Encuentro 2017: latinXchange

Join VALHEN for our Encuentro 2017: latinXchange, our annual conference/meeting to highlight and share the issues affecting our Hispanic/Latino communities, to network with outstanding Latinx professionals and college students, and to foster conversations on important educational issues in the Commonwealth. Also, meet our Hispanic College Institute (HCI) graduates and congratulate our 2017 Scholarship Winners! Keynote Speaker: Carlos Ojeda Jr. from … Read More

Fall Lecture Series

Join us for our Fall Lecture Series this November! November 2 at JMU & November 9 at CNU See our “Events” section for more details.  

Apply now – VALHEN Scholarships 2017

Dedicated to assist Virginia Latinx/Hispanic students to pursue higher education within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Scholarship awards are for one-year, and will be paid directly to the recipient’s college or university to cover tuition, books, and/or fees. Application Deadline: October 3rd, 2016 Apply HERE Awarded: Friday, March 3, 2017 Where: VALHEN’s Encuentro 2017 at Virginia Commonwealth University For additional information, … Read More

Ford Driving Dreams Grant

We are honored and excited to have received the Ford Driving Dreams Grant! Ford believes in the importance of education, and wants to be able to provide the resources to help our youth achieve their dream of going to college.

Sec. Nancy Rodrigues at HCI 2016

Secretary Nancy Rodrigues is scheduled to speak at HCI 2016 at Virginia Tech on Wednesday, August 3rd on “Voting and Civic Duties.”

2017 Scholarship Applications OPEN!

APPLICATION AVAILABLE HERE Dedicated to assist Virginia Latinx/Hispanic students to pursue higher education within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Scholarship awards are for one-year, and will be paid directly to the recipient’s college or university to cover tuition, books, and/or fees. Application Begins: May 20, 2016 Application Deadline: October 3rd, 2016 Awarded: Friday, March 3, 2017 Where: VALHEN’s Encuentro 2017 at … Read More

HCI 2016 Emails out!

HCI 2016 emails have been sent; every applicant, regardless of status, receives an email.

White House selects HCI as “Bright Spot”

VALHEN’s Hispanic College Institute (HCI) has been chosen by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics as one of a select group of only 230 Bright Spots in the entire nation! See www.ed.gov/HispanicInitiative for more information. Bright Spots are programs, models, organizations and initiatives that are supporting and investing in the educational attainment of Hispanics, from cradle-to-career.

2015 Encuentro

VALHEN’s 2015 Encuentro was hosted by James Madison University on October 9th, 2015. Held in the Madison Union Building, the day-long meeting was led by Karina Kline Gabel, Lecturer of Spanish at JMU’s Foreign Language Department. The Guest Speaker was Ms. Mary Morris, CEO of the Virginia529 Program. Attendees included faculty and administrators from JMU and several other higher education institutions, … Read More