Career Resources for Hispanic/Latinx

 

Scholarships

League of United Latin American Citizens, Scholarships (LULAC) - LULAC offers a variety of scholarships for high school seniors, undergraduate & graduate college students through their educational sponsor, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc.

National Society of High School Scholars - The NSHSS Foundation scholarships are targeted toward high school seniors, or rising college freshmen, who belong to groups generally under-represented in many job sector career areas.

scholarships.com, Hispanic Scholarships – Here is a long list of available scholarship options for those students of Hispanic or Latino descent. Find out how you can qualify for support of your higher education dreams.

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

Black Scholarships – Here is an exhaustive online directory of scholarships and financial aid opportunities for African American and other minority students.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Scholarships - The list provided on the HACU website of scholarships, internships and student programs is extensive.

EMPOWER Scholarships - The EMPOWER Scholarship, administered by Courage Kenny Foundation, encourages and supports ethnically diverse students who are pursuing a career in a medical or rehabilitation field.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund – This organization empowers Hispanic and Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully pursue a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible.

collegescholarships.org, Scholarships for Hispanics - An abundance of scholarships designed to support educational opportunities for disadvantaged Hispanic and Latino students are listed on this website.

Community for Accredited Schools Online, Scholarships for Hispanic Students – This organization provides a guide for the purpose of empowering Hispanic and Latino students with information about what is involved in attending college, including details about scholarships, grants, and other funding opportunities.

Unigo, Hispanic Scholarships - Lack of money is the main reason that Hispanic students don’t complete a bachelor's degree. Unigo provides an extensive list of scholarships for the academic scholarship that will help you pursue your dream of higher education.

American Bus Association, Diversity Scholarships - The Diversity Scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally under-represented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel, and tourism industry.

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.

Brown and Caldwell, Minority Scholarship - There are scholarship opportunities to support minority students who are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental profession.

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.

Latino U, College Access – Planning for college and making college a successful and affordable experience can be overwhelming. The programs at Latino U help to education, guide and support students of Hispanic and Latino descent through the process.

Hispanic Serving Health Profession Schools – Here is a non-profit member-based organization that supplies essential academic and career development resources to students, faculty, and other health professionals. HSHPS seeks to address the mounting public health issues of providing quality and culturally competent healthcare to Hispanics living in the United States.

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

Jobs, Hispanic Alliance for Career Advancement – This national non-profit is dedicated to the employment, development and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals. HACE provides a job search tool with job keyword and location filters to locate opportunities for Latinos.

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.

United Latino Job Bank – This search index in support of Hispanic and Latino job opportunities has many ways to hone in on employment. Long list of most recent job postings is upfront available.

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.

First in the Family – You may want to take a look at this website and check out the tips, planning checklists, videos, hard facts and words of inspiration from first generation students who have gone before you.

I’m First! - I’m First! was created by nonprofit Center for Student Opportunity in 2013 to provide students who lack a family history of higher education with inspiration, information, and support on the road to and through college and is now an initiative of Strive for College—a national nonprofit that also runs a national online mentoring program for college-bound students.

First Gen Fellows - Here is an incredible listing by state of many nonprofit organizations primarily supporting low income and/or first-generation students.

 

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.

Latino Startup Alliance – The mission of this organization is to encourage the inspiration and cultivation of U.S. Latino led technology startup ventures by providing a strong support network of fellow entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, & mentors.

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.

Latino Entrepreneurs – Many successful and upstart Latino ventures share their businesses’ paths, progressions, problems, highlights and more as a method to disseminate information to those contemplating a startup.