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Celebrate with us!

Join us on June 4, 2015 as we celebrate our 2015 Scholars at UMKC’s Swinney Recreation Center. A reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Awards Program at 6:15 p.m.

 Individual Ticket – $25.00

 Scholarship Recipient Guest Ticket – $10.00 (one guest at this rate)

Cynthia "As a first generation, low income student, going away to college at times was very alienating. You learn to create systems of support including family, friends and mentors to help you through. To that list I would also add community. The HDF scholarship was a "Si se puede!" from my community. It was a bid in my favor, for my success. Knowing you had an entire community, through this scholarship, on your side of the court made getting my degree that much more meaningful. In the end, my success didn't feel entirely my own, but that of my family and my community."

Cynthia de la Rosa, teacher at Wyandotte High School, two-time recipient, received her masters of education from Stanford University

Alexander"I am grateful for the HDF Scholarship as it has given me the opportunity to concentrate on my studies and my goals. Without the scholarship, I would have had to work more hours to make up the difference. The HDF Scholarship has been a big help for my family as well, giving them one less thing to worry about during my time in college."

Alexander Giraldo, four-time recipient, will graduate in May with an engineering degree from UMKC

About the Hispanic Development Fund's Scholarship Program

In 1984, the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund created its Scholarship Program for students of Hispanic descent pursuing a college education. One hundred, $100 scholarships were awarded. Since that first year, more than 3,600 scholarships have been awarded, totaling over $3.9 million.

You can increase the focus on college completion and retention rates within the Latino community by making a tax-deductible donation. Learn more about how you can help with a donation.