The Hispanic College Institute - HCI

Hosted by Virginia Tech

July 18-21, 2019


Hispanic College Institute (HCI)

At the Hispanic College Institute (HCI) approximately 150 Hispanic high school
students from across the Commonwealth come together on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA for this four-day, three-night pre-college empowerment program where they learn to overcome both real and perceived barriers to college access.

The students participate in

  • STEM day

  • College and career workshops

  • Networking with Hispanic professionals from various fields

  • Meeting with college admissions officers

  • Learning about conflict management and civic engagement

  • Interacting with near- peer mentors

  • Listening to inspirational speakers

  • Competing for scholarships

Throughout the on-campus experience, the students build their confidence and receive practical tools to help them along their pathway to college. The HCI is free of cost for student participants. For more information, contact us at