Hispanic League Scholarship Program

About the Hispanic League Scholarship Program

The Hispanic League, in keeping with their mission to improve the lives of Hispanics/Latinos by facilitating their inclusion, education and health while promoting multicultural understanding, dignity and respect, has established this scholarship program to provide scholarships for deserving students. Last year alone we were able to distribute 36 scholarships to some extraordinary students looking to continue their education!

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 Who is eligible to apply?

 When is the application period?

 When is the recommendation deadline?

 Should I submit all of my information before I request a recommendation?

 What are the selection criteria?

 What are the details of the award?

 Which school should I list on the application if I have not made a final decision?

 How do I change my college choice?

 How do I know if my application is complete?

I uploaded a document that no longer displays on my application. Do I need to submit it again?

Where and when should I send my supporting documents?

How and when will I receive notification?

What are my responsibilities if I am chosen as a recipient?

 How and when are checks issued?

 Are scholarships taxable?

 Who administers this program?

 Who do I contact if I have other questions?

 

Who is eligible to apply?

 Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship: 

  • Be high school seniors, high school graduates (including GED), or undergraduate students who have been accepted into an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (excludes graduate studies)
  • Be past or present Forsyth County, NC, English Language Learner (ELL) students
  • Be NC residents.
  • Be of Hispanic/Latino origin
  • There is no age limit for applicants
  • Recipients must be present on Spanish Nite, to be held April 18, 2015, to receive their awards and attend the Scholarship Orientation on March 8 (date to be confirmed.)
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Recipients must plan to attend an accredited college or an institution of higher education in the fall of the year the award is offered (excludes graduate studies).
  • Must have academic achievement
  • Must have financial need Applicants may be former recipients of Hispanic League scholarships
  • US Citizenship is not required.
  • Family of current Hispanic League Board and Scholarship Committee are not eligible for these scholarships.

 When is the application period?

 October 15, 2014 through January 18, 2015

When is the recommendation deadline?

January 18, 2015

Recommendations must be completed by the deadline to result in a complete application.

Should I submit all of my information before I request a recommendation?

 No. You should request a recommendation as early as possible to insure there is sufficient time for the recommendation to be submitted by the deadline.

What are the selection criteria?

An independent selection committee named through ISTS will evaluate the applications and select the recipients considering:

  • 75% - Financial need
  • 20% -Academic achievements and records
  • 5% - Community involvement/Essay content/Letters of Recommendation

 Decisions of the selection committees are final and are not subject to appeal. No application feedback will be given.

What are the details of the award?

  • Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 and $3,000 will be awarded annually based on criteria listed above and are not renewable.
  • The number of awards given depends on the number of complete, qualified applicants, and available funds.
  • Students may reapply each year as long as they continue to meet the eligibility criteria.
  • The scholarships will be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for course load at accredited, nonprofit two or four-year colleges/universities in the United States.
  • Students may transfer from one institution to another and retain the award.

 Which school should I list on the application if I have not made a final decision?

You should list your first choice on the application.  If your final decision is different, we must be notified at the Scholarship Orientation.

How do I change my college choice?

You can update your final school choice on the ‘My Profile’ page at https://aim.applyists.net. If you are chosen to receive an award, it will be your responsibility to make sure your college is updated at least 30 days prior to the check issue date stated in the award notification so your check can be issued accordingly. This will not update forms that have already passed the deadline but all awards are issued based on the ‘My Profile’ page.

How do I know if my application is complete?

  • Allow five to seven business days after uploading documents for your online status to update.
  • You may monitor your status of each required form and attachment on your home page at aim.applyists.net.
  • Not Started - the form has not been requested or started
  • Started – the form has not been submitted
  • Submitted - the form has been submitted
  • Not received - the attachment has not been received
  • Processing - the attachment has been received and is being processed and verified
  • Accepted - the attachment has been verified and accepted by ISTS
  • Requested - the form request has been created, but the form has not been started
  • Complete - all required forms and attachments (if applicable) have been received and your application will be considered for the scholarship
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor the progress of all application requirements to make sure the application is complete. The status ‘Complete’ will display on the ‘Home’ page when all forms have been submitted and all documents have been verified.

 

I uploaded a document that no longer displays on my application. Do I need to submit it again? 

Previously uploaded documents that are no longer displayed with a status on the ‘Home’ page have been rejected. The most common reasons for a rejected document are as follows:

  • The document uploaded is not one of the accepted file types. (.pdf, .tif, .png, .gif, .jpeg, .jpg .bmp, .xps and .zip are acceptable file formats.)
  • The .zip file uploaded did not contain acceptable file formats.
  • The document uploaded was not the document requested.
  • Not all pages of the document were contained in the file.
  • We cannot open the file. The file may be corrupted or password protected.

Refer to the upload section of your application for the details of the required documents and upload a new file that meets the criteria stated.

Where and when should I send my supporting documents?

The required supporting documents must be uploaded to your online application by the application deadline. If you do not follow the upload instructions exactly your application may not be considered. Documents that meet the criteria required for the scholarship application, and uploaded by the deadline, will be processed and considered on time. Documents are processed within 5-7 business days from receipt.

How and when will I receive notification?

