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Our children are growing up quick! One moment we are celebrating her birth, the next we are discussing high school scheduling and preparing her for college. Education has always played an important role in my life. As a child born in Guatemala, my mother wasn’t afforded the same kind of education we have in the U.S which is why my parents instituted the “No Excuse” method. They gave us the tools we needed to have a quality education and we had no excuse to thrive and prosper from it.
As a mother, I definitely understood why my parents were so strict when it came to grades, classroom behavior and giving back. Education was a privilege compared to my mother’s education. My daughter is now in high school and we have started making plan for her future. But the future can be costly!
It took me 13 years to pay off my student loans from college! I swore my children would not have to go through as I did, so we have been saving diligently and eliminating many luxuries out of our lives. Yes, we still travel, but that is a form of education that books can not give. I’m talking about expensive clothing, unessential material objects and buying second hand whenever possible.
But there is help for many students just like my daughter. With the help of companies like Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., an official partner with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, students have been awarded over $470 million in scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible. Since 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers Latino families and has helped Latino families across the nation successfully make education a priority.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund application opened 1/1/16 and runs through the end of March so there is still time to submit an application. If you’re a parent to a teen but graduation is more than a year or so way, find out more about the program and how the Hispanic Scholarship Fund works by visiting the website with your teen. It’s never to early to start learning about the scholarship progress and the learn about the companies that help make this program a large success!
My daughter Sarah is performing well in and outside of the classroom. With a continuous 4.0 or higher, she spends her afternoon on 4 separate sports teams for her school and recently places 1st in District and 2nd at Regionals for Power-lifting. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund awards over 150 types of scholarships so there is a scholarship that can match your student’s individual strengths. So be sure to submit an application before the March 31st deadline!
To learn more, go to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund website or check out their social media accounts to learn about eligibility requirements, scholarship information and apply online today! Eliminate the financial stress that education can bring. Don’t let the future slip past their fingers.
How are you preparing for the future? Connect with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund on social media and share your answer.