LOS ANGELES, July 21, 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, with the help of Wells Fargo, at Scholar Celebrations, nationwide.
Scholar Celebrations are intimate receptions held in major cities throughout the U.S., where HSF acknowledges and congratulates our newest Scholars and their parents and welcome them into the HSF Family. The gatherings also provide new Scholars an opportunity to interact with HSF Alumni, fellow HSF Scholars, staff, and supporters, and to form networks, 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.
"These 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."
With the help of sponsor Wells Fargo, these intimate celebrations will be hosted in Dallas, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles/Long Beach, Miami, and New York.
"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."
Below please find the complete schedule:
July 21, 2015 — Dallas, TX
July 23, 2015 — San Francisco, CA
July 28, 2015 — Chicago, IL
July 29, 2015 — Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA
August 4, 2015 — Miami, FL
August 6, 2015 — New York, NY
For more information on these events 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.
SOURCE Hispanic Scholarship Fund