  • Notifications are sent to recipients and applicants not selected to receive an award via email by the end of May. For recipients, an ‘Acceptance’ link will be displayed on the ‘Home’ page following the notification.
  • Add donotreply@applyists.com and contactus@applyists.com to your email address book or “safe senders list” so these important emails are not sent to your junk mail folder.
  • Do not ‘opt out’ of any email sent from donotreply@applyists.com or contactus@applyists.com. You may not receive vital information regarding your scholarship applications.

Note: Your email address will only be used to communicate with you about your scholarship applications or other opportunities administered by ISTS for which you may be eligible to apply. We will not provide your email address to any third-parties.

What are my responsibilities if I am chosen as a recipient?

  • You must enroll at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States as a full time undergraduate or part time student working toward a degree in the fall of the year in which the scholarships are awarded.
  • Continue the entire academic year without interruption unless approved by scholarship sponsor.
  • Deliver your scholarship check(s) to the proper office at your institution.
  • Notify ISTS should your check not arrive within 30 days of the issue date.
  • Provide 20 hours of volunteer service in the community as requested on the application. Please have organization sign the form found on the ISTS website.
  • Update your progress report as requested on the ISTS website.
  • Stay connected with your sponsor and attend Scholars and Sponsors Events

How and when are checks issued?

Checks will be issued by July 15 for the Fall semester, and by December 1 for the Spring semester. Checks will be sent to each recipient’s mailing address and made payable to the institution on the profile page. You must complete the acceptance form in order for your check to be issued.

The Scholarship Award is for the Fall and Spring Semesters only. For further clarification contact the Hispanic League office.

Are scholarships taxable?

Tax laws vary by country. In the United States, scholarship funds used exclusively for the payment of tuition or textbooks are normally not taxable. The scholarship recipient is responsible for taxes, if any, that may be assessed against your scholarship award. We recommend consulting your tax advisor for more guidance. You may also consult IRS Publication 970 for further information (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf).

Program Administration

To assure complete impartiality in selection of recipients and to maintain a high level of professionalism, the program is administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc., a firm that specializes in managing sponsored scholarship programs.

The contact information for International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc:

 Corporate Headquarters:

1321 Murfreesboro Road Suite 800

 Nashville, TN 37217

 Questions:

or additional information regarding the scholarship program click here to contact ISTS.

CLICK HERE FOR THE PDF OF FAQs

 

 

 

There is additional information required to complete your application packet. It is your responsibility to request these materials.

 

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION

 

 

 Business Scholarship Sponsors for 2014:

  • Allegacy Federal Credit Union
  • The Atkinson Law Firm*
  • BB&T
  • Carolina Placement, Inc.
  • Compare Foods
  • Law Office of Alan Doorasamy, Sr.
  • Food Lion*
  • Hanesbrands, Inc.*
  • Hispanic League*
  • Liz Romo Kelly & Greenlight Leasing
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Mike Lewis Law
  • Modern Nissan*
  • Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center*
  • PepsiCo*
  • Reynolds American*
  • Salem College
  • Salem College Fleer Center
  • South Atlantic Packaging Company
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Truliant Federal Credit Union
  • Wells Fargo
  • YMCA of NWNC
  • Hispanic League Zumbathon

Family Scholarship Sponsors for 2014:

  • Ferrmin Bocanegra
  • Javier & Yngrid Chacon
  • D.E. "Woody"  & Helen Clinard
  • Allison Norton-Rimron & Pat Rimron
  • Diane and Jim Iseman
  • Sandoval-Smith, Nancy Miller & Elisa Lucarelli
  • Thomas Shown

Community That Cares Scholarship Patrons:

  • Wayne & Mari Jo Turner
  • Holy Cross Catholic Church
  • Holy Family Knights of Columbus
  • New Atlantic Contracting Incorporated

 *Supreme Sponsors

 

 

Scholarship Sponsors for 2013:

  • Allegacy Federal Credit Union
  • The Atkinson Law Firm
  • BB&T
  • Compare Foods
  • Law Office of Alan Doorasamy Sr.
  • The Dummit Law Firm
  • Food Lion
  • Forsyth Medical Center
  • Hanesbrands, Inc.
  • Hispanic League
  • Liz Romo Kelly & Greenlight Leasing LLC
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLC
  • Mike Lewis Attorneys
  • Liringis Chiropractic
  • Modern Nissan
  • PepsiCo
  • Reynolds American
  • Salem College
  • Salem College Fleer Center
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Truliant Federal Credit Union
  • Wells Fargo
  • YMCA of NWNC

Family Scholarship Sponsors for 2013:

  • Guillermo & Luisa Elena Alvarez
  • Ferrmin Bocanegra
  • Javier & Yngrid Chacon
  • James & Dianne Iseman
  • Allison Norton-Rimron & Pat Rimron

Community That Cares Scholarship Patrons:

  • Anonymous
  • BB&T
  • Haluri "Luly" Beckles
  • Mickey & Susan Caroon
  • Michael Cottingham
  • Lawrence Gray Chiropractic
  • Paul & Addy Jeffrey
  • Norman & Maria Justice
  • Jamie Huss & Gregg Jambeck
  • Carlos & Letticia Iruela
  • Pauline Morris
  • Daisy Rodriguez
  • Wayne & Mari Jo Turner
  • James B. Wilson
  • Francisca Zamora