Rollins College and Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund Announce New Scholarship Collaboration

The new scholarship will provide one full-scholarship for the next four years for a student in the Hamilton Holt School.

Dean of the Hamilton Holt School David CS Richard and Founder & Executive Director of HHSFMO Lizette Valarino serve as witnesses as Rollins' Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost Carol Bresnahan and Chair of the Board of Directors for HHSFMO Adriana Comellas-Macretti sign a Memorandum of Understanding. Dean of the Hamilton Holt School David CS Richard and Founder & Executive Director of HHSFMO Lizette Valarino serve as witnesses as Rollins' Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost Carol Bresnahan and Chair of the Board of Directors for HHSFMO Adriana Comellas-Macretti sign a Memorandum of Understanding.

Rollins College and the Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund of Metro Orlando (HHSFMO) have partnered to award one full-tuition scholarship each year to an entering freshman at the Hamilton Holt School at Rollins under the Rollins Evening Emerging Leaders (REEL) Scholarship Program.

The REEL scholarship will provide one full-scholarship for the next four years from fall 2014 through spring 2018. The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition up to five academic years from the time of the award or until graduation, whichever occurs first.

The partners agree that a meaningful and useful undergraduate degree should include internships, practical experiences, and mentoring in management, leadership, and the liberal arts. As part of the scholarship award, awardees will complete leadership training and management internships over the course of their educational experience at Rollins.

The full-tuition scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate adult student seeking a degree within the Hamilton Holt School at Rollins College. Scholarship applicants must live within a 60-mile radius of Rollins College and be a Florida resident. Although a goal of both partners is to increase the number of Hispanic students at Rollins College, the scholarship award will be made based on applicant qualifications, not ethnicity or racial characteristics. To learn more about Rollins College scholarship offerings at the Hamilton Holt School, please visit rollins.edu/evening//tuition-and-financial-aid/scholarships.html.

Applications for the REEL Scholarship are due May 31, 2014.