Raised by families who value the importance of continuing school, Hispanic students, the newest kids on the higher education block, are having a profound influence on the college admission process. From the Mexican border to Minnesota, from California to the Carolinas, most are first-generation college students who are feeling the absence of family members who already mastered the stressful process of entering college. Thousands are forced to navigate the system alone, where of course the cost of college is a chief concern.
BeingGirl has put together a tiny Hispanic scholarship sampling. If you are interested in entering one of the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—opportunities for financial help abound. According to a 2005 study, 22.7% of Hispanic students entering college that year were interested in the STEM fields compared with 18% of white students.
Never before have there been as many diverse groups dedicated to insuring that anyone who wants to, can have the opportunity to continue her education through Hispanic scholarship. Consequently, never before has there has been a better time to be a successful, well-educated person. Good luck!
FOR ALL AREAS OF INTEREST
College Scholarship Program of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship Awards
National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives Scholarship
Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarships for Ethnic People of Color
National association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarships
FOR DENTAL HYGIENE
American Dental Hygienists Association Institute Minority Scholarship
National Association of Hispanic Journalists Scholarships
FOR ARTS, DESIGN, ANIMATION, ARCHITECTURE
Worldstudio Foundation Scholarships
National Hispanic Explorers Scholarship Program
Microsoft National Scholarships
FOR HIGH ACHIEVERS
LULAC Honors Awards
Don't forget to investigate what Hispanic scholarship opportunities your particular state is offering. California, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Ohio, Idaho, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and North Carolina are among the states who reach out to Hispanic students.
Ask your guidance counselor for help in finding out how to obtain this government information. Also, if your family is from Cuba or Mexico or Puerto Rico or Central America, you might be eligible for financial aid subsidized by recent immigrants.