Labor and Economic Opportunity
October 26, 2020
Contact: Beata Kica, 517-614-9773
The Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan (HLCOM) has selected the recipients of their 2020-2021 Future Leaders Scholarship program, awarding $35,000 in scholarships to 35* higher-education students of Hispanic/Latino descent currently enrolled in a Michigan-based college, university or other recognized higher education institution.
“We are committed to making sure all Michiganders have a pathway to education and economic opportunities that help them reach their full potential,” Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity Acting Director Susan Corbin said. “By providing these opportunities, we are helping these hard-working individuals on their journey to meaningful careers that offer bigger paychecks and long-term economic stability.”
Scholarship recipients from across the state are as follows:
Over 160 applications were submitted, and selections were made based on student’s submitted essay, grade point average and community service experience. Each of these students will receive $1,000 in scholarship funding to support their educational attainment goals.
“We had an incredible pool of applicants to choose from, each with an impressive submission,” said Executive Director Felipe Lopez Sustaita, “By supporting their educational goals, we can help equip Hispanic graduates with the skills, knowledge and opportunities they need to succeed in the long-term.”
HLCOM strives to market the state's career development services to Michigan Hispanics, encourage initiatives to reduce the high school dropout rates of Hispanic youth and facilitate efforts to increase the enrollment of Hispanics in postsecondary education and training programs. Learn more about the Commission and their work.
*The name of one of the award recipients was withheld.