There are several foundations and companies that reward money every year to people of Hispanic origin in order to further their education, you just have to search. Clorox has a scholarship directed towards Hispanics and it has a hefty bounty. The HSF/Clorox Gracias Mama Scholarship Program awards 5 Latino High School Seniors with $12,000 each to use towards their college of choice. The requirements are as follows: be of Hispanic Heritage, U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or eligible non-US citizen, must be a four-year college freshman in 2012-2013 enrolled full-time at a U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, must apply for federal financial aid by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Yes this scholarship has a list of requirements, but it is a nice prize at $12,000. In order to complete the application process have your essay caps on, because you must submit a 500-word essay detailing the role your mother or mother figure has played in your education. Once essays are reviewed, fifteen finalists will be given a camera to create a video on how their mother influence their decision to attend college. Once the videos are complete, they will be uploaded to Clorox Latino Facebook page and the fans will support their favorite. Five winners will ultimately be selected to receive $12,000 scholarships and their mothers will receive a $500 spa day certificate! Please visit www.hsf.net/clorox.aspx for official rules and application, and be sure to hurry, the deadline is January 18th, 2012.
Colgate -Palmolive has a scholarship directed to Hispanics called “Haz La U” (“Make the U”) that is opened to eligible high school seniors planning on attending college fall 2012. There are a total of eleven scholarships awarded including a top recipient award of $15,000 and ten $2,500 awards. Students must be of Hispanic American heritage, be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. and all legal permanent residents must submit a copy of their valid permanent resident care or passport stamped I-551. Students must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, plan on pursuing your first undergraduate degree, plan on enrolling full-time to an accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam during the 2012-2013 academic year, must be a current graduating high school senior enrolling in a two-year college or four-year institution in the 2012-2013 academic year, and must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may find all the info and the application at www.hsf.net/haz_la_u_scholarships.aspx.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is an excellent source for scholarships for Hispanics in order to attend college, their website is www.hsf.net. This is a very informative website, but if you want to jump directly to the scholarships, you may scroll over the scholarships link located at the top of the page and select scholarship home from the drop down menu that will appear. Once you are at the home page, you may select current high school students, and it will provide you with a list of scholarships that you can get more information on. Happy Hunting.