Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarship

SHPE STL will offer two (2) merit and need based scholarships in 2024 worth $1,000 for each. SHPE STL will dedicate one (1) of those scholarships specifically to a Hispanic woman/Latina. The scholarship recognizes a student’s academic achievements (see below for GPA criteria) and is available to Hispanic/Latino(a) students from the Greater St. Louis region enrolled for post-secondary course work in the Fall of 2024. Students must submit a resume, one (1) essay, unofficial or official transcript, and one (1) letter of recommendation.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Pursuing an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or graduate degree OR graduating high school senior
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment during Fall 2024 semester
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or similar major
  • 3.0 GPA (out of a 4.0 scale) or higher (If below 3.0 GPA, see below for additional essay requirements)
  • Admitted or enrolled in an accredited college/university, institution of higher learning or trade/vocational school in the United States of America.
  • Live in STL Metro area (MO Counties – Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis, St. Louis City, Warren, Washington; IL Counties – Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair)

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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Supplemental Questions
  1. Proof of college attendance
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    • 2. File Upload
  2. Upload Resume: Highlight leadership positions, extracurricular involvement, awards and honors, community service and volunteerism, and work experience.
  3. FINANCIAL AID AWARD LETTER: If you receive a financial aid award letter from your school before the application deadline, upload the document here.
  4. SCHOLARSHIPS: Upload a list of all scholarships received and award amounts for the 2024 - 2025 school year.
  5. What is the cost of tuition, books and other tuition-related expenses, for next school year?
  6. If you are applying for a financial need based scholarship, please answer the following questions.
    • 1. As of today, are you, the student, married? (Answer yes if you are separated but not divorced.)
    • 2. Do you, the student, have children who receive more than half of their support from you? If yes, how many?
    • 3. What was your, the student’s (and spouse’s), adjusted gross income for last year?
    • 4. How much did you, the student (and spouse), earn from working (wages, salaries, tips, etc.) last year?
    • 5. How many people live in the student’s parents’ household?
    • 6. If a dependent yourself, what was your parents’ adjusted gross income for last year?
    • 7. If a dependent yourself, how much did your parents earned from working (wages, salaries, tips, etc.) last year?
  7. Parent (or legal guardian) 1 Full Name
  8. Parent (or legal guardian) 1 Mailing Address, City, State, Zip Code
  9. Parent (or legal guardian) 1 Cell Phone Number
  10. Parent (or legal guardian) 1 Home Phone Number
  11. Parent (or legal guardian) 1 Email
  12. Parent/Guardian 1 Place of Birth
  13. Parent (or legal guardian) 2 Full Name
  14. Parent (or legal guardian) 2 Mailing Address, City, State, Zip Code
  15. Parent (or legal guardian) 2 Cell Phone Number
  16. Parent (or legal guardian) 2 Home Phone Number
  17. Parent (or legal guardian) 2 Email
  18. Parent/Guardian 2 Place of Birth
  19. ESSAY: In approximately 350 - 500 words, describe your career goals and aspirations. Why are you pursuing a degree or career in STEM? Has your background impacted your decision in pursuing this career? How do you plan to use your future STEM degree to give back to your community and impact society? Add in any additional information you feel will differentiate you from other applicants. (If your GPA is below 3.0, also indicate your action plan to improve your grades.)
  20. SCHOLARSHIP CENTRAL RECOMMENDATION: Enter the name and e-mail address of an instructor, counselor, advisor, supervisor or other similarly qualified individual who will submit a recommendation on your behalf. NOTE: As the applicant, it is your responsibility to inform that person to watch for an email sent on your behalf that will explain how to complete this process.
  21. APPLICANT SIGNATURE: By entering my full name below, I authorize The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. and their agents to examine, verify and discuss my academic and other information that apply to the consideration of this application. I certify that all answers are accurate and truthful to the best of my knowledge, and that all information in the application and essays are my own work. I understand that the decisions made regarding my participation in this program are made by The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. in reliance upon the truth and correctness of my statements.
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