ScholarSHPE

Financial need is a primary reason why Hispanic students do not complete a bachelor's degree. So SHPE offers thousands of reasons to ensure their members DO reach graduation - over a million to be exact. With 200+ scholarships totaling over $1,000,000 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 2022-2023

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, 2022.

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.

Applications Due April 30

Start your application now, save it, and come back as needed. Just make sure it's finished and submitted by April 30, 2022.

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 webinar series each week from February 7 through March 3.

  • Ins & Outs of Scholarships in 2022!

    Ins & Outs of ScholarSHPE in 2022!
    Monday, February 7

    Watch this introductory webinar to learn how to apply to scholarships available for the 2022-2023 academic year! Hear about what opportunities are available, citizenship requirements, deadlines, and more!

    About the Speaker: Esther Gonzalez is a Director of Research & Innovation and the ScholarSHPE program manager at SHPE. 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 >

  • Building an Amazing Resume!

    Building an Amazing Resume!
    Tuesday, February 15

    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!

    Watch the recording >

  • Telling Your Story Through a Compelling Essay

    Telling Your Story Through a Compelling Essay!
    Wednes
    day, February 23

    We'll walk you through how to authentically and effectively communicate your story through a compelling essay. Use these skills to enhance your essay writing for scholarships, school applications, or even your next English class!

    Watch the recording >

  • Wow! What a Letter!

    Wow! What a Letter!
    Thurs
    day, March 3

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

    Watch the recording >

ScholarSHPE Recipients

2021-2022 SHPE 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.