Monday, May 16, 2011

NBA and Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. Announce Gold Standard Scholarship Program Regional Winners

NEW YORK, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. today announced the regional winners of the inaugural Gold Standard Scholarship Program. The twenty-four adult students (aged 21+) from culturally diverse communities will now vie for their chance to receive an additional $30,000 scholarship as four national winners will be selected by public voting beginning today at

Through the program, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) selected 24 minority students who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees to receive a $10,000 scholarship. Starting today, fans may go online to vote for the four students -- one male and one female from each organization -- to be selected as national scholarship recipients and receive an additional $30,000 in financial support. Voting will close on Monday, May 30 and the winners will be announced during a special event in Miami, Fla. in late June.

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