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March 29, 2018 - The HITEC Foundation is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 grant from The Schneider Foundation. These funds will support the HITEC Community Scholarship Program. The HITEC Foundation has established a scholarship program to pull up Hispanic students so they can obtain a college degree in technology.

The HITEC Foundation aims to inspire and build a sustainable pipeline for future latinX leaders in Technology. The goal of the foundation is to enable the next generation of technology talent through a lifecycle that begins with students and uses the power of its community to continuously inspire forward.

“I am thrilled to be part of Schneider Electric and the HITEC Foundation sharing our vision to making a difference in the world,” said Ivonne Valdes, Sales VP Global Strategic Accounts Cloud and Service Provider Segment, Schneider Electric.



About The HITEC Foundation

The HITEC (Hispanic IT Executive Council) Foundation is committed to early academic engagement of Hispanic youths, as well as their persistence through degree completion. At the middle-school level, it provides grants so that students can attend technology-based programs. It also awards scholarships to Hispanic high school students who have demonstrated interest in and talent for STEM. In order to retain college and university students, the HITEC Foundation provides internship and mentorship opportunities with its corporate partners, thereby ensuring a smoother transition into technical careers. For more information visit www.hitecfoundation.org.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the indisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment. www.schneider-electric.com

For more information, please contact Stephanie Hererra at 202-579-7936.