LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation's largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, as part of its ongoing partnership with Wells Fargo, today announced the continuation of its annual College Camp series at the University of California, Berkeley, on October 17, 2015.
College Camps are free, bilingual, half-day, college and financial aid workshops specifically designed to help middle and high school students – and their parents – prepare, plan, and pay for college. The series kicked off in Chicago, moving on to Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Dallas, and Miami.
"In addition to giving scholarships to students, HSF also 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 get information 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."
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. HSF also indicates that the program has been revitalized with 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 participant from Dallas, Texas about the College Camp session she attended.
"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!" said a student participant in one of last year's College Camp events.
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.
SOURCE Hispanic Scholarship Fund