Officially established in 1988, National Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to American society and culture. The annual observance takes place September 15 through October 15 and celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans with ancestors that came from Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Additionally, the initiative honors five of our Central American neighbors who celebrate their independence in September.
Fastweb's latest resource, Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students, features a collection of outstanding scholarship programs for students of Hispanic heritage. Opportunities are available for existing college and graduate students, as well as for students who are college-bound. Applications are now open for these key opportunities:
- National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship – Awards $2,000 – $5,000, graduate opportunity
- FUNED Scholarship for Mexican Nationals – Awards $5,000 to $35,000, graduate opportunity
- HACU-IES Abroad Scholarship – Awards $2,500 to $5,000, undergraduate opportunity
- Hispanic Scholarship Council Scholarship – Awards $5,000, undergraduate opportunity
- Ventures Scholars Program – Awards $10,000, high school and undergraduate opportunity
Details for these scholarship opportunities and more are highlighted in the new resource on Fastweb.com and in Fastweb's Scholarship Guide for Hispanic Students. Additionally, students can match to even more scholarship opportunities they may be qualified for by including heritage in their Fastweb profile.
Fastweb provides helpful and insightful online resources to help students find ways to fund their education. Resources are available online and always at no charge. More programs for all students can be found on Fastweb.com.
Fastweb, a top site in the Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW) network, is the nation's recognized leader in helping students pay for school, by providing scholarship and financial aid information, as well as information on jobs and internships. One out of three college-bound seniors use the site and more than 50 million users have benefitted from Fastweb's information and services. Fastweb lets students create personalized profiles that can be matched against its expansive databases of colleges and scholarships. As the oldest and most popular free online scholarship matching service, the database has more than 1.5 million scholarships totaling over $3.4 billion. To learn more about Fastweb, visit www.fastweb.com and follow Fastweb on social media for the latest on paying for school all year long: Twitter (at @PayingForSchool); Facebook; Pinterest; Google+.
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