Annual educational grant program opened to Latino students college-bound

Annual educational grant program opened to Latino students college-bound

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in General, Scholarships

Annual educational grant program opened to Latino students college-bound

GritoBlast! — Pew Research reported last month that the Latino high school drop-out rate was at an all-time low. Couple that good news with the better news that more Latinos are enrolling in college.

In 2016, 47% of Hispanic high school graduates ages 18 to 24 were enrolled in college, up from 32% in 1999. By comparison, the share of college enrollees among 18- to 24-year-old white, black and Asian high school graduates increased more modestly.

While the intent to get a college degree is the reason for the increase, the sad reality is that Latino students encounter big enough challenges to keep them from finishing and walking across the stage.

Too many times, money is the issue.

That’s why the annual Haz la U™ (Make the U ) educational grant program is a godsend for many Latino students. In partnership with Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF), Colgate-Palmolive promotes the importance of higher education.

Through its community service category, Colgate will support the HHF’s Youth Awards Program honoring 31 community-minded high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in volunteerism and leadership in 10 regions across the nation.

Eligible students can apply for grants via Colgate.com/HazLaU through October 15, 2017.

Winners will be selected by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation based on their academic excellence and dedication and demonstration of leadership within their community.

More information about Haz la U™ and application guidelines are available at www.colgate.com/hazlau.