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.
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.
Great Organization filled with passionate individuals that have served our community to become the future leaders of America! I have the honor to serve with HSF and allowed to be inspired to aspire others who are in my position.
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!
Filled with wonderful, friendly professionals and inspiring talents! The students are extremely intelligent and engaged. I only have good things to say about this organization and I support its cause and message.
Wonderful staff with a determined meaningful purpose to help disadvantaged Latino students to excel in academia and post-graduation careers.
Great forum to provide students with advise on what it's like for life after college.
This organization really cares about the Latino community and it provides many resources to help us succeed in our academic careers and in life. The events they organize, the sponsors, the staff, the scholarships, everything is well-planned and has the purpose to motivate young Hispanics to become leaders and help the Latino community. They cherish diversity and encourage respect and love among different people. Something that is very needed nowadays in our country. Great organization!
This organization has changed my life for the better. I would recommend it to anyone. It's run by amazing, compassionate, and hardworking people. They provide the resources you need to succeed and encourage you to reach your goals. I have nothing but great things to say about HSF because nothing beats being a part of their "familia." I attended the YLU at UPENN and the experience was so wonderful.
HSF is an amazing organization that more people need to hear about. I attended the Youth Leadership Institute at the University of Chicago during July 2017 as a student; I was very impressed. I learned useful information on college admissions and scholarships. The staff was very friendly and professional--meeting everyone was my favorite part. The YLI was very interactive, informative, and empowering. I am so grateful for HSF and recommend it to all Hispanic students!
I was a participant at the YLI at UC Davis in 2015 and it was an experience I I'll never forget. I also had to the chance to be on the A-team and be a mentor for a group of amazing students! This organization is dedicated to help the Latino community in a way possible, by far one of the best non profit organizations in the country!
I have the honor of serving on one of the regional advisory boards for HSF, and have for several years; and I regularly volunteer at various events. The mission of HSF is audacious, and the ground-breaking leadership and innovation the organization drives to champion and achieve the vision of at least one college degree in every Latino household is nothing short of remarkable. The talent of the leadership team and staff to bring the commitment and vision to life is unwavering, and the quality of students who are supported by HSF as scholars is the very best our country has to offer. I have seen first-hand how HSF has strengthened the Latino community, and changed the lives of thousands of young people and their families through structured programming starting with middle school students, supporting high school students applying for college, and developing leadership skills for college students. No other non-profit I have ever worked with has shown the caliber of skill, talent and ability I have experienced from HSF with every single interaction. I look forward to continue serving. #adiplomaisforever
I volunteered with HSF at an event in Baltimore and was really impressed. As someone who benefitted from great mentors and really dedicated staff during my own road to college, I'm really thankful that HSF is doing the work it's doing. Great org.
Wonderful organization, providing Scholarship and support services/programs to deserving recipients.
I attended the Leaders in Education Awards ceremony this year. What an inspiring event. HSF is doing amazing work in the Latino community.