Hispanic Scholarship Fund holds national College Camp in Dallas
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) has announced its next College Camp workshop, to be held at The University of Texas at Dallas, on February 20, 2016, with support from National Presenting Sponsor, Wells Fargo.
College Camps are free, bilingual, half-day workshops specifically designed to help middle and high school students – and their parents – prepare, plan, and pay for college.
“In addition to awarding scholarships, HSF provides critical resources and information to the entire community on what it takes to prepare for a college track,” said Fidel A. Vargas, President & CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. “College Camps give students and parents the opportunity to attend a workshop in a collegial setting, where they can learn, ask questions, and interact with a variety of experts, in a range of relevant fields.”
“The College Camp Series and our partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund allow Wells Fargo the opportunity to help Hispanic students reach their full potential,” said Georgette “GiGi” Dixon, Wells Fargo’s Director of Strategic Partnerships. “We are committed to continuing our work with HSF and continuing to help Hispanic students gain access to higher education.”
College Camp workshops are led by experienced professionals, community leaders, and various business executives who provide guidance on topics, such as, preparing for and applying to college, choosing a college that’s the right fit, writing a personal statement, researching financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and understanding the real cost of a college education. The program includes materials prepared by college admissions professionals who provide an inside perspective on applying to and attending college.
“This is a very important event for us. It educates us – as parents – on how to go about helping our children,” said a parent from Dallas, Texas about the College Camp session she attended.
A student participant who attended one of last year’s College Camp events said, “I was really worried about whether I could pay for college and whether I was going to be able to finish, but, I learned that I can go to college and finish!”
For more information on the College Camp program or about HSF please visit HSF.net.