For those Hispanic students who are interested in continuing education. Here are some of the top scholarships that are available to Hispanic students.
Actuarial Diversity Scholarship Program
The Actuarial Foundation awards three annual scholarships to minority students who will attend an accredited educational institution on a full-time basis. Awards range from $1,000 to $4,000, depending on your year in high school.
These scholarships are open to students who have at least one parent of Hispanic, African-American, Pacific Island or Native North American descent.
Qualifying students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and intend to pursue an undergraduate degree that will lead to an actuarial profession. The application period begins November 1.
Hispanic Scholarships Fund/ALPFA Scholarship
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers scholarships for students of Hispanic heritage pursuing business and finance-related degrees in fields such as business administration, accounting, economics, information technology, finance, management or marketing. Awards range from $2,000 to $10,000.
Applicants must be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year full time at a four-year college or university or be pursuing a master’s degree and must also be members of the Association of Latino Professionals for America and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Awards range from $2,000 to $10,000.
Application period is from February 1 to May 15.
Chicana/Latina Foundation scholarship program
This scholarship located in California is for full-time female college or community college undergraduate students or graduate students of Chicana or Latina descent. This scholarship carries a $1,500 award and applicants must commit to attend the CLF Leadership Institute for two designated weekends and volunteer 10 hours for the foundation.
Applicants must have lived for two years in one of the following Northern California counties and be students at a college or university located in one of them: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma or Yolo. Applications are accepted in April.
It may be difficult to fund the entire cost of tuition through scholarships alone. To be eligible for federal grants, work-study programs and student loans, and additional scholarships, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA.