Am I eligible?

The HACER® National Scholarship application for 2017 begins October 25th, 2017 and ends on February 5th, 2018. You just need to fit these categories and you're good to go.

If you belong to the following categories, you’re most of the way there:

  • Be a high school senior
  • Be a legal U.S. resident
  • Be younger than 21 years old
  • Carry a minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university with a full-time course of study
  • Disclose other scholarship programs that he/she has applied
  • Must enroll and attend an accredited institution in the academic year after their selection. Verification needed as scholarship funds are paid directly to the schools
  • At least one parent of Hispanic heritage

What materials and documents do you need?

The only other requirements are these simple documents:

  • Transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Letter of recommendation to be submitted online
  • List of community service projects
  • FAFSA report and/or 1040s

How do you select scholarship winners?

The scholarship recipients are selected based on:

  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Community involvement
  • Personal qualities and strengths as portrayed in a personal interview either in-person or by phone

The McDonald’s HACER Scholarship Program is now closed. 



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