Hispanic Higher Education: Fund Plays Key Role

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Genaro Ruiz could easily have fallen short of becoming the first on his father's side, first on his mother's side, to go to college.

Money was tight when he started out 20 years ago, first at Rockhurst College and then at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

A scholarship from the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Scholarship Fund made all the difference.

These decades later, Ruiz is a senior advisor to Kansas City Mayor Sly James, and more recipients of the Latino-focused scholarships are enrolled in higher education than ever.

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