June 14, 2010
DALLAS (SMU) — Some 200 high school juniors and seniors from Dallas-Fort Worth and other areas of Texas will attend the Dallas Hispanic Youth Symposium, a four-day college access program hosted by Southern Methodist University (SMU) in partnership with the Hispanic College Fund (HCF) on June 16-19.
The Hispanic Youth Symposium is designed to promote college achievement, professional careers, and community involvement. During the program, students will have the opportunity to connect with Hispanic mentors, attend workshops on college admissions and financial aid, compete for scholarship funds, and meet with college admissions officers from local schools.
Following the symposium, students will participate in a variety of activities including local business functions and college and career fairs. The Hispanic College Fund will also stay in electronic contact with the students, providing them ongoing information about scholarships, internships, and college application deadlines.
Participants also will become part of the Hispanic Youth Institute, year-round programming that will provide all symposium alumni with information and opportunities that support their educational, professional, and community goals in the years following the symposium.
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About the Hispanic College Fund:
Founded in 1993, the Hispanic College Fund provides Hispanic high school and college students with the vision, resources, and mentorship needed to become community leaders and achieve successful careers in business, science, technology, engineering and math. The Fund has awarded $15 million in scholarships to more than 5,000 Hispanic youth. For more information, visit www.hispanicfund.org
A private university located in the heart of Dallas, SMU is building on the vision of its founders, who imagined a distinguished center for learning emerging from the spirit of the city. Today, 11,000 students benefit from the national opportunities and international reach afforded by the quality of SMU's seven degree-granting schools. For more information, visit www.smu.edu
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