Best 2024 Scholarships for Latinas in STEM

Latinas in STEM


Latinas are severely underrepresented in STEM fields. According to Pew Research Center, despite Hispanics making up to 17% of the total workforce, only 8% of Hispanics are in the STEM fields, and ONLY 3% of these are females in STEM. Luckily, there are a host of organizations trying to close this gap by helping Hispanic students who are interested in STEM get through college.


Latinas in Technology Scholarship

For Latino(a) students who have a declared major in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related field


Up to $6,000 (up to $18,000 over three years)

Deadline: February 29, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. PT


The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley (HFSV) is dedicated to empowering the lives and futures of Latinos in Silicon Valley through community philanthropy, investment in educational excellence, leadership development, and the convening and engaging of the region’s dynamic Hispanic community. The Latinos in Technology Scholarship was established by the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, a public foundation dedicated to inspiring community philanthropy and engaging people to invest in the educational achievement and leadership development of a thriving Hispanic community in Silicon Valley.

The Latinos in Technology Scholarship supports Latino college students in 3 ways:

Financial. We financially support third and fourth-year undergraduate Latino students who have declared a major in a STEM-related field at a 4-year university with scholarships of up to $6,000 renewable for up to 3 years for a total of up to $18,000.

Professional Development. Latinos in Technology scholars have the opportunity to participate in our Career Launch Academy, Conexiones Mentorship Program, and other career prep and professional skill building workshops to develop themselves as young professionals.

Internship Access. We actively work to pipeline our scholars into summer internship programs with our investors.

As a part of the scholarship, awardees will have opportunities to network with other students and professionals in the field and will be invited to a welcome orientation event in late September of 2024 and to other events hosted by the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, including the Hispanic Foundation Ball.


  • Must be of Latino or Hispanic origin
  • Have a declared major in and been accepted into a STEM program
  • Students with the following enrollment statuses are eligible to apply:
  • Current college students entering their junior or senior year at a 4-year undergraduate college or university in the upcoming academic school year and planning to enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. Preference will be given to full-time and rising junior students.
  • Current community college students transferring to a 4-year undergraduate college or university in the upcoming academic school year and planning to enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. Preference will be given to full-time students and students with sufficient course credits to be classified as a rising junior (60 semester units or 90 quarter units).
  • Graduate of a high school in the following Northern California counties: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Solano County, Sonoma County and Yolo County;
  • OR, a Graduate of a high school not in the above counties, but enrolled at a college/university within the 11 listed counties.
  • Minimum cumulative college grade point average of 3.0
  • Demonstrated financial need

SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) Scholarships

SHPE offers scholarships for Hispanic students pursuing degrees in STEM fields at various academic levels. These scholarships are open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Current High School seniors, Current undergraduate and graduate students

Deadline: April 2, 2024

SHPE offers over 245 scholarships totaling over $1,000,000, with the goal of narrowing the gap in the Hispanic STEM education pipeline.


  • Online application
  • Active SHPE Membership – High school students can join for free
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.75
  • Plan to pursue a STEM degree
  • Plan to enroll at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college/university starting 2023/24 academic year

NSHSS Innovation in Technology Scholarship

Award: Five (5) $2,000 awards

Deadline: March 7, 2024

Eligibility: High school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, juniors with a dedicated passion for AI, technology, coding, and more

Scholarship Details:

Technology is everywhere in today’s society. Whether it be behind the scenes with coding and software programming, or easily demonstrated through AI and robotics, tech can be an asset and sometimes a liability or distraction. NSHSS wishes to honor our students devoted to tech to tell us all about their passions for the field.

Application Requirements:

  • Educator recommendation
  • Prompt response of 500-800 words to the following question:
    • Do you have a passion for coding, artificial intelligence, robotics, and/or technology? What are the pros and cons of technology and the innovative changes it brings to our society? Provide us with specific examples of your dedication to this field.
  • Pictures/videos/media showing your leadership in action (optional)
  • Color headshot suitable for website posting
  • Academic resume
  • Current Transcript (can be official or unofficial)

The Women In Technology Scholarship North America 


Deadline: March 22, 2024


  • Are undergraduate or Masters students actively enrolled in an accredited U.S., Canadian or Mexican college/university during the academic years that the scholarship is awarded, i.e. you must be enrolled in both the current (2023-24) and upcoming (2024-25) academic years
  • Are a freshman, sophomore, or junior who are majoring in or plan to major in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a closely related technical field
  • Identify as a woman.
  • Have not been a Palantir scholarship recipient in the past

These are just a few examples of the many scholarships available to support Latinas pursuing education and careers in STEM fields. It’s important for students to research and apply to scholarships that align with their academic and career goals. Additionally, many universities and colleges offer their own scholarships and financial aid programs specifically for underrepresented minority students in STEM. IOScholarships aims to help mainly minority students graduate debt-free, while boosting the number of Latinos and other minorities who pursue STEM careers for more information about how to apply to scholarships for Latinas in STEM visit

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Best 2024 Scholarships for Latinas in STEM