The Hispanic Communicators-DFW is accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors and college students interested in journalism, marketing, advertising, graphic arts, public relations or other communications fields. Application Deadline is September 30, 2023.

Hispanic Communicators DFW Scholarship Program

Hispanics play a vital role in covering news, in the public relations industry and in marketing. Hispanic Communicators DFW works to ease the path toward higher education, professional development and career growth by working with community partners to enhance opportunities. A list of scholarships provided in recent years are listed below. Scholarships are subject to change and made possible with through fundraising.

40 Years Supporting Education

For over 40 years, HCDFW has supported Latinos in journalism and related communications fields. We have accomplished this through professional development, networking, and scholarship opportunities totaling nearly $450,000 and supporting 300+ students. This has been possible because of supporters like you.


Applicants for the 2023 must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a resident in the Dallas-Fort Worth area
    1. Applicants must have an established permanent address in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as defined by the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
    2. Visit North Central Texas Council of Governments to the permanent address is within the designated 16 counties (
  2. Be pursuing a career in the communications industry such as broadcast, print, advertising, public relations, photojournalism, graphic arts, video production or film.
  3. Have a 2.5 or above overall grade-point average.
  4. Be available to attend or have a representative in attendance at the annual Hispanic Communicators DFW scholarship presentation.
  5. Must be enrolled in or expect to enroll in a college or university.

Additional scholarships available

2023 Scholarship Application

Bert Lozano Scholarship

Started in 2015, the scholarship honors Bert Lozano, a former reporter at KRGV, KSAT, and WFAA -TV. He was also a vice president at Weber Shandwick in Dallas. Lozano passed away in 2011. HCDFW partners with the Bert Lozano to raise funds each year.

Mercedes Olivares Scholarship

A longtime columnist for Dallas Morning News, Olivares was a voice for the Latino community. From the DMN newspaper, “The Dallas native had one of the longest-running columns devoted to Latino issues in a major metropolitan newspaper. The column launched in The News in 1975.” Olivares died in 2018.  Later that year, community partners funded five scholarships especially for journalism and communications students.

Organizational scholarships

Through partnerships with DFW-area businesses, named scholarships are available annually and dependent on a minimum amount of contribution.

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