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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 04, 2008
Contact: Norma Jean Revilla-García
(210) 576-3206

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities to award over $350,000 in scholarships for 2008-2009 school year

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has announced the launch of the HACU Scholarship Program for the 2008-2009 Academic year. More than $350,000 will be awarded to deserving students at HACU-member universities.

To receive a HACU scholarship, students must demonstrate financial need, meet the criteria specified for the program to which they are applying, and be attending a HACU-member institution at the time scholarship awards are made. Scholarships are non-renewable unless otherwise indicated. Renewable scholarships are contingent upon funding and the student’s continuing eligibility. Full-time students are those taking at least 12 credit hours per semester or its equivalent for graduate students

For more scholarship information, specific criteria, and online application form, please visit: https://scholarships.hacu.net.

HACU represents over 400 member colleges and universities collectively serving two-thirds of the nation’s 2 million Hispanic higher education students. Only students attending these HACU-member institutions are eligible for the scholarships. Please visit www.hacu.net for the most up-to-date listing of current HACU-member institutions.

The application deadline, including all necessary supporting documentation, will be May 23, 2008. Scholarships will be awarded in August. The following scholarships will be available for the 2008-2009 academic year.

DaimlerChrysler Scholarship Award                                                                    $1,000

Full-time undergraduate students attending 2 or 4-year institutions.  Student must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.  All majors welcome to apply.

GAP, Inc. Scholarship Award                                                                                 $1,000

Full-time or part-time, undergraduate and graduate students attending 4- year institutions with declared majors in Merchandise Management, Retail Management, Fashion Design or Related Fields. Student must posses a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

General Motors Engineering Excellence Award                                                  $2,000 (renewable)

Full-time undergraduate students at 4-year institutions with declared majors in an Engineering degree program may apply. Students must posses a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Scholarship is renewable based on availability of funds and student’s continuing eligibility. 

Lockheed Martin Scholarship Award                                                                    $2,800

Full-time undergraduate students at 4-year institutions with declared majors in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Mechanical Engineering.  Student must be interested in Lockheed Martin employment opportunities and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2.

NASCAR/Wendell Scott Award                                 $1,500(undergraduate) / $2,000 (graduate) 

Undergraduates and graduate students in a 2 or 4-year institution with a declared major in: Business, Engineering, Public Relations, Mass Media, Technology, Marketing and Sports Marketing/Management. Undergraduate students must be full-time, able to use the scholarship during their junior or senior year, and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Graduate students must be attending school at least on a part-time basis and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Office Depot Scholarship                                                                                        $1,000

Undergraduate students attending 4-year institutions with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in any of the following majors: Business, International Business, Marketing, Merchandising or Information Technology.

Wachovia Scholarship Award                                                                               $1,000

Full-time undergraduate students attending 2 or 4-year institutions with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in any of the following majors: Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration.  Student must be within Wachovia’s retail market’s in the following states: CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, TN, MS and TX.

Wal-Mart Achievers Scholarship                                                                           $1,000

Full-time undergraduate students attending a 2 or 4-year institutions with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in any of the following majors: Business Administration, General Management, Retail Management or Food Merchandising. Students must possess an interest in retail and preferably be working while attending school

If you have any questions regarding HACU’s scholarship program, please visit https://scholarships.hacu.net.  You may also contact Laura Castillo, Program Coordinator for Scholarship and Student Services, at (210) 692-3805 ext. 145 or send an e-mail to scholarship@hacu.net.