Category Archives: Funding

Application deadline for 2012 Hispanic Scholarship Consortium Scholarship Extended to April 13

The Hispanic Scholarship Consortium seeks highly motivated individuals who have a vision for their future. We help our scholars meet their goals and we are committed to their personal, professional and academic development to apply for the 2012 HSC Scholarship Program. The program goes beyond traditional services and empowers students through scholarship, leadership, and mentorship.

ALL applicants must meet the following qualifications:
• Be a graduating high school senior (Class of 2012) or current college/university student planning on attending an accredited college/university on a full-time basis throughout the 2012-2013 academic year*;
• Hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale;
• Demonstrate financial need, leadership aptitude, and community service;
• Reside or attend college/university for at least one year in Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Travis, or Williamson Counties in Central Texas; and
• Be of Hispanic origin. This includes students of mixed heritages with one Hispanic parent.

*HSC will consider funding applicants attending college under Texas Senate Bill 1528.

Go to the online application.

Latin American Studies FLAS fellowships for summer/academic year due Feb. 4th

The Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies FLAS Fellowship applications are available for Summer 2011 and the 2011-2012 Academic Year. The competition is open to current UT-Austin undergraduate students (in good standing), who are interested in studying Portuguese or another arranged Amerindian language at the intermediate or advanced level.

Estimated Stipend:
Academic Year: $5,000—pending DOE approval (fall and spring semesters) plus UT tuition and fees (up to $10,000)
Summer: $2,500 (one summer session only) plus UT tuition and fees (up to $5,000).

Application Deadline: February 4, 2011.

o citizen/permanent resident
o shows potential for superior academic achievement as indicated by a long-term interest in Latin America
o an undergraduate student in good standing at UT-Austin
o language study at the intermediate or advanced level

Please visit our website for the application and more information:

For questions, please contact Kimberly Terry (, Graduate Program Coordinator, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies. Phone:512-232-2402

Senator Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program now accepting applications

The Senate Hispanic Research Council is dedicated to strengthening the next generation of young leaders with the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program, to be held from January 5, 2011 to May 30, 2011.

Participants in the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program will gain invaluable experience and exposure to the Texas Senate as full-time legislative aides in the Capitol during the 82nd Legislative Session. Each participant is assigned to the office of a state senator or the Lieutenant Governor to perform a variety of legislative tasks. Complementing the work experience, they will meet with local and state leaders for weekly sessions about leadership and policies that shape communities. In addition, Scholars and Fellows receive a monthly stipend to assist with living expenses.

For More Information:
Sarah Saenz, Executive Director
Senate Hispanic Research Council
(512) 499-8606

Latinitas Magazine seeks program leaders

Latinitas is accepting applications for after school program leaders for its elementary, middle and high school Club Latinitas and iMedia clubs. Latinitas is the first digital magazine made for and by young Latinas and is also a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Hispanic girls through media and technology. Club activities include lessons in writing, editing, web and graphic design, photography, radio and video broadcast and more. Leaders manage clubs including 10 – 15 Hispanic girls and/or teens. Training is provided.
The ideal intern will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Interns should be organized, resourceful, creative, enthusiastic, and proactive. We are looking for someone who is able to work independently as well as part of a team. Experience working with children preferred. Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply. This position is recommended for students with a major in communications, social work, or education. Interns must be computer literate, demonstrating proficiency with Microsoft Office and Internet navigation. Interns must be able to establish and maintain a good rapport and harmonious relationships with students, staff, and school administrators. Having a car is encouraged, but not required.
Latinitas provides an educational paid stipend at the successful completion of this internship position. Volunteer leaders welcome to. Many interns arrange to receive academic and/or service learning credits for their work through their school. Position starts asap; interns must be willing to commit 10 hours per week for an entire school year. Interns must be available from 2:00-6:00pm at least two days a week – Mon.- Fri. Hours and days of work are flexible.
Job Responsibilities:
• Mentors youth and develop a one-on-one relationship with youth
• Co-facilitates a media empowerment program for girls (4th-12th graders)
• Collaborates with another community educator to lead group sessions
• Plans and assists at media and technology workshops
• Develops and implements curriculum for after-school program
• Act as a liaison between Latinitas and school personnel
• Assists in our survey data collection and data entry
• Organize field trips, special events & projects as needed
• Promotes program on school campuses and recruits club members
• Acts as editor for junior reporters
To apply: Email resume to and complete application at Please send a resume, also to
Latinitas Magazine
1107 S. 8th Street
Austin, TX 78704
phone: (512)322-9947

