January 18, 2002

Deadline Approaches for Hispanic Scholarship Fund's Community College Scholarship

SAN FRANCISCO — The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation's leading Hispanic educational organization, is currently accepting applications for the 2002-2003 Community College Transfer Scholarship Program. All applications must be mailed and postmarked by February 15, 2002.

As part of HSF's initiative to double the rate of Hispanics earning bachelor's degrees to 18 percent by the year 2010, the Community College Transfer Scholarship Program was created to assist students in the transition from community college to four-year universities. Selected students will receive scholarships that range from $1,500 to $2,500 to help finance their education.

Eligible applicants must be of Hispanic heritage, U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, be part-time or full-time community college students, have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and have plans to enroll full-time in an accredited four-year institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, in the 2002-2003 academic year.

Applications are available on the HSF web site: www.hsf.net, or can be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Community College Transfer Scholarship Program, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, One Sansome Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94104.

During the 2001-2002 academic year, HSF's Community College Transfer Scholarship Program awarded approximately $2,000,000 to over 800 transferring community college students of all ages throughout the country.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the nation's leading Hispanic educational organization. HSF was founded in 1975 based on a vision to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans, the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population. Today HSF provides more college scholarships to the Latino community than any other organization, in support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees. In its 26-year history, HSF has awarded more than 45,000 scholarships totaling nearly $60 million to Latinos from all 50 states and Puerto Rico, who have attended more than 1,300 colleges and universities.

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