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Check out the 2021  #LeadingConEducación winners!

Jade Baez
Olmito, TX
Boston College
Freshman

Jazmin Chavez
Santa Ana, CA
University of California – LA
Sophomore

Juan Duran
Fallbrook, CA
Stanford University
First Year – Master’s Student

Emilia Feria
Berkeley, CA
Washington University – St. Louis
Freshman

Alberto Fernandez
Pearland, TX
University of Southern California
Sophomore

Giselle Garcia
Philadelphia, PA
Drexel University
Senior

Nayeli Govantes Alcantar
Janesville, WI
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Master’s/Graduate Student

Tyler Gupton
Roanoke Rapids, NC
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Freshman

Jennifer Hernandez-Mora
Santa Maria, CA
University of California – San Diego
Senior

Noriluz Oscuro Jimenez
Hyattsville, MD
University of Maryland
Senior

Elena Pauker
Glenview, IL
Washington University – St. Louis
Freshman

Lilibeth Ramirez
Dallas, TX
Southern Methodist University
First Year – Master’s Student

Joel Ramirez
Whittier, CA
Harvard University
First Year – PhD

Jessica Roa
North Easton, MA
Brown University
Sophomore

Jessie Salinas
Phoenix, AZ
Occidental College
Freshman

Jorge Sanchez
Los Angeles, CA
Brown University
Sophomore

Lauren Skidmore
Lewisville, TX
University of Texas – Austin
Freshman

Abigail Torres
El Paso, TX
Texas Tech University
Junior

Alexandra Vela
Atlanta, GA
Georgia Institute of Technology
Junior

Mei von Kaenel
Princeton, NJ
University of Chicago
Freshman

New program brought to you by Intuit TurboTax to help Latino youth and college students like you with access to educational grants and scholarships

Intuit TurboTax has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to empower the next generation of Latino students to take control of their finances through the #LeadingConEducación program.  This program will allow high school seniors and college students to obtain educational grants and scholarships in the amount of $2,500 to pursue a higher education diploma or complete their college degree.

This educational program will be looking at applicants that are currently making an impact in their community and are seeking financial support.

#LeadingConEducación program will prepare young Latinos financially by providing them with educational content, including a webinar around finances and taxes, articles and a tax simulation exercise. The webinar covers important topics such as budgeting, building and managing credit, financial and tax planning delivered by bilingual Intuit experts: CPA and TurboTax Live expert, Miguel Burgos and CFP, Elaine King.

“We are committed to serving underrepresented communities, including the Latino market, by addressing inequalities in the classroom that can help expand possibilities for job and financial opportunities in the future.” said David Zasada, Intuit Vice President Corporate Responsibility. “By providing financial assistance through scholarships to those who don’t have access, it will improve quality career readiness and will alleviate some of the stress from Latino families trying to provide the right education for their children.”

The #LeadingConEducacion program by Intuit TurboTax will help students develop the skills they need to be prepared for jobs in an innovative economy. Intuit does this through its entrepreneurship and personal finance programs which utilize products including TurboTax, Mint and Quickbooks. Through this new l program, students will be equipped to succeed and overcome the fear of Tax Day forever. They will experience what it means to file their own taxes and learn more about income taxes, deductions, and much more!

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