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The HACU Scholarship Program 2020-2021 application is CLOSED.

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is pleased to be the administrator of scholarship opportunities provided by our partners to assist in defraying some of your college expenditures. Please review each scholarship’s criteria carefully to see if you qualify, since each partner may have differing requirements. 

Additional scholarship opportunities will be added in the spring 2020 semester as they become available.

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

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

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

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

  4. Scholarships are ONLY for college students who were enrolled during the 2020 spring semester. All students must have completed their first semester of freshman year at the time of applying. High School students are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply.

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If you have any HACU scholarship program questions, send an e-mail to scholarship@hacu.net.

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Denny's Hungry For Education - (5)$2,000 - CLOSED

  • Full-time or Part-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a 2-year or 4-year HACU member institution within the United States or Puerto Rico
  • Open to all majors
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • A 500 word essay: How Denny's can help bring communities together.

Application deadline: November 20, 2020 5:00 p.m. CST

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Miller Lite - Texas (20) $2,500/$5,000 - CLOSED

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    Full-time or Part-time undergraduate students
  • Must be attending a 4-year or 2-year HACU-Member institution within the following cities:
    • (12) $2,500
    • Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas (4) $2,500
    • Laredo, Texas (4) $2,500
    • McAllen, Texas (4) $2,500
    • (8) $5,000
    • Houston, Texas (8) $5,000
  • Open to all majors
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, DACA
  • MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER TO APPLY
  • This scholarship opportunity includes a full paid sponsorship to participate in the HACU/¡Adelante! Leadership Institute Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida where recipients will be invited to attend. 

Miller Lite - National (20) $2,500 - CLOSED

  • Full-time or Part-time undergraduate students
  • Must be attending a 4-year or 2-year HACU-Member institution within the following cities:
    • Los Angeles, California (3) $2,500
    • Denver, Colorado (3) $2,500
    • Miami, Florida (3) $2,500
    • Chicago, Illinois (3) $2,500
    • New York, New York (3) $2,500
    • Puerto Rico (2) $2,500
    • Milwaukee, Wisconsin (3) $2,500
  • Open to all majors
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, DACA
  • MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER TO APPLY
  • This scholarship opportunity includes a full paid sponsorship to participate in the HACU/¡Adelante! Leadership Institute Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida where recipients will be invited to attend. 

Application deadline: July 31, 2020 11:59 p.m. EST 

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The Kia Motors America, Inc. STEAM Scholarship (10) $3,400 - CLOSED

  • Must be currently enrolled full-time as a sophomore, junior or graduate student at a four-year HACU-Member institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico 
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Majors: Sciences - Biology, Chemistry, Pre-Medicine, Physics, Applied Sciences, Material Sciences; Technology - Aeronautics, Automotive Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mechanical Sciences, Technical/Vocational; Engineering - Applied, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical; Arts - Design, Graphics, Architecture, Fashion, Fine Arts Studio, Motion Pictures/Television; Entertainment Arts; Math - Math, Applied Math, Statistics
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • First generation students strongly encouraged to apply

Application deadline: July 6, 2020 11:59 p.m. EST

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Cafe Bustelo El Cafe Del Futuro Scholarship (20) $5,000 - CLOSED

  • Must be currently enrolled full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a four-year HACU-Member institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico 
  • Open to ALL Majors
  •  Latino Descent
  • 800 word essay: Describe how your Latino heritage, family and the community in which you grew up have impacted your desire and motivation to obtain a college degree. Additionally, describe what you intend to accomplish with your degree and how you will give back to your community.

See official rules and complete details here 

Application deadline: July 6, 2020 11:59 p.m. EST

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Oracle (2) $2,125 - CLOSED

  • Must be currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student at a two-year or four-year HACU-Member institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • 3.0 GPA 
  • Open to ALL majors
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Application deadline: July 6, 2020 11:59 p.m. EST

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