The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund
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. All applications are due January 15, 2017
- Graduate of a NC high school within the past 2 years
- A four-year cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
- 2 letters of recommendation from a high school teacher, principal, pastor, employer, or other community leader
- An official high school transcript
- Personal statement (500 words)
- Preference will be given to foreign-born applicants or the native born children of foreign-born parents.
Recipients will be chosen based on: family economic need, community involvement, academic achievement, volunteerism and leadership.
The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund committee must receive applications by January 15th of each year. Award announcements are mailed by April 5th of each year.
Upon receipt of the recipient’s official letter of acceptance and contact information for the school’s financial aid office, all scholarship awards will be sent directly to the college or university where they enroll. One payment will be made prior to the start of the fall semester directly to the higher education instruction selected by the recipient. Scholarship funds will be designated for tuition, room, and board only. If these expenses have already been met, the award will be placed into an account at the educational institution for use by the student as needed.
All applicants and scholarship recipients may re-apply for up to 3 years. To obtain a renewal, the recipient must provide the NC Hispanic College Fund Committee with a renewal application, an official transcript and proof of enrollment for the following academic year prior to the start of the new school year.
Additional Scholarships within the NC Hispanic College Fund
***Please note on your application if you are applying for any of the following scholarships.***
Duke Energy Hispanic Engineering Scholarship
The “Progress Energy Scholarship” established by Progress Energy Foundation will benefit Hispanic students that plan to enroll at a North Carolina community college or a university and to pursue the fields of electrical, mechanical, nuclear, chemical or civil engineering. Applications are available to all students at NC high schools who are of Hispanic/Latino background. Students applying to a “Progress Energy Hispanic Engineering Scholarship” should mark corresponding box in the NC Hispanic College Fund application.
*Recipients of Duke Energy Scholarships will be awarded only to students that officially enroll in an engineering program. Proof of enrollment and claim of major will be requested. DO NOT SELECT THIS SCHOLARSHIP IF YOU ARE NOT PLANNING TO ENROLL IN A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY WITH AN ENGINEERING PROGRAM. Please be prepared to provide necessary documentation proving that you are pursuing the fields of electrical, mechanical, nuclear, chemical or civil engineering.
“Juntos Program” Scholarship
The “Juntos Program” scholarship is funded by donations to the Juntos Program at NC State University. The scholarship is for applicants that have participated in the Juntos program within the last 2 years in one or more of the following areas: Juntos 4-H Club and/or Afterschool Program, Family Engagement Workshops, mentoring and or success coaching, Juntos Academy, Juntos college mentor, and Juntos Academy Team Captain.
If you would like to DONATE to the NC Hispanic College Fund, please go to your DONATE NOW page and indicate your desire to allocate it to the Fund in the “comments” section.
If you would like to establish a scholarship within the NC Hispanic College fund at Triangle Community Foundation, please contact Neyra Toledo, Director at (919) 467-8424.