College scholarships specifically designated for Hispanic students are some of the best at enabling such students to attend an institution of higher learning. With the economy floundering in a recession, money is tighter than ever. This certainly makes it more and more difficult for students to attend college, as many of them come from financially needy families that simply cannot afford to send them to school. Many of these individuals are minorities, including those of Hispanic heritage. When there are no other financial means to enable these students to attend a college or university of their choice, a great scholarship will help.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund/General Motors Scholarship Program provides scholarships in the amount of $2,500 to undergraduate students of Hispanic descent. To be considered for the scholarship award, students must be majoring in Business or Engineering and should be freshmen, sophomores or juniors in college or high school seniors who will soon celebrate their graduation. Individuals must also be legal United States citizens, whether they were born in the country, naturalized or permanent resident aliens. They must also enroll or be enrolled at an accredited four year college or university in the U.S., which includes Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Students must excel in their studies and should maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average.
The Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund awards scholarships to Hispanic students who are planning on attending an institution of higher learning in the state of Florida. Individuals are urged to apply for the scholarship while they are in their senior year of high school. Monetary awards that are made to recipients is determined based on availability of funds through the Florida Legislature and are specifically meant to cover expenses related to the individual's tuition, books and living arrangements. Students must be attending an accredited college or university in Florida.
The HP Scholars Program exists to award scholarships in the amount of $3,000 per year to financially needy students who are interested in majoring in Engineering. Students should be of Hispanic, African American or Native American heritage and should plan on studying at one of the HP Scholar partnership universities, including the University of California in Los Angeles, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T or the University of Washington. The scholarship is renewed each year and is given out each of the four years of the student's academic life.
The Alvarado/Garcia Scholarship is awarded for the benefit of Hispanic students who are gay, bisexual or questioning of their orientation who are seniors in high school. Amounts of $1,000 each are given to students who are planning to attend a two or four year college or university in the state of Illinois. Students should exhibit qualities of leadership in their community and maintain contact with mentors throughout their academic lives. Scholarships are given only to those individuals who are financially needy and are based on academic performance as well as outside and school extracurricular activities. This scholarship is a wonderful opportunity for young people who might otherwise have been met with bigotry due to their sexual orientation.