October 6, 2021

Twenty-five students awarded Café Bustelo® El Café Del Futuro Scholarships totaling $125,000

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has selected 25 students from HACU-member institutions to each receive a Café Bustelo® El Café del Futuro Scholarship of $5,000. Since 2016, $465,000 in college funds have been awarded to 93 Latino students nationwide through the partnership.

Students submitted essays describing how their Latino heritage, family and the community in which they grew up in impacted their desire and motivation to obtain a college degree.

The student recipients and their institutions are:

  • California State University, Long Beach - Juan Mendoza
  • California State University, Monterey Bay - Juliana Signor
  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science - Aileen Arevalo
  • Florida International University - Bryan Escalona
  • Florida International University - Daniel Jimenez
  • Florida International University - Charly Gutierrez Jimenez
  • Loyola Marymount University - Elena Martinez
  • Northern Arizona University - Ermilo Hurtado
  • Northwestern University - Rafael Rodriguez
  • Nova Southeastern University - Elizabeth Diaz
  • St. Mary's University - Eric Ortega Rodriguez
  • St. Mary's University - Steven Blancas
  • Texas A&M University - Berenice Marquez
  • Texas Lutheran University - Ashlynn Noyola
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio - Arianna Akinwunmi
  • University of California, Los Angeles - Marisol Sanchez Castillo
  • University of California, San Diego - Sinai Cota
  • University of California, Santa Barbara - Sofia Sanabria
  • University of Houston - Aaron Perez
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Anaomi Rojas-Lujan
  • University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez - Dessire Trinidad
  • University of Southern California - Elizabeth Tapia
  • University of Southern California - Maritza Salazar
  • University of Southern California - Yareli Cervantes
  • University of Southern California - Maria Lopez

The Café Bustelo® El Café del Futuro Scholarship is part of the 2021-22 HACU Scholarship Program.