October 15, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA – October 15, 2013 – The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation’s largest non-for-profit supporting Hispanic American higher education, will kick off its Alumni Reception Series in New York on Tuesday. Sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, the reception will give HSF Alumni from the New York metro area the opportunity to connect with their peers, and a number of other distinguished individuals, to explore their respective roles as leaders of the next generation, now and in the future.
This year, the HSF alumni network celebrates 38 years, since its inception, its rolls having swelled to 60,000 members+. These numbers represent a broad range of industries and professions, among them, Doctors, Lawyers, Astronauts and the current Treasurer of the United States. The reception series is particularly focused on using the power of the alumni network to help HSF increase the number of scholarships awarded in the future.
Additional alumni receptions in the series will be held across the United States, over the next year, in order to martial alumni participation in increasing scholarships and in supporting the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s work in other ways, as well. For example HSF recently expanded its mentorship program, now called Mentor Match, which pairs alumni with currently enrolled HSF Scholars. The Fund has also created a new web application that will make alumni and alumni resources much more accessible to college-bound students and their families, before, during, and after graduation.
For more information about the upcoming Alumni events or on how HSF Alumni can get involved in helping the next generation of Scholars get their start go to the HSF website at www.HSF.net.
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, HSF has awarded over $400 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for students, scholars, and their families. HSF further strives to make college education a top priority for every Latino family across the nation and to mobilize 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: www.HSF.net.