Buenas Opiniones’ Scholarship for Latino Students (08/31/17)

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The Buenas Opiniones’ Scholarship for Latino Students is for graduating Latino high school seniors or those who are currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students. Recipients are awarded $2,500 per year for up to four years. 


Submit a 500 – 1,000 word essay on your struggles as a Latino student via a PDF (.pdf) file to scholarships@buenasopiniones.com with your full name, email address, Hispanic country or origin, school name, and area of study. 


  • You must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • You must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • You must plan to enroll in a technical, undergraduate or graduate school during SPRING or FALL of scholarship cycle year
  • Merit-based scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students
  • All majors and graduate fields accepted
  • Scholarship awards are $2,500 per application period

If you have questions, send an email to scholarships@buenasopiniones.com.

For more information, visit: https://buenasopiniones.com/scholarship/

CUNY Becas 2017 (2/28/2017)


The CUNY Becas program of the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute offers scholarships to CUNY undergraduate and graduate students who have little or no access to other funding sources. CUNY Becas does not discriminate based on immigration status so undocumented students can encouraged to apply. The scholarship can only be used for tuition and it covers up to $6,330.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Commitment to service in the Mexican community.

Application Materials:

  • Completed application form
  • Most recent transcript, can be an unofficial student copy
  • Two short essays of one-page max each
    • a personal statement with attention to your community service within the Mexican community
    • a financial statement that explains why you would benefit from being awarded CUNY Becas. If applicable, discuss any unusual personal or family circumstances.
  • A letter of recommendation and recommendation form

Click HERE to learn more information about CUNY Becas or to access the application.


New York State Youth Leadership Council Awards Program AND Queens College Dream Team Scholarship (11/4/16)


The New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC) is an undocumented youth led organization that believes education is a right. The organization created the NYSYLC Awards Program because they understand the challenges students face when applying for post-secondary education.

The NYSYLC Awards Program aims to support immigrant youth, regardless of their immigration status, advance themselves and their communities, pursue their higher education dreams and continue to contribute to our society in the manner of their choosing.

The NYSYLC is also hosting the Queens College Dream Team Scholarship with the Queens College Dream Team, a club organization that provides safespace for undocumented students and allies, to support a current or incoming Queens College student.

NYSYLC Awards Program Eligibility:

  • Residing in NYC and attending or planning to attend a NY school
  • Be a graduating high school senior, have a High School or GED/HSE/TASC™ diploma and planning to attend college in the Spring
    • OR current undergraduate student
  • Be actively engaged, or wishes to be engaged, in social justice causes
  • Be recommended by an educator, peer, community member, or religious leader
  • Be able to volunteer 10 hours with the NYSYLC
  • Be able to attend an awards ceremony in NYC (details TBD).

Queens College Dream Team Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Be a graduating high school senior, have a High School or GED/HSE/TASC™ diploma and planning to attend Queens College in the Spring
    • OR current Freshman, Sophomore, Junior in Queens College
  • Be able to volunteer 25 hours with the Queens Colege Dream Team
  • Be interested in immigration issues

Students interested in either scholarship must submit an application consisting of the following:

  • Statement of financial need
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Scholarship entry essay

The application can be found HERE. Applications must be emailed/postmarked/delivered by November 4th, 2016.