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The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, will bring the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI), a three-day overnight college empowerment conference, to five cities across the U.S this summer.

The top 100 Latino high school junior applicants in each region have been selected to participate in this year’s series. The program is designed to give these students the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and excel in school and beyond. Selected students will experience what it’s like to live on a college campus, participate in college and career workshops, interact with college students and various professionals who serve as mentors, and develop the skills to become leaders in their communities.

“We are thrilled for the support of our Ground Breaking Partner, Wells Fargo, in sponsoring this new summer program,” said Fidel A. Vargas, President & CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

“The outstanding students selected will be exposed to empowering experiences that will nurture their flourishing leadership skills, so that they will go on to become great leaders in their communities and in our nation.”

“Wells Fargo has a long tradition of supporting education-related causes and making higher education available to those who might not otherwise have the financial means to make that dream a possibility,” said Tim Hanlon, President of Wells Fargo Foundation and Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo. “I am particularly proud of our partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund because it gives us the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of so many young people.”

YLI will be kicking off this summer in Los Angeles, CA, Dallas, TX, Albuquerque, NM, Washington, DC, and Silicon Valley, CA.  For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the YLI Program please visit:


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