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Tag Results for "Latino Scholarship"

University of California Admits Record Number of Latino Students

The proportion of Hispanics among the roughly 61,443 state residents admitted this year to the nine undergraduate campuses of the University of California marks an all-time high, the system's administrators said Tuesday. continue reading »

Top 25 Colleges and Universities Graduating Latinos

A Washington D.C. based nonprofit advocate for the educational success of Latinos, Excelencia in Education, announced Thursday its list of the to 25 higher education institutions graduating Latinos. continue reading »

Hispanic Standout Edgar Orozco Heading to Harvard on a $56,000 Annual Scholarship

Edgar Orozco is an example that, with perseverance and effort, a person can win a scholarship to top-level universities like Harvard, despite having received an education below that generally demanded by colleges of that type. continue reading »

NALEO Education Fund Congratulates Cecilia Munoz on Top Domestic Policy Position Appointment

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund issued the following statement regarding the appointment of Cecilia Muñoz to Director continue reading »

Tenth Anniversary of Gilman Scholarships that Increase Diversity of American Students Abroad

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), in partnership with the Institute of International Education (IIE), continue reading »

STUDY:  $5.3 Billion in Financial Aid Going to Students Who Don’t Need It

Chris Ogren stands in a frustrated hunch at a window of New York University’s financial aid office, where he’s come for the fifth time in two days to sort out a problem with his $45,000 worth of student loans. continue reading »

Lumina Foundation Partners with The Hispanic Federation

The Hispanic Federation is proud to announce that it has been selected by the prestigious Lumina Foundation to lead one of its 12 partnerships in 10 states focused on significantly improving Latino college success. continue reading »

Iowa School to Offer Masters Degree in Creative Writing in Spanish

Latinos will likely represent a third of the U.S. population by 2050, UI said, citing projections by the Pew Hispanic Center, a nonpartisan think-tank based in Washington. "Spanish is no longer a foreign language. It's a national language and this program will help many bilingual writers to express themselves creatively in English and in Spanish," continue reading »

Latino Students and Collegiate Leadership Development Programs

In partnership with United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI), Latino students at Chicago State University (CSU) have organized and started a 7-week Collegiate Leadership Development Program continue reading »

Hispanic High Schoolers Taking Less AP Classes

Only 20 percent of Hispanic students are categorized as college-ready in reading and mathematics, compared to more than 50 percent of white students continue reading »

New Futuro Presents College Prep Fair for Latino Families

New Futuro is hosting a college fair on November 12 dubbed the New Futuro Summit. The New Futuro Summit presented by Allstate is the largest college prep continue reading »

U.S. Army to Help Latinos Pursue Careers in Science & Technology

The U.S. Army today reaffirmed its commitment to helping more young Hispanics pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by announcing continue reading »

Univision Announces $300,000 in Scholarships for Hispanic Students

Univision Communications Inc., has announced it would award $300,000 to students around the nation through its new scholarship program "Becas Univision continue reading »

Shakira Appointed to Obama’s Hispanic Education Advisory Board (VIDEO)

President Obama has appointed Shakira to his Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. continue reading »

Hispanic Youth Getting Inspiration to Pursue Careers in Science, Technology & Engineering

Despite a growth in the number of Hispanics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), recent studies show Latinos are still underrepresented in these critical professions. continue reading »

The Voces Grant for Aspiring Hispanic Filmmakers

The basics of the Heineken Voces grant is to support Latin American artists living in the U.S. and working on feature-length narrative and documentary projects that offer new perspectives on their cultural experiences. continue reading »

California Has the Largest Number of Hispanic College Enrollments in the Country

California institutions lead the nation with Latino undergraduate enrollments. The finding comes from Excelencia in Education, of Washington, D.C. Their report shows that, out of nearly 3000, 293 colleges in 17 states and Puerto Rico enroll 54 percent of all Hispanic undergraduate students. continue reading »

Hispanics in Higher Ed Inspired by the Words & Story of Rachel Moran, Dean of UCLA Law School

When Rachel F. Moran was in elementary school she overheard a teacher say, “Such a bright girl. Too bad there’s no future for her.” Even then she realized that her educational prognosis was wrapped up in perceptions of her Mexican ancestry. Moran, now Dean of the UCLA School of Law, has overcome many obstacles on her road to success. She details these, and the importance of connecting with mentors, in the just published 2011 Tomás Rivera Lecture. continue reading »

Wells Fargo and Hispanic Scholarship Fund Expand Their Relationship

To mark the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, Wells Fargo and Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) are announcing an expansion of their long-term alliance. continue reading »

Latina Smart Fund Launched in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

In its commitment to the Hispanic community, specifically Latina women, Kmart is launching the Latina Smart Fund in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Promoted through Kmart's Latina Smart Facebook page, the Latina Smart Fund will award $25,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors and/or students currently enrolled in college, technical or trade schools. continue reading »