HHF and Colgate Palmolive Partner To Honor Youth

Isla Martinez

Marketing and PR Coordinator

Colgate-Palmolive’s Annual Haz la U™ Educational Grant Program Now Accepting Applications for 2018-2019 School Year

In collaboration with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Colgate will Grant $100,000 in Scholarships to 31 Hispanic High School Seniors Pursuing Higher Education

NEW YORK, NY (May 25, 2017) – Colgate-Palmolive continues its ongoing partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to announce the open application period for its 2017 Haz la U™ educational grant program. The initiative will support the HHF’s Youth Awards program through its Community Service category, focusing on community-minded students. Thirty one winners will be selected based on a demonstration of excellence in volunteerism and leadership in 10 regions across the nation.

The Haz la U™ program has been promoting the importance of education among Latinos, and has helped Hispanic high school students on the path to higher education during the past nine years. This year, eligible students can apply for grants online from now through October 15, 2017. A total of $100,000 from Colgate will be distributed to 31 students selected by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to receive the Haz la U™ educational grants and help finance their first year of college.

“Colgate strongly advocates for the importance of preparing and giving future generations of Latinos the tools to become leaders in their communities,” said Carla Kelly, general manager of multicultural marketing, Colgate-Palmolive. “It is a privilege to continue the partnership with the prestigious Hispanic Heritage Foundation as it shares our commitment to the community and values the interest in supporting Hispanic enrollment in colleges and universities through financial support.”

Last year, to encourage more students to apply for a grant and pursue higher education, Colgate shared an English- and Spanish-language documentary short of previous Haz la U™ winner and college first-year Jennifer Muñoz and her path to educational success.

For more information about Haz la U™ and 2018-19 application guidelines, visit Colgate.com/HazLaU or HHFYouthAwards.com.

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About Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance. For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com.

About HHF and LOFT

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit originally established by the White House in 1988, inspires, prepares, positions and connects minority leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities.  HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions.  HHF is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has offices in Los Angeles, New York and the LOFT Institute is housed at Michigan State University. Follow Hispanic Heritage Foundation on Facebook and Twitter.

HHF’s award-winning LOFT leadership and workforce development program is divided into 10 “Tracks,” or industries including: Technology, Science, Healthcare, Engineering, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Education, Public Service, Media & Entertainment, and Latinas.  Tens of thousands of students and young professionals are tracked and connected to each other as well as to mentors and resources; attend over 50 trainings, workshops, and Charlas hosted across the country; participate in creative initiatives; and placed into internships, mentorships, fellowships and full-time positions with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.  Visit www.loftinnovation.org or follow @LOFTinstitute on Twitter.

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