The Hispanic community in the US is steadily growing. Which is no surprise since the US is made up of immigrants. The Hispanic community is rather large and many colleges and organization have realized that which has prompted them to provide financial aid that is specific for Hispanic students.
The first place to look for any type of scholarship is within the college you are planning to apply to. Most colleges today offer numerous different scholarship based on grades, ethnicity, needs, and so on. Knowing how important Hispanics are for the community, you can easily find a lot of universities that offer scholarships that target Hispanics. So your first option is to look into the different scholarships offered by the college.
If you don’t find one or don’t fit into their requirement then you can look elsewhere. We have a list of places you can look if you are Hispanic and looking for a scholarship.
This organization provides funding to Hispanic students who are looking to fund their studies. The amount of aid varies from $500 to $5,000 and the amount depends on the need of the student. The requirements for this aid is as follows:
Needs to be Hispanic.
Needs to have a minimum of 3.0 GPA in high school, out of a 4.0 scale. For college and graduate students, the requirement is 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA.
Needs to enroll as a full-time student in a college of 4 years or graduate school in a not-for-profit university.
DACA, US citizen, Permanent Legal Residents, and some non-citizens are eligible for this fund.
All major of studies are accepted.
The Hispanic Heritage Youth Award is another great option. The award is given for numerous different fields of studies so you can look into whether or not your interest is covered in the award. Similar to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, you do have to fulfill some requirements for this award. You will also become part of their network and the award will help you fund your education.
These two funding programs for Hispanic students are the more popular ones. There are over 10,000 applicants that apply for these so the competition is tough. However, if you are a dedicated student and performed well throughout high school then you should have no problem getting these fundings. The average student that receives these funding ranges from a 3.3-3.5 GPA. If your GPA is lower than that, you shouldn’t lose hope and still apply.