Jason Acosta is the Senior Outreach Programs Manager at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). Jason began his work in youth outreach initiatives in 2005, when he first volunteered as a student coordinator in the early beginnings of the Hispanic Youth Symposium. Jason has served as Director of the Hispanic Youth Institute as well as Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the Hispanic College Fund. The youngest of four children, Jason is only the second in his family to earn a bachelor’s degree or higher. After originally being doubted by his college counselor, Jason began his post-secondary education at Montgomery College in Maryland.
While at MC, Jason excelled in his studies and was accepted into the highly competitive Montgomery Scholars Program. As a member of the program, Jason capitalized on an opportunity to study abroad at Cambridge University in England. He was recognized as the Presidential Scholar at the Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Springs campus in 2007, and was admitted as a transfer student to Yale University, where he went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in political science. At Yale, Jason served as a student coordinator at the university’s Latino Cultural Center and helped to organize the first-ever comprehensive Latino Alumni Reunion in 2009.
It is a true honor to bring our high-quality programs to numerous high schools, college campuses, and various community centers across the country. I stand as a testament to the power of effective mentorship, and I enjoy the process of connecting our incredible network of dedicated Alumni and supporters to the incredibly talented young scholars in our community.