Community Resources

Cristo Rey Community Center

Cristo Rey Community Center is a multicultural agency that provides intervention for short-term emergency crisis, long-term supportive services, and educational programs to meet the needs of the community, particularly North Lansing . Cristo Rey provides basic needs assistance through their medical clinic and community kitchen. Supportive services are offered in programs such as the Hispanic Handicapper, substance abuse, the migrant program, and much more. Utilize Cristo Rey's services or see how you can contribute to Cristo Rey's numerous programs servicing diverse populations.

For more information call: (517) 372-4700

Lansing Latino Health Alliance

The Lansing Latino Health Alliance is committed to improving the health and social well-being of Latinos in underserved communities in the Capitol Area and around Michigan . The board provides a comprehensive, community-based approach to serving people through research, service, training and advocacy.

For more information call: (517) 432-1317

Chicano Advisory Committee

The Chicano Advisory Committee is a team of parents, educators, and community members who have joined efforts to improve the education system in the Lansing School District for Chicano and Latino students.

For more information call: (517) 432-1317

Cesar Chavez Commission

The Capital Area Cesar E. Chavez Commission strives to proclaim the life, work, and vision of Cesar E. Chavez. The Commission continually explores and supports ways in which the Lansing community can preserve and expand the memory of Chavez.

For more information call: (517) 432-1317

Registered Student Organizations

Culturas de las Razas Unidas (CRU)

Chicano, Mexicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Columbian, and other Latino students are represented in CRU. Chicano/Latino students, faculty, and staff join to share ideas and provide information on programs and activities in our community. CRU is represented in the Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU). CRU is also an entity of the Council of Racial and Ethnic Students (CORES). ASMSU and CORES are both voting bodies.


Native American and Hispanic Business Students

NAHBS create a professional community among Native American and Hispanic Students at Michigan State University. The organization works closely with alumni and participates actively in community outreach activities. NAHBS is the premiere chapter of the National Hispanic Business Association in Michigan, and the chapter annually participates in the National Hispanic Business Leadership Conference.

Omega Delta Phi

Omega Delta Phi Inc. is a social and service fraternity dedicated to the needs and concerns of the community. Omega Delta Phi promotes the traditional values of Unity, Honesty, Integrity, and Leadership. The brotherhood of Omega Delta Phi was founded in order to provide, to any man, a diverse fraternal experience that coincides with a higher education.

Delta Tau Lambda Sorority

Delta Tau Lambda is a Latina-based organization created bring about greatness to the communities in which the organization was a part of while working with women that strived for professionalism and leadership. The local chapter of the sorority sponsors the annual Lydia Cruz and Sandra Maria Ramos scholarship. For more information email them at

Phi Iota Alpha

Phi Iota Alpha was established in 1931, making the organization the oldest Latino Fraternity in the United States. La familia de Phi Iota Alfa is a brotherhood composed of undergraduate, graduate, and professional men. The fraternity provides social and cultural activities to promote Latin American Culture. Members are dedicated to the empowerment of the Latino community.

The Puerto Rican Student Association

The Puerto Rican Student Association's goal is to share the Puerto Rican heritage with the Michigan State University community. The group sponsors activities and events that promote cultural, social, political, and educational awareness. Each year the Puerto Rican Student Association celebrates Puerto Rican Culture Week that coincides with the discovery of the island. Some events for the week include Salsa and Merengue dance lessons, round table discussions, an authentic Puerto Rican dinner (Lechonada), and an educational colloquium.


Sigma Lambda Beta

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. is a Latino based fraternity. Members are dedicated to the principles of brotherhood, scholarship, leadership, community service, and cultural awareness. Annually, Sigma Lambda Beta carries out programs and services aimed to support and represent local communities. Sigma Lambda Betaƕs ultimate goal is to insure its members of a promising academic career and continued success in society.

Sigma Lambda Gamma

Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority, Inc. is an academic, cultural, and social sorority that serves as a support group for all women. Sigma Lambda Gamma promotes standards of excellence through its five principles of academics, cultural awareness, community service, morals and ethics and social interaction. The sorority is committed to the overall success of women in the world. Sigma Lambda Gamma, the only Latina sorority nationwide, believes Culture is Pride, Pride is success.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

SHPE was founded as a non-profit organization in 1974 by a small group of engineers. They saw the need for an organization to assist and encourage Hispanics to pursue careers in science, engineering and mathematics. The MSU-Student Chapter of SHPE continues this mission by actively volunteering time to the First Lego League, Wireless Integrated Microsystems (WIMS) Project Lab, the Detroit Area Pre College Engineering Program (DAPCEP), and participating in the Science Engineering and Technology (SET) Day.

Zeta Sigma Chi

The organization's goal is to unify a group of women from diverse cultures for one common goal; success in education. To achieve their goal, they base their beliefs on the unique backgrounds with the purpose of building a strong sisterhood that will assist in their success. We invite all women of diverse cultures to join the sisterhood and share their beliefs, as well as to gain knowledge from the multicultural heritage.

Scholarship Opportunities

Downloadable Scholarship Booklet (pdf)

Scholarships for Hispanic Students

APSA Minority Fellows Program

Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship Fund

Hispanic Scholarship Fund - General College Scholarship

HSF/ ALPFA Scholarship Program 

HSF/ General College Scholarships

HSF/Haz La U Scholarship

HSF/ Honda Scholarship Program

HSF/Hormel Scholarship Program

Jose Martinez Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund

Mexican-American Grocers Association

Maria Borrero Scholarship

NAHJ General Scholarships - Ruben Salazar Fund

Undergraduate Scholarship Resource Guide

Migrant Children Scholarship

Verizon Scholarship Program

WHSF/Mexican Fiesta Scholarship

Other Scholarships

Pre-med and Health Care Related

CBC Spouses Cheerios Brand Health Initiative Scholarship

HCF-UAG Medical School Scholarship Program

Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program

MiTio Foundation Scholarship

PreMed Prescription Rating and Experience Program (PPREP)

Skyscape Nursing Scholarship

Tafford Uniforms Nursing Scholarship

The American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN)

WOCN Society Accredited Nursing Education Program Scholarship


General Scholarships

Coca-Cola Scholars Program

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

I Don't Want to Pay for College Scholarship

I Want More Scholarship

J.P. Morgan Launching Leaders Undergraduate Scholarship

MSF History-Fondo Mexicano de Becas

Undergraduate Scholarship Resource Guide


American Geophysical Union Minority Students Scholarship

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship



Gilbane Building Company Scholarship

Sprint Scholars Program for Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

United Water Corporate Scholars Program


Communications and Journalism Bachelor's Degree Scholarship

Internship Opportunities


CHCI Congressional Internship

American Political Science Association: Minority Scholar Resources

CALP (College Advisement and Leadership Program

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Congressional Internship

HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities) National Internship Program

Hispanic Heritage Foundation Internship and LOFT


National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)

Paid internship in Mexico, Cancun

Summer Public Heath Scholars Program (SPHSP)

Maternal Child Health Careers/ Research Initiatives for student enhancement- undergraduate program (MCHC/ RISE-UP)

Dr. James A. Ferguson, Emerging Infectious Disease Fellowship Program (Ferguson Fellows)

University of Michigan Program- Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)

NIH/NCMHD Latino Mental Health Research Training Program