Scholarships for Hispanics

There are many programs that help fund scholarships for Hispanics. Hispanics are the largest minority group in the United States, and they face the biggest challenges when it comes to getting a college degree. For the students that are fluent in English, they still face many other obstacles when trying to get a higher education.

The biggest advantage students have when it comes to winning scholarship is what they consider their biggest weakness. Scholarship committees “feel” for the students that face the most significant challenges, such as, working to put themselves through school, become the first person in their family to attend college, and have a positive influence on their community.

There is a big push to help Hispanic students attend college, whether it is a two-year or four-year institution, a graduate program, or a doctorate program.  There is an abundance of programs to make the financial expense less for Hispanic students. The Hispanic Scholarship is the most well-known resources. This foundation receives millions of dollars in funding every year with sponsors like McDonald’s and Wal-Mart. The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) offers the most information when it comes to colleges that are most vested in the Hispanic students. The HACU relies on both academic merit and financial need of the student in order to receive a scholarship. For Hispanic students interested in journalism and broadcasting can get a specific scholarship for that field of study.

There are even scholarships available for “illegal immigrants”, or undocumented students. The most common one of these types of scholarships is the Microsoft Scholarships. Microsoft does not require a student to prove citizenship, only agree to major in computer science or other computer technology study. The Ayn Rand essay scholarship contest allows junior and seniors in high school, or college students, to submit essays in order to win money to use towards college.

For most Hispanic women, their culture is the biggest thing standing in their way of achieving a higher education. Hispanic women tend to be the ones to stay home and take care of the family. Hispanic girls, for this reason, have an overwhelming amount of scholarships available to them.