ScholarSHPE

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 - 629,000 to be exact. With 170+ scholarships totaling over $629,000 awarded last year, SHPE is actively narrowing the gap in the Hispanic STEM education pipeline.

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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, 2021, and are due on April 30, 2021. Please check this webpage on a weekly basis during the application period for the most up-to-date offerings.

Scholarship Requirements

    • Active Member of SHPE
    • Pursuing a STEM degree or professional certificate at a qualifying institution. All degree programs must be in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
    • Minimum 2.75 GPA

    * Some sponsored scholarships may have additional requirements or specifications; these requirements will be listed on the ScholarSHPE application page.

    ScholarSHPE Webinar Series

    To support our students with preparing winning ScholarSHPE applications, we are offering a four-part latinXfactor webinar series every Monday at 8pm ET in February.

    • Applying to Scholarships in 2021!

      Monday, February 1

      Watch this introductory webinar to learn how to apply to scholarships available for the 2020-2021 academic year! Hear about what opportunities are available, citizenship requirements, deadlines, and more!

      About the Speaker: Esther Gonzalez is the ScholarSHPE Program Manager. She has a passion for sharing scholarship opportunities with SHPE members and ensuring they have the tools necessary to succeed in their academic endeavors. She joined SHPE in 2016, and she continues to develop new program initiatives to support the SHPE Familia!

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    • 10 Tips to a Resume that Will Get You Noticed!

      Monday, February 8

      Learn everything you need to know about writing a resume that gets noticed in a large pool of applications! Attending this webinar will not only walk you through the resume writing process for scholarships, but will also prove helpful in developing a resume that you can use for job hunting or graduate school applications. You won’t want to miss it!

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    • Telling Your Story Through a Compelling Essay

      Monday, February 15

      Don’t know where to start with writing your essays for scholarships? Have writer’s block? This webinar will walk you through how to plan your writing process for scholarship essays. Erica will walk you through how to authentically and effectively communicate your story through a compelling essay. Use the skills you learn in this webinar to enhance your essay writing for scholarships, school applications, or even your next English class!

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    • Wow! What a Letter!

      Monday, February 22

      Scholarship reviewers read lots of letters. This workshop will help you help your references write a letter that will make reviewers say “Wow!”

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    ScholarSHPE Recipients

    2020-2021 SHPE Recipients
    2019-2020 SHPE Recipients

    If you have any questions, please email scholarships@shpe.org.

    Additional Resources

    • Intel Presentation for Graduate Students

      In January 2020, Intel's Alberto "Al" Diaz spoke with SHPE graduate students about Intel's investment in graduate education and the resources that it provides graduate students. In addition, he covers what the graduate career path at Intel entails. Learn about how you can benefit from graduate school whether you are a prospective or current graduate student.

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      ABOUT THE SPEAKER
      Albert "Al" D. Diaz is a vice president in the Sales and Marketing Group and the general manager of Technical and Sales Enablement at Intel Corporation. He oversees the organization responsible for scaling products and technologies as well as capabilities critical to the future success of the Intel Data Center business. Diaz has a master’s degree in manufacturing systems engineering from Lehigh University; a master’s degree in sociology from Pennsylvania State University; and a bachelor’s degree in sociology and social psychology from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

    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 $1,000,000 by the end of June 2021 so that we can provide scholarships for an unprecedented number of scholars. Every dollar donated to SHPE scholarships helps our members succeed!

    Click here for Bright Minds Scholarship Campaign page.

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    Sponsor a Scholarship

    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.