Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships That Target Minorities/ Ethnic Groups/ Bilingual Students


GRCC Latino Youth Conference Scholarships:

A $1000 scholarship for students of Hispanic heritage based on academic achievement and a 500-word essay on the theme "The Power of Dreams/ El Poder de Soñar." 


Mary Free Bed Guild of Grand Rapids Scholarships: 

For minority students pursuing degrees in nursing, neuropsychology, orthotics, prosthetics, and rehabilitation therapy programs, but all qualified applicants will be considered. For information, contact Marcus Manders at (616) 493-9752. Applications available at

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Inherit the Dream" Scholarship:

Eligibility:· An annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a senior student who attends a Kent Intermediate School and is involved in community service and/or activities in support of diversity and inclusion.

· Students must be accepted to Grand Rapids Community College with a minimum of 2.0 GPA· Application must be accompanied by a high school grade transcript that must include six semesters with cumulative GPA.

· Scholarship awarded to students of African American or Hispanic Heritage.

To Apply: Obtain application on the GRCC Woodrick Diversity Learning Center webpage.

Entrada Scholars Program:

is intended for ethnic and racial minority groups who are typically under-represented in higher education, including African American, Native American, Asian American and Hispanic and Latino American students. It gives the opportunity to experience college learning and living while earning college credit. It takes place in the summer at Calvin College in Grand Rapids and has a Christian worldview.

Kent County Education Association: ESL (English as a Second Language) Scholarship--$500. Applications due by end of February. Contact: Student Support Services @ KCTC or the KCEA office @ 616-957-1944. 

MCPA 2012-2013 Student Scholarship ($500.00)

The Michigan Career Placement Association (MCPA) works to improve career preparation for students by providing services to professionals involved in the placement of students into work-based learning experiences. MCPA has established a scholarship to recognize and reward an outstanding senior who has made extraordinary efforts and realized success in his/her work-based learning placement. The student may use the scholarship for tuition, fees, books, or career-related supplies. Applications available in the Work-Based Learning Office @ KCTC.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute:

These scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

CHCI scholarships provide recipients with a one-time scholarship of:  $1,000 to pursue an associate degree; $2,500 to pursue an undergraduate degree; $5,000 to pursue graduate-level study.

A.L.S.A.M.E. (Advocates for Latino Student Advancement in Michigan Education):

This scholarship is intended to recognize and support students who, through their past activities or educational aspirations, have indicated an interest in the advancement of underrepresented groups in the United States. Get the info:


Destination: College, brought to you by CollegeBoard.

Presentaciones en línea en español y en inglés.

Join us for the first of five online events to help students and families prepare for the college admissions process. CollegeBoard experts will give live video presentations in both English and Spanish to serve as a great opportunity for middle and high school students and their parents to successfully plan and pay for college. Students, Parents, and Counselors may sign up anytime leading up to the event.


Destination: College takes place on Tuesdays in February.  Check online for current dates.

Este evento toma lugar los martes en febrero. Busque en línea las fechas para el año actual.

During the presentations, participants will have the opportunity to ask CollegeBoard experts questions. Sign up now or check out the event’s full agenda:


LIVE English presentations include:

5:00  Financial Aid Basics: What Students Need to Know

6:00  Get College Ready Now

7:00  Admissions 101


EN VIVO presentaciones en español incluyen:

5:00  Ayuda financiera: Información para la familia

6:00  Empieza a prepararte ahora

7:00  Introducción a las Admisiones  Universitarias


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