Explore resources for Latina/o students and community, as well as scholarships, internships and fellowships available for Latinas/os.
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting UMD Chapter (ALPFA)
Contact Information: Jacqueline Reyes, email@example.com
ALPFA National: http://www.alpfa.org/
ALPFA Washington DC Chapter: http://www.alpfadc.org/
ALPFA provides many programs and benefits to Latino students interested in accounting, finance or related career professions. Benefits of student memberships include access to scholarship opportunities, skills development workshops, networking with key hiring professionals and sponsors and other events.
The Coalition of Latino Student Organizations (CLSO)
Contact Info: Andrea Bagwell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization Listserv: email@example.com
The Coalition of Latino Student Organizations (formerly the Hispanic Heritage Coalition) serves as an umbrella organization and is made up of all Latino/a student organizations active on campus, as well as faculty, staff and students at large. HHC strives to promote cultural awareness and education. Activities include the coordination of Hispanic Heritage Month programming every fall. Contact Yvette Lerma in MICA at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to participate.
Hispanic MBA Association
General Email: email@example.com
The Hispanic MBA Association (HMBAA) is a student-run initiative established to foster the involvement of the Hispanic MBA community at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. The HMBAA organizes career development events and promotes the rich and diverse culture of its members.
Latino Student Union
Contact Info: Jennifer Cruz, firstname.lastname@example.org
General Email: email@example.com
LSU provides students a place to express their Latino culture at the University of Maryland. The LSU serves as a home away from home to students who may feel lost on a campus as large as College Park. Students are given the opportunity to meet other Latinos and form lasting friendships, as well as gaining a sense of familia. LSU is also very focused on what its members have to say, so the overall feel and attitude of LSU reflects its constituents. To achieve our mission we divide our efforts into committees.
Latino Honors Society (Formerly Latino Honors Caucus)
General Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
General website: http://www.studentorg.umd.edu/lhs/
The Latino Honors Society aims to encourage networking among Latino students on campus, as well as to make a connection with those who are interested in learning about Latino culture. We focus on academics, philanthropy and unity. Note: You do not need to be in the Honors College to be a member.
Latina/o Graduate Student Association
Contact Info: Molly Morin & Amilcar Guzman email@example.com
The Latina/o Graduate Student Association’s mission is to serve the needs of Latina/o graduate students at the University of Maryland through social and academic programming.
La Voz Latina Newspaper
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Latino student newspaper has recently become an SGA member to ensure its commitment to providing Latino students’ voices a publication on campus. The paper welcomes everyone regardless of identity. The general body meetings are the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in 1206 Knight Hall. You can find the newspaper in various campus locations and the MICA office.
La Familia Mentoring Program
Contact Info: email@example.com
La Familia Mentoring Program is a program to assist Hispanic, Latino, first-year students and transfers with their college transition by providing one-on-one guidance and support through the use of peer mentors. We are currently accepting mentor and mentee applications for the 2009-10 academic school year. As a La Familia Mentor, you will be able to serve as a role model to incoming Hispanic, Latino and first-year students, attend events with your mentee throughout the year, make recommendations about the many resources available on campus, be an academic support for your mentee and have fun! As a La Familia Mentee, you will be able to explore the campus with one-on-one guidance, attend events with your mentor throughout the year, use the many resources available to you on campus, engage in other cultures and backgrounds and have academic support.
Political Latinxs United for Movement and Action in Society (PLUMAS)
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Political Latinxs United Movement for Action in Society’s mission is to engage the Latinx community and all those who support it at the University of Maryland, College Park, campus as well as in the surrounding communities by providing a space where students can vocalize or express their stance on candidates and issues of concern to the Latino/a community both on and off campus. By providing this space, the Political Latinxs United Movement for Action in Society seeks to create civic engagement and awareness on social and political issues affecting the Latino/a community through education and advocacy. The Political Latinos United Movement for Action in Society organization is not limited to members who are of Hispanic or Latino/a ancestry. We welcome any individual no matter their creed, religion, race, sexual orientation, individual identity and experience level.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Contact Info: email@example.com
SHPE aims to increase the number of Hispanic engineering and sciences students at the University of Maryland. In this effort, SHPE collaborates with industry to promote the advancement of Hispanic engineers and scientists in education and the private sector.
Corazones Unidos Siempre, Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc.
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chi Upsilon Sigma is the first independent sorority in the nation. It was founded to educate, elevate and empower women from all over the nation and raise awareness in our communities through educational, political, cultural and social events.
Gamma Phi Sigma Hermanos Unidos Fraternity, Inc.
Contact Info: email@example.com
Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc.
Contact Info: SIA.Chi1997@gmail.com
La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
Contact Info: LTA_Upsilon@yahoo.com
Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity Inc.
Latin American Health Institute
The Latin American Health Institute (LHI) is New England’s premier community-based public health organization, serving annually over 25,000 Latin American families and individuals through more than 24 direct care programs. In addition, LHI reaches healthcare professionals, para-professionals and institutions through education, technical assistance, fiscal sponsorship, program oversight and consulting services.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Founded in 1968 in San Antonio, Texas, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is the leading nonprofit Latino litigation, advocacy and educational outreach institution in the United States. MALDEF’s mission is to foster sound public policies, laws and programs to safeguard the civil rights of the 45 million Latinos living in the United States and to empower the Latino community to fully participate in our society.
