Scholarships for Hispanics

February 12, 2009 by Admin  
Filed under Featured, Scholarship Hispanic

SENDING A LARGE PART OF THE MINORITY TO COLLEGE

Wouldn’t it be great if all of those who are ambitious and deserving enough are able to get the education they need to be able to consequently become highly productive and possibly distinguished members of the corporate and business communities?  Education as one of the driving forces of American society, sadly is not exactly accessible to all.  US residents, whether native White Americans, Asians or Hispanics are often restrained from pursuing further education after they graduate from high school because of the high costs of going through college.  Luckily for those who are persistent enough, there are a host of resources available to help them fund their college education. Find Free College Money!

The internet holds a vast amount of resources for scholarships for Hispanics.  There are a number of them with various thrusts and requirements.  Scholarships for Hispanics, just like other scholarships, also have various deadlines and cut-offs set.  It would be wise to take a visit to the websites to check out what they are offering.  Once a match is found, the scholarship applicant can already shortlist his choices and then start with the application procedures.  These scholarships are competitive that is why any scholarship applicant should exert all effort to make sure that they impress the scholarship committees and convince them enough of their determination to achieve their goals despite financial difficulties.

Among those offering scholarships for Hispanics, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the biggest and most recognized institution.  They abound in resources to support the concerns and needs of Hispanic students.  Millions of dollars are available from the HSF for the education of Hispanic students.  They even enjoy large contributions from corporate sponsors like McDonalds.  The HSF supports the college education of over 3000 Hispanics all over the country.  Dramatic results are experienced by Hispanic students being able to qualify and receive benefits from the HSF.  The burden of financial obligation, which is the usual cause of not being able to attend or finish college, is lifted from their shoulders allowing them to concentrate on excelling and finishing their college education.  The average grade point average of college seniors among the HSF scholars is 3.6, higher than the average college student’s GPA. 

Other Hispanic scholarship institutions include the Hispanic Heritage student scholarship awards, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and the Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Program.  There are those scholarships that are geared towards specific industries such as the National Association of Hispanic Journalists scholarship for aspiring journalists and broadcasters, the Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students for those interested in actuarial science and math, and the HSF/General Motors Scholarship for those who wish to major in Engineering.

Impaired members of the Hispanic minority are also given a crack at getting a college scholarship with the Microsoft scholarships.  These scholarships only require that the applicant is highly committed to finishing a college course in the field of computer sciences.  There is service requirement of a paid summer internship at the Microsoft Corporation.  This scholarship awards four categories of recipients.  Aside from the general applicants, the three other categories are women, underrepresented minorities, and students with disabilities.

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