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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
When: June 19-22, 2019
Who: Hispanic high school sophomores (Class of 2021) or juniors (Class of 2020)

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 transportation, food, and lodging. Transportation to and from the HCI is FREE of charge. We will advise participants of pick-up and drop-off locations to and from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.

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 2021) or junior (Class of 2020).

There are a limited number of spaces available and acceptance to the program is based off of the application.

APPLY NOW! The deadline to apply is May 1, 2019.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Erica Meneses at 785-628-4503.

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