Hispanic College Grants

Hispanic College Grants

People of Hispanic descent make up the biggest minority group in the U.S. This group is also the youngest. However, according to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) in 2006, more than 87 percent of Hispanics did not have bachelor’s degrees. This poor number is due in part to financial hardship. Hispanic college grants can help more Latinos attend (and graduate from) the universities they desire.

One major source of Hispanic college grants comes from the CHCI itself. This organization, founded in 1978, focuses on encouraging Hispanics to take leadership roles in the government and the community. Therefore, CHCI college grants are meant for students who have a history of getting involved in public service–and who wish to continue to do so in the future. There are no requirements as far as GPA or majors.

More Facts About Hispanic College Grants

To be eligible for a CHCI college grant, the student must be accepted into a four-year college, a community college, or a graduate or professional program. They must meet financial need guidelines and display strong writing skills. Also, eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens or legal (permanent) residents.

Hispanic students are far more likely to be attending college part-time (or attending community college) than any other ethnic group. Fortunately, several organizations have stepped up to the plate to offer Hispanic college grants, including need-based and merit-based grants. Interested students can explore grants offered by the federal government, private organizations, and other entities.

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