The Tomorrow Fund for Hispanic Students*  Scholarships

Administering Organization: Triangle Community Foundation



Applications submission period will open on March 15 and run through May 1, 2016. Watch this page for further details.

 

Purpose:

The Tomorrow Fund for Hispanic Students provides college scholarships to immigrant Hispanic youth so they can become productive, well-educated members of our society.

The Fund awards annual scholarships to students enrolled in undergraduate programs at public and private accredited colleges, universities, or community colleges in North Carolina.  The scholarship is not available for graduate or post-graduate education.  The scholarship can be used to cover the costs of tuition, required fees, books, room and board, or other expenses (such as a laptop) with prior approval.  Scholarship values will be determined based on the funding available and payments will be sent directly to the educational institution on the student’s behalf, not to the student directly.

Criteria:

To be eligible to submit an application, students must be:

  • Self-identified as a Hispanic/Latino immigrant or first-generation U.S. citizen.  As defined by the U.S. Census, “Hispanic or Latino” refers to a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.  Legal documentation is not required.
  • From a low-income background
  • A first generation U.S. college student in his/her family
  • Able to demonstrate and maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA
  • A graduate from a North Carolina high school (attended for at least two years)
  • Admitted to a North Carolina accredited college, university, or community college, preferably enrolled fulltime
  • Receiving institutional funding from their post-secondary institution.  Institutional funding is defined as scholarships, grants, or work-study funded directly by the school and does not include federal or state funded financial aid.
  • Able to demonstrate a remaining unmet financial need/gap of $15,000 or less.  Unmet need is defined as Total Expenses less Total Support and Expected Family Contribution.  Students must also demonstrate that they have pursued all possible sources of funding available, including loans, other scholarships, and state/federal grants (if applicable).

Click here to view the scholarship guidelines.

Amount:

One-time scholarships will be valued at $1,000 – $15,000 per student. Scholarship recipients must re-apply each year in order to be considered for future funding.


How To Obtain An Application (
AFTER MARCH 15, 2016):

Applications must be submitted using the Foundation’s new online system.  Please visit the Triangle Community Foundation’s website AFTER MARCH 15, 2016 in order to begin the application process.

The Tomorrow Fund for Hispanic Students Scholarship Committee reserves the right to select the final recipients from the pool of applicants.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applications received after the deadline or submitted via postal mail or email will not be accepted.

Students will be notified of the committee’s decision no later than July 30th, 2015.

2016 Application Deadline:
Applications must be submitted online by Friday, May 1st, 2016.