Gift to Hispanic Scholarship Fund Provides Scholarships for Hispanic Students Across the Country

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, announced today that Lowe’s is contributing $500,000 towards scholarships for the organization.

The contribution will be used to provide financial assistance to undergraduate Hispanic students enrolled in accredited colleges or universities during the 2015-2016 academic year. The scholarships provided will help students cover costs, such as tuition, books, supplies and other essentials for the academic year.

Since 2009, Lowe’s has had a long-standing partnership with HSF supporting the organization’s scholarship efforts. This year’s contribution helps HSF ensure that exceptional Latino students across the country receive the support needed to complete a higher education and become leaders in their professions and communities.

“We are extremely proud to have Lowe’s as a partner,” said Fidel A. Vargas, President & CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund. “We are so grateful for their support up to now.  This contribution is a signal statement that the company is more committed than ever to higher education, the Hispanic community, and the future of our country.”

“Lowe’s recognizes that students become tomorrow’s employees, homeowners, and community leaders,” said Joan Higginbotham, Lowe’s director of community relations. “We are committed to supporting the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, because we know investing in helping students achieve their fullest potential is an investment in the communities we serve.”

About the Hispanic Scholarship Fund 
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible.  HSF strives to make college education a top priority for every Latino family across the nation, mobilizing our community to proactively advance that goal – each individual, over a lifetime, in every way he/she can. HSF seeks to give its Scholars all the tools they need to do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come.  As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, the Fund has awarded over $470 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for students, HSF Scholars, Alumni, and parents.  For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, please visit:

About Lowe’s in the Community
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $225 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit and