Embassy of Israel and Hispanic Scholarship Fund partner in $100,000 scholarship for Latino college students
GritoBlast! — The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and the Embassy of Israel in Washington announced a $100,000 pilot scholarship program aimed at supporting U.S. Hispanic college students.
The first partnership of its kind in the history of HSF, the program will award scholarships to qualified students to attend colleges in the U.S., with the Embassy of Israel offering additional funds to HSF scholarship recipients who wish to spend some time studying in Israel, as well.
Israeli universities have gained international recognition as global centers of excellence and intensively interact with Israel’s leading sectors, including medicine, technology, and agriculture. As such, the curricula have been calibrated to meet real world requirements. Israel has the highest ratio of university graduates, published scientific papers, patents, and Nobel Laureates, per capita in the world.
The $100,000 Israel-HSF Scholarship program will make awards to qualified students to pursue degrees at top 4-year colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on merit and financial need.
An additional $100,000 will be provided by the Embassy of Israel and administered by the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles, to offer qualified HSF Scholars the opportunity to study abroad at outstanding colleges and universities in Israel.
“Israel sees great importance in strengthening its relationship with the Hispanic American community,” said Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer. “Israel is a world leader in the fields of high-tech, water, cyber-security and many other disciplines,” explained Dermer, “and investing in education in these and other fields will strengthen the Hispanic American community and its relationship with Israel.”
In addition to providing scholarships, HSF connects Hispanic students and parents with resources to help them navigate the journey to college and beyond. The organization’s current scholarship application season will close on March 30, 2015. Students can begin the application process by visiting HSF.net.