December 20, 2021
Chris de Hoyos
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is one of two grant recipients announced by The Sallie Mae Fund on December 20, 2021. The grant of $125,000 will support educational programs that advance social justice, diversity, inclusion and equality.
This is the second grant HACU has received from The Sallie Mae Fund as part of its $4.5 million commitment to increase higher education access and completion among minority students, and students from underserved communities.
In a press release, the organization stated that through these grants they are helping to ensure that more students, of all backgrounds, can not only access, but also complete college. HACU was chosen because of the internship opportunities, mentoring programs, and scholarships it offers to students through its programs.
“Throughout our 35-year history, we’ve been fortunate to create partnerships with individuals and organizations who champion our goal of advancing Hispanic student success,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “We look forward to our continued partnership with The Sallie Mae Fund and helping more Hispanic students excel in college, their career, and in service to their communities, across the nation, and abroad.”
This year, The Sallie Mae Fund was recognized with HACU’s Extraordinary Philanthropic Partner Award for its steadfast commitment to address critical issues that affect college access and completion.
The Sallie Mae Fund, the charitable arm of Sallie Mae, achieves its mission to expand pathways for the successful development of America’s youth by supporting programs and initiatives that help open doors to higher education, as well as, supporting initiatives in the communities it serves.
Thousands of students have benefited from HACU with internships, scholarships, college retention and advancement programs, precollegiate support, and career development opportunities and programs.