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About Rumba Meats Scholarship

For the fifth consecutive year, Cargill® and Rumba Meats® are donating $50,000 to the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) to support college scholarships and development opportunities for future Hispanic leaders during Hispanic Heritage Month. Rumba Meats inspires the Hispanic community to honor and celebrate their heritage by creating delicious meals with traditional proteins.

“At Rumba Meats, we’re proud to support the Hispanic community on their mission to preserve heritage and empower future generations to lead their communities with confidence,” said Tammy Gonzales, Rumba Meats’ Marketing Manager. “We’re thrilled to watch these future leaders embrace their culture and continue to grow, while on their path to make a real difference in society.”

Honoring Future Hispanic Leaders

Rumba Meats honors Hispanic culture year-round, celebrating the food and people that bring heritage and its flavor to life. This new generation of Hispanic leaders is able to advance and progress the future of Hispanic communities in a positive direction. This is why Rumba Meats is continuing its commitment to celebrate culture, tradition and legacy.

This Hispanic Heritage Month, Rumba Meats is continuing its partnership with USHLI, by donating $50,000 across scholarships and development opportunities for high achieving, college-bound students making a difference in their Hispanic communities. This donation supports USHLI’s Student Leadership Series program, that serves more than 85,000 high school students, in over 25 states annually. The series is designed to connect students with tools they need to achieve a higher education. To date, the program has reached 93,797 participants in over 30 states.

“My Hispanic heritage has influenced me because I have been able to see just how motivated and how determined Hispanics are to achieve something greater than themselves”, said Karen Dorantes, 2023 scholarship recipient.

This year marks a total donation of $250,000 in scholarships and programming since 2019. As a result of Rumba’s commitment over the past five years, over 100 Hispanic youth have attended colleges and universities as part of this program. Each year over half the applicants would be first generation college students.

“Scholarships and efforts such as these, are indispensable to the educational success of almost all Hispanic college students, who are still, unfortunately, ‘the first and only’ to attend and graduate college, said Dr. Juan Andrade Jr., President of United States Hispanic Leadership Institute. “Knowing that others are willing to invest in them helps solidify the belief in themselves that is needed to succeed in higher education.”

Currently enrolled high school seniors across the country can apply for the Rumba Meats Scholarship now through November 30th, 2023. To learn more, including eligibility requirements, students can visit:

To learn more about how Rumba Meats is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month this year, visit or Facebook and Instagram @rumbameats. @RumbaMeats and Instagram @rumbameats.

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