Office of Latinx, Asian, and Native American Affairs (LANA)

Scholarships

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Department and Division Scholarships

  • The Lillie P. Howard Student Need-Based Grant is on-going depending on the availability of funds. Grant Guidelines and Application (PDF
  • The Asian Student Scholarship is for students of Asian descent. It is a one-time award. 
  • The Goldenberg Scholarship for LANA Students supports full-time Native American, Asian or Hispanic students. It is a one-time award. 
  • The Anita and Frank Martinez Hispanic Nursing Scholarship supports nursing students. Please contact the College of Nursing and Health for more information on this scholarship.
  • The Native American Student Scholarship is for students of Native American descent. It is a one-time award.
  • The Melissa Ortiz-Bebbington Memorial Scholarship was established in 2014 in honor of Melissa Ortiz-Bebbington (1988-2014). This annual scholarship seeks to recognize individuals who continue Melissa's legacy by passionately advocating and empowering others. To be eligible, you must:
    • Be in good academic standing with Wright State University
    • Be a current, full-time student at Wright State student
    • Be enrolled in an academic college within Wright State
    • Show involvement and community commitment

How to Apply

The Office of Financial Aid offers an online scholarship application process. By submitting one application, first-year students, continuing, and transfer students can apply for multiple donor-based scholarships funded through the Wright State University Foundation and also scholarships funded by the university. This scholarship application spans university-wide for undergraduate and graduate students. For more details on possible scholarship opportunities, use the new scholarship search to see what you may qualify for.


External Scholarship and Financial Aid Resources

National Scholarships

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a full-time enrolled student in a United States Department of Education accredited community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program within the United States and Puerto Rico during the period for which the scholarship is requested.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a consistent, active participant in public and/or community service activities.
  • Have strong writing skills.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, asylee, or an individual who is lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of the application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization.

Awards vary between $1,000-$5,000 depending on the level of study. For more information, check the CHCI Scholarship website.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be of Hispanic heritage.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale for high school students.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale for college and graduate students.
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited not-for-profit, four-year university or graduate school during the fall of the scholarship cycle year.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or an eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA).
  • Have completed the FAFSA application.
  • Have completed state DREAM Act financial aid application (if applicable).

Award amounts range from $500-$5,000. For more information, check the HSF General College Scholarship website.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Scholarship

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be U.S. citizens, legal permanent resident, or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
  • Must have applied to or be enrolled as a full-time student in a college or university, including two-year colleges or vocational schools that lead to an associate's degree. Graduate students must have applied to or be enrolled as a part-time student in a college or university.

A student will not be eligible for a scholarship if they are related to a scholarship committee member, the council president, or an individual contributor to the local funds of the council. For more information, visit the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Scholarships website.

Scholarship Websites

Scholarship and Financial Aid Resources

Scholarships Available for Immigrants

The United States of America has long been thought of as the "land of opportunity," and no opportunity is greater than that of a college education. College graduates will earn 66 percent more during their career than a high school gradudate—and more education correlates with higher rates of employment and annual earnings, higher homeownership rates, and lower rates of institutionalization and dependence on public programs.

It's important for everyone to achieve the advantages of an education beyond high school, including new Americans (typically a naturalized citizen if born abroad or a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country) and permanent residents (green card holders), who can pursue their education several scholarships available exclusively to them: