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To All the DREAMERS:

The HACU Alumni Association Dream Scholarship provides financial support to college students classified as eligible for permanent residency under the Dream Act of 2009 (S.729). The scholarship is consistent with HACU’s stated legislative priority of securing passage of the DREAM Act, a bipartisan bill that has been introduced in every Congress since 2001.

To apply for a scholarship, please submit a complete application package to include:

? A signed application form (All fields must be filled)

? Your personal statement

? Letter of recommendation from a faculty member

Personal Statement: In 300 words or less, explain what sets you apart from other applicants and how this scholarship will assist your academic pursuits. Describe your future goals and career plans.

Faculty Recommendation Letter:

Recommendation letter must be from a faculty member familiar with your academic experience and/or community involvement. Letter should comment on your character, leadership potential, and commitment to academic success.

Scholarship Award Timeline:

Complete application packages should be submitted to Incomplete packages will not be considered. Deadline for submission is Friday, September 12, 2014.* Award winners will be announced the first week in October on all our social media forums, the HACU Newsletter, and at the HACU Annual Conference in Denver, CO, on Oct. 5, 2014.

*Before scholarship funds are awarded, an enrollment verification form must be provided to demonstrate that you are currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program and are expected to enroll again for the next semester. Funds will be disbursed directly to your academic institution.



Application closed

The HACU Alumni Association Shot at Graduate School Scholarship is open to HACU student program alumni who intend to pursue education beyond a bachelor’s degree and is designed to assist with the cost of applying to graduate school.  The scholarship is in line with the HACU Alumni Association’s mission of supporting the alumni of HACU’s student programs, HACU’s mission to improve Hispanic students’ access to post-secondary educational opportunities, and HACU National Internship Program’s commitment to opening the doors of opportunity for Hispanic students.


  • Applicants must have successfully participated in at least one of HACU’s student programs (i.e. attended the Annual Conference, received a HACU Scholarship, or completed a HACU Internship.)
  • Applicants should be seeking admission to a graduate program and must register to take the GRE, GMAT, MCAT or LSAT before November 1, 2014. Note that disbursement of funds is conditional upon the student presenting proof of registration for one of these exams.


  • Application Deadline Date: March 14, 2014
  • Announcement of Scholarship recipient(s): April 7, 2014 at HAA Capitol Forum Benefit Reception 


An application is considered “complete” only if it is accompanied by the following documents:

  1. Completed HACU Alumni Association Shot at Graduate School Scholarship Application (link below) 
  2. Personal Statement: a written statement of approximately 300 words describing how your participation in a HACU student program inspired you to pursue an advanced degree.
  3. A copy of ONE of the following documents verifying application to at least one graduate program:
    (1) Application fee receipt (2) Letter of acceptance (3) Letter from school indicating that your application has been submitted 


  • Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of at least one HACU Alumni Association board member and one HACU alumni member who is not currently on the Board.
  • A select number of applicants will be chosen based on the quality of their application and recipients will be announced at the HACU Capitol Forum Alumni Reception, which takes place the second week of April of each year (recipients do not need to be present).
  • Scholarship awards will be disbursed to recipients following the HACU Capitol Forum Alumni Reception


  • 2014 HAA Shot at Grad School Scholarship Application (CLOSED)