The Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund of Metro Orlando (HHSFMO) originated with a series of activities organized by the Hispanic Heritage Celebration Committee of Orange County, an employee group whose main purpose was to plan and organize activities for Hispanic Heritage month. The first Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Gala was hosted by this group in October 2000 to raise the organization’s initial funds.
In 2003, as a result of this effort to support the local Hispanic community, a partnership with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando was developed and the HHSFMO was established as a separate and independent organization. HHSFMO was incorporated in August 2003 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the State of Florida.
To date, HHSFMO along with the support of our partners, has been able to provide more than $1.3 million in scholarships to help 294 students pursue a college education.