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New Online Resource for Latino Students

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute is trying to make it easier for students to connect with resources to prepare them for success in college.

This week, the group launched CHCI NextOpps, a website with an interactive tool that allows students to search for scholarships, internships and fellowships based on their age, location and interests. The programs targeting Latino youth include opportunties for students in middle school, high school, college and graduate school. The pre-college programs feature details on leadership and academic experiences, both short- and long-term.

The website also has a tab with links to educational materials, such as a pre-college planning checklist for middle school students, checklists and a guide for applying for financial aid.

The online database replaces an annual printed directory of scholarships and programs published by CHCI.

Recognizing the need to equip the growing number of Latino students with information on higher education, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics introduced a guide this spring on the college search process.

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