Colgate-Palmolive Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Annual Haz La U Scholarship Initiative

In partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Colgate’s Haz La U has awarded over $900,000 in scholarships to more than 400 Hispanic high school students

NEW YORK, September 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Colgate-Palmolive Company is now accepting applications for Haz La U, its annual educational grant, an initiative launched in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) that provides scholarships to support Hispanic youth on their path to life. higher education and build a better future. Colgate’s Haz La U, will award 31 scholarships totaling $100,000 to Hispanic high school students who have demonstrated academic excellence and who have been active members of their community. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will close on November 13, 2022.

In 2022, the Haz La U program recognized more than 400 Hispanic high school students across the United States who demonstrated academic excellence, volunteerism, and leadership in their communities, with more than $900,000 in scholarships.

Colgate is proud to recognize the recipient of the 2016 Haz La U Scholarship Jennifer Munoza 2020 UCLA graduate who now works as a mobile QA analyst in the logistics industry, handling urgent shipments. Jennifer shares, “Haz La U didn’t just help me financially, it helped motivate me because it showed someone else believed in me.” The story of Jennifer growing up in a low-income community in Fontana, California and the impact Haz La U had in helping her achieve her college dream is featured in a new short film created by Colgate in partnership with HHF.

“Colgate believes everyone deserves a future worth smiling about, which is why we are proud of our continued partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the impact this program has had on grantees and their communities,” said Jesper Nordengaard, President, North America, Colgate Palmolive. “We look forward to continuing to support deserving students like Jennifer Munozrecipient of the 2016 Haz La U scholarship.”

For more than 10 years, Colgate has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to award Haz La U scholarships through their annual youth awards. “We are extremely proud to continue our partnership with Colgate for the Haz la U Scholarship, which brings our students closer to achieving their higher education goals,” said Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. . He adds, “This significant effort with Colgate through our Youth Awards Program will showcase the immense talent and potential of our young people. These scholarships will help young leaders build momentum to impact our community and America.”

The Haz La U Grants Program will regionally award 10 Gold level grants from $4,000 each, 10 Silver level scholarships of $3,000 each, and 10 Bronze level scholarships of $2,000 each. A regional winner will receive an additional grant at the national level of $10,000.

To learn more about Jennifer’s story and to apply for the Haz la U™ scholarship, visit

About Colgate Palmolive
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for everyone, their pets and our planet. Focused on oral care, personal care, home care and pet nutrition, the company sells its products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA Skin, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed ​​Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. The company is recognized for its leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community well-being, including its achievements in reducing plastic waste, saving water, reducing waste, promoting recyclability, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health through its Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program. , which has touched more than 1.4 billion children since 1991. For more information on Colgate’s global operations and how the company is building a future that will bring smiles, visit

Abut the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the Youth Awards
HHF’s mission focuses on education, workforce, social impact, identity and culture through the lens of leadership. Through HHF’s 24-year-old awards program, tens of thousands of high-achieving Latinx high school students have been recognized and received more than five million dollars to support their training, ideas or projects. Once selected by the Youth Awards, alumni are connected to a wider network offering mentors, programs, and career path opportunities through the award-winning LOFT (Latinos On Fast Track) program throughout college, higher education and in their careers. Visit Follow HHF on Facebook, instagram, Twitter, and ICT Tac.

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