Tuesday, September 22, 2009

College Grants for Hispanic Women

Many people have dreams of heading off to college after graduating from high school. However, the cost of going to college can be quite prohibitive, even for Hispanic women. The cost of tuition by itself can amount to several thousand dollars per semester. Not to mention the cost of buying textbooks, room and board, food, and other living expenses. Most Hispanic women as do most other college bound folks will take out a college loan. Although college loans are a way of paying for school, that’s not the only way.

You may want to consider applying for college grants for Hispanic women. College grants for Hispanic women are free government money given to people in need. These are much better than getting loans because they don’t require you to pay back the money nor do you have to do a credit check.

The application process for college grants for Hispanic women starts with first filling out the FAFSA. This is a free application for student aid in which all students must fill out if they want to get grants or scholarships. The FAFSA needs information such as you or your family’s yearly income.

Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund
If you are a Florida resident, then this might be the grant for you. Hispanics must be applying to or enrolled in a school in Florida. You must also have a highschool GPA greater than 3.0 and you must be enrolled for 12 undergrad credit hours or 9 graduate hours. Since this is a need based scholarship, the FAFSA will need to be filed. The amount of money that you could potentially receive is $2000.

LULAC Scholarship Program
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Scholarship Fund was created in order to help Hispanics seeking higher education. Many corporations fund this scholarship program so the application requirements are different. For example, some corporations will provide a scholarship to Hispanics that are planning to major in engineering. Contact the corporations to find out the specifics of the scholarship.

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