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the premier organization focusing on Hispanic Health. Alliance members reach over 14 million Hispanic consumers throughout the U.S. As the nation’s action, advocacy and research forum for Hispanic health and well being, we inform and mobilize consumers, support health and human service providers in the delivery of quality care, improve the science base for accurate decision making by promoting better and more inclusive research, promote appropriate use of technology, ensure accountability and advocate on behalf of Hispanics and promote philanthropy.
National Council of La Raza
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas: assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status and health. In addition, it provides capacity-building assistance to its affiliates who work at the state and local level to advance opportunities for individuals and families.
National Hispanic Council on Aging
For over 25 years, NHCOA has supported the growing number of aging Hispanic adults through advocacy, research, the building of support networks, capacity-building assistance to support and strengthen Hispanic community-based organizations and funding for community-based projects.
As the premier national organization representing Hispanic older adults and dedicated to addressing their most important issues, NHCOA focuses its efforts on Hispanic families as a whole, recognizing that Hispanic older adults’ quality of life is inextricably linked to that of their spouses, children and grandchildren.
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
The mission of NLIRH is to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health and justice for Latinas, their families and their communities through public education, community mobilization and policy advocacy.
National Latino Children’s Institute
Its mission is to focus the nation’s attention on Latino children and empower communities for the full and healthy development of young Latinos in a culturally relevant environment.
National Latino Research Center
The mission of the National Latino Research Center (NLRC) at California State University - San Marcos is to promote scientific and applied research, training and the exchange of information that contributes to the knowledge and understanding of the rapidly growing U.S. Latino population.
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights works to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status. As part of a global movement for social and economic justice, we are committed to human rights as essential to securing healthy, safe and peaceful lives for all.
Office of Minority Health
The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities.
Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund
PRLDEF champions an equitable society. Using the power of the law together with advocacy and education, PRLDEF protects opportunities for all Latinos to succeed in school and work, fulfill their dreams and sustain their families and communities.
Revista: Harvard Review of Latin America
ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America, published three times yearly, focuses on different themes related to Latin America, Latinos/as and the Iberian peninsula. The magazine-length publication brings together different voices on each theme, highlighting the work of Harvard faculty, students, alumni and visiting scholars.
Pew Hispanic Center
Founded in 2001, the Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Its mission is to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos’ growing impact on the entire nation. The center does not advocate for or take positions on policy issues. It is a project of the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan “fact tank” in Washington, D.C., that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.
Hispanics in the United States
A presentation that highlights past, present and future trends of the Hispanic population.
Established in 1990, the Hispanic Federation is a service-oriented membership organization that works with over 90 Latino health and human services agencies to promote the social, political and economic well-being of the Latino community.
PADRES Contra el Cáncer
PADRES Contra El Cáncer is a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families.PADRES Contra El Cáncer (PADRES) brings together children, families, healthcare professionals and community leaders to promote a comprehensive understanding of childhood cancer and other blood disorders, as well as effective methods for their treatment.
Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute
The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, Inc. seeks to provide charitable and educational assistance to and advance the diversity of social and cultural thought among the millions of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent. CHLI will offer a vision of the American dream for Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent that focuses upon self-reliance, education, entrepreneurship and family values.
Hispanic National Bar Association
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 38,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants and law students in the United States and its territories. From the days of its founding three decades ago, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession. It does so by encouraging Latino students to choose a career in law and by promoting their advancement within the profession once they graduate and start practicing.
National Latino Officers Association of America
The National Latino Officers Association (NLOA) is an acknowledged fraternal and advocacy organization. The mission of the National Latino Officers Association is to create a coordinated network of support without limitations or boundaries.
Association for Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting
The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) is the leading professional association dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos in the accounting, finance and related professions. ALPFA is a not-for-profit entity registered with the Internal Revenue Service. Membership is open to anyone who shares our values, mission and principles. ALPFA creates opportunities, adds value and builds relationships for its members, the community and its business partners while expanding Latino leadership in the global workforce.
LatinFocus is the first stop for professionals seeking reliable business research information on Latin American economies. Through its content and webguide, the LatinFocus website enables executives and research analysts alike to find the latest available data from government sources, economic forecasts, market analysis covering economic performance, political risk assessments and financial market developments.
Hispania Capital Partners
Hispania Capital Partners is the leading private equity investment firm investing equity capital in companies that benefit from the demographics of the U.S. Hispanic marketplace.
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement
HACE is dedicated to nurturing Latinos at all stages of the career continuum, from high school to college and on to the professional years, as we seek to develop increasing numbers of successful Latino professionals and leaders.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is one of the leading Hispanic non-profit and non-partisan 501(c) (3) organizations in the country. CHCI was established in 1978 by Congressman Edward Roybal, Congressman E. “Kika” de la Garza and Congressman Baltasar Corrada to help increase opportunities for Hispanics to participate in and contribute to the American policy making process.
Please look at the list below for scholarships, internships and fellowships offered to Latina/o students.
Scholarship, Internship and Fellowship Opportunities:
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: https://hsf.net/
The Gates Millennium Scholars: http://www.gmsp.org/default.aspx
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities:http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships.asp
LULAC National Scholarship Fund:http://lulac.org/programs/education/scholarships/index.html
Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala Scholarship:http://montgomeryhispanicgala.org/scholarship.html
Colgate’s Haz La U (Make the U) Scholarship:http://www.colgate.com/app/Colgate/US/Corp/CommunityPrograms/Haz-La-U.cvsp
McNair Program: http://www.aap.umd.edu/mcnair-about.html
Institute for Recruitment of Teachers: http://irt.andover.edu/