Uncap Their Future Scholarship by Coca-Cola Company & Hispanic Scholarship Fund


#DestapaTuFuturoby Linda Castillo

As a young child the importance of education and hard work was instilled in me at a very young age. My father would always want me to get good grades. I remember when I was struggling with pre-algebra, my father would help me night after night to make sure that I scored an A on the test. One time during one of our tutor sessions, he mentioned that he never had help because my grandparents only went up to 5th grade and their English was not that strong.

That comment stuck to me because I never really realized how fortunate I was to have a dad that helped me with my school work or the fact that my dad had a different experience growing up than I did. I guess up until that point I had taken his help for granted and I also assumed that everyone had parents who helped them with schoolwork. From that point on, I understood that there are so many challenges that kids face obtaining an education. And one major challenge the youth face today in pursuing a college degree is limited financial resources.

Coca-ColaHispanic Scholarship Fund


Coca-Cola is committed to helping the Hispanic Scholarship Fund meet their goal of having a college degree in every Latino household by the year 2025.  From now through October 31, 2012 students can apply for a scholarship at http://bit.ly/OZ3q41 by answering three thought-provoking essay questions. Students must reflect on how their heritage affects their career goals, the importance of education in their lives and their community service experiences. The Coca-Cola Company, HSF and participating retail partners have joined forces to award morethan $300,000 in scholarships during Hispanic Heritage Month.

If you know any you or if you know any Latino students who have dreams to go to college encourage them to apply through October 31, 2012 students can apply for a scholarship at www.hsf.net/cocacola.

Note: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Coca-Cola. All opinions expressed are my own.

Linda Castillo is the Founder and Executive Editor of http://www.modernlatina.com/. She writes on topics that empower and inspire Latinas including art, motherhood, green living, culture, travel, and issues transforming the Latino community. Linda has earned a B.S. in Business and a M.S. in Mass Communications from San Jose State University.