Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for an advanced degree scholarship, you must:

  • Be of at least 50% Hispanic heritage
  • Be a resident of the state of Wisconsin
  • Be pursing an advanced degree (i.e. MBA, MA/S, Ph.D, J.D., L.L.M.)
  • Have completed a minimum of 9 credits or equivalent by application deadline
  • Be enrolled in at least 9 credits for the Fall 2017 semester
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
  • Attend the HPGM Annual Meeting on August 25, 2017 (if awarded scholarship)
  • HPGM scholarships are available for tuition purposes only and do not apply for living expenses, books etc.
  • You may apply if you have received a scholarship from HPGM in the past, but only if you are pursuing a different degree. Preference will be given to first time recipients.


General Criteria

Applicants must submit the following in order to be considered for a scholarship at any level:

1. Graduate-level transcript
An official, sealed transcript from your current graduate institution. All transcripts must include a cumulative GPA. If your transcript does not show a cumulative GPA, you must provide a signed, official confirmation of your GPA equivalent on college/institution letterhead. Mail to the address below.

Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee
Attn: Kim Schultz
HPGM Scholarship Program
759 N. Milwaukee St. Suite #322
Milwaukee, WI 53202

2. Letter of recommendation
The letter must be from an employer or instructor. It must be submitted in a sealed envelope.

3. Online application, which includes:

4. Resume (two page maximum)

5. Photo (jpg) & Brief Bio
Please note, your photo should be professional in nature. No selfies or vacation photos.

6. Community Service History
You must include contact information for all service activities.

7. Essay

1,000-1,500 words


Additional Criteria

$5,000 applicants must:

  • Have a GPA of 3.2 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
  • Submit one additional essay

$10,000 applicants must:

  • Have a GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
  • Submit one additional letter of recommendation
  • Submit one additional essay


Applicants will be evaluated on the above criteria, along with their commitment to the HPGM mission. The application is now closed.