Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
Rating: 5 stars 13 13 reviews 313
Location: 1411 W. 190th Street, Suite 700 Gardena CA 90248 USA
Results: As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic-American higher education, HSF has achieved a number of milestones to date, including: • Over $470 Million in scholarships since 1975 • Over 5,100 scholarships awarded annually, to date • 1,600 college planning workshops that have reached more than 350,000 Hispanic families since 2000 • Bi-lingual Public Service Announcements in over 33,000 national multi-media outlets • College resources delivered to 190,000 households • Mention in 100,000+ publications • 36 HSF Scholar Chapters on college campuses nationwide, providing a variety of supportive, on-campus resources to our Scholars • HSF Alumni Network of over 57,000 former scholarship recipients • Career Center – internships and job opportunities with HSF partner organizations
Target demographics: Hispanic college-bound students seeking scholarships and related support services
Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 4,600 students with scholarships and hundreds of other students with academic support services
Geographic areas served: U.S., Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and Guam
Programs: The Youth Leadership Institute: HSF’s national pre-college program and a cornerstone of support, ensuring Hispanic students apply to and graduate from college, pursue professional careers, and give back to their communities. College Camps and College 101 seminars: Interactive outreach programs that help educate students and families with relevant information about college. Scholarships: HSF administers over 50 different scholarship programs which provide over 4,700 students with scholarships each year. Scholarships are targeted at graduating high school students entering college, undergrads, community college, transfer, and graduate students.
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My Sophomore year I was trying to figure what to do the following year because my parents nor I could pay for the hold on my account and financial was pretty much tapped out for the year. Next thing you know, a check came in the mail from HSF that covered the hold on my account and allowed me to register for my Junior year of college. My parents and I are truly grateful of what HSF's scholarship meant to us and my ability to stay in college and eventually graduate.
As a high school senior I was lucky enough to have been awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Those $10,000 allowed me go through my college years a little less stressed because I knew my personal expenses would be covered. This allowed me to take on life-changing unpaid internships at several Fortune 500 companies. These internships helped propel my career in the right direction. Without the help from HSF, I would have probably needed to take a job at the mall to cover my expenses and would have missed out on some great opportunities. I'm so grateful that I was able to take on internships that gave me real world work experience instead. Thank you HSF!
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund helped me make going to college possible. Because of the scholarship I was awarded, I was able to graduate from a reputable university and achieve my Bachelor degree! The HSF contributed to my success and I am so grateful for that opportunity. Thank you HSF!
Receiving an HSF Scholarship helped to make college possible for me. As a professional in the same line of work, advancing Latino youth through scholarship, I see the value in paying that support forward and giving others the same assistance to be successful. HSF is a great non-profit and plays a critical role in developing Latino leaders. This is the beacon of light students need on their college journey.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is one of the most progressive and heartwarming nonprofits that I have had the pleasure of witnessing. Their online presence doesn't feel like you are online, it feels warm and non intimidating for future applicants. The parent of the year award is brilliant... it says if they can do it, we can do it!
In today's world where we are getting hit with media everywhere it is very refreshing to find an organization wearing it's big heart on their sleeve.
Congratulations team HSF on all your success in helping #RiseUp people to their potential.
Gina Linn Espinoza
UpLatino and Get Wise Latinas
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund helps serve Latino students by giving them the opportunity to apply for scholarships that will help for their education. I was a student who received a scholarship through the HSF and I am grateful that there is an organization like it that helps many students out. I am currently a student at UCLA and I am majoring in Biology so that in the future and even right now I can give back to my community. All I have to say is that HSF is a fantastic organization and that it should continue to thrive and help students that are in need.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund serves Latino students through scholarship. I was honored to have received the Gates Millennium Scholarship through HSF in 2012. It was such a surreal moment, a moment that confirmed I had the opportunity to live a better life. This organization believed in me, in my potential, and chose to invest in my future. They invigorated my passion to succeed and to do better for myself. I work hard everyday to pay back their investment so that I may also invest in my community as HSF did with me. I am majoring in political science and minoring in education at UCLA, I plan to obtain a Ph.D. in education and research the inequities of our education system. HSF is more than scholarship but a community, a community that strives to guarantee Hispanic students the opportunity to graduate from university and enter the workforce. They offer access to conferences, personalized assistance, and so much more. My interaction with HSF staff has always been of the most pleasant, they are kind, genuine individuals who seek to help scholars in every way imaginable. HSF confirmed the magnitude of the Hispanic community and inspires me to contribute to that very community.
I have been donating to HSF for a couple of years in recognition of the importance of the mission of this non-profit to hispanics individually, and to the broader community. I was motivated to add HSF to those non-profits that I support due to the impact the organization had on my business partner. Partly through the funding provided by HSF, this talented individual was able to complete his education at a top-ranked university, and then went on to obtain his DDS from a highly respected dental school. He is now leading a thriving dental practice focused on the Dallas hispanic community. I am very pleased to be able to contribute to creating similar stories with other hard-working, exceptional students looking for a way to achieve their goals.
I've been in management for over 25 years at a major automotive company and have been involved, as a company representative, with a variety of Hispanic community organizations during that time. As a Latina who is first in her family to obtain a college education, the topic of furthering the education of under-represented minorities is personal, it's critical, and not just because it's right, but because the success of this country depends on it. Everyone has seen the demographics. Latinos currently comprise 17% of the US population. Estimates indicate that Hispanics will represent 31% by 2060. And, most of that growth is in the number of U.S.-born Latinos. Today, some 800 thousand U.S.-born Hispanics enter adulthood each year. It is imperative that we find a way to educate this vibrant and vital segment of our population. HSF is finding a way to do just that. In my experience, HSF has the most efficient, effective, and comprehensive program that prepares, supports and funds the educational success of our Latino youth. I firmly believe HSF is making a difference. They have my highest recommendation.
I have been a sponsor of Hispanic Scholarship Fund for several years both directly and through my company's employee resource group. They have a very noble goal of ensuring every Hispanic household in the U.S. has at least one college graduate, inspiring and mentoring others in the family and community. Their staff has been proactive in working with my organization to identify areas for collaboration and to magnify our collective impact. Since 1975, HSF has provided over $470M in 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. I am honored to be associated with such a great organization.