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Scholarship NameDeadline dates in red are TBDOpen to undocumented?WebsiteOther Requirements/ Brief Description
Latino Diamante Awards - Jamie Leon Youth Award9/1/2022Yes$750. Diamante offers youth Accomplishment Awards to graduating high school seniors by recognizing contributions to the community, leadership qualities, and the achievements of Hispanic-Latino youth in North Carolina. 2.5+ GPA.
Cameron Impact Scholarship 9/9/2022No proven excellence in extracurricular activities, be motivated leaders with a strong work ethic, demonstrate active participation in community service and/or civic minded arenas
The Gates Scholarship9/15/2022No selective, last dollar scholarship. Must have 3.3 or higher GPA to apply, pell-eligible
Questbridge National Scholarship Match9/27/2022Yes four-year scholarship, oustanding high school seniors (typically in top 5-10% of class) from households earning less than $65,000/year for a family of 4 (not a strict cutoff, just a guideline)
AES Engineering Scholarship10/8/2022Yes$500; only an essay is required; HS seniors & current college students.
The Dream Award10/15/2022DACA recipients can apply$500-$15000, renewable up to 3 years. Students mustve received a high school diploma or the equivalent from a U.S. school by 9/22, must have completed or expect to successfully complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by June 2023, and plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at the sophomore year level or higher at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2023-2024 academic year.
Golden Door Scholarship10/23/2022Yes - exclusively for undocumented students website for full immigration criteria. High GPA & leadership/involvement are expected.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship 10/31/2022No have 3.0/B GPA or above. $20,000 scholarship
Greenhouse Scholarship11/1/2022No to $$22,000.00 Have a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
Demonstrate financial need (annual household income no greater than $70,000)
Possess excellent leadership skills, an ability to persevere through difficult circumstances, and a strong interest in and commitment to their community
YOUTH AWARDS - Hispanic Heritage Fund Scholarship 11/13/2022Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
Make the U Scholarship11/13/22Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA 3.0 GPA
those selected must have maintained academic excellence, have dedicated service to the community, and have demonstrated leadership
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation11/17/2022Yes GPA 3.5+; up to $40,000/year; high achieving students with financial need who will attend 4-year selective universities
Dr Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders11/30/2022Yes must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students (so if you have already been accepted to college, I think you can apply), in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry.
The Science Ambassador Scholarship12/13/2022Yeshttps://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.orgFull-tuition scholarship for women in STEM; must attend college full-time at a university in the U.S.
Equitable Excellence Scholarship12/16/2022No$5000 scholarship, renewable for 4 years; HS seniors intending to enroll in 2-year or 4-year college; Demonstrate ambition and self-drive to be a force for good in school, community or work activities
The Point Scholarship12/21/2022Yes be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
La Luz Scholarship12/22/2022Yes first-generation college students
Because College is Expensive12/31/2022Yes$500, no essay required. Just a form to enter.
Horizon Award1/10/2023Yes $1000 award
NC Hispanic Scholarship Fund1/15/23Yes GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale (unweighted GPA); personal statement the most important element
Opportunity Scholarship from theDream.us1/31/2023Yes - exclusively for undocumented students students who arrived before 11/1/16; only available for enrollment at 1 of 5 partner colleges (see website); unweighted GPA of 2.8+
Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship2/1/2023Yes have a disability; can be used for ANY KIND of post-high school education. Disabilities can be learning, physical, etc.
Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship2/5/2023Yes$400-$3000; high school senior who is planning on matriculating into a postsecondary program in North Carolina beginning in the fall of 2022.
McDonald's HACER Scholarship2/6/2023No senior and legal US resident; GPA 2.8+; Plan to enroll full-time at a 2-year or 4-year college
Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship2/14/2023DACA students eligible, but must complete online FAFSA for NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, or UNC-Greensboro; Only for students from certain counties. Up to $12,000 per year plus a stipend for a computer.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund2/15/2023Yes (DACA or eligible non-citizen) 3.0 on 4.0 scale, all fields of study accepted, but STEM emphasized; must be enrolling full-time @ 4-year college
Norma K. Clarke Scholarship02/24/2023Yes$5000; high school seniors who demonstrate academic responsibility, perform community service, offer a helping hand to fellow students and promote harmony among diverse groups
Que Llueva Café Sholarship2/25/2023Yes - exclusively for undocumented students$500
Scholars Helping Collars2/27/2023Yes describing volunteer efforts to help animals in need, describing how that involvement has changed their lives and community or shaped their perceptions on the importance of animal welfare. Must include photos with essay.
National Scholarship from theDream.us2/28/2023Yes - exclusively for undocumented students students who arrived before 11/1/16; only available for enrollment at Wingate University in NC; unweighted GPA of 2.5+
Red Thread Foundation for Women02/28/2023Yes$1000 fellowship + 1-year of mentorship support
AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest3/1/2023Yes$5,000. Requires 1,200 to 1,500-word essay that describes the impact of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related illness on themselves, their families or their communities.
