Aug 02, 2015


Support Scholarships for Latina Students with ‘Inspiring’ Bracelets

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For the Fourth Consecutive Year, Payless ShoeSource Partners with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund; Payless Sells Limited-Edition Bracelets Retailing for Only $3 Each; Donates $2.50 Per Bracelet Sold to the Scholarship Program

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and for the fourth consecutive year, Payless ShoeSource® has launched the Payless Inspiring Possibilities Scholarship Program in partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). During the month of September, Payless will sell two limited-edition bracelet styles for $3 each — perfect for collecting and layering — and the retailer will donate $2.50 per each bracelet sold to establish scholarships to support the higher-education of Hispanic youth.

This year’s exclusively designed wrap bracelets are available in two colors for the fall: teal and bronze. The bilingual bracelets are perfect for collecting and layering — the latest trend in arm jewelry. The tasteful design features inspirational words stenciled in both English and Spanish: Dream/Soñar, Believe/Creer, and Inspire/Inspirar.

“Payless ShoeSource is proud to partner once again with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund in its mission to make higher education more accessible to Hispanic youth,” said Gaby Alban, spokesperson for Payless. “We encourage people to buy the bracelets to stylishly show their support for this year’s Inspiring Possibilities Scholarship Program.”

Through last year’s Payless Inspiring Possibilities Scholarship program Payless was able to award 12 HSF scholarships to students from all over the country for the 2010-2011 academic year.

“Words cannot fully describe how grateful I am to Payless for their contribution to my educational career. Receiving this scholarship not only helped finance my education, but it gave me the opportunity to successfully complete my first year of doctorial studies,” said Lilyana Ortega, PhD student, department of educational psychology at the University of Illinois in Champaign. “Graduate school is an extremely demanding and rigorous endeavor, knowing that financial supporters, such as Payless, believed in me and were willing to put money on that belief served as a major source of motivation as I faced obstacles that inevitably come with doctorial studies. I want to extend my deepest gratitude to Payless for their continued commitment to higher education,” added Lilyana.

“We are pleased to have the continued support of Payless ShoeSource,” said Frank Alvarez, president and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. “The Payless Inspiring Possibilities Scholarship Program is a wonderful campaign that people can participate in to help ensure our promising Latino students have access to a college education. We encourage people to show their support with the bracelets as we strive to better educate the next generation of American Latinos.”



For more information on the two limited-edition bracelet styles and/or the Payless Inspiring Possibilities Scholarship Program, please visit Payless ShoeSource® will donate $2.50 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund for each Inspiring Possibilities bracelet sold from September 1-30, 2011, with a total minimum donation of $37,000 for the 2011 program.  To learn more about the Hispanic Scholarship fund go to  Bracelets are available in select Payless stores and while supplies last.

Quick details on the program:

  • Partnership scholarship program between Payless ShoeSource and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund now in its 4th consecutive year.
  • The Payless Inspiring Possibilities Scholarship program bracelets are on sale from September 1, 2011 –September 30, 2011.
  • These Limited-Edition bracelets are only $3 with $2.50 of every bracelet sold going to the Payless Inspiring Possibilities Scholarship.
  • Each bracelet comes with a coupon good for $5 off your next Payless purchase totaling $25 or more.
  • Bracelets are available for purchase at and local Payless stores.


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Angélica Pérez-Litwin

Angélica Pérez-Litwin

Dr. Perez-Litwin is the Founder & CEO of ELLA Leadership Institute, a multi-platform professional development organization designed to advance the careers and leadership of women. She's the creative force behind the LATINAS THINK BIG™ national tour, sponsored and live-streamed by Google.

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