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September 8, 2016


Nine students awarded Café Bustelo® El Café Del Futuro Scholarships totaling $45,000

 The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has selected nine students from HACU-member institutions to each receive a Café Bustelo® El Café del Futuro Scholarship of $5,000. Read news release here

The Café Bustelo® El Café Del Futuro Scholarship recipients are from HACU-member institutions in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, and Washington.

The student recipients and their institutions are:

Ana Gabriela Kovats - San Diego State University, who has earned a master's in Latin American studies and is working towards a doctorate to become a university professor.

Araceli Agustin Gomez - California State University, Fresno, is an agricultural business major and participant of the HACU National Internship Program who credits her parents for inspiring her to reach her goals.

Carissa Ford - Florida International University, is working towards a bachelor's in social work from FIU to help people in need.

Joseph Madera - Arizona State University, plans to work towards an MBA from Arizona State University this fall and aspires to work in the nonprofit sector as a future Latino leader.

Juan Pinzon - San Jose State University, will be working towards a computer engineering degree this fall and hopes to develop innovative technology in the future.

Kevin Santana - Florida International University, is a first-generation college student who will pursue a law degree and aspires to be an immigration lawyer.

Maricela Ramirez - Heritage University, intends to serve her home community after earning a degree as a medical professional.

Veronica Rico - California State University, Northridge, has previous volunteer work which has motivated her to working towards a degree in civil engineering.

Yesenia Perez - DePaul University, is working towards a master's in student college development counseling to be able to work in student affairs at a college in the future.

 The Café Bustelo® El Café del Futuro Scholarship Essay Contest is part of the 2016-17 HACU Scholarship Program. 

For information about HACU Student Programs and Scholarships, click here. To learn about funding a scholarship through HACU, contact Mario Gonzalez, student services program manager.