Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services. HSF seeks to give students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come.
As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic-American higher education, HSF awards over 150 types of scholarships and has awarded over $400 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for candidates, scholars, and their families.
HSF further strives to make college education a top priority for every Latino family across the nation and to mobilize our community to proactively advance that goal – each individual, over a lifetime, in every way he/she can.
Specific Eligibility Requirements
In order to qualify for an HSF scholarship, each applicant must meet all of the following requirements:
- Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent)
- Be a U.S. citizen OR legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
- Be pursuing, or plan to pursue, your first undergraduate or graduate degree
- Plan to apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)beginning January 2013
- Plan to enroll full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student at a U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam in the upcoming academic year.
Some additional restrictions or requirements may apply to specific scholarship programs administered by HSF. Please check carefully the program guidelines for each scholarship to which you plan to apply.