Rollins College and the Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund of Metro Orlando (HHSFMO) are pleased to announce the continuation of a partnership to award one full-tuition scholarship each year to a new student entering at the Hamilton Holt School at Rollins in the fall under the Rollins Evening Emerging Leaders (REEL) Scholarship Program.

“Working with the Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund to provide this opportunity for students is an important step for our evening school,” Dean of the Hamilton Holt School David CS Richard said. “The mission of the College is to provide a high quality, liberal arts education. As a top provider of adult higher education in Central Florida for over 50 years, it is natural that the Holt School would partner with an outstanding community partner like the HHSFMO."

The REEL scholarship will provide one full-scholarship for 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 the Rollins College REEL Scholarship and other scholarship offerings at the Hamilton Holt School, please visit  Applications for the REEL Scholarship are due March 31, 2015.


The scholarship fund was established in 2000 with a mission to engage and honor outstanding Hispanic students, identify a diverse pipeline of Hispanic talent and actively engage the inclusive Central Florida community.  The Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Award Ceremony is the organization’s main fundraiser, and is developed as a result of great partnerships with local non-profit organizations, small businesses and major corporations.


The Hamilton Holt School at Rollins College features a wide range of evening bachelor's and master's degree programs offered during weekday evening hours and weekends, with small classes, dedicated faculty, and diverse students of all backgrounds. Hamilton Holt School undergraduates range in age from 17 to 75, and approximately 1,000 students enroll each year. Most students work part or full time and have family responsibilities. Many students receive scholarship support and other financial assistance thanks to generous supporters

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