Gilberto Salazar Escoboza Awards HACU Scholarships

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HACU scholarships sponsored by Gilberto Salazar Escoboza, general director of Videxport S.A. de C.V. and Empacadora Frutícola Santa Inés S.A. de C.V. have been awarded to three college students attending HACU member institutions in the U.S.

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Three scholarships of $1,000 each have been awarded through the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Scholarship Program 2015-16. The Gilberto Salazar Escoboza, Videxport S.A. de C.V., and Empacadora Fruticola Santa Inés S.A. C.V. scholarships have been awarded to three outstanding students from the California area who will be majoring in Agricultural and Ecological/Environmental Sciences programs related to sustainability and food source production.

The recipients of the 2015-16 scholarships are:

Nadia Blant, junior at University of California, Santa Barbara. Nadia will be majoring in Ecological/Environmental Science, carries a 3.2 GPA and comes from Midway City CA.

Shea Sparkman, sophomore at University of California, Riverside. Shea will be majoring in Agriculture, carries a 3.0 GPA and comes from Ukiah, CA.

Nicole Cammisa, graduate student at California State University, Northridge with a 4.0 GPA. Nicole will be majoring in Ecological/Environmental Science and comes from Northridge CA.

In the interest of promoting higher education, Gilberto Salazar Escoboza is proud to honor these hard working students and looks forward to continuing his partnership with HACU as an extension of his philanthropic efforts in Mexico and the U.S. He also sponsors scholarships to students in Mexico through the Bancomer BBVA Foundation, as well as individual student scholarships to Videxport and Empacadora employees and their families.

HACU represents approximately 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America and Spain. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), which enroll more than 50 percent of all Hispanics in postsecondary education. Thousands of college students have benefited from HACU collegiate programs, like the HACU Scholarship Program, the HACU National Internship Program, and HACU Annual Conference Student Track Scholarships.

As general director of Videxport and Empacadora Fruticola, Gilberto has set the bar for excellence in produce production in Mexico. In addition to being a major economic benefactor to Mexico, Videxport is also a strong contributor to the U.S. market by exporting a large percentage of its produce to the U.S. The company adheres to the highest standards of food quality and safety and agricultural sustainability, and is dedicated to giving back to the community.

As he works to expand his efforts in the U.S., Gilberto continues his father’s nearly 40 year tradition of excellence in growing, packaging and distributing high-quality produce. He also carries on his father’s tradition of giving by continuing to better the conditions of his workers, as well as reaching out to the local community.

For more information regarding Gilberto Salazar Escoboza and his companies, please visit, and

Information about the 2015-16 HACU Scholarship Program is available at

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