Scholarships for Hispanics series_¡Adelante! Scholarships
The ¡Adelante! Scholarships are part of the Adelante U.S. Education Leadership Fund. This non-profit organization was started in 1993 as a collaboration between the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and the Miller Brewing Company to address the disproportionate number of Hispanic college dropouts. Their goal was to integrate the growing needs of Corporate America with the growing Hispanic college population, and simultaneously prevent college dropouts. By 1999, they had obtained nonprofit status and became funded entirely through corporate and other philanthropic contributions.
They have since expanded their corporate partnerships to include the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Ford Motor Company, and Lilly Pharmaceuticals. The ¡Adelante! Scholarship series promotes retention of Hispanic college students by providing mentorship through internships, leadership training programs, and scholarships for Hispanics.
There are currently 9 available ¡Adelante! Scholarships for Hispanic students. Each scholarship is funded by a different individual or corporate partner and funds students in different parts of the country. Deadlines and amounts vary.
¡Adelante! Fund Ford Motor Company/Future Leaders Scholarship – $1,500
Applicants must have completed at least 30 credit hours of college coursework prior to the upcoming fall semester and maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA and full-time enrollment status. The scholarship is reserved for applicants that attended a high school within a 50-mile radius of the San Antonio area. They must also be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of Hispanic descent.All majors may apply.
¡Adelante! Fund Gilbert G. Pompa Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
This scholarship is open to all majors, but students must be pursuing a pre-law program or planning to attend law school. Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited university in the state of Texas and have may apply only after having completed 90 credit hours. Applicants must maintain at least a 2.75 GPA and must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of Hispanic descent. There is no gender requirement, but preference will be given to female students.
¡Adelante! Fund MillerCoors Colorado Scholarship – $3,000
Students applying for this scholarship must be in their junior or senior year of university by the fall semester and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. This is open only to universities affiliated with Chicagoland Partners for English Language Learners, a group dedicated to the continuing education of teachers, administrators, and parents of English as a Second Language (ESL) students. Applicants must be of Hispanic descent and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
¡Adelante! Fund MillerCoors Engineering and Science Scholarship
Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year of college and must have a 3.0 GPA or aboveand maintain full-time enrollment status (12 hours) for the duration of the scholarship period. Open to U.S. Citizens or permanent residents of Hispanic descent.
¡Adelante! HOPE Patricia Ana Garcia Escobedo Scholarship – $1,300
This award is offered by the Hispanic Organization for Public Employees to dependents of CPS Energy Employees. Applicants must be currently attending an accredited university, public or private college in the state of Texas. They must be actively involved in community service and be of be of Hispanic descent. Awardees must be able to attend both Adelante’s Annual Leadership Institute in San Antonio, Texas and the HOPE Hispanic Heritage Banquet.
¡Adelante! HOPE Texas Scholarship – $1,300
Also offered by the Hispanic Organization for Public Employees, this scholarship is open to any student attending a university or college in Texas full-time.Applicants must be of Hispanic descent, actively involved in community service, and maintaining at least a 2.75 GPA. Applicants must include a color head shot and a letter of recommendation. Awardees must be able to attend both Adelante’s Annual Leadership Institute in San Antonio, Texas and the HOPE Hispanic Heritage Banquet.
¡Adelante! HOPE Veteran’s Scholarship – $1,300
This scholarship is offered by the Hispanic Organization for Public Employees for U.S. Military Veterans attending any college or university in Texas full-time.Applicants must be of Hispanic descent, actively involved in community service, and maintaining at least a 2.75 GPA. Applicants must include a color head shot and a letter of recommendation. Awardees must be able to attend both Adelante’s Annual Leadership Institute in San Antonio, Texas and the HOPE Hispanic Heritage Banquet.
¡Adelante! Mark L. Madrid Scholarship – $1,000
Open to University of Texas at Austin and University of Notre Dame juniors or seniors of Hispanic descent majoring in accounting, computer information systems, computer science, international business, marketing or management. Applicants must have a 3.3 or higher GPA and full-time enrollment. Awardees must be able to attend the Leadership Institute in San Antonio, TX in the fall of the award year.
¡Adelante! National Leadership Institute Conference & Travel Scholarship – $1,500
This is a scholarship to attend the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. It covers airfare, lodging, and conference expenses. It is open to college juniors and seniors in all majors. Applicants must be of Hispanic descent and entering their junior or senior year. They must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher and full-time enrollment status. Applicants must include two letters of recommendation with their application.