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Finding Single Mom Hispanic College Scholarships

Updated: March 9, 2010

As a single mother you may have already concluded that with a sole income it is very difficult to raise your children. One of the logical decisions that can change this situation is to look for ways to increase your income.

The situation becomes even more complicated when you are part of a minority community. Getting a qualification will increase your chances to land a better paid job, or to have your salary increased at your current job.

One of the easiest ways to get a qualification is to go to college, but since this involves tuition fees, you may be reluctant to do so. The best thing to do is to search for single mom Hispanic college scholarships which cater to minority groups.

First in My Family Scholarship
If you are the first in your family to pursue higher education, you may be interested in the First in My Family Scholarship Program. The awards range between $500 and $5,000 and are offered by the well respected Hispanic College Fund.

Other Hispanic Scholarship Programs
The Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Committee is another reputable organization which offers college scholarships for Hispanic women. However, these are aimed at women from the San Francisco Bay area only. In order to qualify for the tuition assistance of $1,500, the women must have lived in the Bay area for at least 24 months. Also, the attended college needs to be in the surrounding counties.

Latin American Women’s Professional Foundation can also help Hispanic mothers to continue their education. When deciding to go to college, Hispanic single moms need to consider the type of borders that need to be crossed: financial and cultural.

The financial part should no longer represent a problem for you, as there are plenty of scholarships that cover partially or even the complete tuition fee.

Finding scholarships for a single hispanic mother may not seem easy, but there are a number of opportunties out there.

If you really want to go to college then you WILL find the money to do it – “where there’s a will, there’s a way”, as the old adage goes!

There are a few places to look for a valuable free scholarship, including:

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
Hispanic Heritage Foundation
National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
Private scholarships for Single Mothers

HSF (Hispanic Scholarship Fund)
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the largest fund for Hispanic students looking for educational finacial aid.

HSF’s mission is to strengthen America by advancing the college education of Hispanic Americans. HSF will achieve this mission by increasing the rate of Hispanics earning a college degree.

Currently they are giving away around $30 million per year in schoalrship funds to Hispanic students across all 50 US states as well as for colleges in Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Single mom hispanic college scholarships can come from the HSF so you are well advised to contact them to see if they have anything suitable coming up.

  1. Teddy Hernandez
    December 2nd, 2018 at 00:13 | #1


    I am inquiring for my daughter. She was a college freshman back in 2012. She completed 1 year, but had to drop out due to becoming pregnant. After working dead end jobs, while trying to raise her daughter, she realized that she desperately needed to finish her college degree to make a nice life for her and her daughter. She is headstrong and is ready to make the commitment for the 2 of them. I am a retired military vet with 90% disability rating, so my financial resources are limited. What can i do to help her get the financial assistance she needs?

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