Honda Awards New Scholarship to Asian & Pacific Islander Civil Engineering Student
Through its new partnership with the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution Scholarship Program (AANAPISI), Honda has awarded a scholarship to a civil engineering student from the University of Guam.
The recipient, Nilo Jr Espinoza, is a first-generation college student whose father’s career in the construction industry inspired him with the love of creating.
“I have always been amazed by how he can create a house or pieces of furniture through hard work and creativity,” said Espinoza.
The first-time $4,000 Honda scholarship is for students majoring in engineering, supply chain management or manufacturing-related fields
“Honda is proud to work with Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) scholars to support this talented and deserving student, and help him on his path to becoming an engineer,” said Yvette Hunsicker, vice president of human resources and the office of inclusion and diversity, Honda North America, which made the award.
“I would like to thank Honda and Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) for awarding me this scholarship, and bringing me a step closer to achieving my dream of becoming a professional civil engineer,” said Espinoza.
Among his many activities, Espinoza served as president of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) – Guam Post University of Guam Student Chapter, where he helped organize activities for students to develop their skills through various community service projects.
The AANAPISI Scholarship Program is a collaboration with AANAPISIs and the communities they serve to provide scholarships, expand institutional capacity and mobilize local resources to help foster economic development.