LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation's largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, today announced its next College Camp workshop, to be held at Florida International University – Biscayne Bay Campus, on November 14, 2015, with support from National Presenting Sponsor, Wells Fargo and Local Presenting Sponsor, Carnival Corporation.
College Camps are free, bilingual, half-day workshops specifically designed to help middle and high school students – and their parents – prepare, plan, and pay for college. The latest series kicked off in Chicago, and will be moving on to Dallas, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.
"In addition to awarding scholarships, HSF provides critical resources and information to the entire community on what it takes to prepare for a college track," said Fidel A. Vargas, President & CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. "College Camps give students and parents the opportunity to attend a workshop in a collegial setting, where they can learn, ask questions, and interact with a variety of experts, in a range of relevant fields."
"The College Camp Series and our partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund allow Wells Fargo the opportunity to help Hispanic students reach their full potential," said Georgette "GiGi" Dixon, Wells Fargo's Director of Strategic Partnerships. "We are committed to continuing our work with HSF and continuing to help Hispanic students gain access to higher education."
"Carnival Corporation is pleased to support the Hispanic Scholarship Fund's efforts in Miami, Florida," said Linda Coll, Executive Director, Carnival Foundation. "Education is a key pillar of the Carnival Foundation and our partnership with HSF will give young talented students the chance they need to succeed."
College Camp workshops are led by experienced professionals, community leaders, and various business executives who provide guidance on topics, such as, preparing for and applying to college, choosing a college that's the right fit, writing a personal statement, researching financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and understanding the real cost of a college education. The program includes materials prepared by college admissions professionals who provide an inside perspective on applying to and attending college.
"This is a very important event for us. It educates us - as parents - on how to go about helping our children," said a parent from Dallas, Texas about the College Camp session she attended.
A student participant who attended one of last year's College Camp events said, "I was really worried about whether I could pay for college and whether I was going to be able to finish, but, I learned that I can go to college and finish!"
For more information on the College Camp program 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 Carnival Corporation & PLC
Carnival Corporation & plc is a global cruise company and one of the largest vacation companies in the world. Our portfolio of leading cruise brands includes Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, and Fathom in North America; P&O Cruises and Cunard in the United Kingdom; AIDA Cruises in Germany; Costa Cruises in Southern Europe; and P&O Cruises in Australia.
Carnival's wide-ranging product offerings provide our guests with exceptional vacation experiences at an outstanding value. Our success in providing quality cruise vacations has made Carnival the most profitable company in the leisure travel industry. Carnival's stock is dually listed on both the New York Stock Exchange and on the London Stock Exchange under symbol CCL. Carnival is the only company in the world to be included in both the S&P 500 index in the United States and the FTSE 100 index in the United Kingdom.
Headquartered in Miami, Florida, U.S.A., and Southampton, England, Carnival Corporation & plc operates a fleet of more than 100 ships, with another seven ships scheduled for delivery between January 2015 and March 2017. With approximately 200,000 guests and 77,000 shipboard employees, there are more than 277,000 people sailing aboard the Carnival fleet at any given time.
SOURCE Hispanic Scholarship Fund