According to Hispanic Business, Ram Truck brand and the Chrysler Foundation have awarded a $50,000 grant to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. The HSF is the largest provider of financial aid for Latino college students. The program supports outstanding Latino undergraduates or graduate students looking for a career in the auto industry.
Fred Diaz, the president and CEO of Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico, announced the grant during the International Hispanic Network’s gala and award ceremony. “I believe what has anchored me through the ups and downs at Chrysler are my roots. Despite being somewhat underprivileged in my younger years, I have very fond memories of growing up in a warm, close-knit, densely populated Hispanic community where everyone looked out for each other, respected one another, and where humility was and continues to be a cherished value.”
Diaz continued about his growing up in San Antonio and spoke of how much he appreciated Chrysler’s support of the Latino community. “As a Latino, I am doubly proud that my company has a strong commitment to diversity and multiculturalism.”
Chrysler has a long history of being one of the most diverse companies around. Last year, Chrysler was given a perfect score by the Human Rights Campaign and Hispanic Business magazine included the company on their Diversity Elite 60 list. If you’re still not convinced, Chrysler is on the 2011 list of “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” according to Diversity Inc magazine.
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