ORRVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Café Bustelo® is partnering with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) for the El Café del Futuro Scholarship Essay Contest. Eligible students nationwide will have the opportunity to share their story for an opportunity to win one of nine $5,000 scholarships.
As a beloved brand in the U.S., Café Bustelo continues challenging Latino students to submit an 800-word essay in English or Spanish for an opportunity to win a scholarship. For complete information and Official Rules, please visit here.
The essay should describe how their Hispanic/Latino heritage, family, and the community in which they grew up in has inspired their desire and motivation to obtain a college degree and how they plan to give back to their community. All eligible submissions must be received by Friday, May 26, 2017, and winners will be announced on or about September 1, 2017.
In its fourth year, the Café Bustelo El Café del Futuro Scholarship Essay Contest has awarded $135,000 in college scholarships to 27 students nationwide. Last year, 550 eligible entries were received from U.S. students. The top nine winners were students who exemplified community engagement and embraced and celebrated their Latino heritage, as Café Bustelo does. Watch previous winners share their stories on how this scholarship program has impacted their future in a series of videos featured on the Café Bustelo YouTube channel.
About Café Bustelo
As an expert gourmet espresso coffee roaster for more than 80 years, our delicious coffee and rich espresso heritage was born in 1931. Since then, we've not only been proud of our rich, full-bodied flavor, but also of our unique and inviting culture. Café Bustelo coffee can be prepared using your preferred method. Available in the forms you want, including K-Cup® pods.
Café Bustelo coffee is available where you buy groceries or online at www.JavaCabana.com. Visit www.CafeBustelo.com for more information or follow @CafeBustelo on Twitter and/CafeBusteloOfficial on Facebook.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) represents approximately 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America and Spain. The association's headquarters are located in San Antonio, Texas, with government relations offices in Washington, D.C., and Sacramento, California. HACU, the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), celebrates its 30 year anniversary in 2016. Information is available at www.hacu.net.
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