HACU Scholarship Program


BEGINS: MONDAY JANUARY 16th, 2023 DEADLINE: Monday May 1st, 2023

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is pleased to be the administrator of scholarship opportunities provided by our partners to assist in defraying some of your college expenditures. Please carefully review each scholarship requirements to identify your eligibility. 

Additional scholarship opportunities may be added during the Spring 2023 semester as they become available.

In addition, all scholarship applicants MUST meet the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrate financial need if required by the scholarship sponsor (typically determined by FAFSA).

  2. Meet all specific criteria for the scholarships to which they are applying.

  3. Students must be currently attending a HACU member college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico at the time applications are completed and scholarship awards are made. For students transferring institutions, the institution must also be HACU-member to be eligible to apply.  For the most up-to-date listing of HACU-member institutions, please click here.

  4. Applications are ONLY for currently enrolled college students during the Spring 2023 semester. All students must have completed their first semester of freshman year and be currently attending at a HACU member institution at the time of application submission and awarding.

  5. High School students are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply.

  6. All applicants must email their resume to CHNIP@hacu.net


If you have any HACU scholarship related questions, please e-mail to scholarship@hacu.net.

ALL applicants must submit PDFs of their resumes saved as "Last Name, First Name - Application ID #" to CHNIP@hacu.net 




Cricket Wireless Scholarship - (10) $1000

  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students at 2- or 4-year institutions.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 is required
  • Open to all majors

Application deadline: May 1, 2023, 11:59 p.m. CST

Ford College Economic Mobility Grants (200) $500

Ford Motor Company Fund and HACU have teamed up to provide 40 Ford College Mobility Grants in the amount of $500 to support relief assistance for students in the areas of:

  • Housing: Rent, mortgage, electricity bills, water bills or any other payment required to maintain shelter
  • Food: Access to food and proper nutrition
  • Transportation: Transportation to work/school or essential needs (e.g., groceries, healthcare, etc.)
  • Technology: To purchase devices or internet needed to participate within a learning environment
  • Dependent Care: To provide adequate care for dependents to allow participation in school or work activities

In addition, students must meet the following criteria to qualify:

  • Must be attending a HACU-member institution 
  • Must submit a 250-word essay

Application deadline: May 1, 2023, 11:59 p.m. CST


Ford Academic Scholarships (13) $5,000 

The Ford Academic Scholarship provides $5,000 to qualified college students who demonstrate resiliency and perseverance despite the hardships they have faced.

Students must meet the following criteria to qualify:

Must be attending a HACU-member institution and be majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

  • Must submit a 500-word essay

Application deadline: May 1, 2023, 11:59 p.m. CST