Scholarships & Opportunities

Scholarships for Mexican American Students

January Scholarship

Scholarship for Latino Students
Buenas Opiniones
This scholarship is for graduating Latino high school seniors or currently enrolled college undergraduate or graduate students. In order to be eligible for any of them, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be pursuing or plan to pursue a technical, undergraduate or graduate degree in the upcoming academic year. Submit a 500 – 1,000 word essay on your struggles as a Latino student.
Award: $2,500 per year for up to four years
Deadline: January 31, 2017 (Spring semester), (Fall Semester - August 31, 2017)
More info: https://buenasopiniones.com/scholarship/

February Scholarship

AMS Minority Scholarship NEW
American Meteorolgical Society
Scholarship is open to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Applicants must be minority students who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2017 are eligible to apply; and students must plan to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Marine Biology is not eligible.
Award: $6,000 two-year scholarship ($3,000 per year)
Deadline: February 3, 2017
More info: https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/information-for/students/ams-scholarships-and-fellowships/ams-minority-scholarships/

Be sure to also check out Scholarships for All Students, which includes current and ongoing scholarships.


Resources

The PSAT is just around the corner and the county Library the resources listed below to help students prepare:

Learning Express Library (LEL): Click here for access LEL Statewide Login

This resource includes tutorials with downloadable materials, timed practice exams, and helpful test taking tips for the PSAT. LEL helps individuals to further their career paths with a robust complement of College and Career Readiness tools. School Center focuses on K-12 skill-building and improvement in math and language arts, College Preparation Center focuses on 9-11 grade AP, PSAT, ACT, and SAT Exams, and College Center focuses on post-secondary education skill-building including practice exams for undergraduate (Accuplacer, Asset, Compass). Learning Express Library will also include updated information about the NEW SAT Exam starting in January.

Gale Testing & Education Reference Center: Click here for access Gale Statewide Login

Gale Cengage Learning provides individuals with start-to-finish resources with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape your life. This resource includes over 300 practice tests and courses, dozens of ebooks and study materials, information about more than 4,000 schools, scholarships, resume builder, and career module that help you cover subjects from career change to salary negotiation. Testing & Education Reference Center has sections for High School, College Prep, Career, Grad School, and International tools. Each section includes official practice exams (PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP and more) and study materials for accurate and productive student learning.


College Scorecard
U.S. Department of Education's resource for finding and comparing colleges, and financial information.
https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

How to Help Your Child Prepare for College and Career - A Guide for Hispanic Parents

The Science Behind the Ultimate Scholarship Application - YouTube video that tells how to craft a great scholarship application.

Sample Winning Scholarship Essays (in PDF)

Ongoing Scholarships