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As Hispanic represent 17% of U.S. population by 2010 with only 9% of college enrollment there are various agencies offering Hispanic college grants,Hispanic college grants are designed to meet the higher education needs of Hispanics, Hispanics are expecte...

All you need to know about applying for and receiving Hispanic College Grants and Scholarships

Hispanic represents 17% of U.S. population by 2010 with only 9% of college enrollment and the drop out rate being 13% higher. Hispanics students in college is far lower than blacks or any other minority in the U..S.  All you need to know about applying for and receiving Hispanic College Grants and Scholarships are given  hereunder.

Paying for college education is unaffordable for most Americans and Hispanics are no different. With low percentage of Hispanics entering college and a high percentage of Hispanics dropping out due to various factors several organizations affiliated to Hispanic culture as well as independent private and public corporations, the Federal government and the State have all joined together to help this minority to be represented in college in the same equation as their population or at least as close as possible.

There are many Hispanic college grants, scholarships and student loans designed to meet the educational cost of this ethnicity. Scholarships and grants are both awarded as gift money while student loans are repayable after graduation and therefore that would be the last option that any student will resort to

Common federal grants for which all American students including Hispanics are eligible to apply are:

Federal Pell Grant which is awarded to the nation’s low to moderate income students who are enrolled for an undergraduate program and has not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree.

Federal Supplemental Education opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are awarded to the neediest Pell Grant recipients.

An Academic Competitiveness Grant is available for the first year of the undergraduate program or up to $1,300 for your second year of study.

National SMART Grant which is also known as National Science and mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grants, awarded to students who are eligible for Pell Grant and are following the field of computer, life or physical science programs.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund which is the largest source for financial assistance to the Hispanic community.

Apart from that there are many other Hispanic College Grants and Scholarships designed for this minority. The Sallie Mae Corporation has joined hands with the Hispanic College Fund to create scholarship for the First in My Family Scholarship Fund for students whose family has not had a history of college education.

The Hispanic Nurses Association grants scholarships for Hispanic students who seek a program in medicine or health care. Similar funding is also provided by the Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Health Professions. The State of Texas where there is a very high population of Hispanics also offer grants to Hispanic students who are enrolled in a 4 year nursing program.

Corporations like Xerox and AT & T are very supportive and offer financial assistance for educational purposes to the Hispanic community. The Jose Marti Challenge Grant offers grants and scholarships to Latino students through the Florida Department of Education for underprivileged Hispanic students. Silicon Valley Scholarships are awarded to Hispanic students who are enrolling in engineering or computer science program in the National Hispanic University in California.

Other Hispanic College Grants include:
Gates Millenium Scholars
Scholarship Programs for graduating High School Seniors
College Scholarship Programs
Community College Transfer Scholarship Programs
University Alliance Scholarship Programs
Council for Exceptional Children
Gilbert Rios Memorial Award
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Minority Summer Grant
HHAF Sports Youth Award
Texas Department of Transportation Conditional Grant Program

With the numerous Hispanic College Grants and Scholarships available for this minority it is hoped that the rate of Hispanic students enrolled into college will increase significantly.

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