My experience as a HSF scholar has been life-changing. I encourage all latinx students to apply despite where you are located or how slim the odds look. I was able to attend the Media and Entertainment Summit 2021 through zoom and it made me more mindful of myself in professional settings and everyday life. They help you in all ways in your journey to success. Truly an organization which cares deeply about its cause.
I have been an HSF Scholar for the past 3 years and was so fortunate to receive a scholarship to support me in college and attend the HSF STEM Summit which has given me valuable information that will help me achieve my future goals.
Amazing experience! Changed and enhanced my perspective on college applications as well as life choice for the future. Provided exceptional insight.
The experience that HSF provided me with their YLI program felt unreal and extraordinary. They are organized, supportive, and prepared to deliver the best possible resources and guidance to their HSF Scholars. I feel honored to have been a part of something so special, and I am beyond proud to even be able to write a review for them. HSF is incredible!!
HSF has changed my life. Due to an incredible experience at their Youth leadership Institute, I now feel empowered and capable to apply and get accepted to my dream colleges and careers. HSF is made up of such empowering and supportive mentors who always have our back and want to help us in any way they can. Thank you for everything.
I originally disregarded the invitation I received to apply for the YLI, cataloging it as the usual too-good-to-be-true junk mail. However, as I've gotten more involved with HSF over the years since -- I've now received the scholarship twice and attended the 2021 NLC -- I've realized that HSF is somehow both too good to be true, yet true nevertheless!
The sheer number of generous scholarships they hand out every year is mind-boggling, and the NLC, billed to be a "life-altering experience," was nothing short of that. At the NLC itself, HSF was undeterred by the additional challenges that a Zoom conference presents. In four short days, they put up a stellar lineup of speakers, made no unforced technical errors, and still managed to jumpstart real community-building among the participants. And I don't even have space to go into the top-tier scholar support services they offer to anyone who qualifies for their scholarship -- I attend a top 5 university, and I can confirm that HSF's Career Service Center has made a greater contribution to my professional development than my college's.
If you can donate, or have the opportunity to get involved with this organization, I cannot recommend enough that you do -- it will be well worth your while!
HSF is amazing. I attended the YLI in 2021 and it was fantastic! It teaches some of the most essentially parts of the College Application Process and onward in life. For me, the best part of it was the self-confidence boost that comes with the program, everyone is just so nice and caring!
HSF has helped me become more confident in my skills and prepared me for the college application process.
Great people, great experience. Made me a lot more confident for the college application process and taught me a lot about what I should expect in the future. Lots of resourceful people and info
HSF is an amazing organization, they supported me through my junior year of college. I highly recommend students to take advantage of their conferences and career services.
HSF's College 101 Webinar is amazing! This information is priceless! Their webinar was superlative. This is MUST HAVE information for all parents who want to see their child go to college!
Since attending the Youth Leadership Institute in 2017 and becoming an HSF Scholar, I have gained meaningful connections and experiences through the organization. HSF has inspired me to define the minority narrative and to chase my dreams and endeavors no matter how big they may seem. I am so inspired to become a world champion, make it to a top tier university, become a news anchor, make it to Time Magazine, and make it to the Academy Awards because of the HSF Familia and network. HSF has given me the Latinx family that I need to continue pursing my passions regardless of whatever odds I'm going against. They value me for my character and not by my background. HSF represents everything that I advocate for and inspires me to change the minority narrative and change the way people view minorities in this country. That is what I am going to do till the very end!
I’ve been involved with HSF since 2018, and as a result of the HSF Scholar designation, I’ve not only received scholarship money to help support my academic journey, but I’ve attended two conferences (Finance and National Leadership Conference) that have gotten me connected to so many scholars, professionals, companies, and HSF Staff. 100% recommend HSF to any Hispanic/Latinx students looking for a community network that looks out for your best interest!
Before HSF YLI at UChicago, I was nervous and unprepared to begin the college application process. HSF connected me to mentors and Latino peers that help guide me through the application process. I am confident in my future and blessed to be a part of the HSF community.
HSF helped me learn more about Finance through their Finance Conference. It was a great virtual experience, and it was clear that the HSF team really did an AMAZING job at organizing this online conference by the way students were engaged and by its structure that allowed one opportunities to network and learn!
