About the Scholarship

Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund

The Jose Marti Scholarship grant provides financial aid to students of Hispanic origin who attend public or private institutions in Florida.

These grants are like awards to the eligible students going through financial crisis and do not have to be repaid.

Both undergraduate and graduate students can apply for the Jose Marti Scholarship grant but however, priority is given to the graduating high school seniors who meet the initial eligibility requirements. 


Basic Requirements for Jose Marti Scholarship Grant Fund

Besides the initial eligibility requirements, there are some basic requirements that should be met by the scholarship applicants. 

  • The student should be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen residing in Florida.

  • Should not hold a previously earned a Baccalaureate degree. 

  • Should not be a defaulter under any state or grant, loan or scholarship program.

  • Must be enrolled in a degree at an eligible postsecondary institution for a minimum of 12 credit hours for undergraduate study or 9 credit hours for graduate study.  


Jose Marti Scholarship Grant application and deadlines

Submit the Florida Financial Aid Application by April 1, 2019, to be considered for an initial award. Ensure that all the information is up to date and error free. Try to complete the application at the earliest as applicants might be ranked based on their application submission date.  

  • Undergraduate applicants must apply for the scholarship grant while they are in their final year of high school.

  • In case of reinstatement or restoration, submit the online Reinstatement/Restoration Application (available from October 1, 2018) by April 1, 2019. 


Jose Marti Scholarship Grant Fund amount

The applicants are ranked first by the highest financial need which is determined by the FAFSA, then by the GPA secured, and lastly on the basis of the date of submission of application.

As per the evaluation, the maximum amount to be availed is $1,000 per semester enrolled.



Eligibility Criteria

  • The student should be from a Spanish background, born in or has a parent who was born either in a Hispanic country of the Caribbean, Central or South America or Mexico, irrespective of their race.

  • The student should be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

  • The student should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.


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