Hispanics are the largest and youngest minority group in the United States, yet they drop out of high school at higher rates than their peers. According to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, nearly half of Latino students leave school by the 8th grade, and more than an astounding 88 percent of Hispanics do not possess a bachelor’s degree.

While barriers such as immigration status and lack of financial means can get in the way of pursuing higher education, Latino students can make their college dreams a reality. We offer a treasure trove of information and resources for Latino students who want to go to college.

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National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latino Students

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute offers a comprehensive directory of scholarships, internships and fellowships for Latino students and young professionals, as well other resources. The publication also features a list of the Top 25 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics.

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Scholarship Resources

This quick guide offers links to websites that contain information on scholarships and financial aid for Latino college students, as well as helpful resources for applying to college. Students who are permanent legal residents or citizens can qualify for state or federal financial aid. Plus, all students, regardless of immigration status, are encouraged to seek private scholarships for their educational expenses. Resources include the Hispanic College Fund, the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute and Sally Mae, among others.

Download Scholarships and Resources sheet


The Ultimate Guide for College-Bound Undocumented Georgia Students

This publication discusses the options available to undocumented students who graduate from high school and want to pursue higher education in Georgia, from two-year technical schools and four-year public colleges to private universities.

GUIDE FOR COLLEGE BOUND UNDOCUMENTED GEORGIA STUDENTS (PDF)


The following websites are valuable sources of information for Latino students who want to go to college.

The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute offers a directory of scholarships for Hispanic students.

The website of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute offers a current guide to pre-college programs, internships, scholarships and financial aid.

Early colleges –small schools where students can earn a high school diploma with the potential to earn an associate’s degree or two years of college credit toward a bachelor’s in five years or less – can be an option for some Georgia students.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is a place where students of Hispanic backgrounds can apply for a general scholarship and many others.

Gacollege411 is where students must register in order to recieve the HOPE scholarship. The site is also a great tool for find and apply to Georgia Universities and Colleges.

Golden Door Scholars is am excellent website to find scholarships for undocumented students.

Online Colleges is a place where you can find degrees that are offered online. 

Bestcolleges.com offers a wealth of scholarships and other financial aid resources for Latino students, undocumented or not.

TheBestColleges.org compiled a list of 10 colleges that offer free tuition.