The HLC of Will and Grundy Counties is dedicated to charitable and educational purposes in order to provide much needed scholarships for individuals seeking acceptance into educational programs in schools of higher education, trade skills and professional certifications through the financial collaboration of individuals, corporations, organizations and government funds in Will and Grundy Counties.
Dr. Daniel Gutierrez $1,000 Scholarship
Congratulations to our 2023 Scholarship Recipients.
Applications for 2023 are now closed.
2024 Scholarship Application will open in March 2024
More than $175,000 has been awarded to Hispanic students living in the Will County area since 2009!
“The Hispanic Latino Coalition scholarships have reduced the financial stress of tuition for my family. I am grateful HLC has given me the opportunity to pursue my interests in higher education which has allowed my college experience to involve strengthening my Latina identity.”
“I am very blessed to have won this scholarship. When I first found out I won I felt super happy and with so much joy. I felt so proud of myself and was so hype. I am so thankful for this opportunity/scholarship and I hope to continue working hard on my journey.”
“The Dr. Daniel Gutierrez HLC Scholarship application process was very easy to follow, it also allowed me to talk about my personal experiences as a student, daughter, and member of my community which I really appreciated. Receiving the scholarship made me feel important and appreciated in my community. Even through the COVID-19 pandemic, the HLC board still made sure that all recipients were recognized for our work and dedication to our academics. I am tremendously grateful to current and past HLC board members for their dedication and support to not just the scholarship, but to all recipients.”
“Words can’t explain how grateful I am for this scholarship and the HLC community! Without a doubt, this scholarship and this organization serve as a support system financially and emotionally. They are phenomenal and extremely supportive throughout the application process. It is important to note that college is achievable when you have support like this, HLC is making a difference In our lives!”
“Furthering education can definitely be a big challenge. Hence I’d like to express my gratitude to the Hispanic Latino Coalition for giving me the opportunity to continue my education.”
“It is a great honor to receive a scholarship from the Hispanic Latino Coalition. I’m grateful for the generous support from the sponsors to help fund my education and be the first in my family to attend college.”
“This scholarships was such a blessing as it allowed for me to continue my education after high school with less financial stress.”
“I am very grateful for receiving the Hispanic Latino Coalition Scholarship for the schoolyear 2022-2023. I am very proud of my Hispanic heritage, and it means so much to me to be recognized and to be rewarded for the hard work that I put in in high school. I am off to a good start at USF and looking forward to the next 3 1/2 years !”
“The HLC Scholarship is an amazing opportunity for Hispanic and Latino students who want to pursue higher education. I am so grateful to have been granted this award, as it helped my family in paying for college tremendously.”
“I was so grateful to be able to be a benefactor of the HLC Scholarship! Being a Mexican-American, I have really tried to push myself to be able to continue my education while working. Thanks to HCL, I am able to continue to be successful and able to get closer to my dream career!”
“I am incredibly grateful to the Hispanic Latino Coalition and their sponsors for award me this scholarship. Going to college has always been a dream of mine, and it is only with scholarships such as this one that made my dream possible.”