THE WHAT? Colgate-Palmolive has opened applications for its annual Haz la U educational grant program ahead of the 2022-2023 academic year.
THE DETAILS In partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the oral care manufacturer’s Haz la U initiative is designed to address the financial needs of Latinx students throughout the US via educational grants totalling US$100,000, awarded to 31 high school students who have demonstrated academic excellence, volunteerism and leadership within their communities.
“We’re extremely proud to continue our partnership with Colgate for the Haz la U grant by providing educational assistance to Latinx students, which will get them a step closer to achieving their higher education goals,” said Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation. “This important effort with Colgate through our Youth Awards program will showcase the tremendous talent and potential of our youth. These scholarships will help young leaders continue on their track to making an impact on our community and America.”
As part of this year’s program, Colgate has created a film featuring the story of Lizbeth Luevano, a 2019 Haz la U beneficiary.
THE WHY? Dana Medema, Vice President and General Manager of North America Oral Care at Colgate-Palmolive, commented, “Colgate-Palmolive is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people. We are proud to continue our commitment to the Latinx community and award grants to these extraordinary students through Haz la U.”