Scholarship opportunities available for Hispanic students

Margarita Gonzalez, Hi-Gusher Staff

El Dorado High School is helping its Hispanic population of seniors by providing opportunities for students to utilize the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund was created during 1975.
Since its installation, HSF has awarded over 500 million scholarships to more than 65,000 scholars.
In order to apply, a student must be of the Hispanic heritage, maintaining a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, a U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA recipient, or be an eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA).
Applicants must complete a FAFSA or state-based financial aid application.
All majors and graduate fields are accepted, but the scholarship places particular emphasis on STEM (Science, technology, engineering and math) majors.
The deadline to apply is toward the end March.
The HSF award amounts range from $500-$5,000, based on the student’s total financial aid package.
Most of Hispanic Scholarship Funds are single-year awards, but students are highly encouraged to re-apply.
For more information visit or stop by the EHS Counselor’s office.