First of all, no longer can you receive a scholarship for simply being Hispanic. For a long time, those of Hispanic descent, have been told that there is plenty of money for them to go to college.
The truth is, there is a lot of money for students to go to college but organizations will not grant you funds only because you’re Hispanic. You are going to have to do some work and meet specific requirements.
Here’s how you can guarantee that you will receive some Hispanic Scholarships.
- Meet the requirements. That’s right. You may not be eligible for some scholarships. So start there. Some applications will say that you need to live in a certain state or region in order to apply. Don’t waste your time on scholarships that you are not eligible to receive funds. If you are eligible, then proceed to the next step in the application process. Almost all scholarships have a way of weeding people out. Look for a way to stay eligible so your application is considered.
- Become a full-time student. Did you know that full-time students are eligible for more scholarships than part-time students? It’s true. This doesn’t mean that you will receive more money, it simply means that there are more scholarships being offered to students who plan on taking 12 or more hours, which is considered a full-time student.
- Be On Time. Yes, I know this will be difficult since Hispanics often see time frames and deadlines as suggestions but let me be clear, scholarship committees will not extend deadlines for anyone. Waiting until the deadline to apply only shows that you were not prepared. Make your own deadline before the actual deadline so that your name appears early and more often. Always position yourself as the choice when applying for scholarships.
These are simply reminders of what to do when you are eligible for scholarships. So get ready and continue your search for Hispanic scholarships.