The Hispanic Development Fund Scholarship Program awards more than $550,000 annually in college scholarships to Hispanic high school and college students from the Kansas City metro area. These awards allow Latino youth to accomplish their personal goals and change their communities.
See website for deadlines: https://hdfkc.org/scholarships#node-364
To qualify for an HDF Scholarship, students must:
- Be of Hispanic Heritage.
- Graduating/have graduated from a Greater Kansas City metropolitan area high school or obtain a general equivalency diploma (GED) from a local organization. (The Greater Kansas City metropolitan area is generally defined as Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte, Johnson and Wyandotte counties.)
- Attend/have attended a Greater Kansas City metropolitan area high school for the last three years prior to graduation.
- Accepted or enrolled in a fully accredited college or university and working toward an associate, bachelor, or graduate degree. (Applicants attending vocational or trade schools are ineligible.)
- Enroll or be enrolled as a full-time student. (A minimum 12 credit hours for undergraduate and 9 credit hours for graduate.)
Scholarship applications are evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Proven academic merit as reflected in GPA and answer to essay question.
- Demonstrated need for financial assistance as exhibited by family's gross income, size of family, and other financial need.
- Demonstrated community involvement as reflected in the application.