Hispanic Scholarship Fund – Scholarships for Hispanic Students

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Hispanic StudentsFor students who are about to graduate from high school, the deadline to apply for a scholarship is February 27, 2009.

Procter & Gamble announced their $150,000 contribution to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), a national organization that supports Hispanic college students, to provide scholarships for Hispanic students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. The focus of this scholarship is the fact that very few Hispanics become professionals in these four areas of study because those who wish to pursue these careers cannot afford college tuition.

According to a report made by Congress about the Science and Technology Workforce in the United States, jobs in science and technology are among the 30 fastest growing careers, with a 27% margin in comparison to 10% in other careers. Other U.S. Census data confirms that only 13% of Hispanics 25 years of age or older are able to obtain a Bachelor’s degree or other graduate degree.


  • Must have a 3.0+ G.P.A.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a permanent resident card.
  • Must obtain or plan to obtain a college degree.
  • Must be enrolled as a full time student in an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Must have financial need.
  • Must apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

When and How to Apply
HSF scholarship application forms will be accepted until February 27, 2009. HSF and P&G will grant 48 scholarships of $2,500 to eligible Hispanic students who will begin college in fall 2009. In addition:

  • Applications can only be submitted through the Hispanic Scholarship Fund webpage: www.hsf.net
  • Paper applications will not be accepted before or after the deadline.
  • Applicants must have a valid personal e-mail address; it cannot belong to a friend or family member.
  • If you are applying to several universities and are unsure about which university you must send your scholarship application to, it is recommended that you send it to your top choices.

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