Posts Tagged ‘Hispanic Scholarship Fund’

Obama Nobel Prize money funding Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Monday, October 11th, 2010

(Chicago Sun Times) HSF, recognizing the nation’s need for more college graduates in spite of the current recession, is launching “Generation 1st Degree,” an initiative focused on closing the “degree gap” that exists between Hispanic students and their peers. The strategy seeks to help at least one person in each household earn a college degree, and then leverage that credential in order to assist others in the family seek the same achievement.

Announcing the initiative at its first Education Summit, HSF plans to focus its efforts on the Hispanic American students and families it serves and hopes to be a catalyst for a national conversation about higher education and the economy. In 35 years, HSF has awarded close to $300 million in scholarships to more than 50,000 students in need. Two-thirds of these students were the first in their families to go to college.

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