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Hispanic Serving Institution

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What is a HSI?

Hispanic Serving Institutions – or HSIs – are colleges or universities where Hispanic students comprise at least 25% of the full-time equivalent student body, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

Hispanic Serving Institutions must be certified as such by the Department of Education in order to apply for the Title V program and they must meet the program-specific requirements to be defined as an HSI.

An HSI intentionally creates equity for, and advances the success of, its Hispanic/Latino students.  


The Open Scholarship/ La Beca Abierta

The Open Scholarship funds PPSC students who face barriers to receiving financial aid or scholarships. Some of those barriers might be the inability to receive federal or state funding, lack of documentation, language, or registration in only English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Apply Here.

El Cinco De Mayo

El Cinco de Mayo's mission is to share the Hispanic culture with all citizens of the Colorado Springs community to foster and ensure cultural harmony. We strive to enlighten the community in the unique aspects of the Hispanic culture that benefit our community. To support education by providing scholarships to deserving Hispanic students in El Paso County. Apply Here.

Notable Organizations

Joe Aldaz
6050 Stetson Hills Blvd #439
Colorado Springs, CO 80922

Gene Sanchez

Councilmember Yolanda Avila District 4

107 N. Nevada Avenue Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80903