As a student attending college, you may find the college expenses more than you can afford. The good news is that that a lot of scholarships are available for undergraduate students looking to enter college. If you belong to a minority group, such as Hispanic, there are specific scholarships available for you. A lot of organizations and companies are offering such scholarships in an effort to maintain ethnic diversity.
A lot of Hispanic scholarships are available for college students who have completed their freshman year. As a matter of fact, a lot of organizations and companies give preference to students that are already in college.
Here is a list of some scholarships available to Hispanic students.
Google Scholarship: You can get a Hispanic scholarship from Google if your field of study is computer engineering or computer science and you’re pursuing a Masters or PhD degree in it. You must be a permanent US resident looking to enroll in a full-time course, and your GPA should be in the range of 3.5 to 4.0. You must also prove that you need the scholarship to meet college expenses. If you are able to win the scholarship, you will get a financial aid of $5,000 and a chance to visit the Google headquarters in California on an all expenses paid trip.
Costco Scholarship: You can get this scholarship if you are pursuing a degree in Pharmacy. The requirements include a completion of one year of pharmacy school or starting of sophomore year as a pharmacy major. The amount you will get is $9,500, but you must agree to provide your services to Costco for an year and you will get another $500 for your exam fees and your licensing. Like Google, you have to be a permanent US resident and in need of the money. The grade point average required for eligibility is 3.0 and higher.
McNamara Family Foundation Scholarship: You can get this Hispanic scholarship if you are currently enrolled as a full-time creative arts student. The amount of money you can get ranges from $5,000 to $20,000. The GPA required for this scholarship ranges from 3.0 to 4.0. Another requirement is the successful completion of 12 undergraduate credits from an accredited American university. Other criteria are similar to Google.
The basic requirements are the same for all Hispanic scholarships. You must be Hispanic, have a GPA of at least 3.0, and prove that you need financial aid. However, companies and organizations have specific requirements and deadlines, so you should find them out before applying.