March 21, 2024

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HACU is accepting applications for the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarships

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is partnering with The Coca-Cola Foundation to offer five scholarships for graduating high school seniors. Students can apply for one of the five ($5,000) First Generation Scholarships to be awarded.

Students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior in 2023-2024 academic year and have a minimum high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  • Must be attending a high school at a HACU-Member Hispanic-Serving School Districts (HSSDs) or a high school senior who participated in a HACU Student Program during the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • Must be majoring in sciences, technology, engineering, math, or business administration.
  • Be enrolled Full-time as an incoming first-year student at a HACU-Member Institution during the 2024-2025 academic school year.
  • Must be a first-generation college student (defined as a student whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) did not complete a four-year bachelor’s degree from a university in the U.S.).
  • Must be of Hispanic or Latinx descent (Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin)

For other eligibility requirements and to apply click here. Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2024.

The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship is part of the 2024-25 opportunities available through the HACU Scholarship Program. For any HACU scholarship program questions, please contact