Hispanic students have new scholarship opportunities

posted on Tuesday, Oct 25 2011

United States University recently announced that a $810,000 portion of a $2.4 million scholarship will be allocated toward Hispanic students. The money will go toward providing students with opportunities in the school’s online courses and programs.

For example, scholarship applicants may be pursuing undergraduate degrees in management, nursing, general studies and health science. Graduate degrees in business administration and nursing education and administration will also be included. Those who apply can do so from anywhere in the country.

The man behind this allocation, the university’s board chairman, Rudolph I. Estrada, has long been an advocate of providing opportunities for young Latino students.

"In today’s challenged economy, Latinos have the absolute need for education to advance their careers," Estrada, said. "That is why I made a commitment to arranging these online scholarships."

This type of funding may help add to the recent increase of Hispanic students in higher education and provide distance learning for those who are not able to travel to college. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, the number of Latinos attending college, aged 18-24, grew by 349,000 people from 2009 to 2010. 

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