GMiS Scholars Program

Great Minds in STEM

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Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $10,000

Anticipated deadline: Apr 1, 2020 11:59pm PDT

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

Exclusive to minorities: Yes

Minimum GPA: 3.0

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HENAAC scholarship recipients continue to pave the way for future generations of Hispanics and lead by example to empower our communities and enhance our nation’s professional technical workforce. Since its inception in 2001, the HENAAC Scholars Program has experienced tremendous growth. In 2008, through the generous support of our program sponsors, we passed the $1M milestone in scholarship awarded. In 2013, GMiS passed the $2M scholarship milestone.

The HENAAC Scholars Program addresses the immense need that the United States has to produce more domestic engineers and scientists. The goal of the program is to ensure STEM college retention with a 3.0 grade point average or higher; to guarantee college graduation with an undergraduate technical degree in four-five years; and, to contribute to Hispanic communities by producing STEM role models for future generations and securing the country's place as the finest technological leader in the world.

The HENAAC Scholars Program awarded its first scholarship in 2000. The first scholarships were sponsored by the Ford Motor Company and presented at the HENAAC 2001 Conference.

In its thirteen year history, the HENAAC Scholars Program has shown tremendous growth and has distributed over $2,300,000 in educational grants to over 930 outstanding and deserving recipients.The number of scholarships that are awarded each year depends on the amount of scholarship support that is provided to Great Minds in STEM™. However, for the 2014-15 academic year, 108 scholarships were awarded.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the Hispanic community.
  • 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.
  • Recipients must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program for the preceding fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories.