The mission of KHEDF is to serve Kansas Hispanic students and professionals by providing opportunities for education & leadership development.
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of the scholars are on free & reduced meals
of the scholars are first-generation students
of the students attend colleges & universities in Kansas, thus ensuring an educated workforce in Kansas
The Kansas Hispanic Education & Development Foundation (KHEDF) was created to provide scholarships and education initiatives to support young Hispanic students in the Wichita area. Since its inception, KHEDF has provided over a million dollars in scholarships to 589 Hispanic students. Of the sixty-one scholarships awarded in 2021 through the Kansas Hispanic Scholarship Program, seventy-three percent of the scholarship recipients were on free and reduced meals and forty-two percent of them were first-generation students.
Student success story
Gabby Garlow received the KHEDF Wichita State University Admissions Institutional Award Scholarship in 2013 as she prepared for her degree in graphic design.
The scholarship helped her purchase the supplies she needed as an art student including a new laptop, Adobe Creative Cloud, and other art supplies. Gabby graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design.
In February 2020 Gabby joined the team at Baseline Creative as a Digital Designer. In her role Gabby designs graphics for digital marketing, creates logos, illustrations, marketing collateral, and designs websites.
Baseline Creative was chosen to overhaul the KHEDF website in the fall of 2020. In coming full circle, Gabby both designed and completed the frontend development of the new KHEDF website.
"We believe education is one of the most important aspects of success for a person. We are committed to ensure that our Hispanic youth have every opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education and want to help make a difference in the lives of the student and family, as well as, the community-at-large. It is our responsibility as members of a community to help improve the lives of all its citizens, in doing so we improve our own."