Honda Honors Outstanding Latino Students with Scholarships, Internship Opportunities

Honda Honors Outstanding Latino Students with Scholarships, Internship Opportunities

Selected Students Attend Colleges in 11 States

The 2015 Hispanic Scholarship Fund Honda Scholars Class, with Marc Burt, assistant vice president of the Honda's Office of Inclusion and Diversity.

Shane McCoy, vice president for Honda North America’s Human Resources and Administration, talks with students and their guests during the Honda Scholars Award breakfast in Columbus, Ohio.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 12:45pm

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Sixteen outstanding Latino undergraduate students from around the country were honored recently 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.

Students are selected based on their academic excellence. They must have at least a 3.0 grade-point average and are required to major in chemical, electrical, industrial or mechanical engineering.

“Honda is extremely proud to support the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and this incredible collection of next-generation leaders,” said Marc Burt, assistant vice president of the Honda Office of Inclusion and Diversity. “Honda is a company built on innovation and we believe that by supporting these students in their pursuit of higher-level education, the sky is the limit in terms of what they can accomplish.”

Each Honda Scholar also is eligible to participate in Honda’s summer immersion internship program where they can receive an in-depth experience in an automobile manufacturing environment.

Following the scholars award program, students traveled to Marysville, Ohio, for an inside look at Honda’s manufacturing and research and development operations in the state. They also toured the Honda Heritage Center Museum, which features an array of historic, current and prototype products.

“We are extremely proud to have Honda as our partner,” said Fidel A. Vargas, president and CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund. “When a company with Honda’s global reach invests in young scholars in this exemplary way, the whole world can see that the Honda is more committed than ever to higher education, the Hispanic American community, and the future of our country.”

The recipients are:
Christian Amezcua – Georgia Institute of Technology – Mechanical Engineering
George D. Herrera – University of California – Davis – Mechanical Engineering
Abraham Vega – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Mechanical Engineering
Malvin De Nunez Estevez – SUNY at Stony Brook – Electrical Engineering
Neil S. Ramirez – The Ohio State University – Mechanical Engineering
Daniel E. Sanchez-Rosales – University of Massachusetts-Amherst – Chemical Engineering
Alejandro Venegas – University of California–Davis – Electrical Engineering
Michel A. Cortes – Clemson University – Mechanical Engineering
Patrick A. Lopez – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Mechanical Engineering
Daniel Guzman-Ramos – Georgia Institute of Technology – Industrial Engineering
Nicholas Corzo – University of Alabama – Chemical Engineering
Carla Guidi Azarola – University of Florida – Chemical Engineering
Wilson A. Perez – University of Central Florida – Mechanical Engineering
Jessi Rocha – Arizona State University – Mechanical Engineering
Angel D. Sanchez – Georgia Institute of Technology – Electrical Engineering
Jonathan Ruvalcaba – University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Mechanical Engineering

Watch a video about this program and these exemplary students.

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