Top 7 scholarships for Hispanics interested in STEM careers

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    Are you a young Hispanic student interested in a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)? If so, you may be wondering how you will ever save enough money to attend college and land a great job in a STEM field. Luckily, there are some options available for you!

    To assist in your search for college funding, we have compiled a list of 7 great scholarships geared toward Hispanics seeking degrees in STEM.

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    The Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund (HHSF)

    The Google Scholarship Program

    google scholarshipThese funds are allotted for Hispanic students studying computer science or computer engineering, who are also juniors or above in college (even at the Post Graduate level.)

    Applications are due in March each year, and the scholarship is for $10,000. Students must have a GPA 3.0 or above to be eligible, and also demonstrate a financial need.

    To learn more or apply, visit:  Hispanic Fund Scholarships

    HENAAC, Great Minds in STEM

    Great Minds in STEM scholarshipHENAAC gives out over 100 scholarships each year to Hispanic students pursuing degrees in STEM!

    The awards range from $500 to $8,500. Students must show leadership in school or community activities and hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    To learn more or apply visit: Great Minds in Stem 

    Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology – MUST Scholarship

    nasa MUST ScholarshipMUST is a program coordinated by NASA, which provides scholarships and NASA internships for students interested in STEM fields.

    The program is open to all students but particularly seeks to serve unrepresented and underserved students such as Hispanics and other minorities.

    One hundred students are selected yearly for scholarships of up to $10,000. The award also includes tutoring, mentoring by professionals in STEM fields and exclusive lecture opportunities.

    To learn more or apply, visit:  Hispanic Fund Scholarships

    Merck Ciencia Hispanic Scholars Program

    Merck Ciencia Hispanic ScholarshipThe Ciencia Scholars Program offers two types of scholarships to Hispanic students across the nation.

    1. Each year, 10 Hispanic high school seniors who plan to begin a degree in STEM and are residents of Brownsville, TX; Elizabeth, NJ; and Los Angeles, CA will receive a $42,500 scholarship/internship  package.

    2. For another 125 Hispanic college students located anywhere in the U.S., pursuing degrees in the STEM field, the Ciencia Scholars Program provides additional $2,000 scholarships.

    To learn more or apply, visit: Alliance Scholars 

    NACME Scholars Program

    NACME ScholarshipNACME provides more than $4 million in scholarships awarded each year for minority students, including Hispanics.

    This program is geared toward minority student interested in engineering programs.

    Students must enroll in a NACME partner school to become eligible for the scholarship. The program takes into account the student’s financial need and academic performance. Students are required to maintain GPA of 2.8 or above to maintain eligibility.

    To see a list of NACME partner schools by regions, visit: NACME Scholarship

    The Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math, and Science (AHETEMS)

    ahetems scholarshipAHETMES are scholarships provided for Latino students obtaining degrees in engineering, math and science.

    Students’ grades and financial need are both taken into consideration, and the scholarships range from $1,000 – $5,000, for Latino high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students. 

    For more information or to apply, visit the AHETMES website.

    Aetna Nursing Scholarship

    Aetna Nursing ScholarshipThis scholarship provides $2,500 for full-time or part-time undergraduate students attending 2- or 4-year HACU-member institutions, pursuing a degree in nursing and holding at least accumulative GPA of 3.0.

    To learn more, visit: HACU Scholarship 

    For more Hispanic scholarships in multiple fields, visit the following resources:

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