Chicano Organizing and Research in Education Scholarship  

The "Que Lleva Café" Scholarship aims to support the dreams, hopes and aspirations of college bound undocumented students so that they can earn their college education and allow for all of their hard work and sacrifice to persevere. This scholarship program strives to make a world of difference. 

Latinos United for College Education Scholarships  

Latinos United for College Education Scholarships, Inc. (LUCES) is committed to “promoting and advocating for the higher educational advancement of Latinos through the provision of merit and need based scholarships”. LUCES offer general and/or special scholarships to Latinos entering or enrolled in college. Scholarships are available ranging from $500 to $1,000 for one semester during the academic year.

Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship 

Organized as a vehicle to perpetuate Anthony Quinn’s vision for an art conscious society, the Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship Program raises and distributes funds for arts education. The Scholarship Program focuses on the Visual Arts & Design, Dance, Theatre, Singing, Instrumental, Media Arts, and Literary Arts for young adults in high school. Scholarship recipients can apply Foundation funds to any recognized pre-college or arts education program. Funds awarded will be sent directly to the pre-college or arts education program designated by the student.

LULAC National Scholarship Fund 

A scholarship program cosponsored by some 70 LULAC Councils who raise scholarship funds at the grass roots level which are matched nationally by sponsoring corporations. The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), has considered education its number one priority since it was established in 1929. As part of LULAC’s education efforts, the LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) was established in 1975 to provide scholarships to Hispanic students attending colleges and universities.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund 

Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services.  HSF seeks to give students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come. 

As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, HSF has awarded over $470 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for candidates, scholars, and their families.

Illinois LAtino Council on Higher Education

The mission of Illinois LAtino Council on Higher Education is to create an awareness of issues impacting Latinos in higher education and to provide a statewide forum for Latino educators, community representatives, and other supporters for the social and professional advancements of Latinos. ILACHE is a statewide organization dedicated to the advancement of the status of Latinos through educational policy reform, advocacy, identification of best practices, and the dissemination of research and information.

          2017 Latino Education Council, Inc Scholarship Guide

          The Latino Education Council, Inc (LEC) believes that a great education is a right; not a luxury. We are here to help you find the scholarships you need to make your dreams come true. 

          The 2015 Latino Education Council Scholarship Guide provides you with information on hundreds of scholarships that help make a great education affordable for everyone. 

          There are too many scholarships to list here, but we have chosen some of our favorites for you below: 

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