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hispanic-college-grantsCollege scholarships for students from Hispanic origin are generally determined by the merits of applicants. On the other hand, you can find many programs that focus on uncovering solutions for the obstacles that students from Hispanic background are confronted with.

For example, Hispanic students can get specific support when it comes to scholarships. The most important source for many college scholarships is formed by government resources, and in the second place by private organizations.

When it comes to scholarship grants, there are mainly two different types available to Hispanics and other minority groups. The first type are scholarship grants for ethnic minorities that offer financial support determined by racial backgrounds for example grants for African Americans and Hispanics.

The most important objective of this kind of scholarships is to improve education and certain professional fields. The second type of scholarships is formed by non-ethnic minority grants that are specifically intended for those students who are physically inhibited, underprivileged, or who are restricted in seeking careers in education or professional market sectors. Continue Reading

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download-26In the United States, the expansion of the Hispanic population over the last decade has been bigger than ever before. Research indicates that people from Hispanic origin represent almost 15% of the entire US population, and this figure is expected to double in the years that lie ahead.

For this reason, Hispanics were able to get a great deal of attention from nonprofit organizations and state and federal authorities. These days, a good amount of financial support is provided to Hispanics available as scholarships, employment programs, and educational programs.

Also, the GED test, which grants the equivalent of a high school diploma, is offered in Spanish for individuals who have difficulty with English. However, the majority of Hispanic students choose a prep program and the test in English because there are far more possibilities for holders of the English version of the GED diploma, says the owner of Kate Jay from Covcell.com, a provider of free online GED prep classes.

Lots of nonprofit organizations are taking enthusiastic initiatives to improve the lives of Hispanics in America. For example, Hispanic College Fund (www.hispanicfund.org) and Hispanic Fund Institute (www.hsf.net) are two of the bigger players and provide several types of scholarships and grants to qualified students of Hispanic origin.

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635838380381786537-1225222232_journalismAre people getting the news from their preferred source, or in their preferred language? It depends on how you read this question, but in one way it is the sort of ‘chicken-or-egg’ question to what there likely is not a correct answer.

At a daylong event named ‘Investiguemos: Opportunities and challenges in bilingual and Spanish journalism’, organized by the Center for Investigative Reporting & Open Society Foundations, this question came up pretty often. The conversation that day was pretty far-reaching, but there were actually three key conclusions that emerged from this day.

1. Quality journalism education in the Spanish language is necessary if we want to be able to deal with the immense shortage of high-qualified native Spanish-speaking or bilingual reporters that are serving the countless Spanish-speaking/bilingual communities across the U.S., This is also crucial to set up a varied pool of (potential) reporters in environments where they may be contributing to journalistic or editorial innovations.

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a_cadiz_redistricting_500x279The identity views of Hispanic and Latino communities in America are changing, but that as such is nothing new. It’s been going on decades. Some fifty years ago, the term ‘Hispanic’ was merely used in government statistics for identifying groups of people of Cuban, Puerto Rico, Mexican, or some other Latin American ancestry.

But whereas some Hispanics are considering their background to be of one race, they increasingly would prefer to be identified with a specific nationality, for example, Cuban, Dominican, or Mexican.

Today we see that both the terms Hispanic and Latino are commonly and widely used. The Washington D.C.-based Pew Research Center has conducted studies that indicate that most Hispanics would prefer if they were identified in terms of their original nationality instead of than pan-ethnic monikers (Latino, Hispanic, or even American).

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