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Scholarship Opportunities

Heidi Leming Hispanic Cultural Center Scholarship

Amount: $500
Renewable: No, must re-apply each year
Process: Click here to apply through our online scholarship application. 
Contact: Student Financial Aid (931) 221-7909

This scholarship was created in honor of Heidi Leming, former director of Student Life and Leadership. Heidi was instrumental in applying for a diversity access grant and secured $13,000 to start a peer mentor program for Hispanic Students on campus as well as several other programs to bring greater awareness to Hispanic issues.

This scholarship is awarded to any undergraduate (sophomore to senior) student at APSU who has a 2.5 cumulative GPA and has actively participated in Hispanic Cultural Center Program Events (attended at least five programs).


2013: Sergio Serrera Blanco '15
2012: Anna Holden '14
2011: Mayra Martinez '13

Excelencia-Sigma Iota Alpha Academic Scholarship

Eligibilty: High School senior beginning freshman year or a college freshman entering sophomore year. Have a minimum of a 2.5 cummulative GPA if a college freshman or a 3.7 (90 Average) if a high school senior. 
Process: Apply through the Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha Incorporada web site.
Deadline: April 20, 2017 

La Unidad Latina Scholarship

Eligibility: Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Minimum GPA above 2.8 out of a 4.0 GPA Scale. Currently enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program. Completed at least one full-time year of study for undergraduate applicants or enrolled in a Master's program. 
Process: Apply through the LULF Foundation web site.
Deadline: October 2017

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Must be of Hispanic Heritage. Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale for High School Students. Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale for college and graduate students. Plan to enroll full-time during the fall semester. Must be a U.S. Citizen, permanentl legal resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA). Complete the FAFSA application.
Process: Click on the Apply button on the Hispanic Scholarship Fund web site
Deadline: March 30, 2017 

HENAAC Shcholarship

Amount: $500 - $10,000
Eligibility: Must demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership and campus/community activies. Applicants must be pursing a science, technology, engineering or math degree. Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the Hispanic community. 
Process: Review the application guidelines and apply online.
Deadline: April 30 
Contact: Dr. Gary Cruz at  

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

Amount: $9,000
Eligibility: Currently a full-time or part-time upper-division undergraduate or graduate student in public administration, governmental accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration. Belong to one of the following groups: Black or African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino. Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
Process:  Go to Government Finance Officers Association web site and click on the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship link. Follow the instructions on the application. 
Deadline: February 2018
Contact: Robert Kotchen at (312) 578-2273 

In 1993, the GFOA's executive board voted to create the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship to recognize and encourage outstanding minority students enrolled in a course of study preparing for a career in state or local government finance. The  Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship  competition is for minority students of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management) at the upper-division undergraduate or graduate level. One scholarship of $9,000 is available for award in 2017. The Minorities Scholarship is funded by  Tyler Technologies.

YMCA Latino Achievers Scholarship 

Eligibility: Must be a current college student who has volunteered at least 20 hours with YMCA Latino Achievers during the 2016-17 school year. These hours must be completed by Sunday, April 16, 2017. This is a DACA friendly scholarship. 
Process: Fill out the scholarship application and make sure to complete all application requirements.   
Deadline:  March 17, 2017 
Contact: (615) 743-6206 or 

Extend the Dream Scholarship

Eligibility: Current high school senior graduating form a public, private, parochial school. Applicant must have at least 2.75 GPA for grades 9-12. Applicant must have financial need, demonstrate commitment to community service, social justice issues and/or leadership qualities. Applicant must submit ACT and/or SAT scores. This is a DACA friendly scholarship. 
Process: Fill out the Extend the Dream Application on the Souther Association for College Admission Counceling web site. 
Deadline: April 15, 2017
Contact: Donnamarie Hehn or Melissa Cline at

Adelante Scholarship Fund

Eligibilty: Must be currently enrolled or graduating senior.
Process: Review the guidlines and fill out the online application
Deadline: Application portal will open in March 2017, deadline has not been announced.
Contact: (210) 692-1971 or email

MALDEF - The Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights In America - Scholarship Resource Guide 2017-18 

The MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide is a free, informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators with an extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status.

Process: Review the Scholarship Resource Guide . There are links to different organizations and you'll want to review their individual application requirements and deadlines.

Congretional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) NextOpp - Guide Your Path to Success

CHCI NextOpp is an easy-to-use online database for students, parents, counselors and education providers to search for opportunities based on their unique profile, location and interests. 

Process: Go to and begin your search for scholarship, fellowship and internship opportunities.