dereksurfs Posted February 2, 2018 Share Posted February 2, 2018 Hi all, I am curious if any here is familiar with the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). Our son just received an email from the College Board saying: "Congratulations! You scored in the top 2.5% on the PSAT/NMSQT Â® among all Hispanic and Latino high school junior test-takers in your region. As a result of your test performance, the College Board is pleased to invite you to participate in the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP)." This is interesting though we've never heard of it before. Here's the funny part we just had a good laugh over. Our kids are 'primarily' Caucasian, mostly of German decent with blue eyes and fairly light complected. However, they are also 1/4 Spanish (from Spain). Well, after looking up the criteria Spain is the 'only' European country qualified for this recognition. So it appears they 'technically' qualify, meeting the minimum set of criteria. I'm just not sure it is something worth pursuing. If he were to actually get a scholarship based on ethnicity he certainly doesn't look the part nor does he have any sense of Hispanic culture, pride, Latino connectedness, etc... Although we do have a Spanish surname, he's learning the language and he loves Mexican food! :thumbup: I've heard colleges offering scholarships can ask things like 'what does it feel like to be a top Hispanic scholar? Or what does that mean to you?' To which his answers and general appearance would seem somewhat... odd. :blush: What do you think? 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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