HACE announces official partnership to provide Hispanic high school students college scholarships


Chicago, IL (October 30, 2019) The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) and McDonald’s are proud to announce that they are joining forces in support of Hispanic high school students via the McDonald’s HACER® National Scholarship.

 The McDonald’s HACER® National Scholarship is part of the brand’s commitment to education, helping Hispanic students reach their full potential while alleviating the stress of higher education costs. This year, McDonald’s has chosen HACE to join its network of education partners to help lead the execution and implementation of the scholarship. For the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year, HACE will assist in distributing up to $100,000 for 30 high school students across the nation.

“McDonald’s is committed to paving the way to higher education for Hispanics alongside organizations like HACE, Cool speak, and USHLI, who share our mission in helping young Latinos reach their education goals. We are excited to have HACE join our network of education partners to elevate our efforts in and support of the Hispanic community,” said Elizabeth Campbell, Head of Cultural Engagement & Experiences, McDonald’s USA. 

Since 1982, HACE has been committed to the development and betterment of Latino students. With this partnership, HACE will be able to impact the lives of more Latino students across the country, continuing to alleviate the education gap with Latino students and provide more opportunities for educational attainment within the Latino community. 

“With this partnership, not only will selected Latinx/a/o students continue to receive the financial support to complete their college education, they will also have the opportunity to learn about HACE’s resources, such as incredible internship, leadership programs, and job opportunities, said Patricia Mota, HACE President & CEO.

Through this new alliance, 

  • HACE becomes the official fiscal agency for the funds of the program and will be awarding the scholarship to the schools of selected students;  
  • HACE will provide access to its network of resources to more Hispanic students around the country
  • HACE will assist in the selection of students to be awarded for the 2020-2021 school year

The McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship is now accepting applications through February 5, 2020. Interested parents, students and counselors are encouraged to visit mcdonalds.com/HACER for more information and to apply. Students will be selected based on academic achievement, financial need, community involvement, and personal qualities and strengths. Since 2018, McDonald’s has granted nearly $5 million to support the McDonald’s HACER® National Scholarship.

For more information, please contact Julian Gonzalez, HACE Marketing & Communications Manager at julian@haceonline.org.




About HACE

 The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) is a national non-profit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals. With a network of over 64,000 members across the country, HACE works with employers to remain competitive in an increasingly dynamic economy by helping them attract, develop and retain Latino and diverse professionals. For more information about HACE, visit www.haceonline.org.

About McDonald’s USA 

McDonald’s serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to more than 25 million customers every day. Ninety-five percent of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter @McDonalds and Facebook www.facebook.com/mcdonalds.