Royal Prestige Scholarship FAQ

Yes. You or your family (parents, grandparents) must be descendants of one of the following countries: Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic or Brazil. Students from Belize, Guyana, Portugal, Surinam or French Guyana are not considered Hispanic.

Yes. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on the 4.0 scale.

  • Graduating High School Seniors

    Your transcript should include your GPA on the 4.0 scale for ninth through eleventh grade. If your GPA is not calculated on the 4.0 scale, please download the GPA Certification Form and have your counselor complete it. This should be scanned and uploaded in the same file as your transcript.

  • Community College Transfer Students

    Transcript must report a cumulative GPA for a minimum of 12 units/credits earned. If you are a first year community college student at the time of application, you should submit your final high school transcript that reports your cumulative GPA through the end of senior year.

  • Undergraduate Students

    Transcripts must include a cumulative GPA for a minimum of 12 units/credits earned. If you are a first year undergraduate student at the time of application, you should submit your final high school transcript that reports your cumulative GPA through the end of senior year.

No. All Hispanic/Latino students are welcome to apply.

Yes. Applicants must submit a valid I94 at the time of submission of their application. The I94 must be stamped as: Refugee, Asylum Status, Conditional Entrant, Parolee or Cuban Haitian Entrant.

No. Visas are a temporary status and can have limited stay within the U.S.

High school seniors can begin to apply for scholarships at the beginning of their senior year.

Yes. Our scholarships are not age-based. Students may apply as long as they meet all the eligibility requirements, regardless of age. You will need to use your most recent school information when you are asked for "current" school information.

Yes, this scholarship program is open to all students at the community college level, including those who intend to transfer to a four-year institution in the following academic year.

Applicants may be enrolled part-time at the time of application. However, students must be enrolled full-time in order to be eligible to receive funding. We will verify enrollment before scholarship awards are disbursed.

Yes. In addition to submitting all required documents, home-schooled applicants must submit a copy of their official results from either the SAT I or ACT test.

Yes. In addition to submitting all required documents, GED applicants must submit a copy of their official results from either the SAT I or ACT test.

Yes. Transcripts that are not in English must be accompanied by an official English translation on a 4.0 scale. Your school should provide an official translation; otherwise have a translation done by your school or an official translator. Once they are translated please submit the international transcripts along with a copy of the translation. For more information on translating foreign transcripts you can visit either www.ece.org or www.wes.org.

You can apply to our programs if you are currently attending more than 1 institution. In order to be considered for the scholarships you do need to be attending full-time the upcoming academic year at an institution.

No. In line with our vision to strengthen America by advancing higher education for Hispanic Americans, we wish to increase the number of Hispanics earning their first college degree.

If you would like to apply for the Royal Prestige Scholarship please complete the online application form at the following website:

https://royal-prestige.hsfts.net.

Yes. Students can apply more than once, as long as they fulfill all the program’s requirements and procedures. In this case, they will have to go through the selection process again.

If you can't find an answer to your question on the FAQ page feel free to send us an email at royalprestige@hsf.net and we will get back to you as soon as possible.