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Procter & Gamble, Its Orgullosa Program And Hispanic Scholarship Fund Partner In Their Efforts To Raise Awareness On The Importance Of Higher Education

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“As a company that serves a diverse consumer base, Diversity & Inclusion is a top priority to us. That’s why P&G and Orgullosa are committed to supporting the Latino community and are sensitive to the fact that often Hispanic students who wish to pursue studies in these areas unfortunately can’t afford to pay for a college education,” said Valentina Sanchez, Orgullosa Brand Manager.

“Our data shows that only 13 percent of Latinos have a 4-year college degree, and this is simply not acceptable. We are grateful for P&G and Orgullosa’s support in our mission to make a difference and increase the number of Hispanic college graduates overall and especially in STEM related fields, by providing them with the resources and financial assistance they need,” said Frank D. Alvarez, President and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

P&G and Orgullosa are inviting consumers to help them and HSF in their efforts to raise awareness on the importance of education by visiting and “liking” the Orgullosa Facebook page. There they can also find more information on how to apply for the P&G/Orgullosa – HSF STEM scholarships.

About Orgullosa

Orgullosa is a P&G- owned program that celebrates Latinas and empowers them to feel confident about their personal appearance, style and homes by offering solutions that satisfy their beauty and household needs through a variety of trusted brands, including Olay®, Secret®, Venus®, Pantene®, CoverGirl®, Natural Instincts®, Crest®, Always®, Tide®, Downy®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Febreze®, Gain®, Pampers®, and Dawn®.

About HSF

Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the nation’s leading organization working to address the barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree. HSF envisions a future where every Latino household will have at least one college graduate, creating an enduring impact on the college outlook of Latino families nationwide, and strengthening the American economy for generations to come. For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund please visit: www.HSF.net.

About Procter & Gamble

P&G serves approximately 4.6 billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®, Gain®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, Ambi Pur®, SK-II®, and Vicks®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 75 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

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