I attended the HSF Youth Leadership Institute in July 2020. It was a great experience! I learned everything from how to write my college application essay, to what to expect my freshman year of college, to how to have a good job interview. Everyone from the CEO of HSF to my
college-aged mentor contributed to making this an incredible experience! I feel like I will use what I learned throughout my life.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is an excellent organization. The opportunities, including scholarships, conferences, and career services, are truly helpful for students. I'm a participant of their National Leadership Conference and I loved it. I met a group of amazing people and learned a lot throughout the conference.
The HSF YLI was so empowering and an absolutely astonishing program. The HSF team is so supportive of latinx students, and extremely dedicated to rewriting the latino narrative. There couldn’t be a better program!!
AMAZING!!! HSF is doing it right. I participated in a program and it was forced to be moved virtual, but HSF handled it perfectly. Due to the efficiency of HSF, it was still a life changing program for me and I learned boundless information and skills.
Outstanding organization that continuously supports and checks on students selected as HSF Scholars. I was awarded with scholarships when I was in college, invited to career development conferences where I received coaching and advice from successful professionals and well-prepared HSF staff, and given the opportunity to be a mentor and panelist at conferences. I have witnessed how HSF is constantly finding ways to improve and provide the best resources to their scholars
HSF honestly kick-started my entire college searching experience. I had no idea what to even be looking for before I attended their YLI camp.
I was honored to be chosen to participate in their Youth Leadership Institute 2020. When I signed up (pre-COVID) the event was to be held at the University of Chicago, but after the epidemic struck HSF was forced to relocate to a virtual setting. The shift went seamlessly, and I feel that I gained the same amount through the online course that I would have in person.
The YLI taught me everything I needed to know about the college process and how to get the most out of my college experience, as well as connecting me with my Latino peers from across the nation and PR. It also helped me make valuable connections with the mentors, guest speakers, and HSF staff members. I'm proud to be considered a scholar of this fantastic organization!
My experience has been awesome with HSF. I have learned many life skills that I will cherish and take with me in my future careers and paths.
As a volunteer I have gained so much knowledge about the program which not only am I helping HSF but they helped me improve my skills as a person. Great organization.
The HSF organization has helped me in many ways as a student survey volunteer. I have enhanced my time management skills, improved my efficiency skills along with providing the best support I can to the HSF organization. HSF is a great organization to be apart of and I couldn't be more proud to represent this institution.
Such a great non profit organization!!! thank u so much for your help. These are the type of organizations we need to fundraise for.
I’m so grateful for the experience HSF has been able to provide me in high school and my undergrad career. I was able to step out of my comfort zone and practice my communication skills. Also, I love the network of students I am connected to, who I share similar uprisings with.
My experience as a volunteer here has always been one of warm welcomes and attentiveness to my well-being and professional pursuits. The atmosphere is one of neighborliness, and for that reason would always help out when needed.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund continuously delivers and supports young and talented scholars - deserving of the recognition. The experiences and confidence that HSF instills within its scholars are one to none, and their ability to develop leaders is clearly depicted throughout the life of the scholar.
Personally, my gratitude and desire for a long-lasting impact on our community inspires me to continue to serve as a mentor, career coach, and volunteer -- always reaching for greater impact.
I am thankful and blessed to be part of the HSF community!
So proud to support this non-profit. HSF provides life-changing support for its scholars and those individuals that support its cause. Not only does this organization award much needed financial support to deserving Latino students, it also provides career services support to ensure they have a pathway to a life changing career.
Great experience volunteering at HSF in preparation for their conference. HSF employees are generous and have a greater purpose. This organization is helping bring change to structural inequalities in the United States and making a key difference
I was one of their scholarship recipients. They offer great help to Hispanic students who don't have first hand experience in college. They offer a lot of resources from volunteering, scholarships, to job opportunities. I am very thankful for them.
