Financial need is the #1 reason why Hispanic students do not complete a bachelor's degree. So SHPE offers thousands of reasons to ensure their members DO reach graduation - 340,000 to be exact. With 150+ scholarships totaling over $340,000, SHPE is actively narrowing the gap in the Hispanic STEM education pipeline.


SHPE Educating Latinos in STEM

Hispanics are the fastest growing minority population in the United States representing over half of the nation's growth in the past decade!

Who? YOU!

ScholarSHPE provides opportunities for:

  • Graduating high school seniors beginning a STEM undergraduate career at a community college or 4-year university.
  • Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in STEM at any stage of their undergraduate career. Students must be enrolled full-time at a community college or 4-year university.
  • Students or professionals pursuing technical certificates or graduate-level professional education that increase their professional competencies with select institutions.
  • Graduate students pursuing a master's or doctoral STEM degree program at an accredited university.

How to Apply

Congratulations on taking another step towards advancing your academic career and giving the world what it needs - more Hispanics in STEM like you. Our scholarships open February 1, 2020 and are due on June 30, 2020. Please check this webpage on a weekly basis during the application period for the most up-to-date offerings.

  1. Select a scholarship from the list below.
  2. Select “Apply Now” to go to the online application.
  3. Be prepared to submit the following:
    1. A Student profile including a professional head-shot photo
    2. The photo/video release form
    3. An updated resume, transcripts, and any other official documentation as required by the scholarship sponsor.

All degree programs must be in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Scholarship awards are disbursed in two payments during Fall and Spring terms. You must be a full-time student and meet GPA requirements for both terms to be eligible for both disbursements. All scholarships require a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 unless specified differently below. SHPE employees, direct relatives, and board members are not eligible to apply for any SHPE scholarships.

Available scholarships will be announced in the spring and open for application in April 2020.

If you have any questions, please email

What SHPE Scholars Are Saying

“Providing me with this scholarship not only helped me financially but emotionally as well, since I didn't have to stress too much about making tuition or living expenses payments. That helped me focus much more on my classes and laboratory research. I am truly grateful for your faith in me.”

- Raul Dominguez-Ramirez, Texas Tech University, 2018/19 Winner of SHPE Professional Scholarship

“This scholarship has allowed me to change majors from the BA to BS. And it has allowed me to gain more internships. I am extremely grateful to have this opportunity to continue pursuing my passion.”

- Mariella Massuh, Florida International University, 2018/19 Winner of Chevron Scholarship

“This scholarship has had a significant impact on not just my own, but my family's financial situation as well. ... Supporting my education fund became extremely difficult for <my dad> and with the support of this scholarship I was able to fully fund my housing and provide a huge relief for him.”

- Kevin Hernandez, University of Southern California, 2018/19 Winner of SHPE Northrop Grumman Scholarship

“This scholarship has eased the financial burden of pursuing higher education. In my final year, this scholarship has allowed me to focus on my extracurriculars as well as my professional development and transition into industry. It has lifted an immense burden off my shoulders.”

- Kevin Peralta, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018/19 Winner of the John Deere Scholarship

“Pursuing STEM as a Hispanic female can lead to doubts of whether or not I am meant to pursue this degree. By having the support of the SHPE Familia through this scholarship I know that there is a group of people who believe I can succeed.”

- Camila Salomon, University of Southern California, 2018/19 Winner of SHPE Undergraduate Scholarship

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Bright Minds Scholarship

According to the Pew Research Center, lack of financial resources is the number one reason why Hispanics don’t complete their STEM degree. SHPE is only able to award scholarships to 25 percent of the students who apply. Let’s all work together to help more members.SHPE’s goal is to raise $500,000 by the end of June 2020 so that we can provide scholarships for an unprecedented 250 SHPE members. Every dollar donated to SHPE scholarships helps our members succeed!

Click here for Bright Minds Scholarship Campaign page.

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Creating a scholarship for SHPE members exhibits a unique commitment to the future of our community. It’s your chance to be a hero and give the world what it needs - more Hispanics in STEM.