Hispanic American Scholarship
Hispanic American Scholarship Funds
General Eligibility Requirements
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Applicants must meet the five following requirements to apply for a scholarship through the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. You can only apply if you meet ALL five general eligibility requirements.
* Be of Hispanic Heritage: persons descended from Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Central American (excluding Belize), South American (excluding Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana), or other Spanish cultures
* Be a US citizen OR legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
* Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent)
* Be pursuing or plan to pursue your first undergraduate or graduate degree
* Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Additional restrictions or requirements may apply to specific HSF-administered scholarship programs. Please carefully check the specific guidelines for each program to which you plan to apply.
For more information on the Hispanic Scholarship Fund visit the FAQ page.
The Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship Programs
The Sallie Mae Fund Archdiocese Scholarship Program
In partnership with the Archdiocese of Washington, this scholarship program is open to Hispanic fifth grade students in the District of Columbia and Maryland who are not already enrolled or attending a Catholic school. The scholarships allow students to attend any school in the Archdiocese of Washington. Scholarships are for up to $3,000 and are renewable for up to $3,000 for an additional two years.
Community College Transfer Scholarships
Offered in collaboration with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, this program provides last dollar scholarships to Latino students transferring from a community college to an approved, accredited higher education institution.
First in My Family� Scholarship
The First in My Family Scholarship Program, developed in partnership with the Hispanic College Fund, offers scholarships to Hispanic-American students who are the first in their family to attend college, and have financial need. The program is open to Hispanic-Americans who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at approved, accredited institutions. *Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000.
In addition, The Sallie Mae Fund awards $500 to $1,000 scholarships to future college students at each of its free, nationwide "Paying for College" workshops.
Note: Unless otherwise stated, "approved, accredited institution" is defined as a Title IV eligible, accredited, postsecondary, two- or four-year college or university, vocational or technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico.
Disclaimer: The Sallie Mae Fund reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of these scholarship programs and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.
For more information on the Hispanic American scholarships offered please visit the Sallie Mae Fund website.
Other Hispanic American Scholarship Grants
Paco Tomei's Scholarship List
SACNAS Fellowships and Scholarships
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities Scholarship List
On-Line Scholarship, Internship and Fellowship Directory
FinAid - Scholarships and Fellowships for Minority Students
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