Career Resources for Hispanic/Latinx

 

Scholarships

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship - This scholarship opportunity provides funding to minority students enrolled in one of the technical sciences or engineering disciplines.

American Chemistry Society, Scholars Program - The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to under-represented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields.

American Meteorological Society, Minority Scholarships - The AMS Minority Scholarships awards funding to minority students who have been traditionally under-represented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students.

Entertainment Software Association Foundation, Scholarships - This is a scholarship program to assist women and minority students who are pursuing degrees leading to careers in computer and video game arts.

 

Education

Hispanic Federation, Education – This organization runs educational programs that support students and their families at every stage of the academic system, from early childhood education through college graduation. The Hispanic Federation also carries out research and advocates to advance policies that help Latino and other underserved students obtain the tools, resources and opportunities they need to succeed academically and in life.

PBS, Latino Americans – Lesson plans and activities are available on this webpage of the PBS website that support grades 7-12 exploration of the many ways that Latinos are woven into the fabric of the United States' story.

National Community College Hispanic Council - This Council is the nation’s leading organization for preparation and support of Hispanic leaders in America’s community colleges. Review their list of links and resources for helpful information and resources.

 

Jobs and Grants

National Hispanic Medical Association, Jobs – The NHMA hosts a career center providing job seekers of Hispanic and Latino descent to search, with various tools, for a job in the medical sector across the country.

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Jobs – This organization, which has positioned itself to work with institutions of higher education, foundations, business partners and other collaborative organizations that seek to address Hispanic pipeline issues in higher education, offers a listing of open career opportunities in higher education.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers - SHPE is the nation’s largest association dedicated to fostering Hispanic leadership in the STEM field. The SHPE Job Board is a leading online career center, the career hub for Hispanic STEM professionals. Visit the Job Board to find the right science, technology, engineering and math jobs.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants – This organization fosters and encourages participation in government contracting by socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses. They issue Black business grants, minority business grants, and women business grants.

Minority Business Development Agency, Business Grants - On an annual basis, the MBDA organizes various ‘angel investors’ with the primary objective of supporting small businesses with minority business grants.

 

Networking and Associations

Latinos for Education – This organization’s mission is to develop, place and connect essential Latino leaders in the education sector. They aim to build an ecosystem of Latino advocates by infusing Latino talent into positions of influence. The rests on the organization’s belief that education provides opportunities for students to decide their destiny.

Hispanic Alliance for Career Advancement – This organization seeks to positively impact the American workplace by cultivating the pipeline of Latino talent and providing Latino professionals the insight, access and support to be successful no matter their career sector.

ColorComm - ColorComm is an essential organization for women of color in all areas of communications including Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Advertising Print Media, Broadcast, Digital and more.

National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives – This organization’s mission is to identify, cultivate and prepare Hispanics for advancement into the senior executive ranks. This is accomplished via leadership, events, partnerships, mentoring, activities and more.

 

Start ups

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program - The primary remedial goal and objective of the DBE program is to level the playing field by providing small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals a fair opportunity to compete for federally funded transportation contracts.

Hispanic 100 - The Hispanic 100 organization was established to develop and promote leadership within and from the Hispanic community to advance and support venture principles through advocacy and educational activities that impact the Hispanic population as it relates to the overall social and economic good.