National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts

Application Deadline

The 2019 application period is closed. Please check back for more information regarding the 2020 program.


Currently, NHFA offers graduate school scholarships to Latino students enrolled full-time during the previous/current academic year at one of the following selected universities: Yale, Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Northwestern, UCLA, USC, and UT Austin.

Graduate students in the following fields, among others, are eligible to compete:

  • Drama/Theater
  • Set Design/Costume Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Film (writing/directing/producing)
  • Broadcast Communications
  • Entertainment Law
  • Business Administration (with an emphasis on entertainment management)


  • Must be accepted or enrolled as a full-time student at the previously mentioned Universities pursuing a graduate degree in an eligible field.
  • Must be in good academic standing with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (current)
  • Must be of Hispanic heritage (one parent fully Hispanic or each parent half Hispanic).

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