February 27, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
James E. Garcia
Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation accepting 2014 business scholarship applications
- Application deadline, April 25, 2014
- Photos of AZHCC president and/or past scholarship recipients available upon request
(PHOENIX) Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation is accepting applications for its annual Future Business Leader Scholarships.
“One of our top priorities is a commitment to helping identify and prepare Arizona’s next generation of business professionals and entrepreneurs,” said Gonzalo A. de la Melena, Jr., president and CEO of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “We see the scholarships we award each year as an investment in the Latino community and an investment in Arizona.”
The Chamber offers five $5,000 awards to incoming juniors in business majors at NCA-Accredited schools in Arizona. The students also are paired with a mentor and given opportunities to participate in internships at the Chamber or with Chamber corporate partners.
To be eligible, applicants must be: declared business majors at an North Central Association Accredited college or university in Arizona; have a minimum 3.0 GPA in previously completed college studies; have one parent of Hispanic heritage; starting his/her junior or senior year of undergraduate studies; enrolled full time in a Bachelor’s degree business program. Additionally, preference is given to students who have an ADA recognized physical disability or are dependents of individual/or employees of a company that is a member of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
The $5,000 awards are distributed in two equal payments at the start of each academic year. The award is renewable for one additional year, as long as the student continues to meet the original scholarship eligibility requirements. Scholarship applicants cannot be employees (excluding interns) or family members of employees of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
The Future Business Leader Scholarship applications are due April 25, 2014. Application forms can be found on the Chamber's website
For more information, contact Susette Coumides at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-294-6082.
About the AZHCC Foundation
The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation was created in 1991 to support statewide economic and business development initiatives through educational scholarship and professional training opportunities. (The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1948.) Under the auspices of the Foundation, a scholarship fund provides up to six $5,000 awards per year for two years to incoming juniors enrolled as business majors at NCA-accredited schools in Arizona and students pursuing business-oriented degree programs at the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD). The goal is to support and guide the next generation of business owners, managers and leaders for a better Arizona. The Foundation also oversees the operation of the Phoenix MBDA Business Center, funded by the Minority Business Development Agency in the U.S. Commerce Department. In addition, the Foundation manages fundraising efforts for the forthcoming Business Center for Economic Diversity and Excellence, designed to serve as the state’s most significant and credible resource for the continued development of Hispanic- and minority-owned business enterprises and to connect this ever expanding market to the greater corporate community to create a more globally competitive and economically diverse Arizona.
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