Hispanic Scholarship Fund Announces 2014-2015 College Camp Series
College Camp Helps Parents and Students, Nationwide, Prepare, Plan, and Pay for College
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), in a continuing joint effort with Groundbreaking Partner Wells Fargo, today announced that it will commence a second year of its College Camp program on the basis of a successful inaugural year.
The College Camp series offers free, bilingual workshops designed to help students and their parents prepare, plan and pay for college. Following the series kickoff in Chicago, additional College Camp workshops will be held through 2015, in Miami, Phoenix, Houston, Los Angeles, and Dallas.
“Last year’s College Camp, which received top reviews from students and parents, was a resounding success, and we are very excited to launch this year’s series with even more interactive sessions, presentations by top subject matter experts, and a tremendous slate of motivational speakers,” said Fidel A. Vargas, President & CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund. “Everyone who attends will come away with some useful information about the college track, from vital information about academic requirements, applications, and financial aid to insights about campus life.”
The College Camp Series is an integral part of the broader Wells Fargo and HSF Groundbreaking Partnership, which includes the banking services company’s $8.1 million, three-year commitment to HSF to help middle school, high school, and college students achieve academic success.
“Our partnership with HSF gives us the opportunity to help Hispanic students reach their dreams by supporting them as they work toward their college degree,” said Tim Hanlon, President of Wells Fargo Foundation and Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo. “Wells Fargo is committed to programs like the College Camp Series that make it possible for young people to reach their educational goals.”
Led by college representatives, community leaders, and various business professionals, the College Camp workshops provide guidance on a full range of topics of interest to college-bound students and their families, and they provide a variety of opportunities for attendees to get their questions answered by experts. HSF reports that this year’s speakers will include comedian and rocket scientist Shayla Rivera; professional empowerment speaker Raul Magdaleno; and former NASA Astronaut Dr. Danny Olivas. HSF also indicates that the program has been revitalized with materials prepared by college admissions professionals to provide an insider’s view for students on how best to prepare for college.
“The sessions were very informative,” said parent John Alvarado about the College Camp Session he attended last year. “I left feeling I knew much more about the whole college process than I did walking in,” he said. “Students left with key takeaways they could immediately apply while in high school,” said Alba Rodriguez, a student from Skyline High School in Oakland, California. “These presentations motivated me much more to join clubs at school and to try to be more successful when applying for colleges and universities,” said Rodriguez.
Students and parents can register, learn more about the College Camp Series, and how to prepare, plan, and pay for college by visiting HSF.net.
About the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the nation’s leading provider of scholarships and services designed to give Latino students full access to the opportunity a college education can provide. Through scholarships and ancillary programs, HSF seeks to provide students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come. 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 $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com.