With 35 years of long-standing partnership in their pocket, Coca-Cola is proud to continue to support the Hispanic Scholarship Fund with its recent announcement of the 2016 For The Dream national scholarship program. I’ve partnered with Coca-Cola to help spread the word and give Latino students with the opportunity to achieve their educational goals and become future leaders.
For The Dream National Scholarship Program
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund, HSF, is the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education. This year Coca-Cola is donating $150,000 to HSF to be awarded via scholarships to qualifying students who apply from January 1 to March 30, 2016 at www.Coke.com/ForTheDream, to help Hispanic families plan, prepare and pay for college.
Besides financial restrictions, oftentimes Hispanic parents face other challenges when leading their teens along the road to college, such as lack of information. Coca-Cola wants to empower parents and caregivers and give them the resources to help them successfully guide their teens towards achieving their higher education dreams.
Check out Coca-Cola’s “Roadmap to Your Teen’s College Acceptance”, a detailed infographic to help parents and caregivers understand key steps in supporting their children through the college application process. I know first hand that so much has changed in the application process since I first entered college. Even helping my son apply for FAFSA was no easy feat.
Have you recently had a personal experience you can share with others about guiding your teen to college and any challenges you faced? If so, be sure to let me know and share your advice socially using the hashtag #ForTheDream. During the first week of March Coca-Cola will compile all participating posts that use the hashtag #ForTheDream and select the 3 most compelling stories to receive a $100 gift card. All winners will also receive a Coca-Cola educational toolkit with school supplies and valuable information about the college and scholarship application processes.