March 3, 2006

HACU announces the launch of the HACU Scholarship Program for the 2006-2007 Academic Year

2006-2007 Scholarship Program
Website: https://scholarships.hacu.net

The deadline to apply online and submit all required documentation is May 19, 2006.

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) announces that students from HACU member institutions will be able to apply online for the scholarships that HACU will offer for the  2006-2007 Academic Year. HACU will provide more than 200 scholarships worth over $315,000 to students that attend HACU member institutions.

To receive a HACU scholarship, students must demonstrate financial need, meet the criteria specified for the program to which they are applying, and be attending a HACU-member institution at the time scholarship awards are made. Scholarships are non-renewable unless otherwise indicated. Renewable scholarships are contingent upon funding and the student’s continuing eligibility. Full-time students are those taking at least 12 credit hours per semester or its equivalent for graduate students.

For more scholarship information, specific criteria, and online application form, please visit: https://scholarships.hacu.net.

The application deadline, including all necessary supporting documentation, will be May 19, 2006. Scholarships will be awarded in August. The following scholarships will be available for the 2006-2007 academic year:

Bureau of Land Management Award - $1,000

Full-time undergraduate students at 4-year institutions with declared majors in natural resources - or their equivalent majors/curricula – degree program. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 and have an interest in natural resources management.

CLASE/Coors Light Academic Success in Education Award - $1,000

Full-time graduate students in any Master, J.D., M.D., or Ph.D. program. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

General Motors Engineering Excellence Award - $2,000 (renewable)

Full-time undergraduate or graduate students at 4-year institutions with declared majors in an engineering degree program. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2. Scholarship is renewable based on availability of funds and student’s continuing eligibility.

Lockheed Martin Scholarship Award - $2,800

Full-time undergraduate students at 4-year institutions with declared majors in electrical engineering, computer science and mechanical engineering. Student must be interested in Lockheed Martin employment opportunities and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20.

NASCAR/Wendell Scott Award - $1,500 (undergraduate) / $2,000 (graduate)

Undergraduate or graduate students of any major who demonstrate either a recreational or professional interest in the motor sports industry. Undergraduate students must be full-time, able to use the scholarship during their junior or senior year, and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Graduate students must be attending school at least on a part-time basis.

Office Depot Scholarship - $1,000

Undergraduate students attending 4-year institutions with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in any the following majors: business administration, international business, marketing, merchandising, or information technology.

Time Warner Scholarship Award - $2,000

Full-time undergraduate students at 4-year institutions who have completed at least 12 undergraduate units of any major with an interest in the entertainment, news, media or telecommunications industries. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Scholars may be considered for paid summer internships at Time Warner through the Time Warner “STARS” program.

Wachovia Scholarship Award - $1,000

Full-time undergraduate students attending 2 or 4 year institutions with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in any of the following majors: finance, accounting, or business administration.

Wal-Mart Achievers Award - $1,000

Full-time undergraduate students attending 2- or 4-year institutions in their sophomore or junior year at a U.S. mainland institution. Students must be declared majors in: business administration, general management, retail management, marketing, or food merchandising - or their equivalent majors/curricula - degree program. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and preferably, be working while attending school and have an interest in retail.

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