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September 16, 2015

Marivel Resendiz 

HACU announces scholarship recipients for fall 2015-16

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has announced the scholarship recipients from member institutions. Often competing against hundreds of applicants, students are selected based on met criteria.

The fall 2015-16 recipients garnered scholarships from Travelers, J.C. Penny, Sodexo, NASCAR, Gilberto Salazar Escoboza, Videxport S.A. de C.V., and Empacadora Fruticola Santa Inés S.A. de C.V.

Travelers scholarship

Three undergraduate were awarded $4,250 scholarships through Travelers.

The recipients are full-time students majoring in accounting, computer engineering, computer science, finance, general business, general management, human resources or networking.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the students also had to be interested in a career with Travelers.

The scholarship recipients are attending the following institutions:

  • California State University-Northridge, Angel Sanchez
  • Fresno Pacific University-Merced Campus, Samuel Arellano
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio, Melanie Spiller

J.C. Penney scholarship

Eight students were awarded $2,500 scholarships through the J.C. Penney Leadership Excellence Internship Program.

The recipients are full-time students majoring in business, retail, supply chain/logistics or related fields and have worked in the retail industry.

The scholarship recipients are attending the following institutions:

  • California State University at Los Angeles, Amalia Castaneda
  • DePaul University, Jewells Santos
  • Eastern Washington University, Yajaira Orozco
  • Rutgers University-Newark Campus, Cristhian Vera
  • St. Mary's University, Meghan Geraci
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Stephanie Mendez
  • University of California-Davis, Jose Salinas
  • University of Florida, Eric Suarez

Sodexo scholarship

Five students were awarded $2,500 scholarships through Sodexo.

Following the completion of a 10-week internship with Sodexo, the students were awarded the scholarships.

The recipients are attending the following institutions:

  • California State University-Fresno, Cristal Cardenas
    • California State University-Fresno, Ruth Habte
    • California State University-San Bernardino, Joshua Toral
    • George Mason University, Heidi Rivera
    • The University of Texas at Austin, Alexa Gandara

    NASCAR scholarship

    Six undergraduate and graduate students were awarded $2,200 scholarships through NASCAR.

    The recipients are full-time students majoring in business, engineering, public relations, mass media, technology, sports marketing or marketing/management.

    The scholarship recipients are attending the following institutions:

    • California State University-Los Angeles, Allen Cobanillas
    • Colorado State University-Pueblo, Antonio Huerta
    • Saint Mary's College of California, Patricia Vargas
    • University of California-Riverside, Daniel Figuera
    • University of Central Florida, Michelle Otero
    • University of Illinois at Chicago, Eliseo Cortez

    Escoboza scholarship

    Three students were awarded $1,000 scholarships through Gilberto Salazar Escoboza and his companies.

    Advocates for healthy food and sustainable agriculture, Escoboza and his companies awarded scholarships to students majoring in agriculture, ecological science or environmental science.

    The scholarship recipients garnered the following scholarships and are from the following institutions:

    Gilberto Salazar Escoboza
    California State University-Northridge, Nicole Cammisa

    Videxport S.A. de C.V.
    University of California-Riverside, Shea Sparkman

    Empacadora Fruticola Santa Inés S.A. de C.V.
    University of California-Santa Barbara, Nadia Blant

    Other recipients received scholarships from Denny’s and Kia Motors.