The NHCSL STEM Targeted Majors Scholarship Fund
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION & CRITERIA/ELIGIBILITY RULES
The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) is a national association of Hispanic state legislators working to design and implement policies and procedures that will impact the quality of life for Hispanic communities throughout the country. Headquartered in Washington, DC, NHCSL was founded in 1989 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization. The mission of NHCSL is to be the most effective voice for Hispanic legislators from all states, commonwealths, and territories of the United States. NHCSL actively promotes public/private partnerships that yield positive results for the Hispanic community and serves as a catalyst for joint action on issues including housing, health, education, immigration, economic development, and broadband access.
To ensure that Hispanic college students achieve educational success and enhance entry to underrepresented fields, NHCSL has established its STEM Targeted Majors Scholarship Fund. This scholarship has been designed to promote completion of undergraduate studies in targeted STEM fields for Hispanic students who lack financial capacity, yet are academically equipped to succeed through college.
The NHCSL Scholarship program is specifically designed to help Hispanic college students majoring in targeted STEM fields to achieve educational success. NHCSL will award scholarships to Hispanic college students in four states: California, Illinois, New Jersey and New York. Guidance and financial support will be provided to a total of 4 Hispanic college students (1 from each state). Only college undergraduate students that are in their sophomore year or higher and majoring in the specific fields listed below are eligible to participate. THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS April 15, 2011.
Recipients will be selected by an independent evaluation committee. The scholarship will be provided to the student upon completion of his or her 2011 spring semester. NHCSL will connect students to opportunities to receive exposure and work experience throughout this initiative. The recipient will also be given an opportunity to obtain an internship with one of NHCSL’s corporate members.