It is never too early to start thinking about scholarships and if you attend a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) have some great opportunities for you to check out. The HACU Scholarship Program administers scholarship opportunities provided by their partners to assist in defraying some of the college expenditures. Below you will find a few of the scholarships provided by HACU and their partners.
1) Big Red ¡Avance! Scholarship
Big Red, known as America’s original and #1 red soft drink supports HACU’s mission of Championing Hispanic Success in Higher Education. The Big Red ¡Avance! Scholarship program awards five $1,000 scholarships to qualifying students that attend a HACU-member institution annually. For more information, click here.
2) Cafe Bustelo El Cafe Del Futuro Scholarship
Café Bustelo aims to invest in the Latino community by awarding scholarships for those who seek better futures for themselves, their families, and their communities. They’re looking for motivated college students with a passion for community involvement and furthering their education. El Cafe Del Futuro Scholarship awards ten $5,000 scholarships to full-time undergraduate or graduate students of Latino descent. For details, click here.
Oracle recognizes that fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce where all employees contribute to thought leadership drives innovation and engagement. One way they promote this idea is by offering a scholarship of $2,150 annually to undergraduate students who are attending a two-year or four-year HACU member institution within the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Additional information can be found here.
4) ¡Lanzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award Program
Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU), offer an annual travel award program for undergraduate and graduate students attending a HACU member institution within the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Through this national education initiative, HACU and Southwest Airlines award roundtrip e-passes to currently enrolled students across the country who travel away from home to pursue a higher education. For details on eligibility requirements, please click here.
To learn more about these scholarships and other opportunities available to students at HSI’s, Eligibility and additional detailed information can be found on their website.