HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND ANNOUNCES 2007 ALUMNI HALL OF FAME
Gala event honors five exceptional Latino professionals and inspires Hispanic youth
San Francisco, C.A., June 2007 - With the generous support of contributors, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) aims to inspire future generations of Latino college graduates by honoring five Latinos who have excelled in their fields. HSF is proud to announce early commitments for the sixth annual Alumni Hall of Fame.
At the platinum sponsorship level, the following contributors have made early commitments:
- Anheuser-Busch Cos., Inc. and Distributors
- The Procter & Gamble Company
- USA Funds
At the gold sponsorship level, HSF now has commitments from:
- Southwest Airlines
- The Coca-Cola Company
- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Each year, HSF selects four outstanding HSF alumni, who have received an HSF scholarship in the past. The fifth individual who, while not a former HSF Scholar, is honored for his or her excellence in their career and community and is a positive role model for Latino students. The inspiring stories of these inductees demonstrate the power of higher education and mentorship. Their stories personify the mission and values of HSF.
HSF's previous Alumni Hall of Fame inductees include individuals like Richard Henry Carmona, who went from selling hot dogs at Yankee Stadium to becoming the 17th Surgeon General of the United States. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of Health and Wellness Industry Pioneer Canyon Ranch, based in Tucson, Ariz. Carmona exemplifies the ability to overcome obstacles and he urges young Latinos to set the bar high for themselves.
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. In its 32-year history, HSF has awarded more than 82,000 scholarships totaling $220 million to Latinos from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands attending nearly 2,000 colleges and universities.
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