Virginia Latino Higher Education Network Scholarship (VALHEN)

Deadline: October

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Virginia resident
  • Be of Hispanic/Latino heritage
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Be a high school senior or a graduate of a Virginia high school and either have been accepted to, or be already enrolled full-time, in a degree-granting public or private Virginia college or university
  • Demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA or the FAFSA4Caster (if you are not eligible for FAFSA)
  • Be able to demonstrate leadership through involvement in school, and in the community, government, non-profit organization, work/job duties, or in another manner not mentioned here
  • Required to give permission to VALHEN to share personal information with other colleges for scholarship opportunities as well as other organizations for intern and job opportunities
  • Important Note: An essay of 300-500 words is required of all applicants


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