Latino Leaders Program


Priority Deadline for Fall 2019 is Dec. 10, 2018.

Final deadline for Fall 2019 is March 29, 2019.

The Latino Leaders Program is a mentorship and leadership program that gives high-performing Hispanic students the opportunity to excel at Friends University and beyond.

As a Latino Leader, you will enjoy the following benefits throughout your university experience:

  • $2,000 scholarship* as well as other scholarships for which you may qualify (see below)
  • Strong support system including peer, academic and professional mentor as well as leadership development and training
  • Assistance with job placement on campus
  • Membership in the Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO)
  • Summer Immersion where you and the other Latino Leaders will spend a few days and nights on campus to get to know each other, the university and your support system of mentors. You will also participate in leadership seminars

To qualify for the Latino Leaders Program, you must:

  • Be of Hispanic descent
  • Have at least a 3.4 GPA in high school
  • Have at least an 18 ACT score
  • Be an incoming freshman for the 2019-20 academic year

To apply to the Latino Leaders Program, you must:

  1. Apply to Friends University at
  2. Once accepted, you must apply by March 29, 2019 to the Latino Leaders program by filling out this application form. Priority deadline is Dec. 10, 2018.
  3. Finalists will be selected for an in-person interview, and will be notified if they are chosen for the 2019-20 academic year.

Additional Funding For Which You May Be Eligible:

ScholarshipAnnual AmountHow to ApplySourceDeadline
Latino Leaders Scholarship$2,000View instructions above for how to apply.Friends UniversityMarch 30th, 2019
AcademicUp to $12,000 This will be awarded by the Financial Aid Department to you when you apply to Friends UniversityFriends UniversityMarch 30th, 2019
Pell GrantUp to $6,095Fill out the FAFSA and you may qualify for this grant based on your financial need. For more information about this and other government funding available to you, click here.Federal Government April 1st, 2019
Kansas Comprehensive GrantUp to $3,250Fill out the FAFSA and you may qualify for this grant based on your financial need. For more information about this and other state funding available to you, click here. More information can be found hereState of KansasApril 1st, 2019
Kansas Ethnic Minority ScholarshipUp to $1,859Fill out the FAFSA,
State of Kansas Student Aid Application
and the Minority Scholarship Information
Form and you may qualify for this funding. Click here for more information.
State of KansasMay 1st, 2019
Kansas Hispanic Scholarship$500-2500khedf.orgKansas Hispanic Education & Development FoundationJanuary 15, 2019
On-Campus JobUp to $7,000We will help you find a part-time job on campus (up to 25 hours per week). Browse jobs by clicking here.Friends Universityon-going
Additional Institutional Scholarships widely variesAlumni Scholarship, Legacy Scholarship, Athletic Scholarship, Fine Arts, Church Match Scholarship and more can be found here.Friends University various deadlines depending on which scholarship
Additional outside scholarshipswidely variesFor more information about additional outside scholarships, click here.widely variesvarious deadlines depending on which scholarship

If Latino Leader applicants fill out the FAFSA**, and apply for additional scholarships, you could qualify for over $30,000 annually that could go toward your tuition (currently $27,150/year), books and living expenses!

*students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 annually to receive the Latino Leaders scholarship each year and many other scholarships as well
**you only need to fill out the FAFSA once each year to be eligible for federal and state scholarships

For more information email

Download the Latino Leaders 2018-2019 Flier.