—Alejandro Gonzalez, HSF Scholarship Recipient.
Most Hispanic parents believe college after high-school graduation is important for their children, yet only a fraction know the steps their children need to take to prepare for and apply to college.1
As the nation’s leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education, HSF conducts dozens of outreach events across the country every year. We've reached over a quarter-million students and families in the last decade, giving them the knowledge they need to achieve their college hopes and dreams. Over 70% of attendees were Spanish-speaking, and the first generation in their families to go to college.
Each of these presentations is tailored to individual community needs. Town Hall Meetings are bilingual, multimedia meetings designed to demystify college preparation, application, and financing. Steps for Success Saturdays are intensive, full-day workshops and specialized instruction in college preparation for high school students; a concurrent program for parents is designed to get them more involved in their children's educations through a series of bilingual workshops on topics such as: enhancing communication between parents and school personnel, types of financial aid, grade point requirements, and more.
1 Thomas Rivera Policy Institute