Hispanic Education Endowment Fund Scholarship Program

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January 17, 2025
Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

The HEEF Scholarship Program offers support to Hispanic heritage students who are first-generation college students and planning to enroll full-time at a four-year college or university. Applicants must be residents of Orange County, California, for the past three years and demonstrate financial need through the completion of a FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application. Undocumented students are welcome to apply.

Scholarship Details

  • Support for Hispanic heritage students
  • Intended for full-time enrollment at a four-year college or university
  • Financial need consideration

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • First-generation college students
  • First-generation college student
  • Orange County high school graduate or community college transfer student
  • Planning to enroll full-time at a four-year college or university
  • Demonstrate financial need through FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application
  • Undocumented students welcome

Application Process

  1. Submit your application online by clicking "Apply for a HEEF Scholarship" above
  2. One application covers consideration for all subfund partner scholarships

Since 1993, HEEF has awarded over $3.8 million in scholarships to 2,700 outstanding Orange County Hispanic students. With a mission to improve access to higher education for OC Hispanic/Latino students, HEEF serves US Citizens, Permanent Residents and Dream Act/ AB 540 students who live in Orange County, California only. HEEF prioritizes low-income students who are part of the first-generation in their families to attend college.

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