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Scholarship: HENAAC/Great Minds. Hispanic Students

Great minds

Application Deadline: Spring 2011. Level: High School Seniors

HENAAC Scholars Program

Great Minds in STEM has a goal of providing over $250,000 in scholarships in 2010. Scholarship dollar amounts range from $500 to $5,000. The total number of scholarships awarded will be based on final contributions given to the scholarship program by July 30, 2011.

Basic Scholarship Requirements:

• Applicants must demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities
• Applicants must be Science, Technology, Engineering or Math related majors
• Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher
• Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Hispanic community

Each Scholarship Recipient Will Receive:

• A scholarship ranging in amounts from $500 to $5,000
• Listing and photo in the HENAAC Conference issue of TECHNiCA Magazine
• Press Release on Great Minds in STEM website
• Complimentary registration and hotel accommodations to the HENAAC 2010 Career Conference and Awards Show. Qualifying students may also receive transportation support.
• Recipients will be awarded at the HENAAC Annual Conference. Recipients MUST attend the conference to receive the scholarship.

Application Must Include:

• Completed application form
• A 700 word essay:
As we become increasingly involved as members of a global community, particularly in the fields of science and engineering, how do you see your major contributing to global efforts and technology? In addition, how will you, in your field of study, contribute to global progress as well as actively contribute to your local communities?
• Current resume
• One letter of recommendation from a peer in a campus or community organization
• One letter of recommendation from an advisor or faculty member
• Official transcript with the official seal of your high school.


How to Apply: Great Minds in STEM encourages all engineering, applied science, computer science and math students to apply this year. Please check the website at: for the release of the 2011 application.

For additional information regarding scholarships, Please contact Kathy Borunda-Barrera at (323) 262-0997,



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