April 28, 2009
Where can I find scholarships or grants for mixed students?
I am half black and half Panamenian (Hispanic/Latina) and I have searched everywhere. I keep finding websites that want me to buy information.
I am half black and half Panamenian (Hispanic/Latina) and I am bilingual. I have searched everywhere. I keep finding websites that want me to buy information.
I recommend using a combination several approaches to locate scholarships and financial aid for college. There are scholarships for many things including ethnicity, religion, hobbies, and club memberships. All the sources, that I mention below, are free to locate scholarships and apply for them.
First, fill out the FAFSA form. It will tap into need based financial aid from the state and federal governments along with the college itself. For the fall semester or quarter, the application becomes available on January 1. A person applies each year of college until graduation. It works for undergraduate and graduate school.
Second, current high school students can locate local scholarships at the high school guidance office.
Third, the college's financial aid office and website has a list of private scholarships offered from outside organizations and companies.
Fourth, the public library has a book listing scholarships with some not even listed on the web.
Finally, I recommend joining several free membership scholarship search websites. I recommend searching for scholarships based on both being a Latina and African American female. Most are updated on a regulra basis. Most offer a customized search based on information entered onto a form on the website.
Filed under Hispanic Scholarships by Rose