ted through Feb. 16. Scholarships will be awarded
to 500 students across the country. Scholarships range in amount from
$500 to $10,000 and may be used to cover tuition, academic fees and
All scholarship applications must be submitted online to the Hispanic College Fund at hispanicfund.org. Students are encouraged to submit their applications in advance of the Feb. 16 deadline to ensure that all supplemental materials are received in a timely manner. To qualify, undergraduate and graduate students must maintain a 3.0
out of 4.0 GPA; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the
United States or Puerto Rico; be enrolled full-time at an accredited
university for the 2010-2011 school year; and must demonstrate
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through Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science (AHETEMS), the educational foundation of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).The scholarships range in value from $1,000 to $5,000. There is no fee to apply. Students may apply for as many scholarships for which they are eligible and may apply for multiple scholarships via one single application. All applications must be postmarked by April 1. “There is an overwhelming demand for engineers in the U.S. that is not being met. Using the creativity, brainpower, resourcefulness and innovation found within our Latino community, we can be the solution,” said Deborah Martinez, director of programs, AHETEMS. “Together with AHETEMS, sponsoring companies like ExxonMobil, the Kellogg Corporation, Northrop Grumman, U.S. Steel and Verizon are providing the tools and the opportunities for talented individuals to obtain the education necessary to pursue careers in STEM fields.”According to a 2008 report by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Latinos/as together account for 13.1 percent of the U.S. labor force over 16 years of age. If “engineering” is defined as including all engineers, engineering managers and technicians, the 153,000 Latinos/as employed as engineers account for just 5.8 percent of the engineering workforce. Therefore, as a group, they are very much underrepresented in engineering.Applicants may find a complete list of scholarships and requirements and apply at http://www.ahetems.org/scholarships.html. Applications may also be downloaded, completed and submitted via mail. Scholarships vary in terms of qualifications and award amount, but all require a minimum 3.0 GPA both at the time of application and throughout the scholarship period.Students must be registered full-time (taking at least 12 credit hours as an undergraduate or nine credit hours as a graduate student) in a STEM discipline. For more information please contact the AHETEMS Foundation at (817) 272.1116 or visit www.ahetems.org.…
call for entries To its third annual Women's Scholarship Program. The scholarships will provide funds to women 40+ who are seeking new job skills, training and educational opportunities to support themselves and their families.
"The AARP Foundation is pleased to be offering the Women's Scholarship Program again this year," said AARP Arizona State Director David Mitchell. "Since its beginning, the program has provided valuable resources that Have enabled more than 350 deserving women to have access to educational
Tools to advance their professional goals."
While many individuals benefit from the work of the AARP Foundation, research shows that women are disproportionately at risk of having insufficient resources in the second half of their lives due to lower earning and different work patterns.
The AARP Foundation first announced the Women's Scholarship Program in August of 2007 to help women 40+ overcome financial and employment barriers by allowing them to participate in education and training opportunities they could otherwise not afford.
The scholarship program is made possible by the AARP Foundation with generous support from the AARP Foundation Women's Leadership Circle. Scholarships are available to eligible individuals with moderate tolower incomes and limited financial resources. To be eligible for the scholarships, applicants must:
Be female age 40 or over (as of March 31, 2009);
Be able to demonstrate financial need; and
Be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary school or training
program within 6 months of the scholarship award date.
Priority consideration is given to women in three categories: 1) women raising children of another family member (such as grandparents raising grandchildren, or those raising siblings or nieces/nephews); 2) women who have been out of the workforce for an extended period of time; and
3) women in dead end jobs (those with no opportunity for advancement, low pay and lacking either health or retirement benefits).
Scholarships may be used for any course of study at a public or private secondary school, including community colleges, technical schools, and four-year universities. Funds are payable to the institution and may be used to pay for tuition, fees, and books. Interested applicants can submit their application online beginning February 3, 2009 at www.aarpfoundationwlc.org. The application process closes on March 31, 2009 and scholarships will be awarded in early summer 2009.
Scholarship winners will be chosen by an independent selection committee established by the AARP Foundation. They will be chosen on the basis of financial need, personal circumstances and achievements, educational goals, and the likely impact of the scholarship on their lives and their
families and communities. The Foundation will award up to 100 scholarship awards ranging from $500 to $5,000 depending on financial need and the cost of the education or training program.
For more information about the AARP Foundation, please log on to www.aarp.org/foundation.
Cynthia J. Fagyas
Associate State Director Communications
201 E. Washington Street, Suite 1795
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
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