June 09, 2014
Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Wells Fargo Empower Hispanic High School Juniors with the Youth Leadership Institute
LOS ANGELES (June 9, 2014) The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, will bring the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI), a three-day, overnight college empowerment conference to five cities across the U.S this summer.
The top 100 Latino high school junior applicants in each region have been selected to participate in this year’s series. The program is designed to give these students the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and excel in school and beyond. Selected students will experience what it’s like to live on a college campus, participate in college and career workshops, interact with college students and various professionals who serve as mentors, and develop the skills to become leaders in their communities.
“We are thrilled for the support of our Ground Breaking Partner, Wells Fargo, in sponsoring this new summer program,” said Fidel A. Vargas, President & CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund. “The outstanding students selected will be exposed to empowering experiences that will nurture their flourishing leadership skills, so that they will go on to become great leaders in their communities and in our nation.”
“Wells Fargo has a long tradition of supporting education-related causes and making higher education available to those who might not otherwise have the financial means to make that dream a possibility,” said Tim Hanlon, President of Wells Fargo Foundation and Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo. “I am particularly proud of our partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund because it gives us the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of so many young people.”
YLI will be kicking off this summer in Los Angeles, CA, Dallas, TX, Albuquerque, NM, Washington, DC, and Silicon Valley, CA. For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the YLI Program please visit: 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, 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: HSF.net.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 264,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In 2013, the Company invested $275.5 million in grants to 18,500 nonprofits, and team members contributed more than 1.69 million volunteer hours around the country. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com.