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 for 2021-2022

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 and are due on April 30, 2021.

STEP 1: Review the available opportunities

To apply to any of our scholarships, you must first complete our ScholarSHPE Common
Application. This will allow you to easily apply to multiple scholarship opportunities without
having to start every application from the beginning.

STEP 2: Create a SHPE Common Application

Please check this webpage on a weekly basis during the application period for the most up-to-date offerings. Also, once you have created an application, you will be notified as new opportunities become available.

Scholarship Requirements*

Our minimum requirements for all scholarships are as follows:

  • Active SHPE Member (To become an active member, please visit shpe.org and select “Join” in the top right hand corner of the webpage.)
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.75 (This is a cumulative GPA as listed on the transcript of your latest academic institution.)
  • Plan to pursue a STEM degree
  • Attending an academic institution in the United States or Puerto Rico

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our ScholarSHPE team at scholarships@shpe.org.

* 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!

    Applying to Scholarships in 2021!
    Monday, February 1

    Watch this introductory webinar to learn how to apply to scholarships available for the 2021-2022 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!

    Watch the recording >

    Download the slides >

  • Resume Writing Tips

    Resume Writing Tips
    Monday, February 8

    Join us as Geni Zesati-Hill, Global Supply Chain Intern Program & Recruiting Manager at Intel Corporation, shares key methods to conveying your skills, knowledge, career aspirations, etc. in any setting (i.e. resume, interview, research or project presentations, etc.). You won’t want to miss it!

    About the Speaker: Geni Hart (Zesati-Hill) is currently a Global Supply Chain Intern Program / Recruiting Manager at Intel. She has been with Intel for over twenty years. Through her tenure at Intel, she has gained valuable experience in recruitment and hiring, program management, data analytics, benefits & compensation, talent management, diversity & inclusion, employee onboarding, employee engagement, and organization development. Prior to her current role, she served as an analyst, staffing consultant, and recruiting coordinator. So, no matter what step of the job search process you may be involved in, she has been there “on the other side”. Geni will lead the Resume Preparation webinar and share employer insights on key methods to conveying your skills, knowledge, and career aspiration!

    Watch the video >

  • Telling Your Story Through a Compelling Essay

    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. The presenter 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!

    About the Speaker: Armine Karagyulyan began her career when she fell in love with helping people as an undergraduate student at Cal State Northridge. She earned her B.A. in Psychology, M.S. in College Counseling, and Certificate in Career Education & Counseling from Cal State Northridge.

    Armine has worked at various college campuses as an academic and career counselor and has practiced individual counseling, group facilitation, and program development in her professional roles. Armine has used her passion for career counseling to open a career consulting agency, CareeRise, in order to motivate, educate, and guide young adults to recognize their full potential.

    Watch the video >

  • Wow! What a Letter!

    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!”

    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!

    Watch now >

ScholarSHPE Recipients

2020-2021 SHPE Recipients
2019-2020 SHPE Recipients

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

Additional Resources

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.