Fort Worth, Texas -- The Fort Worth Chapter of the Hispanic Network of Texas (HWNT) recently awarded over 50 college scholarships to graduating members of its Latinas in Progress™ (LIP) program. The total amount of scholarships awarded at the HWNT Graduation and Scholarship Banquet held at Tarrant County College on April 28th was over $345,000.
Through the LIP Education Series, HWNT aims to mentor senior high school Latinas throughout their college journey and equip them with the means to succeed in their personal and professional lives. LIP exposes senior high school Latinas to college life and provides them with the tools needed to succeed in their personal and professional life. The LIP Education Series consists of five learning sessions, city wide volunteer opportunities, and HWNT mentors.
Upon completion of the program, LIP participants are eligible to apply for scholarships established by HWNT and its partner organizations. HWNT scholarship funds are raised primarily from the organization's annual gala and other fundraising events, as well as supported by individual donors. From 2007 to 2018, HWNT has supported 756 LIP students and awarded 376 scholarships worth over $3.2 million.
Applications for the 2018-19 Latinas in Progress Program are due June 1, 2018. The application and guidelines can be found on the Latinas in Progress website at: http://www.lipfw.org/
For more information, contact HWNT Education Chair, Xochitl Ortiz, at: firstname.lastname@example.org