Government program launches Hispanic scholarship
During the 2007-2008 school year, approximately 47 percent of all undergraduate degree candidates received tuition assistance from the government, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. In order to help minority students gain access to higher education, a number of government programs, private institutions and universities have increased their financial aid programs.
For example, Grantham University recently announced a partnership with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) to create a four-year scholarship program for members of the organization. The program will give recipients the opportunity to earn an online bachelor’s degree through Grantham University’s business offerings.
“We are confident our partnership with Grantham University – the first of its kind for the USHCC – will shed light on the need for education in our community and demonstrate that there are options available for non-traditional students to earn their college degrees,” said Javier Palomarez, USHCC president and CEO.
The scholarship will cover tuition, books, software and any application fees that are required to enroll and participate in a degree program.
By Mark Danson