Hispanic Heritage Month

5 Scholarships to Honor National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 will mark the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s an important observance for the U.S., which has the second-highest Hispanic population in the world (Mexico is number one). In fact, it is projected that the U.S. will have nearly 129 million Hispanic residents by 2060. This means that more Hispanic students will be attending college to pursue their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Many providers are taking note and stepping up to help these students fund their educations. Whether students identify as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban or another Spanish-speaking culture, there are many scholarships now available to help them reach their educational goals. Here are just a few of the programs currently open to Hispanic students.

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Scholarships for Hispanic Students

Did you know…that Hispanic students are now the largest minority group on college campuses? From 2009 to 2010, the number of Hispanic students enrolled in college increased by 24% , with over 12.2 million Hispanic students now attending college in the United States. While these numbers are expected to continue to grow, more and more Hispanic students are struggling to pay for tuition and college expenses. The average family income for Hispanic families fell 66% between 2005 and 2009. It’s more important than ever for Hispanic students to explore their financial aid options for paying for college. To get Hispanic students started in the financial aid search process, we’ve put together a small list of Hispanic scholarships with application deadlines approaching in the next few months. Continue Reading…


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