Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies
Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

External Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarships for DREAMers
The Consulate General of Mexico in Austin is pleased to announce that TheDream.US launched its scholarship program available to Dreamers with Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The round will be open from September 14, 2015, to February 15, 2016. The scholarship offers up to $12,500 USD to community college students, as well as $25,000 USD to college students. For more information, please visit

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA)
From its inception in 1980 to the entry of its last cohort in 1999, the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program has recruited and empowered a new generation of culturally diverse professionals dedicated to public service for a changing nation and world. PPIA has seen over 2,000 alumni all over the United States and across the world take on key local, national, and international responsibilities. For more information, please visit

Research Experience for Undergraduates
REU Summer Institute in Minority Group Demography

Qualifications and Applications:

  1. Applicants should have completed their sophomore or junior years
  2. Preference will be given to students with junior standing and/or sociology majors/ honors program participants
  3. Applicants must submit an application form, resume, college transcripts, and one nominating letter of recommendation from a university faculty member

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The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program
The Senate Hispanic Research Council is dedicated to strengthening the next generation of young leaders with this enriching fellowship program. Participants in the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholarships and Fellows Program will gain invaluable experience and exposure to the Texas Senate as full-time legislative aides in the Capitol during the 82nd Legislative Session. Each participant is assigned to the office of a state senator or the Lieutenant Governor to perform a variety of legislative tasks. Complementing the work experience, they will meet with local and state leaders for weekly sessions about leadership and policies that shape communities. In addition, Scholars and Fellows receive a monthly stipend to assist with living expenses.

Applicants may be downloaded from the SHRC website at If you would like to learn more about the program or have any questions, please feel free to contact Sarah Saenz at (512) 499-8606 or email her at