August Scholarships for Afro-Latinos in STEM

Afrolatina scholarshipsYour Ethnic Background Might Be Your Ticket to Scholarships and Internship Opportunities

Organizations and companies are always looking to diversify their workforce and to make their organizations more accessible to STEM students of all ethnicities and economic backgrounds. For this reason, many scholarships are restricted to minority students, including Latinas, Hispanic and Black students in technology. A great number of companies, organizations and schools offer scholarships, particularly for Afro-Latinos in tech. Some popular organizations such as Microsoft, Google, Great Minds in STEM and Netflix offer prestigious scholarships and internship opportunities to underrepresented students. If you qualify, find how you can be rewarded for being Afro-Latino when it comes to supporting your higher education dreams.

Below are examples of scholarships for Afro-Latinos in science, technology and engineering that vary in criteria and submission requirements. For additional information about scholarships based on ethnicity or other criteria, you may conduct a free scholarship search at

AFLAC Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | AFLAC Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: August 10, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate students who are permanent residents of Columbus, Georgia.

Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Scholarship
Sponsor: Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. Foundation | UNCF
Amount: $5,500
Closing Date: August 10, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to college freshmen attending a UNCF member institution, a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), or any accredited, four-year institution and is interested in majoring in education and/or a STEM related field. Applicant must be a resident of Indiana, Kentucky, or Ohio.

Chevron Corporate Sponsorship
Sponsor: UNCF | Chevron Corporation
Amount: Up to $7,500
Closing Date: August 14, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming college freshmen who will be attending a HBCU in the fall. Applicant must be majoring in one of the following fields: Engineering, Science Technologies, Construction Trades, Computer and Information Sciences, Public Administration, Communication, Journalism, or a related field.

Alfred Street Baptist Church HBCU Scholarship

Sponsor: UNCF | Alfred Street Baptist Church
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: August 15, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming/current undergraduate students who are/will be attending a UNCF member institution or another accredited four-year HBCU.

Blue Cross Diversity and Racial Equity
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota | UNCF
Amount: UP to $12,500 over a four year period
Closing Date: August 15, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to underrepresented minority student, specifically an African American/Black, Hispanic/Latin, American Indian, Alaska Native, and/or Asian and Pacific Islander student, classified as a junior during the application process. Applicant must be a full-time at an accredited four-year public or private Historically Black College or University (HBCU) and must be a permanent resident of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. Applicant must have a declared major aligned with a career in medicine, nursing, social work, or mental health with a demonstrated commitment to pursuing an advanced degree in healthcare.

Calvin L Aviation Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 15, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in an aviation program at a fully accredited university. Applicant must be willing to write a 200-500 word blog post a minimum of once a week throughout the school year.

Capital Auto Action Annual Scholarship
Sponsor: Capital Auction
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: August 15, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate students majoring in a STEM field of study. Applicant must submit an essay sharing information about themselves and why they should be picked to win the scholarship.

Lincoln Financial Scholars Program
Sponsor: Lincoln Financial Group | UNCF
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: August 15, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to African American college students who will be classified as college juniors or seniors this academic year. Applicants with the following majors will receive preference; Business, Communications, Cyber Security, Finance, Accounting, Information Management Systems, Information Systems, Information Technology, Insurance, Marketing, Operations Management, Risk Management, Software Engineering and Computer Science.

TamPax Flow it Forward Scholarship
Sponsor: Procter & Gamble
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: August 15, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to African American/Black females who will be enrolled full-time as a college junior during the upcoming term at any accredited four-year HBCU. Applicant must have a commitment to community service in the health sector, a desire to specialize in any medical practice that impacts women’s health, and a focus on the health of the Black community.

Publix Cares Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | Publix Super Markets, Inc
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: August 17, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to Black/African American, Latinx, Native American, Asian American or Pacific Islanders who have at least a 2.75 GPA and have demonstrated unmet financial need. Applicant must attend specific colleges in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia (see scholarship site for details).

DC Tuition Assistance Grant
Sponsor: – Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: August 18, 2023
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens who are residents of the District of Columbia and are 26 years of age or younger. Applicant must be an incoming or current undergraduate student.

Here are some examples of organizations that have historically provided scholarships for Afro-Latinos in STEM:

  1. The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE): NSBE offers scholarships and other programs to support underrepresented minority students, including Afro-Latinos, in engineering and other STEM fields.
  2. The United Negro College Fund (UNCF): While traditionally focused on African American students, UNCF may have scholarship opportunities that extend to Afro-Latinos studying in STEM fields.
  3. The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF): TMCF aims to support students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), which may include Afro-Latino students pursuing STEM degrees.

María Trochimezuk

Founder IO Scholarships

Her determination and hard work paid off as she won grants and scholarships to pay for her entire education. In realizing how time consuming and complicated the process of finding scholarships for STEM diverse students was, María Fernanda created IO Scholarships to make things much easier. She learned first-hand to find, apply for and win scholarships and became an advocate promoting scholarships nationwide.

“IOScholarships was inspired by my own experience as I was very fortunate to access scholarships to attend prestigious universities and realized that more could be done to support minority students especially now as STEM education becomes more important to workforce opportunities,” said María Fernanda Trochimezuk, Founder of IO Scholarships. “IO Scholarships will not only help underrepresented students find scholarships, but level the playing field so all students have the opportunity to achieve their education goals.”

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