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Friday September 14, 2007

VERIZON FOUNDATION SUPPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 28 HIGH-ACHIEVING HISPANIC STUDENTS

Today, the Hispanic College Fund, the premier organization developing
Hispanic professionals, is proud to announce the first winners of the Verizon Scholars program.
The Verizon Scholars Program supports 28 undergraduate Hispanic college students from among
the more than 2600 applicants to be the first to receive the award and special recognition as
Verizon Scholars.

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Tuesday September 4, 2007

SIOR FOUNDATION AWARDS HISPANIC COLLEGE FUND
GRANT TO FUND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The SIOR Foundation has awarded a two-year, $30,000 grant to the Hispanic College Fund to award scholarships to Hispanic students through the SIOR Foundation Scholarship Program.

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Thursday August 9, 2007

First Annual Manuel Candamo Golf Tournament
Raises $43,685 for Scholarships.

“The first annual Manuel Candamo Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament held at El Conquistador Golf Resort in Puerto on June 29, 2007 was a huge success,” said Idalia P. Fernandez. The Hispanic College Fund raised $43,685 which will fund several scholarships.

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Thursday August 2, 2007

Ileana M. Hernandez, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Elected to Hispanic College Fund’s Board of Trustees.

The Hispanic College Fund today announced the election of Ileana M. Hernandez, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP to the board of trustees.  She will begin serving a three year term effective August 1, 2007.

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Friday March 30, 2007

USA Today Launches “Spririt of the USA” Charity Program.

As a continuation of USA TODAY’s 25th anniversary celebration, USA TODAY kicks off its “Spirit of the USA” 25-week charity program that highlights a different charity each week for the next 25 weeks.

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Kaiser Permanente Awards $260,000 to the Hispanic College Fund

This grant will allow students pursuing either a Bachelor of Science or associate degree in nursing in Northern California to increase the number of nurses in the work force. The students will also be part of work-study programs at Kaiser Permanente.

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Friday, October 20, 2006

Hispanic College Fund Honors Sallie Mae CEO at 13th Annual Scholarship Awards Gala

WASHINGTON, DC – The Hispanic College Fund, Inc. will honor Sallie Mae CEO, Tim Fitzpatrick for his outstanding commitment to educational excellence and recognize 35 Hispanic scholarship recipients at its 13th Annual Scholarship Awards Gala, on October 20th at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC. Featured Sponsor DaimlerChrysler Fund President, W. Frank Fountain, prominent District leaders such as DC Chamber President, Barbara Lang, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield President and CEO, William Jews will join Hispanic bank founder Will Soza, MVM CEO, Dario Marquez, Ford Motor Company director and HCF Trustee, Kim Casiano, other Board Trustees and 500 guests to honor Mr. Fitzpatrick and celebrate the achievements of these young Latino scholars.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Hispanic College Fund Announces Fresno, CA Hispanic Youth Symposium                                                                                      One hundred high school students from the California Central Valley will have a rare opportunity to learn about college and careers at the Fresno Hispanic Youth Symposium, August 4-6 at California State University at Fresno. The Hispanic College Fund’s Fresno Hispanic Youth Symposium begins Friday August 4th with a challenge to the students to frame issues that affect them and to design solutions.  Other topics covered the first day include: foundations for personal success, the importance of team building and networks, as well as exploration of talent, art and public speaking.

Friday, July 28, 2006

$1.75 Million Grant to Support College Students with Scholarships, Internships & Mentors through NASA Initiative            A consortium led by the Hispanic College Fund (HCF) with the support of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation (UNCFSP) was awarded a $1.75 million grant to administer NASA’s Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology Program (MUST) and award scholarships and internships to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, more widely known as STEM fields.

 The MUST Program scholarship application is available online at http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org. The application deadline is August 19, 2006.  

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Monday, July 10, 2006

Hispanic College Fund and USHYEE Announce Second Annual Maryland Hispanic Youth Symposium                                The Maryland Hispanic Youth Symposium begins Thursday July 13th with a challenge to the students to frame issues that affect them and to design solutions. Speaking at the symposium on the first day will be Maryland Governor, Robert Ehrlich and Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, Nancy Grasmick. Other topics covered the first day include: foundations for personal success, the importance of team building and networks, as well as exploration of talent, art and public speaking.

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Friday, June 30, 2006

Hispanic College Fund Announces Third Annual Greater Washington Hispanic Youth Symposium                                        One hundred and thirty high school students from Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia will have a rare opportunity to learn about college and careers at the third annual Greater Washington Hispanic Youth Symposium, July 6-8 at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.  The Hispanic College Fund’s Greater Washington Hispanic Youth Symposium begins Thursday July 6th with a challenge to the students to frame issues that affect them and to design solutions.  Other topics covered the first day include: foundations for personal success, the importance of team building and networks, as well as exploration of talent, art and public speaking..

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Wednesday, June 7, 2006

The Hispanic College Fund Announces Presenting Sponsor of Its Scholarship Awards Gala, the DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund                                                                                                                                                                                               The Annual Scholarship Awards Gala recognizes the top-performing Hispanic College Fund Scholars from across the country. The scholars get to participate in the Hispanic Young Professionals (HYP) program, an intense three-days of leadership development, workshops and activities that expose them to corporations in the DC region and cultural events. HYP culminates with the networking reception and scholarship awards gala.

