Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers. All opinions are 100% mine.
Did you know that Hispanics account for 19% of all college students, ages 18-24?
That’s a major increase, up from 12% in 2008. What’s more, 69% of Hispanic graduates are now going directly to college after graduating high school, a rate that is higher than that of the general population.
These students are our future doctors, lawyers, educators and engineers! And do you know who they will turn to for support to get to and through college?! Mamí y Papí … Mom and Dad. Parents – are you ready to help them?
For some it may be scary – especially if Mamí y Papí haven’t been to college themselves. Or maybe parents once attended some college but didn’t complete the process because life got in the way, or they didn’t have the support themselves or whatever reason. WHO DO THE PARENTS TURN TO FOR HELP?
No te precupes, compadres. There is a lot of help out there. Let me introduce to a huge resource for our Hispanic student community – Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
Parents can find college resources for Hispanic students from Hispanic Scholarship Fund – HSF.net such as information on:
- Finanical Aid
- Academic Support
- And much more (in English and Spanish)
“We want you to know that you are not alone … Many support you. HSF will support you to prepare, plan and pay for you kid’s college education.” ~ Adam Rodriguez – Hispanic Scholarship Fund PSA 2014
parents, I don’t have to tell you that your kids are looking to you for support. They trust you and need you. Help them, help yourself by becoming familiar and learning about these valuable resources available for your kids. We are in this together!
Connect with HSF and Stay in the Conversation
HSF on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HispanicScholarshipFund
HSF on Twitter: @HSFnews