HBO Offers First $10,000 Cash Award to Talented Latino Documentary Filmmaker

HBO has teamed with NALIP to find the next great Latino Documentary Film! Social change has been the consistent undercurrent for HBO’s critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary programs, with a myriad of issues presented in uncompromising quality and honesty. Through the HBO / NALIP Documentary Filmmaker Cash Award, HBO wants to focus its lens on the Latino experience and support the growth of social commentary by Latino documentarians.

One Latino Filmmaker will win $10,000

Entry deadline: June 26th, 2009
* Submissions must be from a film already in progress or finished – footage and proposal to be screened by judges.

* Filmmakers may be U.S. or international, but film must be in English or with English subtitles

* The winner must be 18 years or older, and of Latino descent.

* There is no limit to the number of entries: each entry must comply with the requirements listed in the submission form, and must submit a separate submission form for each.

* A panel of industry professionals will judge the films based on the following criteria: uniqueness of topic/subject matter, professional quality of the film, and the structure, tone and style planned for presenting the topic to audience. The Judges will select one film as the winner of the competition. Winner to be Notified by August 18, 2009!

For details, requirements, and submission information, download the Submission Form as a Word Doc or PDF File.

Apply for NAHJ Scholarships Now!

Applications are now available for NAHJ’s scholarships awarded annually to aspiring Latino journalists and other students committed to journalism. All applications are to be completed online and the deadline is April 6, 2009.
NAHJ scholarships are awarded through the Rubén Salazar Scholarship Fund, established in honor of the Latino journalism pioneer who was killed by a tear gas projectile from an L.A. County Sheriff while he covered an anti-Vietnam War demonstration in 1970. With last year’s $91,000 awarded to 35 students, NAHJ has given out a total of more than $1.5 million in financial aid to more than 550 aspiring journalists since the fund beganoperating in 1987.
Scholarships are possible this year thanks to contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, including annual donations from Noticiero Univisión Co-anchor María Elena Salinas, FOX News Senior Correspondent Geraldo Rivera, the Samuel Newhouse Foundation and the Ford Motor Company.
Scholarships are open to a range of students – from incoming freshmen to graduate students – depending on the guidelines and criteria for each category or the donor of the scholarship. For more information on the scholarships, criteria, and the application, please go to
The scholarships are part of NAHJ’s educational and professional development programs, which include annual conventions, student media training projects, journalism workshops, multimedia training, a new job bank and career center and much more. Through these programs, NAHJ seeks to boost the number of Latinos in newsrooms and to create a path toward achieving more fair and accurate coverage of the Hispanic community.
For more information on the scholarships, you may also contact Virginia Galindo at (202) 662-7145 or via email at .

The Senate Hispanic Research Council, Inc. is currently accepting applications for its 2009 Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program

The Senate Hispanic Research Council, Inc. is currently accepting applications for its 2009 Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program.
Applications for this position can be downloaded from the SHRC website at .
Through this unique program undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to gain experience and develop leadership skills as full-time legislative assistants in the Texas Senate.
Each student is assigned to the office of a state senator or the Lieutenant Governor to perform a variety of legislative tasks, including legislative research summaries, bill tracking, constituent correspondence and drafting floor statements, articles, press releases. Weekly leadership development sessions and presentations, professional training workshops, and meeting will enhance the intensive work experience.
The application deadline for this program is Friday, October 17, 2008.
The program will begin January 7, 2009 and end on the last day of the legislative session, June 1, 2009. Program participants will receive a $2,000 monthly stipend to assist with living expenses.
The Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program is named after the late Senator Gregory Luna, a well-known education advocate and former Chair of the Senate Hispanic Caucus who served as State Senator from Bexar County from 1993 until his passing in 1999.
For more information please contact Sarah Saenz, Executive Program Director, at 512-499-8606 or