March 02, 2001

Chase and MasterCard International are sponsoring the Hispanic Heritage Youth Award for Academic Excellence for the fourth consecutive year. The award will be presented by The Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation, the nation's most prestigious organization promoting Hispanic excellence.

Eligible high school students have submitted entries in 12 U.S. cities: Washington D.C., Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Jose, and San Diego. Local winners will be announced in each city in May and June, one in each of the seven areas of accomplishment: Leadership/Community
Service, Sports, Arts, Literature/Journalism, Academic Excellence, Mathematics, Science and Technology.

"Chase and MasterCard congratulate the winners of this year's awards," said David A. Coulter, JPMorgan Chase Vice Chairman. "These young men and women are excellent role models for their communities, and we are proud to recognize their accomplishments."

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