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Darden Restaurant Group, HSF Grant $150,000 to Low-Income College Students

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the leading provider of college scholarships to Hispanics across the country, and the Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation (Darden Foundation) have launched a new program to expand scholarship opportunities and academic support for low-income college students. Through a $150,000 grant from the Darden Foundation, 40 students from Dallas, Los Angeles and Miami were named recipients of the HSF/Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation Scholarship and Academic Support Program (HSF/Darden scholarship). continue reading »

Report: Affirmative Action Ban in California Is Detrimental to Campus Diversity

The Civil Rights Project published important new data on the way in which California’s ban on affirmative action harms the University of California in comparison to the University of Texas, which still has affirmative action, in terms of both the climate on campus for nonwhite students and the lack of success in recruiting top-ranked applicants of color. continue reading »

Get Involved With Red Ribbon Week, Enter For a Chance to Win an iPad

The National Family Partnership® (NFP) announces the national contest for its 27th annual Red Ribbon Week®, Oct. 23-31. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. In 1985 after the murder of a DEA agent, parents, youth and teachers in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the destruction caused by drugs. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Hispanics and Higher Education

Today, Latinos are the fastest growing demographic in the United States. They represent 1 out of every 6 people in the country and have an estimated annual buying power that exceeds $1 trillion. It is also expected that one in four children enrolled in K-12 public schools will be Latino by 2020. While these numbers are projected to increase substantially in the years ahead, they are expected to fall short in one critical area—the number of Latino college graduates. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Hispanics and Higher Education

Today, Latinos are the fastest growing demographic in the United States. They represent 1 out of every 6 people in the country and have an estimated annual buying power that exceeds $1 trillion. It is also expected that one in four children enrolled in K-12 public schools will be Latino by 2020. While these numbers are projected to increase substantially in the years ahead, they are expected to fall short in one critical area—the number of Latino college graduates. continue reading »

Arizona Universities May Open In-State Tuition to Deferred Action Beneficiaries

Undocumented immigrants who obtain work permits under the federal Deferred Action program may qualify for in-state tuition at public universities in Arizona. continue reading »

Los Angeles Schools Inundated with Document Requests from Deferred Action Hopefuls

The Los Angeles Unified School District reported Monday that it is suffering an administrative collapse due to the avalanche of requests for academic documents necessary to apply for Deferred Action, continue reading »

NASA Accepting Applications For Aeronautics Scholarships for 2013-2014

NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate is accepting scholarship applications from graduate and undergraduate students for the 2013-2014 academic year. The application deadline is Jan. 14, 2013. continue reading »

Teach For America Alumna Vanessa Lugo-Acevedo Receives Presidential Honor

President Obama and the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics recognized Teach For America alumna Vanessa Lugo-Acevedo (Colorado Corps ’10) and 9 others as White House Champions of Change Latino Educators. The 10 honorees attended a special ceremony at the White House on Friday, August 31st. The White House Champions of Change program honors everyday Americans doing extraordinary things in their communities. continue reading »

McDonald’s Recognizes First College Graduates from its National Scholarship Program

McDonald's and Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) honored the first college graduating class of RMHC/HACER National Scholarship recipients with a three-day celebratory event in Chicago, sponsored by McDonald's, that culminated with a graduation ceremony on Thursday, August 16, at the Chicago Cultural Center. continue reading »

STUDY:  Two Languages Better Than One for Kids’ Brain

Children who speak more than one language seem to have a learning advantage: Being bilingual can improve children's problem-solving skills and creative thinking, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Latino Magazine Presents Education Conference on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

On September 20, 2012, LATINO Magazine will convene NUESTRO FUTURO, the 2012 Latino Education Conference on STEM. The third annual conference will bring together academia, government, corporate America and nonprofits including the Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation, SHPE, the Hispanic College Fund, CHCI and many more. Its objective is to increase the number of Latinos seeking careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). continue reading »

Illinois Governor Signs Law to Boost Bilingual Education in State

Governor Pat Quinn today signed a new law designed to strengthen bilingual education in Illinois. The law authorizes the Illinois Advisory Council on Bilingual Education to study and make recommendations on the state of bilingual education continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Bilingual Education Program Begins

Puerto Rico's academic year will begin today with the launching of a pilot project to teach several subjects in 32 schools in English and which is intended to encompass the entire education system within 10 years. continue reading »

STUDY:  Few Latinos Obtain Phd’s in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

A study by Excelencia! In Education (Excelencia) identifies the top institutions graduating Latinos at each academic level from certificates to doctoral degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for 2009-10. continue reading »

NHCSL Announces Higher Education Scholarships For Hispanics

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) is proud to announce the launch of the John S. Martinez Leadership Scholarship application and the expansion of its program. continue reading »

STUDY: Affirmative Action Bans Reduce Enrollment of Students of Color

A new study published today by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA examines the impact of affirmative action bans, across a number of years in several states, on the enrollment of underrepresented students of color. continue reading »

Chicago City Colleges Awarded $3.25 Million to Improve Hispanic Student Success Rates

n recognition of the City Colleges of Chicago’s ongoing efforts to ensure students in need of remedial coursework advance to and complete their programs, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has awarded Wilbur Wright College a five-year $3.25 million grant for Hispanic-serving higher education institutions. continue reading »

San Antonio Is Named A 2012 All-America City Based On Plan To Improve Third Grade Reading

San Antonio was named an All-America City by the National Civic League today based on its ambitious plan to ensure that more children are reading at grade level by the end of third grade. continue reading »

Smithsonian Offers 22 Latino High School Graduates A Summer Ambassador Program

The Smithsonian Latino Center has selected 22 graduating high school seniors from throughout the country and Puerto Rico to participate in the Young Ambassadors Program, June 24 through Aug. 3. This interdisciplinary, leadership development program fosters the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences and humanities. Students spend a week in Washington attending seminars and skill-building workshops and participating in site visits to Smithsonian and area museums and cultural organizations. Each student then spends the next four weeks interning at a museum or cultural center in a local community. continue reading »