Hispanic Scholarship Fund and how to become eligible for it
Without a University education, it’s almost impossible for anyone to find a decent job today and that’s why most students and their parents try to get them into a college or university that can help them with their future careers. However, college education does not come cheap and apart from the students who have the means to pay for their college education, many others have to find their own way, and this is especially true for the Hispanics. Children of Latino heritage have plenty of resources to help get them through college such as the Hispanic Scholarship Fund that they’re not expected to pay back.
Scholarships for Hispanics are targeted towards graduating high school students at senior level, Community college students, Transfer students, and undergraduate students as well as for students at different levels of education but exclusively for Latinos who must obtain at least a 3.0 grade level to qualify. The other eligibility requirements include being a US citizen or a permanent resident holding a permanent resident card or passport that has not expired. They must also be ready to enroll on a full time basis at an accredited University in the United States, Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico in the coming academic year for a two year or four year course. It is also mandatory for them to apply for financial aid from the state by applying for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has many partners including business giants such as Shell, Toyota, Proctor & Gamble, and Nissan of North America among many others.
Scholarships for Hispanics are offered are under various categories such as health care, science and technology, business studies, engineering and for those majoring in subjects such as Mathematics, English and other specialized subjects. Scholarships for Hispanics are not offered at random or at the whims and fancies of anyone. They are awarded after a great deal of research has been done on the background of the students, especially their financial capabilities and on their academic achievements. As stated earlier, only those who have been able to maintain a 3.0 average is considered suitable to be granted a Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
It is the policy of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities to offer scholarships to needy and deserving students who are generally eligible to funds between $1,000 and $12,000 based on their monetary needs. The Hispanic Association offers these scholarships in collaboration with companies such as Wal-Mart as well as in partnership with famous entrepreneurs in the likes of Lockheed Martin, Office Depot, and NASCAR etc.
Other Hispanic Scholarship Funds of note are the ones offered by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, which is mostly for the purpose of providing further education to aspiring Hispanic journalists. The National Council of La Raza, which is a civil rights and advocacy organization, offer scholarship programs valued between $2,500 and $15,000 to Hispanic students that graduate with a minimum grade average of 2.0.
Other scholarships for Hispanics are the Scholarships for Community College and Transfer Students which is for seven different categories ranging from $1,000 to $ 5,000 per year while the University Alliance Scholarship Program which the Hispanic Scholarship Fund has gone into partnership with the University of Georgia and the University of Texas in Austin to offer scholarships of $2,500/- per year to Hispanic students that attend those two colleges