THE DRAPER FAMILY FOUNDATION OFFERS CHALLENGE GRANT TO HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Donations will help fund HSF programs at the Tiger Woods Learning Center
San Francisco, CA. March 2006 - The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education, is excited to announce a $225,000 challenge grant from The Draper Family Foundation. The grant will assist in creating donor awareness, motivation, and participation in helping fund the budget needed for outreach programming in Orange County, including support for the Tiger Woods Learning Center (TWLC).
Donations to HSF designated toward the TWLC will be matched dollar-for-dollar by The Draper Family Foundation and allocated to the TWLC.
Located in Anaheim, California, the TWLC will provide students in Orange County with programs to increase college readiness. The focus of the TWLC is to increase young people's commitment to learning through interactive enrichment programs and will include: improving individual aptitude in reading, math, science and technology; promoting greater knowledge of career options and growth in college enrollment; increasing personal accountability, independence and resilience.
"The Draper Family's investment in HSF is an illustration of the leadership that we need to ensure opportunities for our children to get a college education and become skilled professionals, informed consumers and contributors to our community," said Sara Martinez Tucker, president and CEO of HSF. "An educated Hispanic population is fundamental to the future productivity and growth of the country's economy."
An HSF staff person will act as a consistent resource to the Latino population that the TWLC will serve. HSF will also develop and implement a curriculum for 4th-12th graders that includes topics such as researching colleges, utilizing resources in the community and college preparation. In addition, current HSF Scholars will serve as Counseling Fellows.
About Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. Founded in 1975 as a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization, HSF's vision is to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans. In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. During its 30-year history, HSF has awarded more than 73,000 scholarships in excess of $170 million to Latinos from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands who have attended more than 1,700 colleges and universities.