Education for all

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Latino population is currently the largest and fastest growing minority group in the United States.  The youth of this population will become future leaders, doctors and engineers of America, but they can’t do so without a college degree.

According to The Hispanic Scholarship Fund, only 13 out of every 100 Latinos have a four year college degree. This is largely due to the fact that many families cannot afford to send their children to college.

For 40 years, The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has given Latino children a chance to receive a college education through scholarships. They have awarded over $470 million in scholarships to low-income and first generation students.

You can get involved and help support their mission to increase Hispanic degree attainment by visiting the Hispanic Scholarship Fund | HSF website and making a donation.

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