Winning Students Pursue Their Dreams with the Help of Honda and Hispanic Scholarship Fund
American Honda Motor Co. Inc. (NYSE:HMC) and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Friday awarded eight outstanding Latino undergraduate students a scholarship based on their academic success and interest in a career in the automotive industry. One of the eight scholars has also accepted internship positions at Honda operations in the U.S. The $50,000 scholarship fund for the 2011-12 academic year marks the latest step in a partnership between HSF and Honda that began in 2003.
Each winning student received a scholarship award and eligibility to participate in Honda’s summer immersion/internship program. Additionally, this year’s winners were invited to get an inside look into Honda’s Manufacturing and Research and Development operations in Ohio. The students will also have an opportunity to meet and interact with top Honda executives to discuss the future of the industry. In order to be considered, students were required to have declared their major in the areas of business administration, chemical, electrical, industrial, or mechanical engineering, and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Selections were also based on students’ demonstrated knowledge of the auto industry. This year’s winners are:
Claudia Morales, DePaul University – Business Administration
Dustin Gallegos, University of Illinois – Electrical Engineering
Elizabeth Santos, Kettering University – Industrial Engineering
Francisco Michaud, Drexel University – Accounting/Business Administration
Henri Idrovo, Illinois Institute of Technology – Electrical Engineering
Kenneth Castaneda, Yale University – Mechanical Engineering
Nicholas Diaz, Ohio State University – Business Administration
Tanya Miracle, University of Akron – Chemical Engineering
“On behalf of Honda, I’d like to congratulate the eight outstanding students who have received this award,” said Marc Burt, senior manager, Office of Inclusion and Diversity at American Honda. “We hope these scholarships will help reduce the financial strain of pursuing higher education and allow these talented scholars to focus on their academic pursuits.”
“Honda’s partnership with HSF demonstrates its commitment to improving access to higher education for Latino students,” said Frank D. Alvarez, President & CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. “We appreciate Honda’s willingness to invest in Hispanic youth through HSF and join us in our work to give more Hispanics the opportunity to pursue their dreams of earning a college degree.”
For more information about Honda’s partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, please visit at www.HSF.net.