From electrical engineering to computer science, Hispanic students are determined to apply their educational and professional goals to enhance their vision of the world, where perseverance connects everyone.
Recognizing that perseverance is the purpose of the ‘Never Settle’ scholarship campaign launched by Toyota. In partnership with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the campaign awarded these three students a scholarship of $25,000 each, which they received at a ceremony at Toyota’s North American headquarters in Plano, Texas on May 28. February.
- Giana Aguilar-Valencia, Junior at DePaul University, computer science major
- Ruben Bonett, Junior at Texas A&M University, College Station, studying electrical engineering
- Maximiliano Pombo, Junior at Texas A&M University, College Station, studies computer science
With these scholarships, Toyota joins SHPE in a shared mission to expand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities for students of Hispanic descent.
“We recognize these students for their commitment to creating solutions for a better tomorrow,” said Tellis Bethel, group vice president of Social Innovation for Toyota Motor North America.
“The ‘Never Stop’ scholarship gives these students the opportunity to continue pursuing their higher education goals by providing them with much-needed financial support to achieve their dreams,” said Monique Herrera, SHPE’s director of external relations.
Astronaut Katya Echazarreta joined the ceremony to share her inspiring story. As an electrical engineer and the first Mexican-born woman to travel to space, Katya’s journey to become one of the youngest women in space exemplifies her determination to be an example of success for others seeking a career in STEM. .
He added that Toyota’s ‘Never Stop’ campaign celebrates the collective spirit of Latinos to keep going and never give up on achieving their goals, regardless of the challenges.