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National Hispanic Recognition Program Requirements?

How's it going, everyone? I'm trying to understand what the requirements are to be eligible for the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). Has anyone been through the process and can share some insight? Many thanks!

6 months ago

Hey! I'm happy to help clarify the requirements for the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). The NHRP is an annual program that recognizes academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students and is run by the College Board.

To be eligible for the NHRP, you'll need to meet the following requirements:

1. Test Scores: Take the PSAT/NMSQT in October of your junior year and achieve a minimum required selection index score. This cutoff score varies by state and can change year-to-year. You can find the most recent cutoff scores by searching online or checking with your school counselor.

2. GPA: Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of your junior year. The GPA can be weighted or unweighted.

3. Ethnicity: Be at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino. This means that you have at least one parent/grandparent who is an immigrant or has roots from a Spanish-speaking country (including countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, or Portuguese-speaking Brazil).

4. Citizenship/Residency: Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or apply for the program from a U.S. territory or a Department of Defense school.

Once you meet these requirements, the College Board will notify your high school of your eligibility, usually in the late spring of your junior year. Your high school then confirms your eligibility, you complete a short application, and the recognition process begins.

Keep in mind that while this recognition doesn't come with a financial award, it's still a great distinction to include on your college applications. Some colleges may also provide scholarships for NHRP scholars, so it could be worth researching colleges that offer additional benefits to recognized students.

Good luck exploring the NHRP, and I hope this information helps!

6 months ago

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