PepsiCo and NAHP Foundation Together to Support Hispanic Higher Education

PepsiCo and NAHP Foundation Together to Support Hispanic Higher Education



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Washington DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–March 30, 2004–Scholarships are still available for qualified students thanks to a generous donation of $10,000 from PepsiCo to NAHP Foundation’s 2004 fiscal year. Two students from the University of Texas at El Paso already took advantage of these opportunities. They experienced real-life journalism, reporting daily stories at the National Association of Hispanic Publications Inc. Annual Convention.

PepsiCo’s support not only allowed Linda Mendoza and Adonaí Morales of UTEP to experience intense journalism work, but also extended scholarship opportunities for Hispanic students pursuing a career in journalism.

“I’ve got two words to describe this internship: intense and insightful,” said Morales, a 21-year-old senior communications major at UTEP.

The internship consisted of four days of demanding reporting on continuous daily events. Besides reporting, the students had the opportunity to meet some of the most influential professionals in the Hispanic print in an atmosphere normally not open to students. They also met crucial personalities in the Latino media such as celebrity Edward James Olmos.

“The internship helped me a lot because I learned many things that in school I wouldn’t ever know,” said Mendoza.

For over six years, the Foundation has provided resources and support to the increasing Latino population in the United States. But the Foundations’ effort still has a long way to go as the Latino population grows at rapid rate.

The Foundation recognized three students at the Scholarship Luncheon at the NAHP Inc. Annual Convention. Ilana Bulmes, Gabriela Zapata and Michael Calderon each received $1,000 for their outstanding achievements in high school.

“As Hispanic publishers, we know how hard the business can be. We want to increase and improve the quality of education and professionalism in the publishing industry, particularly for those of Hispanic origin. It’s a great satisfaction for me to help these young students reach one of the many steps of a career in publishing,” said Eddie Escobedo Sr., Chairman of NAHP Foundation.

The Foundation’ scholarship programs support students who are pursuing careers in graphic design, journalism and/or publishing industry management. To apply, students must be of Hispanic heritage, incoming freshmen and submit the application form by May 30.

For more information on scholarship and application form please contact Joe Carrillo at 202-662-7256 or joe@nahp.org.

For more information call 202-662-7250 or e-mail cnascimento@nahp.org

About the National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc

The National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc., (NAHP, Inc) is the largest organization representing Hispanic publications at the national level. NAHP Inc. counts with more than 200 member publications that share a combined circulation of more than 12 million. Its member publications reach more than 50 percent of Hispanic households in 55 U.S. markets, every week. NAHP, Inc. provides Hispanic publications with the most effective medium to reach its readership. NAHP Inc. works hard at keeping the Hispanic community informed and educated about social issues, updating its readers about member publications, providing technical assistance and improving the quality of Hispanic publications at the national level. Please, visit our website for more information: http://www.nahponline.org or call 202-662-7250.

About the National Association of Hispanic Publications Foundation

The National Hispanic Press Foundation is the 501-c-3 educational sister organization of NAHP, Inc. and its Hispanic publishers. Its mission is to build communities through excellence in publishing. The Foundation’s programs include an annual publication of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive Hispanic scholarship directory, a national circulation audit campaign to enhance the viability of Hispanic publications, media research, scholarships, voter registration and educational programs, among others. For more information see http://www.scholarshipsforhispanics.org or call 202-662-7250.

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Contact:

Cristiane Nascimento

202-662-7250

PepsiCo and NAHP Foundation Together to Support Hispanic Higher Education