The HACU Scholarship Program

for Fall 2022 opens September 23, 2022*

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 2022 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 are currently enrolled during the 2022 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.

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

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Miller Lite Brewed to Be Bright Scholarships - (21) $2,500/(8) $5,000

  • Be a full-time or part-time undergraduate student
  • Must be attending a two-year or four-year institution in a select city/state for the award
  • Open to all majors
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or DACA
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • This scholarship opportunity also includes a full paid sponsorship to participate in the HACU/¡Adelante! Leadership Institute Conference in San Diego, California, where recipients will be invited to attend.

Miller Lite – Texas (15) $2,500/ $5,000

(7) $2,500

  • Dallas, Texas (3) $2,500
    • University of Texas at Arlington
    • University of Texas at Dallas
    • Dallas Community College System (Richland, El Centro, Brookhaven)
    • Paul Quinn College
    • Tarrant County College District
    • University of North Texas
    • University of North Texas at Dallas
    • University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
  • Laredo, Texas (2) $2,500
    • Texas A&M International University
    • Laredo Community College
  • McAllen, Texas (2) $2,500
    • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
    • South Texas College

(8) $5,000

  • Houston, Texas (8) $5,000
    • University of Houston System
    • Houston Community College System
    • Houston Baptist University
    • Rice University

Miller Lite – National (14) $2,500

  • Colorado (3) $2,500
  • Puerto Rico (1) $2,500
  • Los Angeles, California (2) $2,500
  • Miami, Florida (2) $2,500
  • Chicago, Illinois (3) $2,500
  • New York, New York (2) $2,500
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1) $2,500

Application deadline: July 31, 2022 5:00 p.m. CST

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Kia America - HACU STEAM Scholarship - (170) $2,000

  • Be enrolled full-time undergraduate or graduate student attending a two-year or four-year HACU member institution
  • Open to the following majors:
    • Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Pre-Med, Physics, Applied Sciences, Material Sciences
    • Technology: Aeronautics, Automotive Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mechanical Sciences, Technical/Vocational Majors (involving machines, computers, technologies)
    • Engineering: All engineering fields (Applied, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical)
    • Arts: Design, Graphics, Architecture, Fashion, Fine Arts, Studio Arts, Motion Pictures/Television, Entertainment Arts (other design driven arts)
    • Math: Math, Applied Math, Statistics
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Preference shall be given to candidates who are residents of the states of California and Georgia

Application deadline: July 5, 2022 5:00 p.m. CST

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First Generation Scholarship from Coca-Cola - (5) $2,500

  • Be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student attending a four-year or two-year HACU member institution
  • Students must be a first-generation student (defined as a student of Hispanic descent who is the first in their immediate family to attend college)
  • Open to all majors
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • A 500-word essay on the following topic:
    • What is your personal motivation for applying to the Coca-Cola scholarship as a first-generation college student. 

Application deadline: July 5, 2022 5:00 p.m. CST

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

  • Be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student attending a four-year HACU member institution
  • Open to all majors 
  • 2.0 GPA or higher 
  • Must be U.S. Citizen, permanent resident or eligible to work in the United States 
  • An 800 word essay is required on the following topics:
    • 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 5, 2022 5:00 p.m. CST

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MGM Resorts International Scholarship - (17) $500

  • Be a full-time undergraduate freshman attending a four-year HACU member institution
  • Open to all majors:
  • 3.0 GPA or above
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, DACA, legally authorized to work in the United States

Application deadline: July 5, 2022 5:00 p.m. CST

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United Talent Agency Entertainment Scholarship - (2) $2,500

  • Be a full-time undergraduate junior or senior attending 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 inspires 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: July 5, 2022 5:00 p.m. CST

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