What better way for a professional organization to give back to it’s community than to reach a hand out to tomorrow’s young professionals? And, for today’s Hispanic youth, college funding is harder to come by than ever before. That’s why the YHPPA’s Youth Scholarship Program is a central focus of our organization.
As a member of the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium, YHPAA supports and encourages higher education through scholarships and mentorship. The Consortium focuses on providing Latino scholars with access to higher education, academic success, professional experience and a network of support. Through this program, we are able to directly and profoundly enrich the lives of bright, deserving individuals. For more information, or to apply, visit hispanicscholar.org.
Since 2008, YHPAA has raised $21,000 in scholarships in partnership with the Consortium, which provides an annual matching contribution. Recipient’s scholarships roll-over each year during their college career.
Anthony Guzman – Texas A&M University, 2016 (Accounting Major)
Megan Luna – UT Health Center, 2017 (Dental Hygiene)
Megan entered the HSC Scholar Program during the Fall 2015 semester. She recently transferred from Texas A&M Galveston to begin Dental Hygiene program at the UT Health Center – Houston. Megan says, “This scholarship helped me tremendously through my journey of becoming a hygienist. My goals are to be a leader, mentor and teacher, not only to my parents, but the entire community. I thank you for choosing me for this amazing opportunity!”
Mark Sand – University of Texas, 2019 (Engineering)
Mark entered the HSC Scholar Program during the Fall 2015 semester. He graduated valedictorian from Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas. “By awarding me Lawrence F. Ramirez, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, you have lightened by financial burden which allows me to focus more on the important aspects of school, learning. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals, just as you have helped me!”