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The HACU Scholarship Program

2021-2022 is OPEN.

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 fall 2021 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 2021 spring semester. All students must have completed their first semester of freshman year at a HACU member institution at the time of applying. High School students are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply.

HACU Scholarship Privacy Policy

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 Scholarship (5) $2,000-OPEN

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    Be a full or part-time undergraduate or graduate student attending a two-year or four-year HACU member institution 
  • Open to all majors
  • 2.5 GPA or above
  • Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Applicants must submit a 500 word essay on the following topic:
    • How Denny's can bring communities together. 

Access the online application here. 

Application deadline: November 19, 2021 5:00 p.m. CST

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Miller Lite - (63) $2,500/$5,000-CLOSED

  • Full-time or part-time undergraduate students
  • Must be attending a two-year or four-year HACU member institution within a select city below:
    • Houston, Texas (8) $5,000
    • McAllen, Texas (6) $2,500
    • Laredo, Texas (6) $2,500
    • Dallas, Texas (6) $2,500
    • Chicago, Illinois (6) $2,500
    • Puerto Rico (1) $2,500
    • Milwaukee, Wisconsin (6) $2,500
    • Colorado (6) $2,500
    • New York (6) $2,500
    • Miami, Florida (6) $2,500
    • Los Angeles, California (6) $2,500
  • Open to all majors
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, DACA
  • Must be 21 years or older to apply
  • Recipients of the scholarship will also receive a full paid sponsorship to attend HACU ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute Virtual Event October 24-27, 2021.

Application deadline: July 30, 2021 5:00 p.m. CST

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Cafe Bustelo El Cafe Del Futuro Scholarship (25) $5,000-CLOSED

  • Students must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a four-year HACU member institution within the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • Open to All Majors
  • 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Latino Descent 
  • Students will need to complete an 800 word essay on the following topic:
    • 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. 

Application deadline: July 6, 2021 5:00 p.m. CST

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United Talent Agency (2) $2,500-CLOSED

Leading global talent and entertainment company United Talent Agency represents many of the most acclaimed figures across film, television, news, music, sports, speakers, theater, fine art, literature, video games, podcasts and other social and digital content. A passionate advocate for artists, creators and innovators, the company also is recognized in the areas of film finance and packaging, branding, licensing and endorsements. UTA is known for its dedicated digital media group helping clients-from A-list talent to Fortune 500 companies-capitalize on a rapidly changing entertainment, media and business landscape. The agency's worldwide presence includes its Los Angeles headquarters and offices in New York, London, Nashville, Miami and Malmo, Sweden. 

  • Students must be currently enrolled as a full-time junior or senior at a four-year HACU member institution
  • Applicants should be eager to pursue a career within the business side of the entertainment industry
  • Identify as Hispanic/Latinx
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Open to All majors
  • Students will need to answer the following questions in 500 words or less:
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in the entertainment industry?
    • What part of the entertainment industry has been able to influence culture and drive change?
    • Who is a career role model for you and why?

Application deadline Extended: July 5, 2021 5:00 p.m. CST

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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 
  • Sophomore, Junior and Seniors 
  • Open to ALL majors
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Residents

Application deadline Extended: July 5, 2021 5:00 p.m. CST

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Interfaith Youth Core (10) $500-CLOSED

  • Must be currently enrolled full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student at a two-year or four-year HACU member institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • 2.0 GPA
  • Open to ALL majors 
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Residents
  • Students select one of the playlists within the We are Each Other's curriculum and complete it prior to applying to the scholarship. 
    • First playlist, Getting Started is ideal for those new to Interfaith work as this track reviews introductory interfaith learning and gives direct call to action. 
    • Second playlist, Interfaith Leadership 101 and focuses on the foundations of interfaith cooperation and leadership. This playlist explores how you, can develop a vision, knowledge base, and skillets to be an interfaith leader. 

Application deadline Extended: July 5, 2021 5:00 p.m. CST