Hispanic Women Grants

The first thing you need to know is where to look. Just doing a Google search for it and it will often lead you to a fruitless search, unfortunately. However, there are some websites that you can use that will bring up much better results:

Foundation Center:

The Foundation Center website lists thousands of available grants, including government grants for women, grants for individuals, grants for small businesses, and many more. The nice thing about their website is it also includes private foundation grants and corporate giving programs in addition to government grants for women. Often it is easier to get private grants for women than federal grants, because there is much more competition for federal/government grants than private foundation grants. If you go to foundationcenter.org you can search their database for free, but to get more detailed information it does cost a bit of money. My course (see the link at the bottom of this article) shows you some ways to access even the detailed information without having to pay high subscription fees. Check out the link at the bottom of this article for this information.


Grants.gov is the central place to search for government grants for women. They do not list any private foundation grants, but government grants only. The website is quite self explanatory, but can be a bit confusing even though they’re constantly trying to improve it. If you are going to try to get a government grant through grants.gov, I would recommend you get some guidance. My website (listed at the bottom of this article) has a lot of resources to guide you in a situation like this.

Government Grants For Women Entrepreneurs:

If you are a Hispanic woman who owns 51% or more of your business, your business would be classified as a “woman-owned business” and may be eligible for additional grant resources. Before you seek these resources, however, you will need to do the following: make sure your credit report is clean, put together a well thought out business plan, and get a third party to certify that you ar ea woman-owned business. The small business administration can do this for you (certification).

If you are a Hispanic woman looking to head to college, the good news is that you can find special grant options specifically designed for female students. Because of the historical imbalance between men and women in certain specified industries, colleges and non-profit organizations are looking for ways to encourage women to pursue such degrees and careers. This means you can benefit as a female student.

Start by looking at options through women’s colleges. Sure, you would probably rather attend a co-ed school, but if you need money, you need to explore all of your options. Many private women’s colleges offer grants to their students. For instance, Agnes Scott College in Atlanta offers many grants and scholarships for a variety of merit reasons. This school also has a specific scholarship fund set up to benefit Hispanic women by providing qualified Hispanic students with a full ride scholarship.

Some colleges focus on encouraging Hispanic women to pursue underrepresented degree programs. Medical, math, technology, and engineering degrees tend to be male dominated. Because colleges value diversity, this trend is alarming, and many offer grants to help offset it.

Not all Hispanic women grants are offered through colleges. For instance, the Ford Foundation’s Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for Minorities has a variety of grants available for women and other minorities who are pursuing an underrepresented degree field, particularly in math or science. The National Physical Science Consortium also has grants and scholarships for women who pursue science degrees. These non-profit organizations are working hard to make sure that women are represented in their fields, and as a result you can benefit when you are ready to head to school.

If you are a Hispanic female student who is also economically disadvantaged, you have even more options to consider. If you are looking to further your degree past college in order to get a better career, the Business and Professional Women’s Association has several grant options for you. The Jeanette Rankin Foundation has options for women over 35 who are looking to head back to school but face tremendous monetary need.

The bottom line is that Hispanic women can find help with their college expenses. Colleges, non-profit organizations, and women’s groups all offer women help with attending school. Before you assume that the government is your only source of financial aid as a female college student, you need to look into these other options, because you have plenty of help available as a female student!

19 Comments on "Hispanic Women Grants"

  1. What do I need to do to receive a grant for Masters degree?

  2. The first thing you need to do is take at least three classes. This is considered full time and most grants are granted based on full time status.

  3. what do i do to a grant for a small business loan

  4. zandra molina | March 4, 2009 at 4:23 am |

    What do I need to get a grant for the university I want to get in.

  5. I owe money on a previous college loan. I’ve been looking everywhere but keep getting shot down. I want to go back to school but don’t work and my husband is in the military, and I’m a full time mom while he is deployed. Where can I go to get a grant to pay off my previous college loan and get myself back in school for Psychology?

  6. Please send me the website for the application

  7. maria duthie | April 7, 2010 at 1:12 am |

    would like information about grants to buy a rainforrest in eucador

  8. Rose Rodriguez | June 25, 2010 at 1:34 am |

    I just enrolled for ba socialogy i wanted to know if i can apply for grants? please email let me know what i need to do.?

  9. Unique Selling Proposition | July 10, 2010 at 2:39 am |

    Keep working ,great job! Helpful Informational.

  10. Raquel Rose | July 18, 2010 at 4:25 am |

    I would like to be able to comple a doctoral program in Psychology or education. I have a masters in Education at this time.

    I cannot afford to continue my education . I still have loans from my two previous degrees. I work in Social Services at this time in an empoverished area.

    I also would like to know of any prgrams that would help me pay the loans I have already.

  11. Victoria L. Ortiz | October 8, 2010 at 2:31 am |

    I am in desprite need of some help as far as how the whole process for applying for grants works. I dont know where to look or where to begin. Please email me with a site or point me in the right direction. Thank You1

  12. I agree with this. Government grant for small business is absolutely a great help for women entrepreneurs.

  13. Maybe you should make changes to the post name Hispanic Women Grants | Hispanic Grants to something more specific for your blog post you create. I enjoyed the post still.

  14. Linda Ramirez | March 29, 2011 at 12:36 am |

    Where should I look for a grant or loan to purchase an existing Insurance Book of Business? I currently work for “L” Insurance Agency and my boss it looking to sell the agency, since I basically run the office I would like to see if I might be able to purchase it from him. I am a Hispanic female so I know there are many options but where specifically do I go/look? Any help you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  15. I am having trouble finding grants for hispanic women. When I do find something, I can’t find an application. I did my fafsa already but didn’t get much from that. Can You help me please? Thanks

  16. I desperately want to finish college, this is my last year. I can not afford to go full-time and also hold down a 40 hour a week work schedule. My degree will be in Applied Science and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counscelor. Both of my children (whom I raised alone) are both well educated and very successful individuals. My daughter is now a registered nurse and my son an electrician. However, it was extremely difficult, I would do it all again. I am owed $125,000 in back child support, which I will never see. Now it’s my turn to finish my college. At this time I have 64 credited hours towards my degree plan and am requesting assisstance, I hope I will be considered for funding to pay my own student loans and to finish college.

    Elvira Brito

  17. susan caporale | July 28, 2011 at 1:20 am |

    I am a single, hispanic, 55 year old woman who is looking for a grant or scholarship funds to return to college to get my Master’s in Marriage Family Therapy at John F. Kennedy University. Thank you for your time and consideration.

  18. Hello, how likely is to get a grant for a PhD?

  19. Maria Ojeda | May 28, 2016 at 4:22 pm |

    How do I go about getting a grant, career change for Hispanic woman over 50. Not thing of college but a certificate in Medical Billing and Coding.

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