Hispanic, College Recruitment, & Scholarship Links

PODER360 provides a great overview of how to increase Hispanic knowledge capital in higher education. As their post notes “education has to go beyond enrollments, it is about providing human beings with opportunities to prove themselves that they are able to make a difference, and will positively impact society as a whole.”

Jonathan Hilley over at TAG argues that college career centers operate under a model that is outdated and in need of major revision. Jonathan argues one approach career centers could use would be to leverage their “real world” contacts through networking and collaborative intiatives.   

VotoLatino provides a statistical summary of the Hispanic population in the United States. The summary covers education, business, states, counties, voting, and other insightful information. If you’re looking for a quick view of the Hispanic population – this is a great post!

Finally the Hispanic College Fund (HCF) has announced that it is now accepting applications for 2010-2011 scholarships. A great opportunity for Hispanic high school graduates looking for financial support. To qualify for the scholarships, undergraduate and graduate students must maintain a 3.0 out of 4.0 GPA; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico; be enrolled full-time at an accredited university for the 2010-2011 school year; and must demonstrate financial needs. Certain scholarships are restricted by major. For more information visit HCF. Get the word out to those high school counselors.