SECAUCUS, N.J., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Goya Foods, America's largest Hispanic food company, today announced the recipients of Goya's annual Employee Scholarship, awarded to the sons and daughters of company employees and Goya's nationwide Culinary Arts and Food Sciences Scholarship awarded to students entering their freshman year of college to obtain their first undergraduate degree in culinary arts and/or food sciences.
The Goya Employee Scholarship and the Goya Culinary Arts and Food Sciences Scholarship were established in 2011 in honor of Goya's 75th anniversary and the company's commitment to their employees and to higher education. "Goya has a long-standing history of giving back to the community and implementing educational programs to help strengthen the development and growth of our youth and educational systems," says Peter Unanue, Executive Vice President of Goya Foods. "The Goya Scholarship Fund acts, not only as a symbol of our appreciation to our employees and to our community, but helps promote the importance of higher education."
The recipients of the Goya Employee Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year are freshmen Susana Rivero at Palm Beach Community College, Tabitha Yi at Pace University, Carla Reyes at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kailey Perez at Sacred Heart University, and sophomore Chloe Tamargo at Nova Southeastern University. The recipients of the Goya Culinary Arts and Food Sciences Scholarship are freshmen Emma Rivera, Destiny Antommarchi, Dylan Marroquin, and Jonathan Sanchez at Johnson & Wales University.
Administered by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the nation's largest leading Hispanic scholarship organization, Goya's annual Employee Scholarship Fund is available annually on a competitive basis to students entering a two-year or four-year institution. Those applying for the Culinary Arts and Food Sciences Scholarship must be enrolled as a freshman in a four-year institution as a Culinary Arts and/or Food Sciences major. Scholarships are in the amount of $5,000, awarded per academic year and are renewable for up to three additional years provided the student remains eligible to receive funding.
For more information about the upcoming 2013-2014 scholarships, please log onto www.goya.com. Acceptance of applications has begun and will be due no later than December 31, 2012.
About GOYA: Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America's largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures packages and distributes over 2,200 high-quality food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; their combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation make them ideal for every taste and every table. For more information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com
About Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the nation's leading organization working to address the barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree. HSF envisions a future where every Latino household will have at least one college graduate, creating an enduring impact on the college outlook of Latino families nationwide, and strengthening the American economy for generations to come. For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund please visit: www.HSF.net.
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