Atlanta / EFE – Organization Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) has several college scholarships for Latino students, to which it may choose to make the application before the end of February.
The organization, which for 35 years offering scholarships for higher studies by young Hispanics, for thereby increasing the number of students in this community who attend and complete college.
Among the grants whose deadline has not yet closed are the HSF / AT & T Foundation Scholarship, which ends Feb. 16, those granted by HSF / Procter & Gamble Company Scholarship and the HSF / Atrisco Heritage Foundation Scholarship, due this 28 February; and the HSF / Exxon Mobil Scholarship, whose application period ends on 31 March.
The specific requirements and information about the application process for each of these scholarships are available on the website (HSF www.hsf.net/).
“Each scholarship has different criteria and requirements very specific to each of them,” said Juan Manuel Maya Efe, a spokesman for HSF on scholarships at $ 2500 average annual grant to each student.
The general requirements to apply for scholarships for Hispanic college available through the HSF is to be Hispanic origin, a U.S. citizen or legal resident, be enrolled in a university or community college ( “College”) accredited and have a good academic average.
Since its establishment in 1975, HSF has awarded scholarships worth more than $ 280 million to Hispanic students in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Last year, the organization gave scholarships to about 4,600 university students for a total of 28 million.
Although each year there are more Hispanics entering college, the organization recognizes that there is more work to decrease the gap between this community over other ethnic groups.
According to several studies of HSF, the first year of college is “crucial” in the chances of success of Hispanic students.
“In several studies we have seen that this is the crucial first year, that if it survives, the chance of success graduating from a 4 to 6 years greatly increased,” said the spokesman.
Therefore, in order to help these students adjust and approve the first year of college, the organization has created what they call local chapters (“scholar chapters”) in 26 U.S. universities.
Another initiative that drive to reduce disparities affecting Hispanics in access to college is a series of community meetings, called “town hall meetings” aimed at parents and Latino students.
“We have several outreach programs such as’ town hall meetings” to seek guidance to parents and students about the application process and where you can obtain money for college, and either through our organization or others, “said Maya.
Also, the organization’s website has information available about other programs and activities that promotes HSF in order to decrease the gap between Hispanics from other groups.