Hispanic College Fund

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Hispanic College Fund, Inc. (HCF) is a nonprofit organization aiming to prepare Hispanic young people to become professionals in the future. It serves primarily high school and college students. It was founded in 1993 by a group of Hispanic business leaders and is based in Washington, D.C..[1] The current CEO is Carlos E. Santiago who replaced Joe Petrone[2] in August 2010.[3]

Funding and collaboration[edit]

HCF is currently funded through personal and corporate contributions from companies in America including Estée Lauder Companies, The Ford Motor Company Fund, General Dynamics, Marriott International,[4] Lockheed Martin, Verizon[5] and Sodexo. It has collaborated with Google to offer $10,000 scholarships to eligible students to visit Google headquarters.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rosales, F. Arturo (2006). Dictionary of Latino Civil Rights History. Arte Público Press. p. 213. ISBN 1611920396. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Hispanic College Fund Makes Students' Dreams Their Realities". 25 (2). Hispanic Engineer & IT. Autumn 2010: 6. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "UWM leader resigns for post in Washington". jsonline.com. August 16, 2010. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ "The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation has promised up to $500,000 annually to the Hispanic college fund and the United Negro College fund". Diverse Issues in Higher Education. May 31, 2007. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Verizon Awards Hispanic College Fund $180,000 to Help Prepare Latino Youth for 21st Century Workforce". Education Letter. November 2, 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  6. ^ "12 Scholarships for Hispanic Students Interested in STEM". usnews.com. December 15, 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 

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