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Kia Donating $75,000 to Fund Hispanic Student Scholarships

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Kia Motors America has announced that it is donating $75,000 to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to provide 16 scholarships of $4,000 each to eligible Hispanic students at HACU-member schools. Over 400 institutions committed to Hispanic higher education success are members of HACU, which was established in 1986.

“Kia is committed to making a difference and being a respected global corporate citizen. Our new partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities aligns with our company’s drive to create a better future through education, and will provide much needed financial resources to college students across the country,” said John Yoon, the executive vice president of Human Resources, Administration, Diversity Relations & General Counsel for Kia Motors America.

“We are delighted to partner with Kia Motors America in this new scholarship program. It will be another important step in assuring access to and success in higher education for America’s largest, youngest and fastest-growing minority population,” said Antonio R. Flores, HACU President and CEO.

To be eligible for one of these scholarships, a student must possess at least a 3.0 grade point average and already be accepted to an HACU member school. Kia and HACU are strongly encouraging first-generation college students to apply for the Kia scholarship, due to their recognition that, “students who are the first in their family to attend college may face unique obstacles.”