Resources for Latinx Students

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While we realize that the term “Latinx” captures a huge geographic area, as well as a diverse range of cultures, nationalities, and backgrounds, we present these resources as one document due to the way in which career resources are typically made available. This document provides an sampling of available networking opportunities, intensive programs, scholarships, and internships.

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at Wellesley College (sophomores and juniors)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 187 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. McNair participants are first-generation college students with financial need, and/or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate education for students from underrepresented groups.  At Wellesley, the McNair Scholars Program is STEM focused, and applications are typically due in November each year.

Resources for Underrepresented Students and Alumnae Applying to Health Profession Schools

Cindy Seltzer, Ed.D., MBA

A crucial topic in healthcare today is how to eliminate inequities in the quality and availability of medical care for ethnic, racial, social, and economic minorities. There is an urgent need to increase both the diversity and cultural competence of our health care workforce.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (sophomores and juniors)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF) was founded to increase diversity among minority faculty scholars in higher education. MMUF supports underrepresented minority students and others who have demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities in academia by encouraging talented students to develop their academic interests, pursue and complete their doctoral training, and thrive in their faculty careers in higher education. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, MMUF undergraduates are able to conduct original undergraduate research in the humanities and social sciences. Campus deadline annually in March

Mar 15, 2024

Point BIPOC Scholarship for LGBTQ Students - direct application deadline

Eligible are individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) communities and LGBTQ; are enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited community college, four-year college/university, or graduate program in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska; are enrolled full-time or part-time (six credits) for the funded term; are “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool, International Student

Generations of racism and an education system born from discriminatory policies have made clear that BIPOC students face greater obstacles to educational achievement. When these challenges are combined with those faced by students who also identify as LGBTQ, the impediments can make a higher education degree seem impossible. Point aims to mitigate these issues by providing financial support, community resources, and professional development, through their BIPOC Scholarship for LGBTQ Students Program....

Feb 5, 2024

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program - direct application deadline

Eligible: currently enrolled full-time undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens with at least sophomore status on the date of the application deadline with at least a 3.2 GPA.


The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the...