Scholarships for Chicanas/Latinas

  • Scholarships

    Chicana / Latina Foundation Scholarship Program

    Each year the Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina college students, valued at $1,500 dollars each.  

    Society of Women Engineers Program

    Contact: National Office, 230 E. Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611-3265, (312) 596-5223, Fax: (312)457-2180 e-mail:; Eligibility: The minimum GPA is 3.5/4.0 for freshman applicants and 3.0/4.0 for sophomore, junior, senior & graduate applicants. Open to women majoring in engineering; incoming freshmen admitted to a SWE approved school. For additional information and an application please send a self-addressed stamped envelope. Award: $5,000; renewable.

    Deadline: February 1

    American Nuclear Society

    Contact: Tony Bishop John and Muriel Landis Scholarship American Nuclear Society, Scholarship Committee 555 N. Kensington Ave. LaGrange Park, IL 60526 (708) 352-6611; e-mail:

    Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students interested in nuclear science and technology careers. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.  

    Deadline: February 1

    Delayed Education Scholarship for Women

    One scholarship is awarded to a mature woman whose undergraduate studies in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field have been delayed. Applicants must check the appropriate box on the Landis Scholarship form.

    For more information on how to apply for a scholarship, call the Scholarship Coordinator at 708-352-6611.

    The Karla Scherer Foundation

    The Karla Scherer Foundation, with the University of Chicago, provides support for The Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture. In addition to supporting innovative graduate education and research on American Culture across the University of Chicago, the Foundation underwrites two dissertation fellowships each year, among the highest granted annually within the University's Division of the Humanities. An endowment has also been established to support and maintain a professorship in the Division of the Humanities, the Karla Scherer Professorship in American Culture.

    Eligibility: Women who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of business with emphasis in economics or finance.

    Deadline: March 1

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Scholarship

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Since its founding more than 200,000 women have joined the organization. The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women. The sorority currently has 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Republic of Korea.

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 13, 1913 by 22 collegiate women at Howard University to promote academic excellence and provide assistance to those in need.
    Contact: Deidra Schuler. Eligibility: Members of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Award: Up to $2,000; Deadline: April 1

    The Ana Maria Arias Scholarship

    The MANA Mission is to empower Latinas through leadership development, community service and advocacy. Its four national goals are to: strengthen Latinas as community leaders; create vital Hispanic communities; advance public policy for an equal and just society; and grow and sustain a healthy organization.

    Eligibility: Available to Hispanic women attending a 4-year accredited U.S. college. Award: Varies; Deadline: April 1.