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The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund

The NCSHP established this charitable fund at Triangle Community Foundation to benefit Hispanic students in North Carolina. We realize that the high cost of college tuition is often a major factor that students evaluate when considering a college education. The North Carolina Hispanic College Fund (NCHCF) awards annual scholarships worth between $500 and $1,500 to help students who desire to attend college pay for their education.  Scholarships recipients are recent graduates of North Carolina high schools who are of Hispanic/Latino background.  Recipients of the NC Hispanic College Fund scholarship must enroll in a degree program at a community college or a 2 or 4-year college/university and be committed to public service and community development. All are Goodnight Educational Foundation recipients.

NCHCF APPLICation Period is 


2024-2025 Scholarship Deadline: February 29, 2024

Important Dates:

February 29, 2024

Deadline to apply.


This year, applications are online. Applications must be submitted no later than February 29, 2024, by 11:59 PM ET and supporting documents must arrive at the office by the deadline. If applications or supporting documents arrive after the deadline, these will not be accepted.


March 2024

NCHCF Review/Selection Committee meets to make awards decisions.


April 2024

Awardees are notified and funds are disbursed accordingly.

Selection Criteria

  • Graduate of a NC high school within the past 2 years

  • A four-year cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale

  • 2 letters of recommendation from a high school teacher, principal, pastor, employer, or other community leaders

  • An official high school transcript

  • Personal statement (500 words)

Additional Considerations

  • Preference will be given to foreign-born applicants or the native-born children of foreign-born parents.

  • Recipients will be chosen based on family economic need, community involvement, academic achievement, volunteerism, and leadership.

Scholarship Disbursement

Upon receipt of the recipient’s official letter of acceptance and contact information for the school’s financial aid office has been received, all scholarship awards will be sent directly to the college or university where the recipient is enrolled. 

One payment will be made prior to the start of the fall semester directly to the higher education instruction selected by the recipient.  Scholarship funds will be designated for tuition, room, and board only.  If these expenses have already been met, the award will be placed into an account at the educational institution for use by the student as needed.

NCHCF Sponsors






All applicants and scholarship recipients may re-apply for up to 3 years. To obtain a renewal, the recipient must provide the NC Hispanic College Fund Committee with a renewal application, an official transcript and proof of enrollment for the following academic year prior to the start of the new school year.


Luis F. Olivieri-Robert & Evelyn Robert

Additional Scholarships within the NC Hispanic College Fund

*** Note if you are applying for any of the following scholarships on your application.***

Duke Energy Hispanics in Engineering Scholarship

The “Duke Energy Hispanics in Engineering”, established by Duke Energy Foundation, will benefit Hispanic students that plan to enroll at a four-year college or a university and pursue an engineering major. This Scholarship is also available to students pursuing a two-year community college program in the fields of  Engineering Technologists and Relay Technicians. Applications are available to all students in NC's high schools that are of Hispanic/Latino background. Students applying to a “Duke Energy Hispanics in Engineering Scholarship” should mark the corresponding box in the NC Hispanic College Fund application.

  • Recipients of Duke Energy Scholarships will be awarded only to students that officially enroll in an engineering program. Proof of enrollment and claim of major will be requested. DO NOT SELECT THIS SCHOLARSHIP IF YOU ARE NOT PLANNING TO ENROLL IN A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY WITH AN ENGINEERING PROGRAM.  Please be prepared to provide necessary documentation proving that you are pursuing an engineering-related major.

“Juntos Program” Scholarship

The “Juntos Program” scholarship is funded by donations to the Juntos Program at NC State University.   The scholarship is for applicants that have participated in the Juntos program within the last 2 years in one or more of the following areas: Juntos 4-H Club and/or Afterschool Program, Family Engagement Workshops, mentoring and or success coaching, Juntos Academy, Juntos college mentor,  and Juntos Academy Team Captain.

Additional Resources

Support the NC Hispanic College Fund

If you would like to DONATE to the NC Hispanic College Fund, please go to your DONATE page and indicate your desire to allocate it to the Fund in the “comments” section.

If you would like to establish a scholarship within the NC Hispanic College fund at Triangle Community Foundation, please contact us at (919) 467-8424 or email:


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