Grants for Hispanic Minorities

Minority groups such as Hispanics are considered underrepresented and disadvantaged. There are many grants that awarded to them to help them achieve economic prosperity, power and overcome barriers. The Federal, State, local governments, private corporations and foundations all provide minority Hispanic grants for small business, health care and education opportunities. There are some personal assistance programs that are not affiliated with the government available for personal grants as well. Business grants for Hispanics are given to encourage entrepreneurship and social integration into the community. For many Hispanics, education grants are the only way for them to secure an education and pay for their children's education as well. Health grants are essential for needed medical treatments. Some assistant programs offer personal grants to help purchase a home, make home repairs or to help with a mortgage payment or rent, to buy food or clothes.

Educational Grants

The following is a list of some of the most popular educational grants and scholarships available to Hispanic Americans:

  • Hispanic Nurses Association grants and scholarships
  • March of Dimes Nursing Scholarship program
  • Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students program
  • Nursing Education Loan Repayment program
  • The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute
  • Silicon Valley Scholarship
  • Jose Marti Challenge Grant
  • Gilbert Rios Memorial Award for Puerto Rican and Latino undergraduate students
  • Council for Exception Children
  • Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Health Professions
  • AT&T and Xerox Corporations
  • Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students
  • HHAF Sports Youth Award for Hispanic freshmen students
  • Federal Pell Grant

To apply for these grants, students should contact their student financial aid office or go directly to the funder's website to obtain the application and guidelines. It is important to apply early, read the guidelines carefully, attach all necessary supporting documentation and determine the amount of funding that you need.

Business Grants

In order to apply for business grants, you will need a business plan and detailed budget. Business grants are given to small businesses to encourage talent and entrepreneurship. Minority grants offer Hispanics a great opportunity to start their own business and achieve economic prosperity that they may not otherwise be able to obtain.

Health Care Grants

Minority Hispanic health grants are grants to help with the costs of medical doctor and hospital bills and to pay for needed health procedures and other medical costs. The grant money can help Hispanic Americans with high costs of medical bills and help save lives.

Minority Hispanic Woman

There are many grants and scholarships available for Hispanic women pursing secondary educations in various fields such as nursing and education, and if they are planning to work in an area of special need or to start a business. A good resource site is the grants.gov website. You can search under minority grants for Hispanic women or minority grants for women.

Minority grants do not have to be repaid. Some funders may have requirement that you need to fulfill in order to qualify to receive the funds. Be sure to read all the requirements and guidelines before you apply so you know what is expected of you if you are awarded the grant funds.