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Five students from USC, UCLA, and Cal Poly Pomona awarded $1,000 in financial aid

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Los Angeles chapter of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA-LA) announced the five recipients of its 2020 Scholarship Program, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement and community service among undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a career in public relations and related fields of communication (digital communication, marketing, and communication).

In light of recent events and the immense financial need demonstrated among applicant submissions, this year, HPRA-LA awarded five $1,000 scholarships to students from the University of Southern California (USC), University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona).

The 2020 HPRA-LA recipients are Anthony Baca, Andrea Cardenas, Melanie Diez, Isabel Fernandez-Hernaiz and Edith Martinez. In addition to receiving financial aid, recipients will be granted one year of student membership to HPRA free of charge.

“All five of our scholars represent the hope and dreams of the future of the public relations industry, a field sorely lacking in diversity,” said Stephen Chavez, president of HPRA-LA and CEO of ChavezPR. “We are honored to award these five remarkable Latinx students with a scholarship to help them achieve their academic and professional pursuits in communication.”

About the Hispanic Public Relations Association

The Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) is a national organization that represents public relations professionals with an interest in the Hispanic market. Founded in 1984 by a group of Latino public relations practitioners, HPRA has been advancing the practice of Hispanic public relations as a marketing discipline, serving as the voice of professionals working in Hispanic communications nationwide, empowering its members through support, resources and education; and offering scholarship opportunities to public relations college students, awarding nearly $500,000 in scholarships for over 30 years. HPRA chapters are located in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and the Carolinas. Members represent corporate, non-profit, and government sectors across industries such as healthcare, higher education, housing, retail, and technology.

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