Café Bustelo® Will Award $100,000 in College Scholarships

Café Bustelo® Will Award $100,000 in College Scholarships

Now Open for 2020 Applications, College Scholarships will be Awarded to Latino Students Recognizing Their Drive to Obtain Secondary Education and Motivation to Give Back


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ORRVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, iconic espresso-style coffee brand Café Bustelo® launches the Café Bustelo® El Café del Futuro Scholarship in partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). Since 2014, $330,000 in college funds have been awarded to 66 Latino students nationwide through the partnership. The campaign generated more than 1,900 applications in 2019. In 2020, Café Bustelo® is once again awarding a total of $100,000 to twenty students.

The Café Bustelo® El Café del Futuro Scholarship is helping 2019 recipient, Itza Hernandez, work toward her career in education. Itza is one of twenty recipients of the 2019 scholarship. The 2020 scholarship is now open. Once again this year, 20 students will each be awarded $5,000 to help further their educational goals.

Café Bustelo is encouraging Hispanic students to submit an essay in English or Spanish (800 words or less) describing how their heritage, family, and community have impacted their desire and motivation to obtain a college degree; how they plan to give back to their community; and what they intend to accomplish with their degree. Eligible U.S. students can apply for the opportunity to receive one of twenty $5,000 scholarships by submitting their essay. All eligible applications must be received by July 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Scholarship recipients will be announced on or about Sept. 7, 2020.

“At Café Bustelo, we believe whole-heartedly in supporting and reinvesting in the Latino community,” said Eduardo Merino, Senior Brand Manager at Café Bustelo. “Whether our community is living in the moment and awakening their senses through a cafecito or planning for the future with a college education, we want to have a hand in helping them make the most of it. ¡Vivimos en el momento y planeamos para mañana!”

For complete information and scholarship guidelines, please visit here.  

Café Bustelo coffee is available at leading grocery retailers nationwide and online at CafeBustelo.com. Visit CafeBustelo.com for more information or follow @CafeBustelo on InstagramTwitter and @CafeBusteloOfficial on Facebook.

About Café Bustelo
Our delicious coffee and rich espresso heritage was born in 1928. Since then, we’ve not only been proud of our rich, full-bodied flavor, but also of our unique and inviting culture. Café Bustelo coffee can be prepared using your preferred method. Available in the forms you want, including K-Cup® pods.

About HACU
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities represents more than 500 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and school districts throughout the U.S. The association’s headquarters are located in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Washington, D.C., and Sacramento, California. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). For more information, visit hacu.net or follow @HACUnews on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

K-Cup is a trademark of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., used with permission.

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Café Bustelo® Will Award $100,000 in College Scholarships