Monsanto Fund Contributes $125,000 To Support Hispanic American Higher Education Across The U.S.

With a Gift to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Feb 22, 2016, 09:00 ET from Hispanic Scholarship Fund

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation's largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, announced today that its long-standing partner, the Monsanto Fund, is renewing its commitment to higher education for Latino youth with a contribution of $125,000 towards college scholarships.

The contribution will be used to provide scholarships to Hispanic students enrolled in accredited not-for-profit, 4-year colleges or universities during the 2016-2017 academic year. The financial support the students receive will help them cover tuition, books, supplies, and other essentials.

"HSF values the Monsanto Fund's sustained commitment to our cause, and this renewed support will further our mission to help more deserving Hispanic American students, than ever, make it to, and through, college," said Fidel A. Vargas, President & CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund. "We are grateful to have Monsanto as our partner and salute the company's enduring bond with the Hispanic community."

The scholarships funded by this new gift from the Monsanto Fund will range from $500 to $5,000, based on merit and according to need. Together with HSF's related programs and services, the financial support provided will help exceptional Latino students across the country complete a higher education and go on to become leaders in their professions and communities.

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 programs for students, HSF Scholars, Alumni, and parents.  For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, please visit:

About the Monsanto Fund
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work.  Visit the Monsanto Fund at

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