The NCSHP established this charitable fund at Triangle Community Foundation to benefit Hispanic students in North Carolina. We realize that the high cost of college tuition is often a major factor that students evaluate when considering college education. The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund awards annual scholarships worth between $500 and $2,500 to help students who desire to attend college pay for their education. Scholarships recipients are recent graduates of North Carolina high schools who are of Hispanic/Latino background. Recipients of a NC Hispanic College Fund scholarship must enroll in a degree program at a community college or a 2 or 4 year college/university and be committed to public service and community development.
A) Graduate of a NC high school within the past 2 years
B) A four-year cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
C) 2 letters of recommendation from a high school teacher, principal, pastor, employer, or other community leader
D) An official high school transcript
E) Personal statement (500 words)
A) Preference will be given to foreign-born applicants or the native born children of foreign-born parents.
B) Recipients will be chosen based on: family economic need, community involvement, academic achievement, volunteerism and leadership.