Palm Beach State College’s Student Services department was recently awarded a five-year, Title V, $2.6 million dollar grant from the Department of Education (DOE). This grant, which supports Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI’s), is intended to implement college-wide practices that, if successful, will promote institutional change. The College has committed to institutionalizing these best practices, and will sustain several key personnel positions beginning in year four.
Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Initiative
HSI's are defined as colleges and universities where Hispanic enrollment constitutes a minimum of 25% of the total enrollment. This designation qualifies an institution of higher education to receive grants under the Title V Program administered by the U.S. Department of Education. These Title V funds can be used for programs and services that benefit the entire Palm Beach State student body.
HSI Parent and Student Resources
These resources are provided to help parents and students navigate through some of the agencies, organizations, and institutions that can provide opportunities for scholarships and career exploration. In addition to this information, we have also included resources to help parents and students work together to prepare for college.
AdCouncil: College Access
College for Latinos
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
Univision - Becas (Scholarships)
Hispanic Association for Colleges and Universities (HACU) Student Programs
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Tus Palabras Hoy (Your Words Today)
Latinos Are Worth It!
Important Links and Resources
Below are two important national organizations that have been instrumental to the HSI Initiative providing both data as well as financial support and resources.
Excelencia in Education
Excelencia in Education - HSI Center for Policy and Practice
Growing What Works
Kresge SEMILLAS Grant Project - Palm Beach State College (2010)
Emerging HSI's Serving Latino Students - Palm Beach Community College (Feb. 2010)
Walmart SEMILLAS Grant Project - Palm Beach Community College (2009)
Embrace the Journey: Becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution - PBSC (2015)
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Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities - HACU
HACU - HSI Information
Mollie Rhodes Grant Director - Title V St Success
Cara Good - Program Grant Coordinator
Patricia Hoyle - Success Coach / Starfish Administrator
Palm Beach Gardens
Leigh Merritt - Success Coach
Palm Beach Gardens
Tracey Wheeler - Success Coach
Jose Murillo - Success Coach
Lake Worth / Belle Glade
Lee Rodriguez - Success Coach