Scholarship for Latino Students

This message is from Sylvia Pertzborn:

I wanted to share with you the upcoming launch of a new scholarship with Univision. This program is created to provide financial aid to outstanding students. The eligibility requirements to apply for the scholarship program include the following:


  • Be the first of one’s family to be applying to attend college meaning that neither parents has a university degree
  • Be of Latino descent, regardless of one’s country of origin (does not include students on a visa)
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.00- 3.30 on a 4.00 scale
  • Be in the 12th grade with plans to enroll full-time in an accredited university for the academic year 2012-13 , be already enrolled at a university or in a community college with plans to transfer to a 4-year university
  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree full time at an accredited university during academic year 2012-2013

Scholarship amounts:  Students who receive the scholarships are awarded a minimum of $5,000. If you have at least a 3.30 GPA and you will begin your college studies in the 2012-2013 academic year, you may qualify for an annual award of $10,000 for four consecutive years. To be eligible for future years you are required to maintain your GPA of, as well as all other program requirements. 


Important Dates:  Application is open to the public November 1, 2011. Application deadline is December 15, 2011

Apply online:


For the complete program description and listing of eligibility requirements, visit: beginning Nov 1.


Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks,


Sylvia Pertzborn

National Director of Outreach Programs

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

299 Broadway, Suite 1310

New York, NY 10007


p:  212-608-8884 x2603

f:  212-658-9449

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