What Are Some Scholarships for Hispanic Females?


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The Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the Hispanic Women's Council and the Chicana/Latina Foundation all provide scholarships to Hispanic females. Most of these scholarships are open only to Hispanic females, while others are open to all Hispanic applicants.

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The requirements and rewards for these scholarships vary considerably. Students still in high school should meet with their guidance counselors to get exact application information for any of these scholarships. Students already in a college or university can typically get scholarship information from their schools' office of financial aid.

Some of the scholarships are only open to Hispanic females from certain parts of the United States. For, instance, to be eligible for the Chicana/Latina Foundation's Scholarship Program, a woman must have lived in one of a number of counties in Northern California for at least two years prior to applying. These $1,500 scholarships are only open to current college or university students; high school or non-returning students are ineligible.

Other scholarships, such as the scholarships the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute provides, are much less strict in their requirements. Applicants need only be U.S. citizens or legal residents in addition to being a new or returning student to an eligible college or university in the United States. While not a requirement, this scholarship primarily targets Hispanic students who demonstrate financial need.

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