Hispanic Education: Background, Teaching Resources, Issues, & Scholarships
- What Is a Hispanic? - This web page explores the contributions of Hispanics and provides biographies of famous Hispanics.
- Hispanic Heritage - This site from Gale Cengage Learning provides a list of links to biographies, Hispanic culture quiz, a timeline, a list of Hispanic holidays, music genres, and links to other pertinent sites.
- Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month - Learn more about the history and culture of Hispanic people.
- GobiernoUSA.gov - The U.S. government's official Spanish-language portal. The site makes it easy to register to vote, file a consumer complaint, or apply for student financial aid. The site also contains a directory of more than 80 federal agencies that can answer questions in Spanish and a list of more than 200 free government publications in Spanish on federal benefits, taking care of kids, and traveling safely, to name a few.
- Bilingual and ESL Resources - Links to articles and web resources.
- Bilingual Booklist/Recomendada Lectura - These 65 titles for K-12 students include poetry, folktales, and stories of contemporary life.
- Mi Mundo en Palabras - The Cervantes Center has a variety of free interactive materials online for Spanish teachers to use with children ages 7 to 9 to reinforce the Spanish they learn in class.
- Famous Hispanics Hall of Fame - Lesson plan.
- Write a Hispanic Folktale - Lesson plan.
- ReadWriteThink - Lesson plans and activity ideas.
- Hispanics: Education Issues - Hispanic communities face educational issues similar to other minority groups.
- Hispanics: Community Issues - Promoting employment and economic opportunities.
Scholarships and Opportunities for Latino Youth
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
- LULAC National Scholarship - The fund provides over $750,000 in to all levels of degrees. LULAC matches the money from corporate partners with students in need. Only students in areas with participating councils are eligible to apply.
Applications are due each year on March 31.
- GE Foundation/LULAC Scholarship - This scholarship helps outstanding minority students complete their college education. It provides $5000 scholarships to qualified students who are enrolled as business or engineering majors at accredited colleges or universities and will be college sophomores in the fall.
Applications are due each year on July 15.
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
- Lideres Initiative - This initiative provides opportunities to develop young Latino leaders, offering a variety of schooling opportunities - internships, training, and scholarships.
Scholarships for Hispanics
- Scholarships for Hispanics - The site includes links to more than 1,000 sources of financial aid, application guidelines, an alumni section, and a database of scholarships searchable by categories, including state, college, and field of interest. Free registration is required.
College Preparatory Kit
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - This web site provides a college preparatory kit to assist college-bound students in the admissions process The site also features a list of scholarships and programs for Hispanic students, information on financial aid for parents, and tips on how to complete college applications.
Learn more about Hispanic artists who have had a lasting impact on the history of art: