Hispanic Scholarships

Written by Rylee Newton
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Thanks to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and other non-profit organizations, Latino students are earning their degrees from two and four-year colleges in increasing numbers. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund alone has been responsible for 68,000 scholarships over the last thirty years. These scholarships have led to increases in the quality of living and earning potential of students all over the world.

The HSF offers scholarships to high school students of Hispanic ancestry. In addition, graduate students and transfer students also benefit from the many different scholarships offered by the HSF. Earning a scholarship often makes the difference between attending college and going straight into the workforce. Many students simply can't afford to go to college without financial aid.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund's High School Scholarship Program

The High School Scholarship Program is a national scholarship award that provides high school seniors with up to $2,500 in funds for college. This award can be applied to a two-year community college, or a four-year accredited university. Applications are available in September, and must be submitted by December 15. Scholarship recipients are contacted sometime between March and April.

If you want to apply for this scholarship, you must be of Hispanic heritage, and you must provide proof that you are a legal resident of the United States. Students with valid passports or identification cards are allowed to apply for this scholarship. In addition, you must have earned at least a cumulative 3.0 grade point average during your high school career.

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