ILI is committed to increasing the number of Latino high school and college graduates in Indiana.  Education-focused programming includes, but is not limited to, the following:


ILI Scholarships
ILI awards $1,000 need and merit-based scholarships to up to 15 students who show academic excellence and community service involvement. Preference is given to applicants who are Latino first-generation college students. Up to 5 students are selected each year to receive $1,000 through the ILI James Waters Memorial Scholarship who are interested in pursuing law or public safety. Our 2020 Scholarship applications are currently open! Applications are due May 31, 2021.

2021 ILI Academic Scholarship Application

2021 James Waters Scholarship Application


ILI & University Partnership Scholarships
Thank you for your interest in the scholarships available through the Indiana Latino Higher Education Consortium and our partnership with the following colleges and universities:

  • Anderson University
  • Goshen College
  • Grace College
  • Holy Cross College
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  • Indiana University South Bend
  • Indiana University Southeast
  • Ivy Tech Central Indiana
  • Ivy Tech South Bend/Elkhart
  • Ivy Tech Evansville
  • Marian University
  • Saint Joseph’s College of Marian University
  • Oakland City University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Evansville
  • University of Indianapolis


Eligibility requirement for the full-tuition scholarship opportunities are:


Step 1

  • Must be a Latino high school Freshman to Junior
  • Student must participate in the ILI Education Program for one full year before applying



  • Student must be accepted to the institution (2- or 4-year degree) during senior year
  • GPA requirements differ by college/university


If you have questions about eligibility or our programming, please contact our Education Program Director, Maria Quiroz-Southwood.


Scholarship Database
ILI has compiled a list of scholarships available to students from various organizations and foundations.  This list is updated every year in October. 

2020-2021 ILI Scholarship Database