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Hispanic College Institute
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Picken Hall 211
Phone: 785-628-5666
Email: hci@fhsu.edu

FHSU Hispanic College Institute

Fort Hays State University’s Hispanic College Institute is a free*, four-day, residential program that prepares high school Hispanic students to enter and succeed in higher education. 

Where: Fort Hays State University
: June 21-24, 2017
: Hispanic high school sophomores (Class of 2019) or juniors (Class of 2018)

The program is based on research and input from Hispanic educators and community leaders, and much of the content is delivered by Hispanics who can relate to the students’ experiences and challenges.

HCI students will:

  • Live on FHSU’s beautiful campus
  • Learn about the importance of going to college
  • Learn about the college admission process
  • Get help writing a college application essay
  • Improve public speaking, presentation and interviewing skills
  • Learn how to navigate financial aid and FAFSA application processes
  • Engage with Hispanic leaders, mentors and role models, and discover how they made their college and career choices
  • Meet with FHSU admissions and financial aid representatives
  • Compete for a variety of scholarships

The program provides free transportation, food and lodging.

*Note: Once a student is accepted into the program, they will be required to pay a $10 reservation fee, but this fee will be returned to the student upon arrival at the institute.

Students who attend the Hispanic College Institute will not only learn about—and get excited about—college, but they’ll also have fun as they make new friends from all over Kansas and surrounding states..

How to Apply

Apply soon, as we still have a limited number of spots available. To be eligible, a student must:

  • Have a 2.5 GPA or above;
  • Be a current Hispanic high school sophomore (Class of 2019) or junior (Class of 2018).

To apply, follow the instructions on the HCI Application Page.

Deadline: Additional spaces for HCI participants have just been created. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible in order to be accepted to the program. We will accept applications until spaces are filled.
The goal for Fort Hays State University's Hispanic College Institute is to serve all Hispanic and Latino/a students across Kansas and the surrounding states, and in order to do this, we have expanded the number of participants.

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