Getting into college is only the first challenge for many of our scholars. Since many HSF scholarship recipients are the first in their family to attend college, they often lack the role models and support systems to help them negotiate complicated academic environments. HSF has initiated several innovative programs to help students succeed once they’re in college.
Scholar Chapter Network. There are currently 32 chapters on campuses across the nation, providing on-campus peer support to help scholars through their college years and to assist students in the transition from college to professional life. This year our Scholar Chapters were expanded thanks to a grant from The Goldman Sachs Foundation.
University Programs. Our four-year University Alliance program with the University of Georgia (UGA) will continue for one more year, targeting high schools with large Latino populations for whom college is an unlikely option and then work with students to help them enter the UGA.
The Rising Star program in Texas and Colorado identifies promising students with a grade-point average lower than our standard 3.0 requirement and provides them with the support and resources to help them gain admittance into college and succeed once there.
The 10,000 Women program is a global initiative launched by Goldman Sachs, which is partnering with HSF to select 26 Latinas, including transfer students from community colleges, who will receive the 10,000 Women Business Leadership Award over the next two years. The award provides financial support and mentoring to help Latinas pursue non-traditional fields of study.