• 28-AUG-2015

Kia Motors America and Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Announce Selection of Scholarship Recipients

IRVINE, Calif., August 28, 2015 – Kia Motors America (KMA) and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) today announced the recipients of 16 scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each. HACU member colleges and universities in the U.S. are home to more than two-thirds of all Hispanic college students. To be eligible for the scholarship, students needed to maintain a 3.0 grade point average and be enrolled at one of the more than 400 national HACU member institutions.

"Kia believes in contributing to a better future for all through education, and through our partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, we are proud to provide these scholarships to Hispanic college-aged students who are some of the best and brightest minds in higher education," said Rhonda Bolton, head of corporate Diversity initiatives for KMA.

The scholarship recipients for the 2015-2016 school year are:
• Elizabeth Altamirano, Arizona State University
• Luz Castro, Whittier College
• Ramiro Cazares, The University of Texas at Arlington
• Felipe Covarrubias, Heritage University
• Daniela Figuera, University of California, Riverside
• Ramon Gutierrez, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
• Jonathan Ho, Santa Clara University
• Omar Johnson, Nova Southeastern University
• Patricia Lopez, California State University, San Bernardino
• Caroline Martinez, California State University, Channel Islands
• Efrain Medina, Texas A&M International University
• Jessica Miguel, California State University, Fresno
• Shannon Patino, University of St. Francis
• Karla Soto, College of Staten Island, CUNY
• Alejandro Tobon, Barry University
• Rondeline Williams, Cornell University

"We congratulate the students from our member institutions selected to receive a Kia Motors America scholarship," said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. "There is no more important investment than in our students, the future of the nation, and we are proud to partner with Kia to recognize their achievement and support their educational development."