Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Education should be one of those
freedoms offered to all Americans. Higher education should also be available to everyone regardless
of income but unfortunately it is not. It can be really difficult as a first generation American to
get the money together to be able to attend college.
“The Hispanic Scholarship Fund believes that the
country prospers when all Americans have access to the opportunities a college education can afford. As the
nation’s leading Hispanic higher education fund, HSF works to address the barriers that keep many Latinos from
earning a college degree. In addition to scholarship opportunities
for deserving Latino students, we offer a broad range of outreach and educational programming to help students and
their families navigate through the rigors of college life.” from the scholarship fund
Of course the eligibility is dependent on your ethnic
background. You must be of Hispanic origins to be eligible. The other eligibility requirements
• Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0
scale (or the equivalent)
• Be a U.S. citizen OR legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident
card or passport stamped I-551
• Be pursuing or plan to pursue your first undergraduate or graduate
• Must apply for federal financial aid using the free application for federal
student aid (FAFSA)
• Plan to enroll full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student at a U.S.
accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam in the upcoming academic
The HSF has awarded over thirty million dollars in scholarship monies since its inception in
1975 and there are several different scholarship opportunities through the fund.
It is important that you familiar yourself with the
individual requirements of each opportunity for scholarship monies that the HSF has to offer, some scholarship
opportunities may have additional criteria that has to be met.
Amount of Scholarships
The dollar amounts of the scholarships vary but some
of them are very generous and will cover the majority of the educational costs for a four year program and in some
cases graduate programs. This is an excellent opportunity for Hispanic Americans high school students to find a way
to attend college.
This Hispanic Scholarship Fund is an umbrella fund
that offers many different scholarships to Hispanic American students. If you are Hispanic American do not let this
opportunity slip by. Fill out the FAFSA to get started today!