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The Voces Grant for Aspiring Hispanic Filmmakers

The basics of the Heineken Voces grant is to support Latin American artists living in the U.S. and working on feature-length narrative and documentary projects that offer new perspectives on their cultural experiences. continue reading »

Number of Latinos Getting College Degrees Way Below National Average

Despite an important demographic shift across the United States, a limited proportion of Latinos are earning college degrees. While Latino youth now represent the largest minority group in K—12 U.S. schools and are the fastest-growing segment of students, Latino college completion stands at just 19.2 percent – far below the national average of 41.1 percent. continue reading »

Texas Leader in Hispanic College Enrollments with 245,000

Texas institutions rank after California and Puerto Rico among colleges enrolling the highest proportion of Latino undergraduates. continue reading »

California Has the Largest Number of Hispanic College Enrollments in the Country

California institutions lead the nation with Latino undergraduate enrollments. The finding comes from Excelencia in Education, of Washington, D.C. Their report shows that, out of nearly 3000, 293 colleges in 17 states and Puerto Rico enroll 54 percent of all Hispanic undergraduate students. continue reading »

Obama Awards Nearly $500 Million to Community Colleges for Job Training & Workforce Development

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter today announced nearly $500 million in grants to community colleges around the country for targeted training and workforce development to help economically dislocated workers who are changing careers continue reading »

Only 10% of American Colleges Educate 54% of Hispanic Undergraduates

Over half of all Hispanic undergraduates, drawn from 16% of Americans, are enrolled in only 10% of its colleges. continue reading »

STUDY:  Mexican-American Students Benefit from Speaking Spanish in School Environment

A new University of Missouri study shows that Mexican-American students who identify and practice speaking their native language have higher grades than those who are put in English-only environments in their schools. continue reading »

Hispanics in Higher Ed Inspired by the Words & Story of Rachel Moran, Dean of UCLA Law School

When Rachel F. Moran was in elementary school she overheard a teacher say, “Such a bright girl. Too bad there’s no future for her.” Even then she realized that her educational prognosis was wrapped up in perceptions of her Mexican ancestry. Moran, now Dean of the UCLA School of Law, has overcome many obstacles on her road to success. She details these, and the importance of connecting with mentors, in the just published 2011 Tomás Rivera Lecture. continue reading »

Colgate-Palmolive Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Scholarship Offering

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Colgate-Palmolive is reinforcing its commitment to the Hispanic community by presenting “Haz La U” (“Make the U”), an annual scholarship initiative for Hispanic-American students pursuing higher education. continue reading »

Wells Fargo and Hispanic Scholarship Fund Expand Their Relationship

To mark the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, Wells Fargo and Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) are announcing an expansion of their long-term alliance. continue reading »

Latina Smart Fund Launched in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

In its commitment to the Hispanic community, specifically Latina women, Kmart is launching the Latina Smart Fund in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Promoted through Kmart's Latina Smart Facebook page, the Latina Smart Fund will award $25,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors and/or students currently enrolled in college, technical or trade schools. continue reading »

New Futuro Launches Innovative Partnership to Get 10,000 Latinos into College

New Futuro, a Chicago-based startup, and Allstate Insurance Company today announced the launch of an unprecedented partnership dedicated to helping Latino families get their students into college and beyond. In addition, New Futuro has partnered with other non-profits, education institutions and corporate citizens to ensure the success of the program, which was announced this morning at the National Museum of Mexican Art. continue reading »

Adelante! U.S. Educational Leadership Fund Partners with Dallas Cowboys

Miller Lite is teaming up with the Dallas Cowboys to introduce the Scoring for Education program that addresses the financial barriers of higher education facing many dedicated Hispanics families. continue reading »

Hispanic Serving Educational Institutions Expected to Boom

The number of Hispanic-serving institutions, (HSIs) nationwide has increased by 24 percent since 2004 and could grow by another 40 percent if “emerging” HSIs in 18 states and Puerto Rico continue to grow, a new study says. continue reading »

STUDY:  Number of Hispanic Serving Educational Institutions Expected to Boom

The number of Hispanic-serving institutions, (HSIs) nationwide has increased by 24 percent since 2004 and could grow by another 40 percent if “emerging” HSIs in 18 states and Puerto Rico continue to grow, a new study says. continue reading »

Payless Shoe Source Partners with Hispanic Scholarship Fund

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and for the fourth consecutive year, Payless ShoeSource® has launched the Payless Inspiring Possibilities Scholarship Program in partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). continue reading »

Hispanic PR Association Announces Scholarship Gala Honorees

The Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), the leading non-profit organization founded to advance the careers of Hispanics in the field of communications, will honor Hispanic industry leaders continue reading »

Record Number of California Latino Students Pass High School Exit Exam

In California all students are required to take exit exams starting in their sophomore year of high school to gauge their progress in key areas of academic study, English and math. And for the first time 90% of Latino and black students passed those exams. continue reading »

Record Number of California Latino Students Pass High School Exit Exam

In California all students are required to take exit exams starting in their sophomore year of high school to gauge their progress in key areas of academic study, English and math. And for the first time 90% of Latino and black students passed those exams. continue reading »

San Diego H.S. Students Participate in BizFest Entrepreneurship Opportunity

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation, in conjunction with Visa, Sempra Utilities and Mission Federal Credit Union, proudly presents its signature program, BizFest Youth Entrepreneurship 2011 continue reading »