Multi-Cultural Student Information

Scholarships can be found in multiple locations on the VU website.  We've curated some of those here for you, and added some of our own that might be of particular interest to students. This page is updated frequently, but we do leave information available so students can see past scholarships and timelines in order to prepare for new application windows. Please reach out to any DEI staff, your advisor, or other faculty or staff member for support.  We are here to help make your VU experience an exceptional one. 

Wisconsin Indian Student Assistance Grant

Higher Educational Aids Board provides a need-based grant available to Wisconsin residents who are attending a Wisconsin school of higher education. Students must have one-quarter degree of Native American blood or be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. The grant has a maximum of 10 semester awards.  The application form for new students or first-time applicants. can be found here: Indian Student Assistance Grant: New Student ( 

Returning or continuing Native American students should complete this form. Indian Student Assistance Grant: Continuing Student (

For more information about this grant and other financial assistance, please go to the Higher Educational Aids Board website WI Higher Educational Aids Board - Financial Aid Programs (


HACU accepting scholarship applications for Deloitte Foundation Scholars - Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

$2,500 per semester for up to 4 semesters ($10,000 total)

Due June 30, 2024

For specific questions and reference HACU Scholarship Program in the subject line. Telephone: (210) 692-3805 and ask for the HACU Scholarship Program.

Café Bustelo El Café Del Futuro Scholarship

(scroll down on the HACU website for this specific scholarship)

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 Term or Year

 2024-25 Academic Year

 Awards Available  





 June 30, 2024


 Café Bustelo® 


Café Bustelo El Café Del Futuro Scholarship applicants must meet the following scholarship criteria to qualify:

  • Open to ALL majors
  • Must be attending a 4-year HACU Member institution
  • Open to Undergraduate and Graduate students
  • Must be enrolled Full-time
  • Must be of Hispanic or Latinx descent? (Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture/origin).

Scholarship Specific Essay: 

  • Describe how your Latino heritage, family and the community in which you grew up have impacted your desire and motivation to obtain a college degree. Additionally, describe what you intend to accomplish with your degree and how you will give back to your community.

For specific questions and reference HACU Scholarship Program in the subject line. Telephone: (210) 692-3805 and ask for the HACU Scholarship Program.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Scholarship Main (

Every year, HSF selects 10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants. HSF awards more than $30 million in Scholarships annually and, depending upon available funds, HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which range from $500-$5,000 and are awarded directly to students. Scholarships open in January, with a February 15 deadline.  Selections occur in March with other deadlines to follow. See the HSF website for more information about the upcoming scholarship for 2025. 

The Dream.US 

This full tuition scholarship for Dreamers/undocumented students is available for you or anyone you know who is a Dreamer or undocumented and meets scholarship eligibility requirements. The Opportunity Scholarship covers full tuition, fees, on-campus housing and meals up to $80,000 for a Bachelor's degree for students in Lock Out States (Wisconsin). The Opportunity Scholarship opens in November 2024. The National Scholarship is open to undocumented immigrant students with or without DACA or TPS who came to the US before the age of 16 and before November 1, 2018.  The maximum award is $33,000 for a Bachelor's degree.  Viterbo is a partner college with The Dream.US, and we are thrilled to support students applying and to provide wrap around support while studying at Viterbo. Please check The Dream.US website for information and updated application windows each year. 

AAUW La Crosse Branch offers local Scholarships! Some of the scholarships are exclusively designated for Viterbo students, so please apply!  Please click here: the AAUW site or copy and paste the following into your browser: www.

Scholarships from other VU Departments and Divisions

Scholarships through VU Financial Aid Office (multiple listings)

Business Scholarships

Alumni Children's Scholarship

Internships and Job Opportunities

Internships and job opportunities through VU, including work study and summer employment, are typically posted on Handshake

HACU National Internship Program

WAICU Nonprofit Internship Program | WAICU