Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science celebrates the cultural diversity that our faculty, staff, and students with Hispanic or Latino/a/x heritage has brought to our campus and programs, and would like to express our appreciation for the significant contribution of all our Hispanic faculty, staff, and students on the excellence of all our programs.

Events and Resources

National Hispanic Heritage Month

FAU Events to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Inc.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

League of United Latin American Citizens

Universities, local communities, and other organizations are hosting a variety of events during the National Hispanic Heritage Month. Please check out these events through online searches. 

Books to Read


Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or Undocumented). Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students for the Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 academic year. This includes high school seniors, college freshman, sophmores, and juniors up to age 25 .

The Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for young Hispanic Leaders seeks to recognize Hispanic students who share Dr. Andrade’s lifelong commitment to servant leadership. Application deadline November 30, 2021 @ 11:59 PM CT. Please visit the scholarship website for more information.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Please visit the scholarship website for more information.

José Martí Scholarship Grant Fund

The José Martí Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund is a need-based merit scholarship that provides financial assistance to eligible students of Hispanic origin who will attend Florida public or eligible private institutions (undergraduate or graduate studies). Deadline: April 1, 2022 (opens October 1, 2021). Please visit the scholarship website for more information.

La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility: (a) Minimum cumulative GPA above 2.80 out of a 4.0 GPA Scale, (b) Enrolled in an eligible bachelor’s or master’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university. (c) Eligible Degrees: all Bachelor degrees and Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration/Policy, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy, (d) Completed at least one full-time year of study for undergraduate applicants, (e) Must reside in the United States. Please visit the scholarship website for more information.

AMS (American Meteorological Society) Minority Scholarships

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen, plan to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences, GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Please visit the scholarship website for more information.

ACS (American Chemical Society) Scholars Program

Eligibility : Must be a U.S. Citizen, African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian, intend to major or already major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemistry-related science AND plan to pursue a career in a chemistry-related science as well. Please visit the scholarship website for more information.

LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) National Scholarship Fund

LULAC and LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) partnered to establish a variety of scholarships to assist youth in underserved communities. Please visit the scholarship website for detailed information about these scholarships.

Latinos in Technology Scholarship

Eligibility : (a) Must be of Latino or Hispanic origin, (b) Have a declared major in and been accepted into a STEM program, (c) Minimum GPA of 3.0.

The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley awards this scholarship. Please visit the scholarship website for more information.