The National Hispanic Foundation for the
Arts is seeking assistance to continue the expansion of
opportunities for Hispanic youth in the media, arts, and
communications industry through its scholarship program.
To date the foundation has awarded $900,000 in scholarships
to Latino students. Though very successful, this program
is only able to reach a small percentage of its potential
targets due to resource limitations. We hope to expand our
current program to increase the number of recipients and
their award amount.
Currently, NHFA offers graduate school scholarships to Latino
students attending the following University programs: Columbia
University School of the Arts, Harvard University Lampoon
magazine comedy writers, New York University Tisch School
of the Arts, Northwestern University Drama Department, University
of California at Los Angeles, University of Southern California,
University of Texas at Austin Communications School, and
Yale University Drama Department.
Graduate students in the following fields, among others,
are eligible to compete:
an emphasis on entertainment
for Scholarship Applicants
be accepted or enrolled as a full-time student at the previously
mentioned Universities pursuing a graduate degree in an
Must be in good academic standing with a Grade Point Average
of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
Must provide evidence of financial need.
Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
Must be of Hispanic descent (one parent must be fully Hispanic
or both parents must be half Hispanic).
Special consideration is given to students who can demonstrate
special talent in their chosen areas related to the entertainment