Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Name: Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 9, 2020

Due Date: February 15, 2020

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) needs your help in identifying America’s top Latino students, who may be eligible for a prestigious scholarship.

HSF is the nation’s leading provider of scholarships and services designed to give Latino students full access to the opportunity a college education can provide. Founded in 1975, we have awarded over $619 million in scholarships. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000, and Finalists who do not receive financial awards nevertheless qualify to be HSF Scholars and have access to our full range of Scholar Support Services, such as  career coaching, internship and full-time employment opportunities, mentoring, leadership development, and wellness resources, including tools for self-advocacy, well-being, and knowledge building.

Phase I of the HSF Scholarship Application is now open! The application only takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete, as no essays or recommendations are required for Phase I.

This could be the opportunity of a lifetime! To get started, students should visit HSF.net  and create a MyHSF profile. Doing so will enable them to fill out a scholarship application and learn more about what we have to offer.


  • January – Phase I of the HSF Scholarship Application opened and closes February 15, 2020, 5:00PM PT
  • February – Candidates who have submitted Phase I of the scholarship application will be evaluated; the most competitive will be selected as Finalists and advance to Phase II
  • March – Finalists are announced and asked to submit essays and recommendations
  • May/June – HSF Scholars are announced, both funded and waitlisted
  • June to December – Document Verification (SAR, Transcripts, Enrollment, etc.)
  • October to January – Awards are disbursed


  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA, or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., during the fall of a scholarship cycle (academic year)
  • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)