Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) was founded in 1975 to promote the benefits of college education to members of the Hispanic community, in the United States. It is anticipated that the Hispanic community will represent 56% of the growth in the American population and that it will account for at least 74% of the growth in the labor force. As less than 13% of the Hispanic community has a bachelor qualification, the HSF aims to encourage members of this community to attend college.
Since 1975, the HSF has awarded over $360 million to students across the U.S., mainly take the form of scholarships. The scholarships have been given to students studying a broad range of subjects at many colleges throughout the United States. In the U.S., the HSF is the largest organization supporting Hispanic higher education.
- For graduating high school students who have plans to join a full-time academic program, over 2 or 4 years in the United States;
- For those wishing to study full time at a community college for over 4 years in the United States;
- For the wishing to study at college full time over either 2 or 4 years; and
- The Gates Millennium Scholars program. This is for those wishing to study at college or university over two or four years on a full time basis.
Eligibility for the HSF program will depend on the individual student’s circumstances. In terms of a general indication, the HSF requires students to have:
- U.S. citizenship or be a permanent resident;
- Achieved minimum 3.0 GPA;
- Must have already lodged the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
- Intentions to study for an undergraduate or graduate degree for the first time; and
- Be enrolled full-time on a undergraduate program in the U.S.
The web-based search tool on our website will allow you to compare a number of scholarships available, including the scholarships offered by the HSF.