Felicia Brewer Opportunity Scholarship3/1/2023Yes have attended Chapel Hill-Carrboro district high school; must be an immigrant or be child of immigrants; undocumented or documented; up to $20,000 per year
Benjamin Ward Scholarship3/1/2023Yes high school seniors in Wake, Durham, Orange, or Chatham counties planning to attend a 4-year public or private college or university in North Carolina. Must have a 2.5+ on a 4.0 scale with demonstrated commitment to community service and family financial need. $2,500 per year.
William L. Wall Family Scholarship3/1/2023Yes County, $1,000 a year, up to 4 years; can be used for community college; for students from Jordan-Matthews High School or Sage Academy
Jay Spence Memorial Scholarship3/1/2023Yes Matthews HS or Chatham Charter, $2,000 per year
Richard E. Whitted Scholarship3/1/2023Yes seniors at CHCCS or Orange County high schools planning to enroll full-time at a 4-year college or university. Must demonstrate commitment to community service and academic excellence.
Van and Luella Thomas Family Scholarship3/1/2023Yes annual scholarship awarded to a student at Jordan Matthews High School in Siler City for a deserving student who has a strong likelihood of succeeding, but is not receiving other financial aid for college.
GSK Opportunity Scholarship3/1/2023Yes of Chatham, Durham, Orange, or Wake counties; attend a public state university or community college in NC and demonstrate the potential to succeed despite adversity as well as an exceptional desire to improve himself or herself through further education or training; SUCCEEDING THROUGH SIGNIFICANT ADVERSITY IS ESSENTIAL
Achievement Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants of Wake County3/1/2023Yes of Wake County who are immigrants, refugees, or 1st-generation US citizens. Minimum GPA 2.5. Must plan to attend a public or private university in NC.
HACEMOS3/2/2023DACA recipients can apply at 4 PM Eastern on 3/2/22.Unweighted GPA 3.0+, HS seniors or current college students who intend to enroll full-time at a 2-year or 4-year institution for 2020-2021 school year
Charles Edward Cathey Masonic Scholarship3/15/2023Application does not include citizenship, so I assume YES time $1000, must have cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at a NC high school. Factors considered include academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement, and personal recommendations
HOLA at Microsoft3/15/2023DACA recipients can apply$5000-$20,000; HS senior of Hispanic/Latinx descent; Plan to pursue an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, business management, marketing, or have a declared major GPA 3.0 or higher; US Citizen, LPR, or DACA.
Beyond the Boroughs Scholarship3/15/2023Yes$20,000 over four years; 2.5+ GPA; enrolling in 4-year college, requires completion of a Student Aid Report from either the FAFSA or CSS profile.
Sandhills Pride3/18/2023Yes students & allies from Cumberland, Hoke, Harnett, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, or Scotland; Unweighted GPA of 3.0+
The CTCL Scholarship3/24/2023Yes$1000, must be planning to attend one of the "Colleges That Change Lives" which includes Guilford College (NC). Full list of college here
1000 Dreams Scholarship3/25/2023Yes to students who identify as female. The purpose of the 1000 Dreams Scholarship is to provide one-time educational assistance for high school aged girls or currently enrolled college-aged women in the US. Up to $1000 awarded
Because College is Expensive3/31/2023No$500, no essay required. Just a form to enter.
Tzu Chi USA Scholarships3/31/2023Yes$1500, GPA 3.0+, will enroll in college full-time, demonstrates financial need. Application opens October 31st, 2022!
Lambda Theta Alpha Foundation Scholarship3/31/2023Yes$1000; Eligibility: Academic success via a cumulative GPA no less than 2.8; Active involvement in making an impact on the community outside of their profession/job duties; Enrollment at a higher learning institution in Fall 2022
Davis-Putter Scholarship4/1/2023Yeshttp://www.davisputter.orgUp to $10,000; provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. Must be active in justice issues! (Examples of activist orgs: SAF, UWD)
Latin Americans Working for Achievement4/2/2023Yes be Latinx student graduating from a high school located in Mecklenburg, Concord/Cabarrus, Gaston, South Iredell/Mooresville and Union counties and planning to pursue certificate programs, associate, or bachelor’s degrees on a FULL-TIME basis. Renewable for up to 4 consecutive academic years. Selection based on financial need, academic merit, and community involvement. The scholarship money is intended ONLY for tuition and fees.
ScholarSHPE4/2/2023Yes SHPE Member (To become an active member, please visit and select “Join” in the top right hand corner of the webpage.)
