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Here are some facts:
Did you know that Hispanics account for 19% of all college students, ages 18-24? That’s a major increase, up from 12% in 2008. What’s more, 69% of Hispanic graduates are now going directly to college after graduating high school, a rate that is higher than that of the general population.
But the surge in Hispanic college-bound students presents a greater need for more information about college and financial support.
Remember Scholarship season runs from Jan 1-Mar 30, but students can begin the application process now by creating a profile on HSF.net!
Here I am holding my Grad Cap real tight on my head, from when I graduated MDC (Miami Dade College) in 2012. You work so hard for a year and half to achieve that first step into your Higher Education, that wearing your Grad-Gear for just a couple of hours in your Ceremony is a little unsatisfying so I wore mines all-day. To some now-a-days an A.A. means nothing, just a High School diploma that you have to pay for. If you thought achieving an Associates wasn't a walk in the park, wait until your Bachelors, or better yet your Masters and Doctorates. Those will most definitely burn a whole in your pocket if you're not right fully prepared. As a Full-Time University Student now, I tell you that working hard on getting those necessary credits and paying for practically everything to achieve the second step of your Higher Education can and pretty much is the most stressful thing in the world. Therefore the lending hand of a parent, guardian, immediate family member or even a friend is absolutely necessary and appreciated from the College kid. As a parent of College Student it is eminent that you are involved as possible for your child's College Adventure to be as smooth as possible. I promise that at the end of the run, you'll be a proud Parent of a Grad, no matter what they've chosen to Master in. Here are some photos of my Graduation Day: MDC Graduation 2012
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HSF on Facebook: facebook.com/HispanicScholarshipFund
HSF on Twitter: @HSFnews #HSFchat #HablaConHSF
HSF Resources: http://hsf.net/en/resources/parents/
I am now achieving my B.A. in Communication Arts , Minor in Theater at Florida International University. I'm looking forward to wearing my Grad-Gear once again in the next couple of months!
A Helping Hand
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