Getting A Hispanic College Scholarship
By Jon Arnold
While trying to get a college education, you may find that you are going to need more help than you are eligible for with financial aid. The good thing is there are many companies and organizations that understand that need and help by giving scholarships. There are many scholarships available and if you are Hispanic, there are many that offer Hispanic scholarships.
Many companies offer scholarships for different reasons. Some are hoping to gain your loyalty and have a future employee in the making. Some of the high tech fields are hoping to “lock up” the best and the brightest students in specific areas of expertise. Many hope to promote diversity in the student bodies through out the country. Whatever their reasoning, there are many Hispanic scholarships out there for the taking.
Some of them require that you are an incoming freshman. Here are a few that you can apply for:
There are many scholarships available from the Hispanic College Fund organization. For every available scholarship, you must be of Hispanic heritage, have a 3.0 to a 4.0 GPA (grade point average), be a permanent legal residence, and planning to register as a full time student. You can apply for their general scholarship fund. Although they have no major requirement; you must just demonstrate your financial need. They offer $500 to $5,000 per scholarship.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers a scholarship from Camino al Exito Program. To qualify for the scholarship, you must be of Hispanic heritage. You must also be a citizen of the United States or have a permanent residence card or a passport that is stamped I-551 and does not expire. They offer help ranging from $2,500 to $5,000. You must be scheduled to graduate high school and have between a 3.0 and 4.0 verifiable GPA, (Grade Point Average) and you must apply for financial aid and have documentation to verify that application.
If you are currently a college student and need additional financial help, you can still find many Hispanic scholarships. In fact, a lot of companies prefer to invest in students that have proven that they can withstand the pressure and demands of college life. Here are a few companies that offer continuous educational help:
When trying to further your education in the media related careers, you can apply for the McNamara Family Foundation scholarship. Not only do you need to be Hispanic, but you also must be currently enrolled as a full time student in the creative arts field. The scholarships will range from $5,000 to $20,000 per individual student. You must have a GPA of 3.0 to 4.0. You must have successfully completed 12 undergraduate credits from an accredited American college or university.
Costco also offers a Hispanic scholarship for students that are getting a degree in Pharmacy. You must have finished one year of pharmacy school or beginning your sophomore year as a pharmacy major. Individual scholarship, are for $9,500 but you must sign an agreement to work at Costco for at least one year and they will also contribute $500 towards your exam fees and licensing. Your GPA needs to be 3.0 or higher. Proof must be submitted to demonstrate your need for financial help.
No matter what your particular field of interest or the amount of help that you need, there are lots of Hispanic scholarships available. Just read the submission process very carefully. There are a lot of different deadlines and documentation required, so make sure you follow them carefully.
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