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April 28, 2014

Washington, DC April 28, 2014 The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is proud to host the Latinos Uniting & Networking for Advancement (LUNA) reception in Washington, DC, on May 1, 2014 with remarks by Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, and keynote speaker Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States. 


With over 60,000 Hispanic Scholarship Fund Alumni nationwide, the LUNA receptions are a series of networking events that bring together HSF Scholars and Alumni, other distinguished professionals, and community leaders interested in advancing higher education.

As a lifelong educator and community college teacher, Dr. Biden’s commitment to higher education and creating the best, most-educated workforce in the world is steadfast. United States Treasurer Rosie Rios’s passion for supporting women in finance, a career path that has led to her being Treasurer of the United States, plus her having been a Hispanic Scholarship Fund recipient, will lend a unique perspective to the reception’s focus on mobilizing the Latino community to proactively advance higher education. 


“We are honored to have Dr. Jill Biden and Treasurer Rosie Rios attend our LUNA reception,” says Fidel A. Vargas, President & CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund. “The support of these influential and accomplished professionals validates HSF’s commitment to furthering higher education in the U.S. Hispanic community.” 

About the Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services.  HSF seeks to give students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come.  As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, the Fund has awarded over $430 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for students, HSF Scholars, and their families. HSF further strives to make college education a top priority for every Latino family across the nation, mobilizing our community to proactively advance that goal – each individual, over a lifetime, in every way he/she can.  For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund please visit:

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