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Florida Department of Education Florida Bright Futures Scholarship
Phone: 850.487.1785 
In 1997, the Florida Legislature created the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. This Florida Lottery-Funded scholarship rewards students for their academic achievements during high school by providing funding for them to pursue postsecondary educational and career goals in Florida. During the 2001-2002 award year, over 100,00 Florida students received a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship.

Florida Department of EducationJosé Martí Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund
1940 North Monroe StreetSuite 70Tallahassee, Florida 32303-4759
Phone 1.888.827.2004
The José Martí Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund is a need-based merit scholarship that provides financial assistance to eligible Hispanic students who will attend Florida public or private institutions. Applicants for undergraduate study must apply during their senior year of high school. Graduate students may apply, but priority for the scholarships is given to graduating high school seniors. The number of new awards made each year is subject to contributions from private sources and funds appropriated by the Florida Legislature.

Fondo Futuro Scholarship
The Fondo Futuro Scholarship program is the newest scholarship program designed to support Hispanic higher education by offering $1,000 scholarships to Hispanic college students. Its mission is to drastically increase the rate of Hispanic students attending college, graduate school, training programs, and continuing education programs.

The Fountainhead Essay Competition Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 26, annually
Essays will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophical meaning of The Fountainhead.


GotScholarship $20K Give Away
Application Deadline: February 28, 2015
Open to all fields of study for US, international students, and alumni to apply. The US $20,000 must be used for “educational expenses”, which includes: tuition, fees, books, supplies, equipment required for study or towards repayment of outstanding student loans. In addition, the GotScholarship $20K Give Away is transferable (can be used toward current tuition or loans), and virtually anyone 18 years old or older is eligible to participate. (New York residents are not eligible to participate.)


HSF General College Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 30, 2015
HSF General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
712 Jackson Place, NW
Washington, DC 20006Phone 202.395.4831
Fax 202.395.6995Email
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation – the federal memorial to our 33rd President awards merit-based $30,000 scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and wish to attend graduate or professional school to help prepare for their careers. Truman scholars participate in leadership development programs and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)Scholarship Program
8415 Datapoint DriveSuite 400
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone 210.692.3805 Fax 210.692.0823 
To be eligible to apply for one of HACU’s scholarships, students must be attending a HACU Member or Partner college or university (visit www.hacu.nethacu_members for a complete listing) and meet all additional criteria for the program to which they are applying. Some programs may be available for high school seniors intending to enroll in a HACU-member institution in the Fall. HACU uses one scholarships application for the several different programs it administers. Program criteria will vary based on the requirements of the funding organization, e.g., specific major, level of study, college/university, region of the country, etc. Scholarship amounts also vary depending on the program, usually ranging from $500 - $2,000 per year. Most of the scholarships are not renewable. Although students may apply for more than one program, they are encouraged to apply to the program for which they best qualify.

Hispanic College Fund 
Scholarship Program Manager
1301 K St, NW
Suite 450-A West
Washington, DC 20005 
Phone 202.296.5400
Fax 202.296.3774
Founded in 1993, the Hispanic College Fund is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., with a mission to develop the next generation of Hispanic professionals. For 15 years HCF has provided scholarships and, since its founding, has incorporated internship and mentoring programs for students throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
The minimum eligibility criteria for HCF scholarship programs are:
-Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident residing in the 50 states or Puerto Rico
-Must have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
-Must plan to enroll as a full-time student for the upcoming year
-Must plan to be enrolled in a college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
Each scholarship program has its own set of criteria. Each scholarship application site will state the full list of requirements for each program.

Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education MagazineScholarship Fund
210 Route 4 East Suite 310 
Paramus, N.J. 07652 
Phone 201.587.8800 Fax 201.587.9105 Email
Deadline – Early May each year, check website for more details
The Hispanic Outlook Scholarship is open to HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, planning to attend college in September 2003, and who will be enrolled in one of the schools listed in "PUBLISHER'S PICKS" which is published in the November 18th, 2002 issue. For information and an application, send your request along with a legal size self-addressed, stamped envelope:

Hispanic Scholarship FundScholarship Programs
55 Second StreetSuite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone 1.877.HSF.INFO (1.877.473.4636)
Fax 415.808.2302Email
HSF offers different scholarship programs for students of various educational backgrounds. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents of Hispanic heritage.

Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Foundation
430 North Michigan AvenueChicago, Illinois 60611-4090
Phone 312.329.6000 Fax 312.661.0217 
Deadline – Late March each year, check website for more details To facilitate increased minority participation in the real estate management industry and to demonstrate a commitment to the study of real estate at the collegiate level, the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Foundation created the George M. Brooker Collegiate Scholarship for Minorities (the “Brooker Scholarship”). Named in honor of the late George M. Brooker, CPM who did much to further the cause of minorities in the profession by serving as an exemplary role model and leader, the Brooker Scholarship is designed to assist minority students, on the basis of academic excellence, who are committed to a career in real estate, and specifically real estate management, upon graduation. Scholarships are available to graduate and undergraduate students.


Jackie Robinson Foundation
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship3 West 35th Street, 11th FloorNew York, New York 10001Phone 212.290.8600Email requests@jackierobinson.orgWebsite http://www.jackierobinson.orgDeadline – Early April each year, check website for more details
The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides 4-year college scholarships of up to $6,000 annually to minority high school students who attend the college of their choice.

Jack Kent Cooke FoundationScholarship Program
44115 Woodridge ParkwaySuite 200
Lansdowne, VA 20176
Phone 703.723.8000Fax 703.723.8030
Deadline – Early February each year, check website for more details
The Foundation’s scholarship programs are among the most generous in the nation. In 2002, the Foundation awarded nearly $3.5 million to 129 Jack Kent Cooke Scholars. Of the recipients, 39 were transfer students from community college, 40 were juniors or seniors continuing their education at a four-year school, 50 were students pursuing graduate degrees.

Jesse Owens Foundation Scholarship
In honor of the values and tradition of the legendary Jesse Owens, his family and foundation are establishing the Jesse Owens Endowed Scholarship Fund and scholars program at Ohio State. Providing scholarships to students who are socio-economically disadvantaged, awards will based not just on financial need, but on each awardee’s demonstrated community service and leadership during high school or college. Future plans for the program include mentoring opportunities, lunch and dinner speakers, lectures by athletes and minority leaders, and internships with selected corporations. The Jesse Owens Foundation has chosen educational programs and scholarships as its major vehicles for creating a living memorial to Jesse, in part because of his own reliance on financial aid as an Ohio State student.