After years of volunteering with HSF, I'm very disappointed in how I have been treated as an alumna. It is clear the org has become more about business rather than students. It caters to those who are already succeeding and completely ignores low-income students, it's full of favoritism and elitism. I constantly get calls and emails to donate and contribute my time, which I will no longer be doing. At the end of the day, HSF and the CEO prioritize their public image, the fancy galas, award shows, and conferences instead of meeting the real needs of students. Feel free to check out their reviews on Glassdoor from previous employers (their rating is 2.4, and 34% approve of the CEO)
I have volunteered for two years for HSF's College Bootcamp and my sisters have been able to attend the last two years. This nonprofit is very professional and genuinely cares for students. My sisters and I are first-generation; she learned so much from the bootcamps and it was so helpful because she was around people her age. The littlest one is in middle school and she feels much more prepared to start thinking about college because of the information. As a volunteer, I have seen how they do their best to benefit parents and students of all ages. I recommend getting involved with this nonprofit 100%.
I had an amazing experience at the 2019 Media and Entertainment Summit. I learned valuable skills for resume building and for interviews. I hope to participate in another conference in the future!
Since my first introduction to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) in 2015 as a junior in high school to my 5th, HSF has played a critical role in my life. By attending the Youth Leadership Institute in 2015 at the University of Chicago, I was able to experience for the first time what a strong Hispanic community and leadership looked like. They gave me the vision to dream and the tools to succeed in whatever it is I choose to do. With their guidance, I was able to become a Gates Millennium Scholar! Just a week ago I attended the 2019 Finance Conference in New York City as a mentor to an amazing group of mentees. If you have not heard of HSF yet I would encourage you to look them up as they have been a big proponent of the Hispanic community, promoting higher education, and wonderful leaders doing great work!
In October 2019, I attend the HSF Finance Conference in New York, New York. This life-altering conference was filled with a career expo, discussions, panels, and fireside chats with leading industry professionals and distinguished HSF Alumni. I am beyond grateful to have indulged in various professional development activities. The insights and advice I received have inspired me to step into a different realm in which I was unaware. Today, I am continuing my job search with additional career options in cooperate America thanks to HSF.
Fantastic organization at the forefront of preparing the future Hispanic leaders of the U.S. Professional, great attention to detail, and impactful programming was given to 100+ HSF Scholars at the 2019 Finance Conference in NYC. Provided lifelong lessons in personal growth and career advancement advice, great mentors and administrators, and unparalleled access to leading professionals and panelists.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) has helped me tremendously throughout my undergraduate career. It is so much more than a check as far as scholarships go. It is truly a support network with employees that genuinely care about the students they serve. The most impactful experience however for me is the times that I have been allowed to come back and volunteer with them such as the College 101 camps, the Youth Leadership Institute and Young Leaders Consortium. Through these events I have witnessed the impact that HSF has on students who may not believe in themselves. After going through these events, they come out prepared, and energized to take charge of their future. It is inspiring work and gives me hope for the future.
I attended HSF's 2019 Youth Leaders Summit and didn't expect that it would have such an impact on me. I've attended many leadership conferences, but this was like no other. Rather than just addressing the topics of college and career readiness, I actually had the opportunity to network with like-minded peers, college admissions officers, mentors, and executives from various companies. It was truly life changing and I was able to create long-lasting relationships with people that I only met for four days.
I had a wonderful time during the cohort 1 of Young Leaders Summit (YLS)—a racially diverse, free, 4-night comprehensive college conference—in 2018 at the University of Chicago; I bonded many new relationships, made a lot of friends, learned everything about college admissions and financial aid, and felt confident about my college application process and applying to top universities. To give back, I gladly accepted being in the A-Team for cohort 2, where I had an even greater time than my first year; not only did we, the A-Team, helped cohort 2 end with a tremendous success, but I also reunited with eleven other students from cohort 1, met more amazing college and high school students, including the 34 mentors, from all around the nation (including Alaska and Puerto Rico), worked with the A-Team by running the behind the scenes, and spent priceless time with them (the YLC administration did not even expect the A-Team to get along so close together!). Volunteering at the YLS was definitely my favorite part of my 2019 summer. I honestly cannot be more thankful to HSF for letting me participate in both YLS cohorts completely free; both being a student in the first cohort and a volunteer in the second changed my life a lot. I will be sure apply to be a mentor for cohort 3! I hope to see everyone at the cohort 3 of YLS!
