applying for scholarships

There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

Students of Hispanic heritage with demonstrated academic success and leadership skills are encouraged to apply for this scholarship to help cover college costs. This HSF Scholarship is a merit award, but the financial need of the student is considered when determining the scholarship amount. While all majors are considered, special consideration is giving to applicants pursuing STEM fields.

Scholarship: Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)

Awarding Organization: Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Amount: $500 – $5,000 (Most awards are single-year, but students are encouraged to reapply.)

Eligible Students: High school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students of Hispanic heritage are able to apply. All students must meet specified GPA requirements and be enrolled in full-time study for the upcoming academic year.

Eligible College(s): Accredited, non-profit colleges and universities at both the undergraduate and graduate level

How to Apply: Applicants must complete the online application/profile on the below website.

Deadline: April 26


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.