We are proud and grateful to have working relationships with a number of partner organizations and foundations who share our goals . We invite you to learn about them and how we work together through a range of joint projects and initiatives.
The following organizations are collaborating with us to help Latino kids on the road to becoming tomorrow’s leaders by getting a college education
We collaborate with a number of foundations to advance our educational objectives for Latino students across the country. Our joint projects help fund outreach and scholarship programs and provide general operating support, which is vital to our continuing efforts. We are proud to name the following foundations as our partners and include a brief description of how each is working with us. These are some of the projects underway, listed by Partner Foundation.
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)
Established in 1972, ALPFA is the oldest national Latino professional association dedicated to enhancing opportunities for CPAs, accountants, and other finance-industry professionals and students. ALPFA serves the community through student chapters’ professional development programs, by awarding scholarships, and by providing access to HSF’s industry network of professional members, sponsors, and students, as well as additional resources.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) have formed a strategic alliance to ensure Hispanic youth are on track to secure a college education. This innovative alliance offers college scholarship opportunities for Club members participating in the BGCA Latino Outreach Initiative. Working with both parents and young people, our alliance with BGCA reinforces the message that a college education is critical to a successful future and that this is an achievable goal for every child in this country.
Excelencia in Education – Ensuring America’s Future
Excelencia in Education was founded in 2004 to accelerate Latino students’ success in higher education by strategically applying research and knowledge to public policy and institutional practice. HSF joined with Excelencia and a coalition of 65 partners in the nationwide initiative Ensuring America's Future by Increasing Latino College Completion. The purpose of the initiative is to inform, engage, and sustain efforts to promote the role of Latinos in making the U.S. the world leader in college degree completion. The effort places particular emphasis on what leaders can do in Federal, state, and local government – as well as philanthropy, higher education and business – to achieve this goal.
Great Minds in STEM - HENAAC
Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) is a gateway for Hispanic students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). It also engages families, educators, and employers to assist students to successfully pursue careers in those fields. GMiS offers K-12 educational programs that promote college readiness, awareness, and access to STEM education. At the college level, GMiS offers scholarships for Latino STEM majors and holds the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) where students can network with STEM professionals and build their skills through workshops and seminars.
National Society of Hispanic MBAs
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) is dedicated to building and advancing Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development for careers in business. NSHMBA offers scholarships to assist qualified Hispanics to pursue MBAs, organizes career fairs, and offers programs to prepare undergraduates for their first professional jobs/internships in business and for pursuing an MBA.
In collaboration with the University of California, Riverside and California State University, San Bernardino, HSF provides multi-year scholarships and support services to a select group of students. Funding from CAFC supports students from the Inland Empire region of California who attend these institutions. Each selected student is eligible for up to four years of funding and access to specialized support.
Funding from the Goizueta Foundation provides scholarships and retention services to 240 students throughout the state of Georgia. There are two cohorts of students, with each student eligible for up to $10,000 in scholarships over four years. Each recipient also receives individualized coaching provided by HSF partner Beyond 12 to encourage persistence and graduation.
The Peierls Foundation provides scholarship and retention support to students from Colorado and Texas. This program is open to students who have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. To date, four cohorts of students from these targeted areas have benefitted from access to multiple years of scholarship funding, as well as assistance from a dedicated HSF staff member.
Walton Family Foundation
The Bilingual Teachers Initiative, launched in 2012 as a five-year collaborative effort of HSF, the University of Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas Community College, and the Springdale School District is funded in part by a generous grant from the Walton Family Foundation. It seeks to increase the number of bilingual teachers in the Northwest Arkansas area. This region is seeing an increase in its Latino population, but lacks sufficient numbers of teachers prepared to serve this student cohort. Scholarships are available specifically for individuals from the area who plan to become bilingual teachers in the Springdale School District.