The main purpose for the Hispanic College Fund is to help give financial assistance for higher educational purposes specifically for Hispanic students. This organization, which was founded in 1993, provides a way for many Hispanic families to continue and pursue their higher educational goals through a complete financial assistance package in order to fully prepared for career opportunities that are presented after graduation.
This college fund has awarded about $15 million in scholarship awards to 5400 students overall. The awards range between $500 and $10000. The average amount that is awarded to each recipient is $3500 and goes toward educational expenses and tuition.
There is certain criteria that will need to be met before applying for the Hispanic College Fund. They are the following:
* Hispanic background
* Completing a higher education
* Specific field of study to qualify
* Ensure award fulfills educational requirements
When applying for Hispanic scholarships, this one in particular, students should be aware that there is a motto and intention that goes along with many of them. This organization is looking for students who are dedicated and determined before they decide to apply. Paying attention to details when filling out the application will be the first step in the selection process. With this type of funding and assistance, college education is very affordable for many Hispanic students.
Make this process easier by getting registered with several websites that can offer free services to students who are dedicated. Many sites can help you complete and update your information when it comes to many scholarship programs. All you would have to do is register your name to create a profile and then you can be informed of scholarship availability depending if it matches your profile or not.
The deadline for the Hispanic College Fund Scholarship is March 1, 2011 for the 2011 and 2012 academic calendar. Here are the qualifying factors involved:
* U.S. Citizenship; a permanent resident; or have graduated from a U.S. high school while attending approximately 3 years (before reaching June 2011)
* Maintain 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale)
* U.S. or Puerto Rico resident
* Financial Need
* Additional requirements may be necessary depending on the program
* Planning to enroll at least full-time as an undergraduate (some cases as a graduate) for the 2011 and 2012 academic calendar year
To learn more about specific scholarships or to apply for the Hispanic College Fund visit http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/