Friday, May 04, 2007

Hyundai Grants Scholarships For Cancer Survivors

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. - Hyundai Motor America and its dealers donated $25,000 in scholarships to 10 bright and courageous college students who have battled and are winning the fight against pediatric cancer. Each of the winners will be awarded $2,500 towards the college of their choice for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Scholarships were awarded as part of Hyundai's Hope on Wheels philanthropic initiatives, which has contributed more than $8 million over the past nine years to community-based research institutions dedicated to curing pediatric cancer. Through its network of more than 750 dealerships nationwide, Hyundai continues to donate dollars for every vehicle sold.

"As dedicated as we are to winning the fight against pediatric cancer, we are equally dedicated to ensuring that survivors enjoy the rich quality of life they deserve," said Zafar Brooks, director, Community Relations and Government Affairs, Hyundai Motor America. "The scholarship program is an added benefit that will help these survivors of pediatric cancer and their families with the cost of their education."

The 10 scholarship winners for the 2007-08 academic year are:

* Letti Connelly, Lincoln, NE
* Amanda Gambino, Webster, NY
* Scott Genovese, Woodmere, NY
* Anna Herring, Oxnard, CA
* Eric Imhof, Yorktown, VA
* Alexander Isakov, Sudbury, MA
* Mark Lane, Alma, AR
* Kelsey Beth Schomburg, Council Bluffs, IA
* Sarah Scutt, Western Grove, AR
* Madeline Ziser, Orinda, CA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced by more than 750 dealerships nationwide.

This is an admirable niche giving idea that removes some financial burden from students who already faced an even more difficult challenge than seeking financial aid. The scholarships help alleviate the financial burden of education and provide a gift of hope by encouraging these students to think about the future.

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