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HACU Conference Award

2024 HACU Conference

Applications for the 2024 HACU Conference Award will be available now through April 12!

This year's award covers flights, conference meals, hotel accommodations, registration, and professional development activities.

2019 CSUSB HACU Team

The HACU Annual Conference is a three-day conference where participants participate in professional development workshops and attend a career fair. At the fair students may secure internships and full-time employment as they network with hundreds of students and potential employers.

The online application takes approximately 10 minutes and must be completed from start to finish. You cannot save your progress. Please have your resume ready for upload. See application questions below.

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Full-time student during Fall 2024 at CSUSB (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students eligible)
  • If you have been selected for this award in the past, you are not eligible. 

Application Questions

The application can be found by clicking here or visiting; you must log into Microsoft with your CSUSB credentials in order to submit and start the application. 

Besides name and contact information, the application includes questions regarding educational background, expected graduation date, year in school, resume upload, and a response to the following question, "Describe your community service engagements, leadership roles, recognitions, campus involvements, and activities". responses should be about 200-250 words in length. We recommend typing on a separate document and copying and pasting it into the application. 

Information Sessions

Join us for an informative session on the CSUSB prestigious HACU Conference Scholarship Awards! The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) offers invaluable opportunities for students to attend their annual conference, expand their networks, and enhance their academic and professional growth. Whether you're a student eager to learn about eligibility criteria and application procedures or an educator seeking to support your students in accessing these transformative opportunities, this session is for you. Come discover how HACU Conference Scholarships can empower you to thrive in your academic journey and beyond. 

San Bernardino Campus- In person

March 20, March 27, and April 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Career Center Information Table on the Coyote Walkway

March 21, 4 p.m. and April 9, Noon in the Career Center Lobby, SMSU South- 112

PDC- In person, March 26 and April 9, 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Career Center Information Table

Virtual, PDC and SB Campus- (Zoom Link) , March 22, 11 a.m. and April 9, 4 p.m. 

Please visit the Career Center Coyote Connection page for more details on the upcoming information sessions. 




Q: Are international or undocumented students eligible?

A: Yes

Q: What is the HACU Conference?

A: The HACU Conference is a three-day conference where students will attend workshops, a career/grad school fair, employer info sessions, luncheons, dinners, networking activities, and more.  Students are encouraged to make the most of the experience by connecting with others and applying for various opportunities such as internships, jobs, and graduate programs. Learn more at

Q: What does the conference award cover?

A: This year's award covers flights, meals, conference registration, and professional development activities.

Q: Do you need to be Hispanic/Latinx to be selected?

A: No, ALL students who meet the eligibility criteria will be considered. (undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students eligible)

Q: Do I need to be enrolled full-time?

A: Yes, you must be a full-time student during the fall 2024 semester in order to qualify. undergraduates: minimum 12 units, grad students: minimum 6 units

Q: What if I was selected to attend HACU in the past?

A: Only students who have not been selected in the past are eligible. 

Q: What if I have class during the conference?

A: If you have class during the three-day conference, contact your faculty before the conference to make up any responsibilities.

Q: How can I find out which employers and schools will be attending the conference?

A: You can find a list of schools and employers attending the conference on the official HACU website, starting summer 2024.

Q: How many students will be selected?

A: We will be selecting approximately 15 students.

Q: Should I apply even though I am unsure if I will be a full-time student in the Fall 2024 semester?

A: Definitely, Yes!

Q: I plan to graduate in May 2024 and currently applying to grad school at CSUSB from Fall 2024. Can I still apply?

A: Yes

Q: Since the conference is in Denver, do I need a REAL ID to fly?

A: If selected, please see these ID requirements from TSA

Q: What are the departure and return dates?

A: Departure date is Oct.31, 2024; return date is Nov. 3, 2024

Q: Will I get my own hotel room if selected?

A: Students will be sharing a room with one other student, only two students in a room, and each student will have their own bed.

Q: Can I choose who I get to share a hotel room with?

A: No

Q: I have never been on a plane or attended a conference. Will the Career Center help me prepare for these experiences?

A: Yes, absolutely.

Q: Can I apply if I don't have a resume?

A: Contact the Career Center to create your resume because you will need a resume to apply.

Q: What If I have class during the time the conference is planned?

A: We strongly recommend that you make arrangements with your faculty beforehand, with the support of the Career Center.


For assistance with any of the required materials for this application, come to our drop-in (M-Th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor using MyCoyote-Advising Tools-Navigate.