The Walt Disney Company made a $1 million commitment to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), helping hundreds of top college-bound Hispanic students nationwide receive scholarships. The donation is part of a three-year agreement between Disney and HSF that will create The Walt Disney Company-HSF Scholarship Program and helps students realize their full potential as leaders in their chosen professions and as volunteers who give back to the community.
In addition to funding the scholarships, Disney also will support the bilingual, multimedia Public Service Advertising campaign that HSF has created in partnership with the Ad Council, providing encouragement for parents on how to prepare, plan and pay for college.
“Education is the foundation upon which dreams are built, and increasing access to higher learning is an investment with infinite returns for individuals and society as a whole,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “That’s why we’re committed to raising public awareness and supporting even more outstanding Hispanic students with scholarships that encourage and empower them to achieve their goals.”