This 17-Year-Old Mexican-American Student Was Accepted to 18 Prestigious Universities

When next fall rolls around, José Alberto Aceves Salvador will begin his undergraduate career. But whether that’s as a student at Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Yale, MIT, UC Berkeley, UCLA, or any of the other 11 schools that accepted him remains unknown. José – the son of two Mexican immigrants – will graduate as the valedictorian of his class at New Open World Academy in Los Angeles. He also has a pretty impressive résumé. Even then, he felt surprised that so many schools accepted him. “When I applied to all these universities, I felt overwhelmed,” he told La Opinión. “I thought I didn’t stand a chance, and that they wouldn’t accept me.” Continue reading This 17-Year-Old Mexican-American Student Was Accepted to 18 Prestigious Universities

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Thousands of Latino Students Could Now Be Eligible for Free College Tuition at CUNY & SUNY Schools

Between 1980 and 2014, the cost of college tuition increased nearly 260 percent. These soaring costs have saddled students with debt or, in some cases, made it impossible for them to pursue higher education. But now, the state of New York  will help students overcome this obstacle by providing free tuition for many attending public universities and community colleges. On Saturday, the Assembly approved the tuition-free plan – which Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced in January – as part of the 2017-2018 state budget. And the next day, the Senate passed it as well. Continue reading Thousands of Latino Students Could Now Be Eligible for Free College Tuition at CUNY & SUNY Schools

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American Indian College Fund Receives $1 Million to Continue Traditional Arts and Culture Preservation Program

The American Indian College Fund has received a $1 million grant to continue its Restoration and Preservation of Traditional Native Art Forms and Knowledge program at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). The program is expanding knowledge and skills at these institutions across the country while also placing endangered art forms at the center of its focus. Continue reading American Indian College Fund Receives $1 Million to Continue Traditional Arts and Culture Preservation Program

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10 Reasons for Hispanic-American Students to Study Abroad

Hispanic cultures have always had a major influence on the shaping of the United States, especially with increased immigration from Latin America in recent decades. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that by the year 2100, ethnic minority groups in the United States will make up 60 percent of our country’s population, with the vast majority being Latino. Continue reading 10 Reasons for Hispanic-American Students to Study Abroad

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