“We are proud to welcome the DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund into our family of sponsors, said Fernando Barrueta, President & CEO of the Hispanic College Fund. “This support allows us to connect our growing number of HCF Scholars to the many professional opportunities and role models in this industry. This is particularly significant as 6 of every 10 of our scholars are the first person in their family to go to college and need guidance on starting a professional career.”.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The Search For The 2006 Hispanic College Fund Scholars Is Quickly Coming To A Close                                                             “I was fortunate enough to be selected for this prestigious award two years in a row,” explains Alicia Romero, an HCF Scholar from Mesa, Arizona. “I am the first in my family to obtain a college degree and I hope that this will inspire many of my family members to follow in my footsteps.”  Over 800 HCF Scholars will be selected by a committee of professionals and leaders dedicated to diversifying the workforce.  Scholarship recipients will be announced on July 15, 2006 and a select group will be honored at the Thirteenth Annual Scholarship Awards Gala in Washington, DC at the JW Marriott on October 20, 2006.

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Monday, March 6, 2006

First Hispanic Youth Symposium in the Western U.S. Launched by HCF and CSU – Fresno                                                           The first Hispanic Youth Symposium in the Western U.S. with the theme Raíces y Alas (Roots and Wings) is scheduled this summer at California State University, Fresno.  The symposium was announced on Tuesday, March 1st by officials of the Hispanic College Fund and Fresno State at the César E. Chávez Monument on campus. The symposium Aug. 4-6 will host more than 150 Central California high school students from Fresno, Kings, Madera and Tulare counties. The event will encourage Hispanic youth to explore their roots of family, culture and community and develop “wings” to reach their potential through college education and career exploration, said George Cushman, executive director of the Hispanic Youth Symposium.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The Hispanic College Fund to Award $2 Million in Scholarships Nationwide                                                                                      The Hispanic College Fund launched its 13th annual search to provide 2 million dollars in scholarships to more than 700 outstanding Hispanic college students across America. HCF is looking for the next generation of engineers, business executives, scientists, and health professionals with the drive to become leaders of America’s professional workforce.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Southwest Airlines is the Official Airline of the Hispanic College Fund
Top Hispanic College Fund Scholars Honored at 12th Annual Scholarship Awards Gala. Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) – enters into partnership with the Hispanic College Fund making Southwest Airlines the Official Airline of the Hispanic College Fund.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Ford Motor Company Named Corporation of the Year by the Hispanic College Fund
Ford Motor Company and top Hispanic College Fund Scholars Honored at 12th Annual Scholarship Awards Gala. The Hispanic College Fund (HCF) has selected Ford Motor Company as its 2005 “Corporation of the Year.” HCF chose Ford Motor Company for its support and dedication to education and diversity.

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Monday, September 19, 2005

Greater Washington Hispanic Youth Symposium awards ECMC Foundation and TheCollegePlace Bronze Founding Sponsor Award
ECMC Foundation and TheCollegePlace were recognized as Bronze Founding Sponsors at the Greater Washington Hispanic Youth Symposium at Marymount University on July 13, 2005. Miriam Rigal, the CollegePlace Coordinator, accepted a commemorative plaque for leadership, sponsorship, and support of this second annual symposium, and another award plaque was sent to ECMC Foundation.

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Monday, September 19, 2005

HYS Students featured at DOJ’s National Hispanic Heritage Month Commemorative Program
Two Greater Washington Hispanic Youth Symposium students were featured performers at the Department of Justice’s commemorative program in observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month on Wednesday September 14th. Christina Bianca Perez and Starr Acosta both participated in the talent competition at the 2005 Youth Symposium.

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Monday, September 19, 2005

DOJ posts HYS presentation online
Using the Oklahoma City Bombing scenario as the backdrop for a Greater Washington Hispanic Youth Symposium Career Workshop, the Department of Justice developed an interactive presentation that showed how all DOJ components work together to investigate and prosecute such a crime.

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Friday, July 15, 2005

Hispanic Leaders Prepare Students For Future
Educators and civic leaders are converging in Baltimore County this weekend for the three-day Hispanic Youth Symposium.

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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Symposium Caters to Development of Hispanic Youth
Hispanic youth from across the state were the center of attention on Wednesday, as state officials, college students, working professionals and Gov. Robert Ehrlich joined together to paint a picture of success at Maryland’s first Hispanic Youth Symposium.

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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Humble origins no barrier to success, Ehrlich tells Hispanic students at symposium
It’s a long half-mile from the working-class Arbutus apartments where he grew up to the university classroom where he lectured yesterday, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said. But he told the ambitious Hispanic high school students there that they can go just as far.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

For Latino Teens, a Taste of College and Money to Go
Alberto Camacho, a sparkly-eyed 16-year-old with a crew cut and a firm handshake, held the scrawled notes of the speech he was given two minutes to prepare for and faced the judges who could give him a $2,000 scholarship.

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Thursday, March 3, 2005

Agencies improve programs to hire more Hispanics
Agencies are improving their efforts to hire Hispanics by forging strong partnerships with Hispanic organizations, targeting Hispanics through marketing and recruitment campaigns, offering career development programs and holding managers and supervisors accountable for results, according to a new government report.

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Friday, January 21, 2005

Hispanic College Fund Announces Second Annual Hispanic Youth Syposium Expansion
More Than 400 Greater DC and Northern Maryland High School Students to Attend Three-Day Conference Bringing Together Corporate America, Federal Agencies and Nonprofit Community to Create Pathways to Success for Hispanic Students.

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