Attending a great opportunity like Young Leaders Summit hosted by HSF and other contributors was an unparalleled experience. Without a financial burden, I connected to 200 brightest minds all across the country and started a network with professional from a variety of fields. This organization brings the best of the best opportunities to low-income students to empower and enrich with us invaluable experience.
This past month I had the unforgettable pleasure of attending the Young Leaders Summit. Whenever anyone asks me about it, I always say the truth- that it was the best experience of my life. I have never felt so uplifted in terms of information and self-esteem. Through the summit I met with some of the best students across the country who also suffer economic disparities. All of my peers were given tools I believe they couldn’t find any where else. I will spend the rest of my life owing a debt to this program and HSF and all the better for knowing them.
I attended the 2019 Youth Leadership Summit hosted by HSF and had the best time of my life. As a low-income student with little college guidance, the program not only provided me with support I’ve never had, but also allowed me to meet new friends. I’m so grateful to HSF for everything!
I attended the 2019 YLS at the University of Chicago hosted by HSF. It was truly a life-changing experience. The knowledge and the growth I had gained from the experience was very valuable. The chance to talk and be surrounded by many high achieving students just like me was very inspirational. On top of all that, the staffs were extremely helpful and professional.
It was amazing, they do everything they can to help people. I really appreciate everything they do and can not wait to see where we will all go!!
I attended the Young Leaders Summit in the summer of 2019, and it was an absolutely fantastic experience! Couldn't have asked for a better community to help propel my success in the next year. Thank you HSF!
I attended the HSF Youth Leadership Institute at the University of Chicago. HSF covers all costs of attendance for the students accepted into the program. It was truly a life changing experience. The program was empowering and informative. It taught me about networking, the college application process, and financial aid. Additionally, it connected me to a group of inspiring and bright Hispanic students that I'm grateful to have met. I'm so thankful to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund for this experience.
I participated in the Youth Leadership Institute and appreciated the work Hispanic Scholarship fund did to make this helpful, enjoyable experience possible.
I participated in the Youth Leadership Institute at the University of Chicago, and it was truly a transformative experience. I gained confidence in my ability to apply to selective universities, and I also gained the skills that I will need in order to succeed at such a school. I left with access to numerous resources and a new familia.
The Youth Leadership Institute was an amazing experience that has given me opportunities I couldn't dream of beforehand.
I attended the inaugural Entrepreneurship summit with HSF in 2019 and was blown away by the passion and dedication that went into making this event possible. It was clear that leadership, staff, and volunteers truly cared about HSF's mission. I would love to dedicate time and resources to HSF in the future.
I feel honored to have attended HSF's Finance Conference in New York. I had the opportunity to meet other young Latino and Latina students from across the nation and was inspired by their stories and motivation to succeed. HSF provided great resources while we were at the conference. I learned and grew a lot during my time there.
Went to one of their college camps in Atlanta held at Georgia State University. It was very informational and touching to see an organization dedicated to the Hispanic youth.
Amazing experience at the HSF STEM Summit - I think it will truly impact my career!
Like many others said, I thought I was not going to learn anything from this seminar. But I was wrong. I left with two things. A wonderful mentor to guide me through life and a ton of valuable information /skills. The mentors here truly care about you and will do everything they can to help you. They also provide you with awesome presentation and speakers. I was able to gain skills and tips I would never be able to acquire anywhere else! Honestly, if you attend to any of there events, I am sure you will leave home with more than you imagined.
I attended the 2018 Youth Leadership Institute at Princeton University, sponsored by HSF, Wells Fargo, and Princeton University; and it has been a truly life changing event. The HSF does amazing things not only for its scholars, but just in general for the good of communities around the country. It empowers future Latino/Latina leaders and always gives back. I am blessed to be a part of the HSF network and fortunate to be considered a scholar of this fantastic organization.
One of the best experiences of my life! I’ve been recommending to all my applicable friends :)
It was a great experience that I will treasure for the rest of my life! I recommend everyone try to be involved with this phenomal group. Super nice, helpful people.
HSF is a great organization that cares about the well-being and career development of young Hispanic students. The conferences, the scholarships and the advice they provide are very insightfu, inspiring and helpful.
HSF is a wonderful organization that always makes sure to help all of their scholars. I am so grateful for the opportunity to grow and through their help, become an even better future leader, who is willing to and can give back.