Monday, October 8, 2012

Scholarships for Hispanics, and for Ohio Sci-Tech Students

In pursuit of other stuff, I found a couple of interesting scholarship pieces.  One is of interest to Ohio college and community college students pursuing studies in science and technology.  It's the Choose Ohio First program that aims to give scholarships to STEM students in an effort to keep all those brains in Ohio.  Scholarships and other supportive programs are offered at participating colleges all over the state.  See if there are programs near you, covering your sci-tech specialty.

For Hispanic American students all over the country, there is the Hispanic Scholarship Fund that provides scholarship money for Hispanics of all ages--not just high school seniors, but current college students and "non traditional students" beyond the 18-22 year old territory. According to the FAQ, this includes " ...your family (parents, grandparents) must be descended from at least one of the following countries: Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Cuba, Puerto Rico, or the Dominican Republic. Students from Brazil are eligible to apply."  Applications are now being taken for next year through December 15, and there is a Spanish-language version of the online site.

But, as the announcer says, wait!  There's more!  HSF also runs some on-campus tutoring services and other support services for Hispanic students.  They also sponsor events around the country that counsel young Hispanics on successful strategies for getting into--and staying in--college.  See their calendar of events for one near you.

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