plan to enroll as a full-time student pursuing a degree in accounting, business, economics, finance, marketing, mathematics, or statistics at a four-year accredited institution in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam during the upcoming academic year. FAFSA is required. Program will begin as of fall 2009.

The Princeton Prize

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be a high school student who has been actively involved in volunteer work that has had a significant impact on race relations. Two applications required; one from applicant, one from applicant's supporter.

A.R.E. Los Angeles Chapter Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be an undocumented/AB 540/ or DACA student who is a graduating student at a Los Angeles county high school. Required to attend Annual A.R.E Banquet in June. Financial need and extra-curricular activities must be demonstrated. Three short essays and two letters of recommendation required.