Latino Traffic Report offers congratulations to sixteen outstanding Latino undergraduate students from around the country were recently honored for academic excellence by Honda North America, Inc. and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) at the annual Scholar Awards Breakfast in Columbus, Ohio.
Each student is eligible to receive a scholarship up to $5,000 to help pay for tuition, books and living expenses, pending verification of fall enrollment. Recipients also had the opportunity to interview for Honda’s summer internship program.
“We are very excited to be able to maintain our relationship with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and these incredibly talented students,” said Yvette Hunsicker, assistant vice president of the Honda Office of Inclusion and Diversity. “Honda believes in the next generation of leaders and with the proper support, their ability to achieve a college education. My hope is that they will all be working here at Honda someday.”
The students, who qualified for the program by earning at least a 3.0 grade point average, also traveled to Marysville, Ohio, for an inside look at Honda’s manufacturing, research and development operations. This trip included a tour of the Honda Heritage Center Museum, which tells the story of Honda’s North American history through an array of historic and current products.
“HSF is proud of our partnership with Honda,” said Fidel A. Vargas, President & CEO, HSF. “When a company with Honda’s global reach invests in young scholars in this exemplary way, the whole world can see that Honda is deeply committed to higher education, the Hispanic American community, and the future of our country.”
2017 Students Selected for Scholarship:
Ana Cervantes, Arizona State University, Chemical Engineering major
Ava Mauser, University of New Mexico, Chemical Engineering major
Bryce Gutierrez, Texas A&M University, Engineering, Chemical Engineering major
Christopher Casares, Brown University, Electrical Engineering major
Eglen Galindo, Stanford University, Industrial Engineering, Management major
Gabriel Rojas, Oregon State University, Mechanical Engineering major
Gerardo Valdes Bustamante, Colorado School of Mines, Mechanical Engineering major
Gustavo Salazar, University of California, Riverside, Economics, Chemical Engineering major
Isabel Perna, University of Miami, Industrial Engineering major
Joanna Rivero, University of Pittsburgh, Mechanical Engineering major
Junnior Rodriguez, Cypress College, Mechanical Engineering major
Manuel Lopez, University of Texas at Austin, Electrical Engineering major
Mario Macedo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering major
Paige Esguerra, North Carolina State University, Engineering, Chemical Engineering major
Paulo Montoya, Texas A&M University, Industrial Engineering major
Robin Franklin, University of Texas at Austin, Electrical Engineering major