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Scholarships for Mexican American Students

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

EEF's Scholarships
Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2018
The Educational Enrichment Foundation offers approximately 20 college scholarships to Tucson Unified seniors who successfully complete all State and District graduation requirements (see full descriptions for specific application qualifications). Visit the EEF Scholarship page for more information.

February Scholarship

HACEMOS Scholarship Program

Scholarship is open to high school students and graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Applicant must be of Hispanic heritage OR a dependent child of an active HACEMOS member, age 25 and under.
Award: Up to $2,500
Deadline: February 28, 2018
More info: https://www.scholarsapply.org/hacemos/
March Scholarships

ACS Scholars Program

To be considered for a scholarship through the ACS Scholars Program, candidates must:

  • Be African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Be a full-time student at a high school or accredited college, university, or community college
  • Demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0, "B" or better)
  • Demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR) form
  • Be a graduating high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior intending to or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically-related science OR intending to or already pursuing a degree in chemical technology
  • Be planning a career in the chemical sciences.

Award: Up to $5,000
Deadline: March 1, 2018
More info: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars.html

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

Each applicant must fulfill all the requirements listed below:
  • Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups:
    Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, Pacific Islander.
  • Enrolling as or enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited educational institution.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), emphasis on math or actuarial courses.
  • Entering college freshmen must have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 620.
  • Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession.

Award: Varies
Deadline: March 1, 2018
More info: https://actfnd.academicworks.com/opportunities/126

Generation Google Scholarship

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • High school seniors who are entering their first year of University 2018-2019‚Äč as a full time student,
  • Must intend to pursue a computer science or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field,
  • Must exemplify leadership & demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology,
  • Must exhibit a strong record of academic achievement,
  • Must be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Female, or a person with a disability),
  • Must be available to attend Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in Summer of 2018.

Award: $10,000
Deadline: March 2, 2018
More info: https://edu.google.com/scholarships/the-generation-google-scholarship/

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

Learning Express Library (LEL)

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.

LEL Statewide Login

Gale Testing & Education Reference Center

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.

Gale Statewide Login
Miscellaneous Resources

College Scorecard

U.S. Department of Education's resource for finding and comparing colleges, and financial information.More

How to Help Your Child Prepare for College and Career

A Guide for Hispanic ParentsMore

The Science Behind the Ultimate Scholarship Application

YouTube video that tells how to craft a great scholarship application.More

Sample Winning Scholarship Essays (in PDF)

Ongoing Scholarships

Regional College Access Center

Scholarships for students of Latino or Hispanic backgrounds
The Regional College Access Center helps students prepare for, apply to, and succeed in college. We serve students, families and educators in Tucson and Pima County.
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Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students.More

American Chemical Society Scholars Program

American Institute of Chemical Engineers: Minority Scholarship

Bill Dickey Scholarship Association

Gates Millennium Scholars

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.More

Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement

Hispanic Heritage

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Educational Service Centers

A branch of the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in the U.S. LULAC offers multiple scholarships, including one specifically for business and engineering students. All scholarships require U.S. citizenship or permanent legal residency, as well as a minimum 3.25 GPA and minimum ACT/SAT scores.More

MALDEF

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund has compiled a list of scholarships that are open to undocumented students.More

Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering

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