While many students have a desire to attend college, quite a few come from economically disadvantaged families. Many of these students are from minority families, who may require financial assistance to send their children to college. Mexican American students can achieve all of their academic dreams by finding scholarships they can apply for, bringing them one step closer toward their eventual careers.
Finding college scholarships for Mexican American students is not as challenging a task as it may seem. Many of these awards are readily found on the Internet. One of the best is through the Mexican American Engineering Society (MAES). To qualify for the scholarships, which are available in increments of $300 to $500, students must American but of Mexican descent and undergraduates who are enrolled in a college or university in an engineering program of study. Recipients must also show academic excellence and dedication to the Mexican American community.
The Proctor and Gamble Scholarship gives awards of $2,500 to Mexican American students and other individuals of Latino descent to attend college with the intent of studying technology or science. Students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 and must be pursuing a degree in engineering, science, math or technology. Only a limited amount of individuals will be accepted for the scholarship.
Mexican American Grocers Association Scholarship awards scholarships in the amounts of $500 to $1,500 to one student who is Mexican American and is attending a four year institution of higher learning. Students must be a sophomore, junior or senior and must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average to qualify. Additionally, the student must be majoring in the subject of business management or business administration.
The Los Padres Foundation College Tuition Assistance Program offers a scholarship award of $2,000 to students of Mexican American descent and to other Latinos. Students must be residents or New York or New Jersey and must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 and also demonstrate a financial need for the scholarship to attend college.