LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation's largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, is hosting its first National Leadership Conference in Los Angeles this week at the JW Marriot at L.A. Live, with the support of Presenting Sponsor Wells Fargo.
The National Leadership Conference (NLC), which is slated to occur annually, is a 3-day event designed to provide an inside track to 100 of the best and brightest HSF Scholars, through a combination of mentoring, professional insights, and career guidance. Each summer, a select group of rising, undergraduates are chosen to attend from a highly competitive pool of current HSF Scholarship recipients. Attendees will be given the opportunity to interact with some of the leading Hispanic professionals in our country and gain insights on how to achieve excellence in their chosen fields, both academically and professionally.
"This leadership conference is a unique opportunity for our HSF Scholars to get a thorough grounding in what it takes to be successful now, and throughout their careers, and to receive this guidance directly from distinguished role models," said Fidel A. Vargas, President & CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund. "It's a concentrated, immersion experience that will give a group of emerging leaders invaluable tools for achieving their full leadership potential in their professions, their communities and in our nation."
"Wells Fargo's sponsorship of HSF's first National Leadership Conference allows us to enhance opportunities for the next generation of leaders currently pursuing a college education," said Georgette "Gigi" Dixon, Director of Strategic Partnerships. "We are proud of our partnership with HSF and pleased to be able to add the sponsorship of this important program to our ongoing support of HSF, HSF Scholars, and the Hispanic community."
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. 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