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College Scholarships For Hispanics

For the hands down largest ethnic minority group in America, Hispanics face formidable challenges when it comes to higher education. Those students that do not wrestle with English have other barriers to negotiate: cultural, social, familial, and economic. However tough these obstacles seem there is a ray of hope: there is a bounty of scholarship opportunities for Hispanics.
Money for College: Break the Mold and Succeed

For the hands down largest ethnic minority group in America, Hispanics face formidable challenges when it comes to higher education. Those students that do not wrestle with English have other barriers to negotiate: cultural, social, familial, and economic. However tough these obstacles seem there is a ray of hope: there is a bounty of scholarship opportunities for Hispanics.

Make Your Weakness Your Advantage

Your best advantage when winning scholarships may be exactly what you consider your biggest weakness. For example, scholarship selection committees "feel" for those students who face significant challenges, but who have taken steps to motivate themselves: work to put themselves into school, transcend family culture and become a first-in-family to attend college, engage themselves in a positive way with community groups, and so forth. You get the idea. Without a doubt, scholarships for any population are competitive, so you will have to work hard at them.

Start here, with resources designed to help you succeed.

Popular Hispanic Scholarship Sources

Most important is the push to engage young Hispanic students in college education, whether it is in a two-year, four-year, graduate, even doctoral program. The opportunities for an affordable education are endless.

• Without a doubt the Hispanic Scholarship Fund is one of the largest and most well recognized resources for Latino scholarships. The HSF is a clearinghouse for educational information related to Hispanic students and has built enough clout and respect to draw millions of dollars in funding from large corporate sponsors like McDonalds and Wal-Mart.

• The Hispanic Heritage Foundation has taken on a mission to inspire Hispanic students of all heritages to become extraordinary civic leaders. The organization specifically offers a number of annual Hispanic Heritage student scholarship awards.

• The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) delivers droves of information relative to the institutions most invested in Hispanic students. HACU's list of scholarships is regularly updated. Corporate partners such as Gap, General Motors, and Home Depot fund these awards. All HACU scholarship recipients demonstrate a balance of academic motivation and financial need. Monetary awards range from $1,000 to $2,800.

• For Hispanic students interested in journalism or broadcast media, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) scholarships run between $1,000 and $5,000. All offer specific relevancy for Latinos who are sadly invisible in mainstream journalism.

Explore STEM Scholarships

Interested in studying one of the life or physical sciences? Math or engineering? Information technology? These subject categories—the STEM subjects (science, math, engineering, technology)—cover dozens of specialties: anthropology, chemical engineering, web development, and tropical ecology, to name a fraction. If you have missed it, before you go any further check out our list of scholarships arranged by subject. You will not be disappointed - there are many minority programs, particularly for students interested in a STEM major.

• Wrap your head around $1 billion dollars in scholarship dough! That's the pot of gold that funds the very generous Gates Millennium Scholars Program. These timely and competitive awards are specially designated to offer financial encouragement and support to minority students entering a degree path in a STEM, library science, public health,or education field. What makes the GMS program different is the ongoing commitment to student academic success. You win a scholarship you also get access to a mentor or counselor and a network of information and assistance to make sure you finish your degree successfully and on time.

What Professional Organizations Offer

Professional organizations, such as the Society for Spanish Professional Engineers (SPHE), have more than just student scholarships for Hispanic students. Professional organizations also provide:

• Opportunities to network and learn new industry-related skills.

• Access to exclusive targeted jobs databases.

• Annual and semi-annual conferences that offer well-known speakers and relevant workshops.

• Competitions that sometimes challenge teams of students and professionals to prove their professional and academic mettle.

Again, leverage your abilities and scholarship opps by becoming involved. Most organizations make it a requirement for scholarship applicants to be a member, but go a step or
two further: become an involved member. Make yourself a presence at local chapter or campus-based organization meetings, a face to put to a name on a scholarship application.
This indicates motivation and passion. When you demonstrate those qualities you earn attention and respect and in some cases, scholarship money.

Conclusion

College tuition increases will continue as the economy continues to falter. If it were not for the financial aid available in the form of grants scholarships and private
businesses donations, finding funds to pay for college tuition would be close to impossible. There is a lot of money for Hispanics also if you know where to look. Every parent
wants to see their child graduate college and certainly does not want to be responsible for their failure to get a degree because of money.

Finding these free college scholarships and grants is not a simple task, however, thanks to a lot of resources available and with the help of the college or university that your
child expects to attend, there are some free college scholarships and grants available if you know where and how to research these programs.

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