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Scholarship Application Process

Name:

Title:

Event:

Date:

WWW.HSF.NET

history
History
  • The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education.
  • Founded in 1975, HSF's vision is to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans.
achievements
Achievements
  • HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country.
  • During the 2007-2008 academic year, HSF awarded nearly 4,100 scholarships exceeding $26.6 million.
  • In its 33-year history, HSF has awarded more than 86,000 scholarships worth more than $247 million to Latinos from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands attending nearly 2,000 colleges and universities.
eligibility requirements
Eligibility Requirements
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (cumulative)
  • Must apply for federal financial aid using the FAFSA
  • Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME in a degree seeking program at a U.S. accredited institution in the Fall of 2009
how to apply
How to Apply
  • Visit WWW.HSF.NET
  • Click on “Apply Online Now!”
  • Click “Register Now” and fill out Registration Information page
  • Check email for message from scholarshipdepartment@hsf.net
  • Return to WWW.HSF.NET to fill out the Universal Application
  • Complete the HSF General Application and co-branded applications, if offered
universal application
Universal Application

Academic and Personal Information

  • Work experience and volunteer activities
  • Degree(s) earned
  • Current and intended institution
  • Current and intended major(s)
  • GPA and number of units completed
  • Recommender’s name, email address and relationship to the student
hsf general application
HSF General Application

Most scholarship applicants must fill out the

General Application

  • Applicants fill out 3 essay questions
  • Responses are between 400-600 words
  • Topics include “My Hispanic Heritage,” “Contributing to my Community,” & “Overcoming an Academic Challenge”
co branded programs
Co-Branded Programs
  • After submitting out the General Application, applicants may be eligible for other programs.
  • Additional information may be required.
  • Some programs require a resume to determine potential for an internship.
letter of recommendation
Letter of Recommendation
  • After the student submits their Universal Application, the recommender is contacted by HSF via email.
  • Recommender must evaluate the student in 5 areas, state the nature of their relationship, and give an overall recommendation for the student.
  • Recommendation must be submitted electronically by the posted deadline (may differ from application deadline).
required documents
Required Documents

POSTMARKED BY THE LISTED DEADLINE:

  • Student Aid Report (SAR) (from the FAFSA)
  • Official transcript
  • Proof of residency (for permanent residents)

SUBMITTED AFTER BEING SELECTED:

  • Enrollment Verification Form
timeline for scholarship programs
Timeline for Scholarship Programs

GMS

Marathon

HSF General

Macy’s

University Alliances

Rising Star

General Motors

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

Aug 1 – Jan 12

Aug 15 – Nov 22

HSF General Includes MOST HSF Scholarship Programs

SEP 1 – FEB 18

Sep 1 – Nov 14

Sep 1 – Jan 30

Sep 1 – Mar 15

Spring - June

summary
Summary
  • 2009/2010 applications will be available beginning September 1, 2008.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE for most 2009/2010 programs is February 18, 2009.
  • Please visit the website for more information.

WWW.HSF.NET