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Apr 17, 2014  Scottsdale / USA

Henkel Scottsdale Hispanic Professional Society awards student

Scholarship and grant to fund preventive health programs

In support of public health and the local community, the Henkel Scottsdale Hispanic Professional Society (HPS) has created the first Scottsdale Employee Resource Group scholarship. HPS partnered with University of Arizona’s College of Public Health to identify applicants for the scholarship and grant. The applicants were asked to choose a project they are working on and share with Henkel how they would use the grant money to help fund their project. Henkel received a wide array of projects, ranging from immunizations to affordable housing.

Cindy Quintero (fourth from the left) together with the Henkel Scottsdale Hispanic Professional Society.

Cindy Quintero (fourth from the left) together with the Henkel Scottsdale Hispanic Professional Society. She will use the grant to fund preventive health programs for underserved families in the Phoenix area.

The first time recipient of the scholarship is Cindy Quintero of Phoenix, Arizona. Cindy is in the first year of her graduate degree and works for “Esperanca”, a local non-profit agency as their Community Health Educator. Esperanca is committed to improving the health of the community for the underserved in the Phoenix area. Quintero is responsible for hosting their preventive health programs, which include helping families access the tools necessary to increase their knowledge and change behavior regarding their health. She plans to use the grant money to continue funding the preventive health programs at Esperanca as well as support a special Mother’s Day event that will feature breakfast, entertainment and raffles for participants.

“The Hispanic Professional Society is honored to support Cindy as she uses her education to promote public health in the Phoenix community,” said Liana Ramirez, President of Henkel Scottsdale’s Hispanic Professional Society. “She exemplifies the dedication, hard work and passion needed for a successful career in public health.”

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