Miller Lite, Hispanic association empower next generation of leaders with scholarships, awarding over $100,000

35 undergraduate students receive between $2,500 and $5,000 to fund higher education and propel career opportunities

CHICAGO - Nov. 16, 2023 - As part of an almost 20-year partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Miller Lite is proud to announce this year's recipients of the Miller Lite Brewed to be Bright Scholarship program. This initiative serves as a valuable resource for undergraduate students, awarding between $2,500 and $5,000 to 35 deserving students across the U.S. and Puerto Rico every year. In collaboration with HACU, a nonprofit committed to enhancing access to and the quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students, Miller Lite has granted over $1 million in scholarships since the inception of the program.

"At Molson Coors, we believe in advancing access to higher education for diverse students. Our longstanding partnership with HACU and annual scholarships for Latinx students nationwide are representative of that commitment to the Hispanic community," said Michael Nordman, senior manager of community affairs, Molson Coors. "It's about more than just scholarships; it's a dedication to fostering a thriving future and providing opportunity."

The Miller Lite Brewed to be Bright Scholarship initiative is dedicated to supporting educational resources, fostering leadership development and advancing career prospects for students enrolled at HACU-member institutions. The scholarship also provides select recipients with access to exclusive career development opportunities with HACU, supporting the next generation of Hispanic leaders.

2023 Miller Lite Brewed to Be Bright Scholarship Winners

This year's scholarship winners were selected through a national nomination process. Nominees were required to be at least 21 years old, enrolled as a full-or part-time undergraduate student with a GPA of 2.5 or above and studying at a HACU-member institution within a participating market. Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens, permanent residents or DACA recipients.

A local winner is Lizbeth Lopez Patino, a psychology student at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois.

The other 2023 recipients are:

• Eduardo Aguirre, biochemistry - University of Houston, Texas

• Bolivar Morales, computer science - University of Houston-Downtown, Texas

• Andy Berrios, computer science - University of Houston-Downtown, Texas

• Norberto Torres, petroleum engineer - University of Houston, Texas

• Freddy Diaz, accounting - University of Houston, Texas

• Jennifer Calandra, business - University of Houston-Downtown, Texas

• Douglas Caringer, mechanical engineer - University of Houston, Texas

• Carlos Hernandez, political science - University of Houston, Texas

• Julie Martinez, accounting - Texas A&M International University

• Aliah Navarro, architecture - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

• Natalia Quinones-Moncada, biological science - California State University, Fullerton

• Teresa Del Villar, biology - University of North Texas at Dallas

• Christian Martinez, biology - The University of Texas at Austin

• Lissett Nieto, managerial economics - University of California, Davis

• Stephanie Vazquez, computer information systems - Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado

• Elizabeth Robles, computer science - Texas A&M University-Kingsville

• Pedro Enriquez Luna, computer science - San Antonio College, California

• Jude Surin, internet of things - Florida International University

• Viridiana Ruiz, studio media - Southwestern University, Texas

• Kristy De La Cruz, managerial economics - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

• Caroline Martinez, healthcare management - Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado

• Corso Luciano, information systems - Florida International University

• Alejandra Gruber, mechanical engineer - University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

• Jorge Boyzo, natural science - Oxnard College, California

• Elizabeth Jaimes Yepez, psychology - California State University, Stanislaus

• Briseyda Perez Guzman, recreation administration - Sacramento State University

• Benjamin Salazar, associate of science, Community College of Aurora, Colorado

• Silvana Navia, sociology - Barnard College, New York

• Tatiana Guevara, interdisciplinary studies - Queens College, CUNY, New York

• Janielys Ortiz Centeno, business law - Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico

• Adriana Segura, psychology - California State University, Dominguez Hills

• Milly Lopez, psychological sciences - California State University, San Marcos

• Sarahy Torres, education & Chicano studies - University of California, Los Angeles

• Emily Marquez, psychobiology - University of California, Los Angeles

In addition to financial support, scholarship recipients were granted exclusive access to the HACU ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute, an annual conference that took place in Chicago from Oct. 28-30.

This three-day symposium, attended by over 500 undergraduate students, serves as a dynamic platform for leadership development and networking. Attendees engaged in informative presentations, workshops, and luncheons, providing valuable opportunities to connect with conference exhibitors and recruiters, further enhancing their educational and professional journey.

"Our almost 20-year partnership with Miller Lite is a testament to our shared dedication to creating opportunities for Hispanic students to thrive in their educational and professional pursuits," said Antonio R. Flores, president and CEO, HACU. "Together, we are committed to helping students contribute to positive change, making a lasting impact beyond the classroom and throughout their careers."

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About Molson Coors Beverage Company

For more than two centuries, Molson Coors has brewed beverages that unite people for all life's moments. From Coors Light, Miller Lite, Molson Canadian, Carling, Madrí Excepcional and Staropramen to Coors Banquet, Blue Moon Belgian White, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy, Vizzy Hard Seltzer, Topo Chico Hard Seltzer, Simply Spiked Lemonade, ZOA Energy, Blue Run Spirits, Creemore Springs and more, Molson Coors produces some of the most beloved and iconic brands ever made. While the company's history is rooted in beer, Molson Coors offers a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle with energy drinks, bottled spirits, ready-to-drink cocktails, cider and more. To learn more about Molson Coors Beverage Company, visit

About Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, founded in 1986, represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, D.C, Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain, and school districts throughout the U.S. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). The association's headquarters are in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, California.

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