HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND AND WELLS FARGO KICK OFF COLLEGE CAMP SERIES
$8.1 million Wells Fargo commitment enables expansion of resources to help families plan and pay for college
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2013– The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Wells Fargo today announced a new, joint program, the 2013-2014 College Camp Series, which includes bilingual workshops and panels to help students and their parents prepare for college. The series kicks off November 23 at California State University, Los Angeles, with similar events to be held through 2014, in Phoenix, Oakland, Miami, Houston, and Dallas.
“We are excited to continue our long-standing partnership with Wells Fargo with this new program,” said Fidel Vargas, President & CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund. “This partnership will enable HSF to provide the necessary resources students and their families need to navigate everything from academic requirements, to applications, campus life, and the ability to pay for college.” The College Camp Series is a part of Wells Fargo and HSF’s Groundbreaking Partnership program, which includes an $8.1 million commitment over the next three years that aims to help middle school, high school and college students achieve academic success. As a leader in private student lending, Wells Fargo offers financing options that fit the needs of students preparing for and attending college. HSF provides scholarships and support services to ensure that Latino students have full access to the opportunity a college education can provide. The College Camp Series will offer students and their families the combined resources of both organizations, in a live, in-person, all-day workshop format. Led by college representatives, community leaders, and business professionals, the College Camp workshops will include mentoring sessions for participants, advice on how to research financial aid, guidance on how to apply for scholarships, and a variety of opportunities for parents and students to get their questions answered by experts. “Our partnership with HSF seeks to empower students with the skills they need to earn a college degree,” said Tim Hanlon, President of Wells Fargo Foundation and Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo. “Wells Fargo is committed to programs like the College Camp Series that seek to help Hispanic students achieve their college dreams.” Students and parents can register and learn more about the series at www.HSF.net/en/events/ or visit www.wellsfargo.com/student to learn more about the college planning process. About the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services. HSF seeks to give students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come. As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, HSF has awarded over $400 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for students, scholars, and their families. HSF further strives to make college education a top priority for every Latino family across the nation and to mobilize our community to proactively advance that goal each individual, over a lifetime, in every way he/she can. For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund please visit: www.HSF.net About Education Financial Services Wells Fargo Education Financial Services has been in the student lending business since 1968 and currently serves more than 1.9 million student, parent and family customers in all 50 states. We provide private student loans directly to consumers, through the Internet and at more than 6,000 Wells Fargo banking stores to help customers finance their education. Wells Fargo Education Financial Services also provides customers with tools to help them succeed financially while in school and prepare them for when they finish college. As part of the organization’s commitment to education, in 2012, Wells Fargo’s community investments included $75.7 million to 8,000 educational programs and schools around the United States. Through the Wells Fargo Foundation, we partner with nonprofit organizations and stakeholders to strengthen our goal of providing high quality assistance to those individuals who are working to achieve their educational dreams. Learn more about Wells Fargo Education Financial Services.