Nissan North America and Hispanic Scholarship Fund Honor Scholarship Recipients

Nissan North America and Hispanic Scholarship Fund Honor Scholarship Recipients

Eighteen Students from California Together Received a Total of $45,000 to Continue Their Education at a Four-Year College or University


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Los Angeles, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–May 14, 2004–Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) recognized the recipients of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund/Nissan North America Community College Transfer Scholarship during a Celebration of Achievement ceremony held at Nissan’s headquarters on Wednesday, May 12.

The HSF/NNA scholarship program was created four years ago to provide financial assistance to community college students of Hispanic heritage transferring to a four-year college or university in order to obtain a bachelor’s degree. At the “Celebration of Achievement” ceremony, 18 Hispanic scholars from California were recognized for their academic achievements while pursuing studies in business, engineering or communications. The students were selected based on their acceptance to a four-year university, grade point average, academic recommendations, and future plans for making a difference in their community.

“Nissan is proud to support Hispanic students as they continue their educational pursuits,” said Tiarzha Taylor, manager, corporate relations at Nissan North America, Inc. “Our contribution to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund reflects Nissan’s ongoing dedication to supporting diversity and education.” “A college education is the cornerstone to financial independence and improving the quality of life,” said Sara Martinez Tucker, president and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

“Nissan’s contribution helps HSF advance its efforts in making a difference among Hispanic students pursuing a college education at the community college level.” To-date, NNA has awarded 104 student scholarships and has contributed a total of $562,250 to HSF since the launch of the HSF/NNA partnership in 1995.

About Nissan North America

In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at http://www.nissanusa.com or contact the corporate media line at 310-771-5631.

Visit the Nissan Online News Bureau at http://www.nissannews.com.

About Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation’s leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. Founded in 1975 as a 501(c)3 not-for profit organization, HSF’s vision is to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans. In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. During its 29-year history, HSF has awarded more than 61,000 scholarships in excess of $115 million to Latinos attending more than 1,700 colleges and universities.

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CONTACT:

Nissan North America, Inc.

Ernesto Del Aguila, 310-771-3482

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Lagrant Communications

Giancarlo Ushella, 323-469-8680 ext. 230

Nissan North America and Hispanic Scholarship Fund Honor Scholarship Recipients