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Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Programs

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the nation’s largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students offers a variety of merit-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund believes that the country prospers when all Americans have access to the opportunities a college education can afford. As the nation’s leading Hispanic higher education fund, HSF works to address the financial and cultural barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree.

In order to qualify for an HSF scholarship, each applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Must apply for  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent)
  • Be a U.S. citizen OR legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
  • Be pursuing, or plan to pursue, your first undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Plan to apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning January 2015. DACA applicants do not apply for FAFSA, however, must submit household income information.
  • Plan to enroll full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student at a U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam in the upcoming academic year.
- See more at: http://hsf.net/en/scholarships/#sthash.Sdpl0aZV.dpuf


In order to qualify for an HSF scholarship, each applicant must meet all of the following additional requirements:
-Must apply for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
-Be pursuing, or plan to pursue, your first undergraduate or graduate degree
-Plan to enroll full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student at US accredited institution in the upcoming academic year


Fields of Study:

  • Arts and Creative Fields
  • Business and Law
  • Education
  • Health
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Location:

  • United States

Program Type:

  • Study

Citizenship:

  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident

Program Length:

  • Short term (less than one year)
  • One year
  • Multi-year

Special Considerations:

  • Extreme financial need
  • Underrepresented racial or ethnic group

Degree Level:

  • Undergrad
  • Graduate

GPA Cut Off:

  • 3

Amount:

  • Usually $1,000 to $5,000