ZGS Communications Announces Recipients of Inaugural Scholarship and Internship Program

 Education   Tue, June 28, 2016 11:51 AM

WASHINGTON, DC - ZGS Communications, in a joint partnership with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, is pleased to announce the recipients of the CHCI-ZGS Communications Scholar-Intern program. The scholarship and paid internship project was designed to offer qualifying Latino students a dynamic real-world work experience in a multi-media environment, while providing monetary compensation and scholarship funds to help students with the financial burdens of post-secondary education. 

The 2016 CHCI-ZGS Communications Scholar Intern awardees include:

Camila Rodriguez of Riverview, Florida

B.A., Public Relations

Junior, University of Florida


Elizabeth Bazan of Oviedo, Florida

B.A., Radio/Television/Film

Junior, University of Central Florida


Eric Alfaro Jr. of Orlando, Florida

B.A., Radio/Television/Film

Junior, University of Central Florida


Gabriella Nuñez of Hialeah, Florida

B.S., Journalism

Junior, University of Florida


Each student will receive a $2,500 scholarship along with the opportunity of a six-week paid internship at ZGS’s Telemundo affiliates in Orlando and Tampa. 

“We are excited to partner with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and to invest and support the growth and development of future Latino leaders in our industry. We had some very strong applicants, and are thrilled with the caliber and commitment of the students that were selected to the CHCI-ZGS Communications Scholar Intern program for 2016,” said Ronald J. Gordon, CEO of ZGS Communications. He added, “We look forward to having them at our Telemundo stations this summer, and to supporting their academic endeavors.”

About CHCI

CHCI is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) leadership development organization in the country that educates, empowers, and connects Latino youth by providing leadership development programs and educational services. CHCI directly impacts the lives of more than 1,600 students and young professionals each year through its fellowships, congressional internships, scholar-intern programsReady to Lead (R2L®) college readiness program, and R2L NextGen program. CHCI NextOpp is its latest resource allowing young Latinos to save, search and share life-changing opportunities for Latinos across the United States.


About ZGS Communications

ZGS Communications is a Hispanic-owned media company, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.  The company owns 9 Spanish-language television stations, representing the largest group of independent stations affiliated with the Telemundo network.  In addition, ZGS owns three radio stations serving Washington, DC and Tampa, and a Spanish-language web portal holaciudad.com. For over three decades, ZGS has been a leader in the industry with a profound commitment to localism and diversity; proudly serving and celebrating the Hispanic community with local news and programming on multiple platforms, as well as outreach, advocacy and grassroots events.

Irving Burbano 347 803 0457 iburbano@chci.org