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.75
Pupusas 4 Education4/7/2023Yes - exclusively for undocumented students students in NC, $1000 renewable each year; 2- or 4-year college
STEM Stars Actuarial Scholars Program4/11/2023$5,000 per year for 4 years for students interested in pursuing a career as an actuary. Aimed at students from diverse backgrounds, minimum 2.8 GPA (or 600 Math SAT or 21 ACT)
The HITEC Foundation Scholarship4/14/2023DACA recipients can apply seniors or college students with 3.0 GPA who are of Hispanic heritage, majoring in a technology-related field (list on their site)
Generation Google04/25/2023Yes open April 1,2023
$10,000; Be from an underrepresented group (e.g. Hispanic student), intend to pursue a computer science or computer engineering degree (or closely related field), be able to attend 3-week summer program prior to starting college
Latino Community Credit Union4/28/2023Yes ranging from $1,500 to $4,500.
GPA 2.5+, anyone enrolling or enrolled in 2 or 4 year college, extra consideration given to applicants who themselves or family are members of LCCU.
Los Hermanos de Stanford4/29/2023Yes awards ranging from $500 to $1000 to outstanding Latinx students graduating from high school with plans to attend any 2-year or 4-year institution. Community Service, Academic Excellence, and Cultural Awareness. Financial need will be taken into account. T
Great Minds in STEM Scholarships4/30/2023Only undocumented students with DACA can apply minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must be of Hispanic descent and/or must demonstrate significant leadership or service within the underserved community. Recipients must be enrolled in a STEM undergraduate or graduate program for the upcoming fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories.
AFSA Scholarship5/1/2023No$2000; random selection (contest) with fairly easy application! Can be used for 2 or 4 year college.
Florin | Roebig Scholarship Essay Contest5/1/2023Yes be at least 18 years old at time of application enrolled in high school or college (2 or 4 year), submit an essay related to the COVID-19 pandemic (see site for details)
Couch Oil Cares Scholarship 5/5/2023 be resident of 12-county area surrounding the Triangle including Chatham, Durham, Orange; 4 recipients;
must be HS senior accepted to university or community college
B. Davis Scholarship5/21/2023Yes$1000, an essay on leadership. No recommendation or transcript needed. Available to all highschool juniors and seniors
For a Bright Future Scholarship Foundation5/31/2023Yes $2,500. GPA 3.0+. For underrepresented students with limited financial resources. Various scholarships for STEM, future educators, healthcare fields, & children of single parents.
Fuerza y Ganas Scholarship6/1/2023Yes has been awarded.
$500, Any first-generation, female-identifying high school or undergraduate student from a Latina or Hispanic background who is pursuing the medical field may apply for this scholarship.
The 2023 Clean Energy Scholarship Essay Contest6/1/2023Application does not include citizenship, so I assume YES is proud to announce our new scholarship contest to support your student's education, open to all students of certified colleges or universities.
This year, we're providing three scholarship prizes for the top three essay submissions.

We are offering the following scholarships to essay contest winners:

First place: $750
Second place: $500
Third place: $250
Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship6/30/2023No college first-years and undergraduates with sincere interest in an automotive career, pursuing associate, bachelor's, or master's degree (trade school also if equivalent to associate's); must have 3.0 GPA and attend school full-time
Asheville Latin Americans Achieving Success WNC College Scholarship7/1/2023Yes - exclusively for undocumented students$600 scholarship for students planning to attend a private or public college in Western NC
Pedro Zamora Scholarship7/15/2023Yes March 1, 2023. The scholarship is open to all current high school seniors and first-year college students, sophomores and juniors. Our scholars demonstrate an active commitment to community justice work, and take on public service and leadership roles.
MPOWER Global Citizenship Scholarship7/15/2023DACA recipients can apply Prize: $10,000; Runner-Up: $2,000; Honorable Mention: $2,000
AFSA 2nd Chance Scholarship8/31/2023No$1000; for those who have already graduated HS; randomly selected so go ahead and enter! Can be used for 2 or 4 year college.
Nicholas Braswell Strong Roots ScholarshipTBD$500; minimum GPA 3.0; must demonstrate interest in community building
Mariposas ScholarshipTBDYes identify as Latinx; Must be graduating from one of the 4 high schools in the CHCCS district. Minimum GPA 2.5
Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. College Book ScholarshipTBDYes young women or non-binary students graduating from high school who are highly motivated, and committed to community service, leadership, and academic excellence. Recipients receive a one-time award of $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, or $250 for third place, to assist them in covering the costs of textbooks and school supplies.
Students of Salaam (SOS) Immigrant Student ScholarshipTBDYes student who has immigrated to the U.S. and is enrolling in undergraduate studies is eligible to apply.
UNIDOS ScholarshipTBDYesLink TBD for 2022$500 Scholarship offered each year jointly by UNC, Duke, and NC State's Latinx orgs.
Latinx Alumni Network at NC StateTBDYes is going to be a new link/scholarship program for this. For seniors who are planning to enroll at NC State (must have been admitted; it's ok if you haven't officially enrolled)
Alianza Latina ScholarshipTBDYesTBD$1000 scholarshp sponsored by 2 Latinx Greek orgs at Duke; Identify as Latino/a/x or Hispanic; entering first year at college (2-year or 4-year college) in Fall 2020; open to undocumented and DACAmented students