Scholarship Programs. Since 1975, HSF has awarded close to $300M in scholarships to more than 50,000 students. This fiscal year, we have awarded scholarships to Hispanic students from a broad range of backgrounds who are enrolled in a wide variety of academic disciplines. These students depend on HSF's help to be able to pay for school. Many of these students are also the first in their families to attend college and are a model and inspiration to siblings and others in the Hispanic community.
We offer over 100 different scholarship programs to students who are in high school and applying to college, are already in college, or are transferring from a community college to a full-time, four-year college. We also partner with the Gates Foundation to provide Gates Millennium Scholarships to qualifying high students who have a 3.3 grade point average and who demonstrate leadership skills and financial need.
Support Programs. Scholarships are central to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s mission to help raise the number of college-educated Hispanic Americans and our outreach, on-campus support, and alumni programs are also key to achieving this goal.
Our outreach programs help to plant the first seeds of higher education in middle and high schools across the country. These programs engage parents and students in meetings and workshops to provide them with essential information about academic requirements and financial aid.
For the students who choose to attend college, we partner with a growing network of corporate, institutional, and individual donors to fund 150 scholarship programs that prepare the ground for these new and deserving students to take root and flourish.
When our scholars are in a college or university, we continue to nurture their budding potential through mentoring, peer counseling, and campus programs to help ensure they graduate. Finally, we sustain our scholars’ momentum beyond college graduation by providing career counseling, internships and job placement resources, as well as alumni networking opportunities to help them succeed in their careers.
We have seen the fruits of these efforts multiply as new HSF scholars meet the challenges of the workplace and give back to their communities, sowing new seeds of optimism, curiosity, and inspiration for the next generations of Hispanic American students.