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HENAAC Scholars Program

Application Deadline:



HS Seniors, UG, and GR


Since its inception eleven years ago, the HENAAC Scholars Program has experienced tremendous growth. In 2008, through the generous support of our program sponsors, we passed the one million dollar amount in scholarship dollars awarded. In 2010, for the first time we awarded scholarships to over 100 STEM students. We continued this trend, awarding 108 scholarships in 2011. HENAAC scholarship honorees continue to pave the way for future generations of Hispanics and lead by example to empower our ommunities and enhance our nation?s professional technical workforce.


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
--Recipients must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the fall semester
-- Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly participate in and promote organizations and
activities in the Hispanic community

Terms of Award:

One graduate and one undergraduate student will be selected to receive the HENAAC Student Leadership Award and scholarship.

A scholarship ranging in amounts from $500 to $8,500
-- Listing and photo in the HENAAC Conference issue of TECHNiCA Magazine
-- Press release on the Great Minds in STEM website -
-- Transportation support to the 2013 HENAAC Conference
-- Recipients will be awarded at the 25th Anniversary HENAAC Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 2-5, 2013
-- Recipients MUST attend the Conference to receive the scholarship

Please Submit:

-- Complete the on-line HENAAC Scholarship Application Form
-- 700-Word Essay. The 2017 essay question is: Describe your cultural identity/background, career aspirations, leadership/service within the Hispanic community, and how these three attributes have shaped your STEM individuality.
-- Current resume
-- One letter of recommendation from a fellow student (can be a friend or a fellow student member of a campus or community organization)
-- One letter of recommendation from a college advisor, MEP Director, Dean or faculty member (if a high school senior, letter may be written by an advisor or faculty member)
-- Official transcript with the official seal of your college or high school

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