LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation's largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, is planning to honor its 2015 Class of scholarship recipients in Miami, on August 4, 2015, with the help of National Presenting Sponsor Wells Fargo, Local Presenting Sponsor Macy's, and Local Supporter Carnival Corporation & plc.
Scholar Celebrations are intimate receptions held in major cities throughout the U.S., where HSF acknowledges and congratulates the current class of HSF Scholars and their parents and welcomes those who are new to the HSF Family. The gatherings also provide Scholars an opportunity to interact with HSF Alumni, fellow HSF Scholars, staff, and donors, and to establish a network, through these contacts, that HSF hopes will last a lifetime.
The events also feature keynote speakers and give Scholars the opportunity to share what their scholarships mean to them. Vincent Cordero, HBO Latin America's Chief Operating Officer and HSF Alumnus, will deliver the keynote address at this event.
"Our Scholar Celebrations are amazing gatherings that give us an opportunity to celebrate our incoming class of Scholars, to honor their families, and to provide the students with an opportunity to experience what it means to be a member of HSF's family and our extensive academic and professional network," said Fidel A. Vargas, President & CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund. "We are proud to welcome these extraordinary students into our midst and have an opportunity to wish them well prior to the fall term."
"Wells Fargo's partnership with HSF allows us the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of so many young people and to continue to advance the importance of seeking higher education," said Georgette "Gigi" Dixon, Director of Strategic Partnerships. "We are proud to help celebrate the new scholars and the hard work they have put into their studies."
"Macy's believes in giving students the best opportunities possible, and through our partnership with HSF, we continue our advocacy for education and commitment to the Hispanic community," said Dineen Garcia, VP, Diversity Strategies. "Investing in education for Latinos is investing in America."
Event Time and Location:
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Newman Alumni Center (Multi-Purpose Room)
University of Miami
6200 San Amaro Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
For more information about the Miami Scholar Celebration, or about HSF, please visit HSF.net.
About the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
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 nation, mobilizing our community to proactively advance that goal – each individual, over a lifetime, in every way he/she can. HSF 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-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, the Fund has awarded over $470 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for students, HSF Scholars, Alumni, and parents. For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, please visit: HSF.net.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 266,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune's 2015 rankings of America's largest corporations. In 2014, Wells Fargo donated $281.2 million in grants to 17,100 nonprofits, and team members volunteered 1.74 million hours around the country. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.
About Macy's Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 775 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.
About Carnival Corporation & plc
Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest cruise company in the world, with a portfolio of 10 cruise brands in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, comprised of Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises (Australia), P&O Cruises (UK) and Fathom.
SOURCE Hispanic Scholarship Fund