HSF offers community outreach events for ways to get involved using resources such as our workshops, special events, and college retention programs are a great way to see how HSF can be a reference and help local communities.
College 101 is a free, bilingual, two-hour workshop for high school students and their families, which identifies and addresses the various steps necessary to plan for a college education. Each session provides valuable information about how to prepare, plan, and pay for college, apply for scholarships, and research financial aid opportunities. The workshops are offered on early weekday evenings, in various cities across the country.
The College Camp Series features free, bilingual, half-day, college preparation workshops held in various cities around the country. The programs are designed to help middle and high school students – and their parents – prepare, plan, and pay for college. Breakout session topics include preparing for and applying to college, choosing a college that’s the right fit, writing a personal statement, researching financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and understanding the real cost of a college education. Students are grouped by grade level, and parents can choose to receive information in either English or Spanish. Participants have the opportunity to interact with HSF Scholars, Alumni, and supporters, including local business leaders, sponsors, and educators.
Youth Leadership Institute
The Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) is a four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference for Latino high school juniors, selected through a competitive application process. It is designed to give these young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success. Attendees will enhance their leadership abilities and expand their professional networks by participating in college and career workshops, living on a college campus, and interacting with college students and professionals who serve as their mentors. The conferences are hosted each summer at various college campuses across the country.
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The STEM Summit is an annual “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math” conference that gives the best and brightest HSF STEM Scholars an inside track to career success in STEM fields, through a combination of mentoring, professional insights, and career guidance.
National Leadership Conference (NLC)
The National Leadership Conference (NLC) provides an inside track to the best and brightest HSF Scholars, through a combination of mentoring, professional insights, and career guidance.
The Career Symposium is an annual conference that introduces top HSF Scholars to current internship and full-time employment opportunities with HSF’s corporate partners.
The Finance Conference is an annual conference that exposes interested HSF Scholars to career opportunities in finance, asset management, private equity and other finance related fields.
The HSF MentorMatch program pairs students with college graduates, usually HSF alumni, who serve as mentors. Matches are made, based on student needs and interests. The pairs work together throughout the year to boost academic success and enhance the entire college experience. New matches are made at the start of each academic year. However, HSF is currently developing a proprietary system that will enable increasingly more refined matches, based on better data and analytics. The ultimate goal is to have a match in place through graduation and beyond.
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Annual Alumni Hall of Fame
HSF’s Alumni Hall of Fame (AHOF) Gala event honors distinguished Latinos whose personal journeys to success exemplify the goals and values of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, as well as one, outstanding corporate partner.
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Leaders in Education Awards
HSF’s Leaders in Education Awards (LEA) recognizes HSF Scholars and parents, community organizations, and corporate leaders for their special contributions to advancing higher education for Latino students.
Scholar Celebrations are intimate receptions held in major cities throughout the U.S. where HSF acknowledges and congratulates the current class of HSF Scholars and their parents and welcomes those who are new, into the HSF Family. The gatherings also provide new Scholars an opportunity to interact with HSF Alumni, fellow HSF Scholars, staff, and partners, and to begin to establish a network, through these contacts, that we hope will last a lifetime. Additionally, the events feature keynote speakers and give Scholars the opportunity to share what their scholarships mean to them.
Latinos Uniting & Networking for Advancement (LUNA) Series
LUNA brings together HSF Scholars, Alumni and other accomplished Latino professionals to network, build relationships, and get involved in advancing higher education for Hispanic students. The event features a high-caliber keynote speaker and enable attendees to walk away with new contacts and opportunities to enhance their respective professional journeys. LUNA is held in collaboration with community organizations and professional associations, strengthening these partnerships by joining together to advance and promote higher education and career opportunities within the Latino community, for the benefit of our country.