500 Scholarships Available for High-Achieving Hispanic Students Seeking Higher Education

Washington, DC – The Hispanic College Fund opened student

applications for its 2010-2011 scholarship season. More than $2 million will be

awarded in scholarships to more than 500 deserving Hispanic students from the United States and Puerto

Rico. Applications will be open until February 16, 2010.

This is the

seventeenth year that the Hispanic College Fund has supported Latino students

through its scholarship program. To date, the organization has awarded more

than $15 million total in scholarships to approximately 5,000 undergraduate and

graduate students. Last year, it received 38,000 applications for approximately

600 available scholarships.

“Receiving a

Hispanic College Fund scholarship provided me with educational opportunities

that I never would have had without those funds,” said Luis Andrade, a senior

Finance major at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. “Now, I hope to go into financial

planning, to help other people prepare for their education and their children’s

education. I am proud to be associated with an organization that is doing so

much to help young Hispanics like me be successful in their college and

professional careers.”  

To qualify

for the scholarships, undergraduate and graduate students must maintain a 3.0

out of 4.0 GPA; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United

States or Puerto Rico; be enrolled full-time at an accredited university for

the 2010-2011 school year; and must demonstrate financial needs. Certain

scholarships are restricted by major. For more information, visit http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org.

Scholarships

range in amount from $500 to $10,000 and may be used to cover tuition and

academic fees and expenses.

All

scholarship applications must be submitted to the Hispanic College Fund

on-line. Students are encouraged to submit their applications in advance of the

February 16, 2010 deadline to ensure that all supplemental materials are

received in a timely manner.

Corporations

and programs supporting the 2010 scholarship cycle include: Denny’s, Ford Motor

Company Fund, Google, Kaiser Permanente, the Manuel Candamo Memorial

Scholarship, Verizon, PepsiCo, and J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott

Foundation. 

For

more information about the Hispanic College Fund, visit www.hispanicfund.org

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