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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.