Hispanic College Fund Call for Applicants

Scholarship applications for the 2008-2009 academic year are available online at http://www.HispanicFund.org. Scholarship amounts range from $500 – $10,000 and are for one-year only. All scholarship recipients must re-apply each year. The average scholarship awarded is $3,000.

Applications are ONLINE and require an essay, resumé and letter of recommendation. We do not accept any paper applications. Deadlines for our scholarships vary from February 1st, 2008 to March 15th, 2008.

The Hispanic College Fund offers several scholarships through its scholarship program. You must plan to attend a college or a university as a full-time student for the entire academic year in order to be eligible for a Hispanic College Fund scholarship. Only students who are U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible.

In 2007 the Hispanic College Fund awarded over $1.8 million in scholarships to 615 students.

To learn more go to http://www.HispanicFund.org and begin your application!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

I’ve already completed one semester or more in college, can I apply?

Current college students AND seniors in high school are encouraged to apply. However, juniors in high school are not eligible – wait one more year!

I am a returning student, am I eligible?

Students of all ages are eligible for our scholarship programs.

Do you have to attend a certain college or university?

Students at any accredited 2 or 4-year College or university in the United States can apply.

I don’t have a GPA because I took my GED and I’m starting college next year – am I disqualified?

If you took your GED you can substitute your GED score for your GPA.

Do I have to major in science, engineering or business?

Most of our scholarship programs are for science, engineering and business majors, but we have several scholarship programs for which there are no requirements for majors such as the Sallie Mae Fund “First in My Family” Scholarship Program.

Do I have to be Hispanic?

For most of our scholarship programs you must have at least one grandparent of Hispanic origin. For the NASA MUST Scholarship program, all underrepresented groups (Women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and persons with disabilities) qualify.

Do you have scholarships for graduate students?

Yes, we have some scholarships for graduate students studying finance, accounting, computer science and computer engineering ONLY.

The Hispanic College Fund (HCF) is a private non-profit organization dedicated to developing the next generation of Hispanic professionals in America. The HCF mission is to provide Hispanic students with the vision, resources, and mentorship needed to attain successful careers and become community leaders. Since its founding in 1993, HCF has supported the education of over 3,000 financially disadvantaged Hispanic students seeking careers in business, science, engineering and technology with over $8 million in grants. Through programs like the HCF Scholarship Program, Hispanic Youth Symposium, Latinos on the Fast Track (LOFT), HCF Connections and the HYP Leadership & Development Program, HCF is enriching lives and building bridges for our future Hispanic leaders.

For more information, visit http://www.hispanicfund.org or call 1-800-644-4223.