Saludos Hispanos

Recent news from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that a record 7 in 10 Hispanic high school graduates are enrolling in higher education. That’s great, but unfortunately, Latinos ages 22-24 are half as likely as their Caucasian counterparts to complete their bachelor's degree. Many of these students drop out due to financial concerns and the stress of working and going to school. Some have to help support their families. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund seeks to help support students and keep them on the graduation track by lessening their financial concerns. HSF also supplies students and parents with information and various resources for applying and attending college. Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible. HSF strives to make college education a top priority for every Latino family across the seeks to give its Scholars all the tools they need to 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-forprofit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, the Fund has awarded over $500 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for students, HSF Scholars, Alumni, and parents. S AL U D O S H I S PAN O S Hispanic Scholarship Fund Helps Students and Parents Prepare, Plan and Pay for College Education continue on Page 121