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Honda Provides Scholarships and Internship Opportunities to Hispanic Students

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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.

Honda Human Resources VP Shane McCoy (far left) talks with students and their guests during the Honda Scholars Award breakfast in Columbus, Ohio

Honda recently honored 16 exceptional Latino undergraduates from around the country for their academic excellence. The students were recognized by Honda North America, Inc. and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) at the annual Scholar Awards Breakfast in Columbus, Ohio.

Each student who enrolls will receive up to a $5,000 scholarship to help pay for tuition, books, and living expenses. All who were selected had maintained at least a 3.0 GPA in high school, and are majoring in chemical, electrical, industrial, or mechanical engineering.

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“Honda is extremely proud to support the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and this incredible collection of next-generation engineers,” said Marc Burt, the 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.”

Honda Scholars who are interested in a future in the auto industry will also get a chance to participate in the Japanese brand’s summer immersion internship program, where they’ll receive an in-depth experience in the automobile manufacturing environment. After the scholars award program in Columbus, students traveled to nearby Marysville, Ohio, to tour the Honda Heritage Center Museum and receive an inside look at Honda’s R&D operations.

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“We are extremely proud to have Honda as our partner,” said Hispanic Scholarship Fund CEO Fidel A. Vargas. “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.”