HPGM believes that continuing education is key to the advancement and upward mobility of Hispanics. Since 2004, HPGM has awarded scholarships to professionals pursuing graduate-level scholarships. In an effort to increase the graduation rates of Hispanic undergraduate students, HPGM began awarding undergraduate scholarships in 2016. To date, HPGM has awarded almost $350,000 in scholarships to 85 students throughout Wisconsin.
Applications for the 2017 scholarship program are now open!
Interview with 2014 Scholarship Winner: Vanessa Vasquez
Interview with 2014 $10,000 Scholarship Winner: Juanita Garcia
Please share you story about your decision to pursue higher education. Why do you think it is important for Hispanic students to pursue it?
I’m sure you have heard this response before, but my decision was clearly because I was the first in my family to go to college. I set a personal goal for myself to obtain at a minimum a bachelor’s degree. Pursing graduate level course work was the result of support from mentors along the way. I also wanted to set an example of the importance of education for my family. Hispanics are the largest minority group in our country. However, educationally we lag behind. We are especially lagging behind in STEM professions. Increasing awareness about the opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math is extremely important also. Read more
If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund, please contact Kim Schultz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-223-4614.
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