Clorox announces “Sueña sin Limites” scholarship program, encouraging Hispanic moms and teens to dream big for a brighter future

TV Host Galilea Montijo and Award-Winning Motivational Speaker Pegine Echevarria, Partner with Clorox to Award $120,000 in Scholarships

 The Clorox Company, in partnership with the  Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) has launched  “Sueña Sin Límites” (‘Dream Without Limits’), a program with a special mission: to offer scholarships to college-bound Hispanic high schoolers and to Hispanic moms whose plans for their own education were interrupted.  Beginning Sep. 22, 2012 through Dec. 21, 2012, the program will provide six mothers and six high school seniors planning to attend an accredited U.S. university during the 2013-2014 school year with a $10,000 scholarship to help them to advance their education.  To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit an essay detailing their life and academic goals, and their plans to achieve them by responding to the following questions:

  • What are your educational aspirations, what are your plans to reach them, and what support are you seeking to make them a reality?
  • How will this scholarship allow you to make your biggest dreams a reality, and how will your transformation allow you to give back to your family and community?

“Clorox is proud to partner, yet again, with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund to launch the ‘Sueña Sin Límites’ scholarship program,” said Jay Stilwell, Marketing Manager at The Clorox Company. “By awarding six $10,000 scholarships to moms who wish to continue their education and six $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors enrolling in university, our hope is to help them achieve the goals they’ve set for themselves, their families and their communities.”

“It is never too late to earn a college degree,” says Frank D. Alvarez, President and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. “With this program, Clorox demonstrates our shared commitment to the success of Hispanic students and their families, and supports our goal of placing a college degree in every Latino household across America.”

Dreaming Big with Galilea Montijo and Pegine Echevarria

As part of the “Sueña Sin Límites” launch, “Pequeños Gigantes” (“Little Giants”) host Galilea Montijo, and award-winning motivational speaker Pegine Echevarria will participate in an HSF event at Miami Dade College on Sept. 22, 2012. During the event, Galilea Montijo will encourage Hispanic mothers and high school seniors to apply for one of the “Sueña Sin Límites” scholarships and host a meet and greet session.

“It’s very exciting to be part of the ‘Sueña Sin Límites’ program because it provides deserving Hispanic mothers and students with the opportunity to further their education and bring them closer to achieving their dreams, ” said Galilea Montijo. “I come from a modest family, yet by focusing on my education and believing in myself I have been able to bring many of my dreams to fruition. It is that shared spirit of ‘reaching beyond the stars’ and the belief that education is the key to a great future that makes me so proud to be able to partner with Clorox for this initiative.”

Additionally, award-winning motivational speaker Pegine Echevarria will share career advancement tips from her existing “I’ve Got the Power” program in two “Step for Success” HSF events in Miami and Los Angeles. As part of her participation, Pegine Echevarria will discuss her own life transformation from former gang member to college graduate and successful entrepreneur. Pegine’s motivational tips can be found on www.SueñaSinLimites.com.