Univision Online, Inc. and General Motors Corporation announced that Luis Antonio Franco is the first winner of "El Camino Hacia el Exito" (The Road to Success), a scholarship program acknowledging Hispanic high school students and college undergraduates nationwide for their outstanding academic achievement and community service.
Javier Saralegui, President of Univision Online, said, "We are excited to co-sponsor scholarships for exceptional U.S. Hispanic students, helping them to achieve success through education. Univision.com is committed to our community and encourages academic excellence."
Univision.com and GM jointly selected Mr. Franco, a pre-med student at Texas A&M University, as the winner. His academic accomplishments include the National Spanish Honor Society, Tri Beta National Honor Society and a class ranking of 93rd percentile. These achievements, along with his work experience, extracurricular activities, awards and statement of goals, made him an excellent choice for the scholarship. The "El Camino Hacia el Exito" (The Road to Success) scholarship program will continue through June 2002, offering three more scholarships worth $5,000 each. Students will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships by accessing a questionnaire posted on the Aventuras del Camino minisite on Univision.com. The check was awarded at the Fernandez GMC-Pontiac-Buick dealership, in Dallas, Texas.