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Great Minds in STEM – the HENAAC Scholars Program

Great Minds in STEM – the HENAAC Scholars Program.

The goals of our scholarship program are to ensure and increase college retention of students with a 3.0 grade point average or higher; guarantee college graduation with an undergraduate technical degree in four-five years; and, to contribute to Hispanic communities by producing role models for future generations; all the while securing the country’s place as the finest technological leader in the world.

Last year we celebrated our ten year anniversary by awarding educational grants to over 100 STEM students. Since our inception, the HENAAC Scholars Program has experienced tremendous growth awarding over $1 million dollars in educational grants to over 800 STEM students. These awards are made possible through the generous support of our outstanding scholarship partners including the Northrop Grumman Corporation, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Shaw Industries Group, Cummins, NAVSEA, Verizon and the U.S. Department of Energy.

To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must be full time college students active in the Hispanic community majoring in science, technology, engineering and math with an overall grade point average of at least a 3.0. Scholarships are presented at the annual HENAAC Conference during our Student Leadership Dinner. In addition to their scholarship, awardees will receive financial support to travel and attend the conference where they will meet their scholarship sponsor and be able to participate in a number of rewarding networking activities. This year’s Conference will take place on October 6-8, 2011 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

I would like to ask that you encourage any qualifying individuals to take advantage of this outstanding opportunity. The scholarship application is now available on the Great Minds in STEM website – The postmark deadline is April 30, 2011. If additional information is needed, I can be reached at (323) 262-0997, extension 300 or Thank you.

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