For over 35 years, SHPE, Inc. has been dedicated to increasing the number of Hispanics in STEM. Today, SHPE is comprised of a national network of 348 Student and Professional Chapters in seven regions. Each year, SHPE coordinates the largest Hispanic technical conference in the U.S., bringing together over 3,000 Hispanic university students, 1,000 STEM professionals, and more than 500 middle and high school students. Over 300 corporate and government agencies attend the conference to recruit talent for paid internships and full-time positions.

In 2003, in order to address the concern about the lack of Hispanic STEM talent in the career pipeline, SHPE established a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation. The initial goal of the SHPE Foundation was to meet the growing financial need of Hispanic youth in order to pursue higher education in STEM. The SHPE Foundation recognized early in its formation that it could have an even greater impact on Hispanic youth by offering educational programs through SHPE Chapters. The SHPE Foundation’s current focus is to inspire Hispanic youth to pursue degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

SHPE Foundation programs are conducted in cooperation with reputable academic institutions Oregon State University, Wichita State University, Cornell University, Penn State University, and many others across the country. The Foundation also partners with federal agencies to expose students to career opportunities and the technical knowledge necessary to succeed. Funding for the SHPE Foundation is derived from various federal, state and local grants as well as donor support and corporate partnerships.

Current Opportunities for SHPE Foundation

SHPE General Scholarships

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 01, 2018
Description: Merit-based and need-based general scholarships are awarded, in the amount of $1,000 - $3,000, to qualified high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students who demonstrate both significant motivation and aptitude for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

SHPE Dissertation Scholarships

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 01, 2018
Description: Merit-based scholarships awarded, in the amount of $5,000 to doctoral candidates, who demonstrate both significant motivation and aptitude for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and have completed all but the dissertation.

Contact Information

SHPE Foundation
1444 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
www.shpefoundation.org