The mission of KHEDF is to serve Kansas Hispanic students and professionals by providing opportunities for education & leadership development.

Turning college dreams
into college degrees.

The 2020 khedf scholars we serve


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 528 Hispanic students. Of the fifty-eight scholarships awarded in 2020 through the Kansas Hispanic Scholarship Program, eighty-three percent of the scholarship recipients were on free and reduced meals and seventy-six percent of them were first-generation students.

Student success story

Alex ibarra

Congratulations to Alex for being the Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 2020 Rising Star Award Honoree. Alex received a Kansas Hispanic Education & Development (KHEDF) scholarship in 2016. He is heavily involved with student organizations on campus and with KHEDF. Alex serves as a KHEDF ambassador and speaks to fellow KHEDF Scholars encouraging them to succeed in college and has been a participant in our workshops and events each year. He also has spoken to our donors on the importance of a scholarship.

Alex will be graduating in December from Wichita State University with a degree in Finance - Real Estate and Entrepreneurship - Real Estate. We are proud of Alex’s accomplishments and excited to see where his future takes him.

Why we give

Gene & Yolanda Camarena

"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."
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thank you to our donors!

Mailing Address
PO Box 4248
Wichita, KS 67204

1020 N Main, Suite B1
Wichita, KS 67203

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