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.
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.
Going to the Youth Leadership Institute put on by HSF greatly increased my confidence in going through the college application process. I gained invaluable resources and friends from this experience. The YLI taught me about financial aid, gave me advice for my application essays, and allowed me to ask questions about anything related to applying to college and learn from current college students, admissions officers, and connected me to working professionals in order to learn about where college can take you. Without the YLI and HSF, I would feel lost when approaching my college applications and I wouldn't have access to all of the resources for scholarships, networking, etc. and I wouldn't have the support from HSF to help me navigate college. HSF provides incredible services for Hispanic students and the YLI at Princeton truly changed my life.
The HSF is an absolutely amazing organizing that provides resources and opportunities for students that go far beyond what would be expected of them. I attended their Youth Leadership Institute at Princeton and found myself welcomed into a strong network of high achieving Latino students and mentors. All the adults involved were incredibly helpful and kind, the information I received was detailed and important, and I left the program feeling empowered and prepared to apply to college. HSF is truly wonderful, and I will be recommending it to everyone I can for years to come.
I attended the YLI at Princeton and had an absolutely amazing experience. What HSF does is really special, and I can't wait to begin to volunteer with them so as to give back in repayment for letting me attend YLI. I will absolutely be recommending HSF to everyone who is eligible to receive any of the many services they offer. I'd really like to thank them for everything they've done so far and will continue to help me with.
I was a part of the YLI at Princeton. More than anything, I left the YLI with a sense of confidence, not only for the upcoming college applications but also for life after high school in general.
I had a great time with my "familia" and the people there. Everyone was very friendly, open, and willing to answer any questions. My mentor was a lot of fun and very open to discussion.
I am extremely grateful to the HSF and plan to tell many others about it.
Taught me so much and helped motivate me and give me direction about college and life
Going into it, I thought the YLI program through the HSF would be another one of those self acclaimed "best college help programs." The reality of it is that the YLI didn't tell me what to do, it gave me the skills to discover it for myself. I feel like this program truly taught me something while at the same time allowing me to explore how I want my future to look. It gave me a pathway to success that simply isn't found through any other program. I know I'm ready for college, and would highly suggest that every Hispanic 11th grader apply for this program, as it provides a priceless experience that will impact the rest of your life.
HSF provided me with the tools to confidently navigate the college application process during their 4-day YLI conference. I met great people, learned valuable things and overall had an amazing experience. I will definetly encourage other incoming juniors to apply and attend YLI.
I was a panelist at the Gates Scholar Summer Institute which was run by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and I was amazed at how well organized the 4-day conference was and the rich content they provided for their scholarship recipients. I would love to work with the HSF again.
HSF has provided me with the opportunity to network with my peers from other top universities such as Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford, to name a few. I will always remember how this organization has allowed me to connect with mentors that look like me, and the relationships formed with amazing peers that I am honor to know.
Such a great organization from Top to Bottom. Everyone professional and respectful. So much gets done in a positive way. The scholars are truly exceptional. You can see the magic in their eyes. I feel better knowing this program is around.
As a recipient of multiple HSF scholarships throughout my undergraduate career and as an HSF Scholar who's had the wonderful opportunity to work for HSF as a student mentor, I can say with total confidence that this organization is destined to continue touching the lives of many more Latinx students across the country, as it has mine. I've grown both as a professional and as an individual as a result of my involvement with HSF, and I cannot wait to see what fellow HSF Scholars have in store for their futures given that HSF does such an amazing job of identifying and truly supporting young and exceptional Latinx talent! The HSFamilia is alive and real, and I am so incredibly thankful for it.
As a four-year recipient of the HSF Scholarship and as a proud member of the HSF family, I can honestly say that this organization has changed my life. HSF empowers me to achieve more, connects me to other incredible Latinx leaders, and, on more than one occasion, has transformed how I perceive my Latinx identity for the better. Operationally, the organization is impeccably run, with visionary leaders and a dedicated workforce. I look forward to being a part of this organization into perpetuity and strongly believe that it deserves all of the praise in the world.
HSF presented me with a life changing experience! I was invited and honored by attending the STEM Summit organized by HSF and had an insane time meeting similar Latinos and Latinas also pursuing a career in STEM! Additionally, it was inspirational to not only listen and connect with the professionals invited to talk to us, many of which had hard upbringings and were at a disadvantage due to their race and ethnicity. HSF is doing an amazing job empowering Latinos and Latinas as they strive to reach their goals! I cannot wait to see the extent of their endeavors in the next generation of Latinx Students!