Hispanics are the largest and youngest minority group in the United States, yet they drop out of high school at higher rates than their peers. According to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, nearly half of Latino students leave school by the 8th grade, and more than an astounding 88 percent of Hispanics do not possess a bachelor’s degree.
While barriers such as immigration status and lack of financial means can get in the way of pursuing higher education, Latino students can make their college dreams a reality. We offer a treasure trove of information and resources for Latino students who want to go to college.
National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latino Students
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute offers a comprehensive directory of scholarships, internships and fellowships for Latino students and young professionals, as well other resources. The publication also features a list of the Top 25 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics.
This quick guide offers links to websites that contain information on scholarships and financial aid for Latino college students, as well as helpful resources for applying to college. Students who are permanent legal residents or citizens can qualify for state or federal financial aid. Plus, all students, regardless of immigration status, are encouraged to seek private scholarships for their educational expenses. Resources include the Hispanic College Fund, the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute and Sally Mae, among others.
The Ultimate Guide for College-Bound Undocumented Georgia Students
This publication discusses the options available to undocumented students who graduate from high school and want to pursue higher education in Georgia, from two-year technical schools and four-year public colleges to private universities.
The following websites are valuable sources of information for Latino students who want to go to college.
Early colleges –small schools where students can earn a high school diploma with the potential to earn an associate’s degree or two years of college credit toward a bachelor’s in five years or less – can be an option for some Georgia students.