Spanish vocalist performs in laundromats to promote new scholarship for Latino students

For many students, pursuing a postsecondary degree can be expensive. Between tuition fees, living expenses and things like books and supplies, the cost can quickly add up. Many seniors who are filling out college applications also complete financial aid paperwork, but a lot of students don't bother to apply for scholarships because they don't think they're eligible.

Shalia Ducal, a Spanish singer and songwriter, aims to end this problem and raise awareness of a new scholarship for Latino students by performing a series of concerts in laundromats across the U.S., according to Fox News. Ducal intends to make Hispanic mothers aware of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund's Gracias Mama program by singing in Miami and Los Angeles. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay about their mothers to apply for the scholarships.

There are many other scholarships available to Hispanic and Latino students. To help prospective students make sense of them all, online community Eschaume recently compiled a list of 350 scholarships available to Hispanic degree seekers in order to promote college education among ethnic groups.

If you are a Hispanic or Latino student hoping to go to college, use a college search engine to narrow down the list of schools you want to attend. Contact the universities and ask to speak to a college admissions adviser to ask about scholarships and other financial aid programs.

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