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 - 340,000 to be exact. With 150+ scholarships totaling over $340,000, SHPE is actively narrowing the gap in the Hispanic STEM education pipeline.


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

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, 2020, and are due on April 30, 2020. Please check this webpage on a weekly basis during the application period for the most up-to-date offerings.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Active Member of SHPE
  • Pursuing a STEM degree or professional certificate at a qualifying institution. All degree programs must be in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA

* Some sponsored scholarships may have additional requirements or specifications; these requirements will be listed on the ScholarSHPE application page.

Apply Now

To access our Scholarship Applications as well as a listing of the requirements for each scholarship. Go to this link.

Registering For ScholarSHPE Webinar Series

To support you with preparing your ScholarSHPE applications, we have launched a four-part webinar series.

  • Applying to Scholarships in 2020!

    Watch this introductory webinar to learn how to apply to scholarships available for the 2020-2021 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!

    Presented by Esther Gonzalez
    SHPE - ScholarSHPE Program Manager

    Presentation Deck

  • 10 Tips to a Resume that Will Get You Noticed!

    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!

    About the Speaker: Ilianna Salas is a first-generation college graduate from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She manages marketing and advancement initiatives within the Cal Poly College of Engineering and works directly with corporate partners to connect students with career opportunities. Ilianna’s background in marketing coupled with her recruiting experience has given her a unique perspective on personal branding. She's eager to share insider tips on writing a resume that will get you noticed!

    Presented by Ilianna Salas
    Public Relations Specialist at Cal Poly Engineering

  • Telling Your Story Through a Compelling Essay

    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. Erica 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:
    Erica Silva, Ed.D. believes that education has the power to transform the trajectory of a student, family, and community. She is passionate about applying her personal classroom experience to improve education for all students regardless of their background. She received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California. She is excited to share a framework that will allow you to tell your story!

    Presented by Erica Silva, Ed.D.
    Instructional Specialist of English Language Arts

    Presentation Deck

  • Wow! What a Letter!

    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: Dr. Kimberly Douglas-Mankin is the Director of Programs for SHPE. She has over 25 years of experience as an engineering educator and administrator developing programs for increasing the persistence and degree completion rates of STEM students, with a particular focus on those who are underrepresented and underserved.

    Presented by Dr. Kimberly Douglas Mankin
    SHPE - Director of Programs

Scholarship Offerings for 2020-2021

To view the scholarship offerings, please click on this document:

Scholarship Offerings PDF

ScholarSHPE Recipients

2020-2021 SHPE Recipients
2019-2020 SHPE Recipients

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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 $500,000 by the end of June 2020 so that we can provide scholarships for an unprecedented 250 SHPE members. 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.