• Hispanic Scholarship Fund Available to Seniors


    Jerry Martinez is living proof that the Hispanic Scholarship Fund opens doors and changes lives.

    Martinez is the Assistant Principal at Shaw Heights Middle School and he told students this week that a part of the reason for his success was the scholarship program that made college accessible for him and his family.

    Qualifying Westminster High School seniors attended the informational session where they learned about the scholarship and how to apply. It’s available to seniors who identify as Hispanic and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. This year, over 90 WHS seniors are eligible for consideration.

    “It’s opportunities like these and the continued guidance from Adams 50 staff that shapes the lives of the children we serve and makes their dreams a reality,” said Martinez.

    Since its inception in 1975, the HSF has strived to make college education a top priority for every Latino family across the nation. Over the years, HSF has awarded $400 million dollars in scholarships and provided other tools to aid students in college success including applying for college assistance and internship placement.

    The impact of the scholarship program is profound.

    Every year HSF awards between 4000 and 5000 scholarships nationwide with about 60 of them going to Colorado students. Two thirds of those scholarships are first generation and low-income students.

    HSF will award 4,000 scholarships in 2014 and the deadline to submit applications is December 15th.

    For more information and how to apply, please visit hsf.net or contact Colorado HSF Representative Nancy Hernandez at 720.256.2363.

    Posted November 14, 2013