Monthly Archives: February 2013

HENAAC Scholarships

The HENAAC Scholars Program addresses the immense need that the United States has to produce more domestic engineers and scientists. The goals of the program are: to ensure STEM college retention; to guarantee college graduation; and to empower Hispanic communities by producing STEM role models for future generations.

2013 Scholarship Recipients receive:

  • Meet and greet your scholarship sponsor at the 25th Anniversary HENAAC Conference
  • Paid travel and lodging for the 25th Anniversary HENAAC Conference in New Orleans, LA, held October 3-5, 2013
  • Listing and photo in the HENAAC Conference issue of TECHNiCATM Magazine
  • Press release on the Great Minds in STEMTM website
  • Scholarship ranging from $500-$10,000 to study science, technology, engineering and math at any 2-year or 4-year college/university in the U.S. or its territories

Apply now.


Texas Space Grant Consortium Scholarships & Fellowships now open

Texas Space Grant has opened the 2013-2014 round of Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships – Note the Deadlines.

Here are the programs that are currently active – The Applications are open!!!

Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Columbia Crew Memorial Scholarship (Spring 2013)
Funds Distributed Fall 2013
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS March 29, 2013 – $1500.

Apply online.

See flyer at 13-14 Scholarship announcement.

These scholarships are intended to recognize high-quality students and encourage their consideration of graduate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields which will ultimately lead to careers in STEM related fields. The scholarships stress:

  • Excellence in academics
  • Participation in science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics education projects
  • Participation in research projects
  • Exhibited leadership qualities

TSGC encourages participation by members of under-represented groups.

All TSGC Scholarship recipients must be:

  1. Citizens of the United States
  2. Registered for at least a half-time course load or more at a TSGC member institution in good standing as:
    • a sophomore at a 2 year institution or
    • a sophomore at a 4 year institution or
    • a junior or senior at a 4 year institution or
    • a first or second year student at a medical school


TSGC Graduate Fellowship
Funds Distributed Fall 2013
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS March 29, 2013 – $5,000 per student

Apply online.

See flyer at 13-14_fellow_announce.

Texas Space Grant Consortium Fellowships have been established to encourage graduate study in the fields of space science and engineering. Applications from women and underrepresented students are encouraged. Interdisciplinary and integrated work experience are emphasized.

Each award of five thousand dollars ($5,000) will supplement half-time graduate support (or fellowship) provided by a Consortium institution.


  1. must be citizens of the United States,
  2. must be registered for full-time study in a graduate program at one (or more) of the Consortium institutions,
  3. must be promised financial support at that institution, and
  4. must not have exceeded the time limit described under “duration”.

Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis with consideration of (1) excellence in academics, (2) interest in space, and (3) recommendations from the applicant’s institution.

Expanding Minds & Opportunities: The Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success

From Tricia Berry, Director of Women in Engineering Program and Texas Girls Collaborative Project, who was citing the National AfterSchool Association eNewsletter:

New “Must Read” and “Must Share” Publication

A new resource is now available that makes the case for quality afterschool and summer learning programs. Expanding Minds and Opportunities is a powerful compendium of studies, reports, and commentaries by more than one hundred thought leaders including community leaders, elected officials, educators, researchers, advocates, and other prominent authors.

This landmark collection of nearly seventy articles is being met with great acclaim, as it presents bold and persuasive evidence and best practices from the field that quality expanded learning opportunities
• Promote student success and college and career readiness
• Build youth assets such as character, resilience, and wellness
• Foster partnerships that maximize resources and build community ties
• Engage families in their children’s learning in meaningful ways

A complete online version of every article in the book Expanding Minds and Opportunities: The Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success is now available” [use the sidebar link “Read the Compendium”]. Every article in the book may be printed, downloaded, shared, and used freely, so long as the content is attributed to the author(s) and the Expanded Learning & Afterschool Project.