LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation's largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, announced today that Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. is contributing $200,000 towards scholarships for the organization.
The contribution will be used to provide financial assistance to Hispanic students enrolled in accredited not-for-profit colleges or universities during the 2016-2017 academic year. The scholarships provided will help students cover costs, such as tuition, books, supplies and other essentials for the academic year.
This contribution ignites a partnership between Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. and HSF that supports the organization's scholarship efforts. This year's contribution helps HSF ensure that exceptional Latino students across the country receive the support needed to complete a higher education and become leaders in their professions and communities.
"We are pleased to renew our partnership with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.," said Fidel A. Vargas, President & CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund. "This contribution demonstrates that the company is more committed than ever to the Hispanic community and higher education."
"Our support of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund exemplifies Johnson & Johnson's longstanding support for the Hispanic community," said Wanda Bryant Hope, Chief Diversity Officer, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. "Our Credo inspires us all to be a positive influence in the communities where we live and work. We are proud to support this important effort and contribute to the educational attainment of the students who are an important part of the future success of our country."
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 Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
Caring for the world, one person at a time, inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. We embrace research and science – bringing innovative ideas, products, and services to advance the health and well-being of people.
SOURCE Hispanic Scholarship Fund