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


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Department and Division Scholarships

The Amigos Latinos Scholarship

To be eligible, you must have the following:

  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Be a current, continuing, full time WSU student
  • Must be currently enrolled in major/college (NOT University College)
  • Submit a copy of unofficial transcripts
  • Show financial need
  • Show involvement and community commitment within the Office of Latino Affairs' mission:

“The Office of Latino Affairs fosters a supportive environment that enhances the success of Latino students, the Latino community, and the economic development of the region. We will recruit, retain, graduate, connect, and advance Latino students at Wright State University.”

Write a typed, full, one page, double spaced, 12 point font, essay on why you believe you deserve this scholarship.

Submit essay and copy of unofficial transcripts to the Office of Latino Affairs by March 15, 2016. Electronic copies are welcomed. Send documents to Top students will be chosen.

Multicultural Center Lillie P. Howard Student Need-Based Grant
On-going depending on the availability of funds. Grant Guidelines and Application (PDF)

LANA Related Wright State Scholarships

Asian Student Scholarship
This scholarship is for students of Asian descent. It is a one-time award. 

Goldenberg Scholarship for AHNA Students
This scholarship supports full-time Native American, Asian or Hispanic students.  It is a one-time award. 

Anita & Frank Martinez Hispanic Nursing Scholarship
Please contact the College of Nursing and Health for more information on this scholarship.

Native American Student Scholarship
This scholarship is for students of Native American descent. It is a one-time award.

The Melissa Ortiz-Bebbington Memorial Scholarship
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, one must:

  • Be in good academic standing with Wright State University
  • Be a current, full time, Wright State student
  • Be enrolled in an academic college within Wright State
  • Show involvement and community commitment within the Office of Latino Affairs' mission

Recipients of the Melissa Ortiz-Bebbington Memorial Scholarship will be identified by the Office of Latino Affairs. The Office of Latino Affairs has every right to select the recipient of their choosing. Award amounts will vary each year.

How to Apply

Visit the RaiderConnect Scholarship Search webpage to search and apply for scholarships.

External Scholarship and Financial Aid Resources

LANA Related National Scholarships

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship

To be eligible, one must:

  • Be a full time enrolled student in a United States Department of Education accredited community college, four-year university, graduate/professional program within the United States and Puerto Rico during the period fo 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 indiviudal 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 level of study. For more information, check the CHCI Scholarship website.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund

To be eligible one 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 4 year university or graduate school during the Fall of the scholarship cycle year
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or 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

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) has considered education its number one priority since it was established in 1929. LULAC councils will award scholarships to qualified Hispanic students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in accredited colleges or universities in the United States. Awards start at $250. Scholarships may be used for the payment of tuition, academic fees, room, board, and the purchase of required educational materials and books.

To be eligible:

  • Applicants 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 2 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 he/she is 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 grad—and more education correlates with higher rates of employment and annual earnings, higher home ownership 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 abroud or a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country) and permanent residents (green card holders), who can pursue their American Dream through several scholarships available exclusively to them: