Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Scholarship opportunity for Latino high school seniors through grad school

Here's another scholarship lead for anyone of Hispanic background. It's open now, so if you're interested, you'd better get busy on that application!

HSF/ General College



Application Available September 1, 2010

Application Deadline December 15, 2010

Application Processing January through May 2011

Selections June 2011

Award Notifications July 2011

Verification of Enrollment Fall 2011

Award Distribution Fall 2011

Program Description

HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to:

• Graduating High School Seniors

• Community College Students

• Community College Transfer Students

• Undergraduate Students

• Graduate Students

Award amounts generally range from $1,000 to $5,000.


Eligibility Requirements

• Be of Hispanic heritage

• Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired)

• Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

• Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME in a degree seeking program at a two or four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam during the 2011-2012 academic year

• Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

• Be pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree

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