Honda has always worked to create close ties with local communities and improve the lives of clients and others. To help with this goal, Honda awards scholarships for students to attend college during the fall. The scholarships were awarded in August, and they help students afford their undergraduate education.
The Honda Scholarships
Honda North America Inc. awards the scholarships together with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. In August, they awarded 16 outstanding Latino undergrads who live across the country. These students were honored at the Scholar Awards Breakfast event in Columbus, Ohio. They are each eligible for a $5,000 scholarship that helps pay for tuition as well as living expenses and books. They will just have to verify their fall enrollment to receive the scholarship. To apply for a scholarship, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. They are selected based on academic excellence.
In addition to attending the breakfast, the scholarship awardees traveled to the Honda plant in Marysville, Ohio. While there, they got to see manufacturing as well as research and development operations. They also toured the Honda Heritage Center Museum, where they saw prototype, current, and historic products.
In addition to receiving the scholarship, the Latino undergraduate students honored by the program have the option of applying for the Honda summer immersion internship program. They will get an on-site interview. This internship provides an in-depth experience in a useful automobile manufacturing environment.
More on the Students
The 16 students selected to receive the scholarships are attending schools across the country, including the Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus; University of Michigan Ann Arbor; Baylor University; Ohio State University; the University of California Irvine, Berkeley, and Los Angeles; and the University of Texas at Austin. Most are studying engineering. However, there are also health, science, and business majors among the awardees; many of them have double majors.
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