About Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation’s preeminent organization supporting Hispanic higher education. Founded in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, HSF’s vision is to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans.
In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country.
During the 2006-2007 academic year, HSF awarded nearly 4,200 scholarships exceeding $26.5 million.
In its 32-year history, HSF has awarded more than 82,000 scholarships worth more than $221 million to Latinos from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands attending nearly 2,000 colleges and universities.
Scholarship Eligibility 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
- Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Plan to enroll full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student in a degree seeking program at a U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam in the upcoming academic year.
- Additional restrictions or requirements may apply to specific HSF administered scholarship programs. Please check carefully the program guidelines for each scholarship to which you plan to apply.