Nissan and LULAC National Scholarship Fund Award More Than $95,000 in Scholarships
— More than 130 scholarships awarded to high-performing Latino high school students to support educational costs —
NASHVILLE, TN – June 10, 2015 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Nissan partnered with LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC), the educational arm of League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), to donate more than $95,000 to the LULAC National Scholarship Fund, which helps high-performing high school students attend college.
“We understand the importance of engaging diverse consumers in a relevant and authentic way, which is why we partner with organizations such as LNESC to inspire students to enroll in college and use their education to effect positive change in underserved and underrepresented Latino communities”
In its commitment to supporting the Latino community and promoting education initiatives, Nissan awarded 137 scholarships to help make the dream of college enrollment a reality for students.
“Nissan, with the most diverse consumer base of any automotive manufacturer, is a top car brand among U.S. Hispanics, and we want our community outreach efforts to reflect that level of diversity,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president of sales & marketing and operations, Nissan North America. “We understand the importance of engaging diverse consumers in a relevant and authentic way, which is why we partner with organizations such as LNESC to inspire students to enroll in college and use their education to effect positive change in underserved and underrepresented Latino communities.”
Nissan actively partners with organizations such as LULAC’s National Educational Services Centers (LNESC) to encourage Latino students to pursue STEM careers, and in 2014 the company donated more than $180,000 to LNESC to fund their STEM programs. The automaker has also hosted students at its own manufacturing facilities and various universities across the U.S., where they were able to interact with Nissan engineers and learn about career opportunities in the automotive industry.
“The Hispanic population is a critical component for the success of next generation’s workforce,” said Richard Roybal, Executive Director of LNESC. “Nissan understands that by investing in our youth’s education, we’re also alleviating financial stress and allowing students to focus on what matters: their success in school. Ultimately, this will help the future of our economy through access to top-tier talent in many industries.”
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 244,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment.
For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
About LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC)
LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) was established in 1973 by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) to provide educational programming to high-need students throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Throughout 14 education and technology centers, LNESC has served over 500,000 students, sent 150,000 students on to college, and awarded nearly $20 million in scholarships. LNESC’s results are made possible by a network of dedicated field staff, top-notch teachers, over 90 school partners, and the support of LULAC – the nation’s largest membership based Latino organization. LNESC works to change lives and build Latino communities, one student at a time. More information about LNESC and its programs can be found at www.LNESC.org.