HENAAC Scholarship Application Guidelines

The 2018-19 HENAAC Scholarship Portal will open February 1, 2018.

The application deadline is APRIL 30.

Basic Scholarship Requirements:

  • Applicants must demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership and campus/community activities
  • Applicants must be pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math degree
  • Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the Hispanic community
  • Recipients must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program for the upcoming fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories.

Scholarship Recipients Will Receive:

  • A merit-based scholarship ranging in amounts from $500 to $10,000
  • Listing in the HENAAC Scholars press release
  • Transportation support to the HENAAC Conference, where Scholars are presented with their scholarship alongside the sponsor. The 2018 HENAAC Conference will he held in Pasadena, CA from October 17 – 21, 2018. Scholars will be provided travel beginning Wednesday, October 17.

HENAAC Scholarship Application Materials:

  • Application
  • 700-word essay based on a predetermined topic by Great Minds in STEM
  • Current resume
  • One peer letter of recommendation from a friend, classmate, lab partner, roommate, teammate, or fellow member of a campus or community organization
  • One faculty letter of recommendation from a faculty, teacher, mentor, advisor, counselor, principal, dean, or MEP Director
  • Official transcript with the imprinted seal of your college or high school (Transcripts must be in English).  Transcripts must contain a cumulative GPA based on a 4.0 scale.
  • Self-photo (used for publication purposes only)

Application Submission Process:

  • Complete the online HENAAC Scholarship Application Form and submit your essay, resume, letters of recommendation, official transcript(s) and photo.
  • Documents must be uploaded by 11:59 PM PST on April 30

Selection Process:

  • Upon submission, a confirmation page will be automatically displayed verifying receipt of your application. If you did not receive this confirmation page, then you did not successfully submit your application. This confirmation page is your only record of submittal.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed. Applicants WILL NOT have the opportunity to submit materials that are missing.
  • Students selected as scholarship recipients will be notified, by email, in August. No other notifications will be made.
  • Please do not call the office during the review period from May 1 – September 30 to check on the status of your application.


For additional information regarding the HENAAC Scholars Program, please email scholars@greatmindsinstem.org