The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, announced today that its partner Delta Air Lines is contributing $150,000 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, with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors. The scholarships will help students cover costs, such as tuition, books, supplies, and other essentials for the academic year. “At the heart of Delta’s culture is an important core value: Servant Leadership. By fostering the development of future generations of Hispanic professionals through the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, we share this value and hope to inspire future generations to be servant leaders in their community,” said Nicolas Ferri, Delta’s vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean. “Our commitment to provide $150,000 for scholarships this year will make a significant impact in the lives of many students and hopefully some day they will pay it forward by helping someone else to achieve the dream to graduate from college.” This donation continues a partnership between Delta Air Lines and 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 continue our partnership with Delta,” said Fidel A. Vargas, President & CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund. “This contribution demonstrates that the company is more committed than ever to advancing higher education for the Hispanic community, paying it forward, by investing in outstanding students, and encouraging Latino students to pursue professions in STEM fields.”

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