Apply Now: College Scholarships, Internships Available Through the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Apply for internships at NASA, CDM and others by Feb. 1



    DALLAS, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Hispanic college students pursuing
 degrees in math, science, engineering or technology are invited to apply
 for more than $2 million in scholarship and internship opportunities
 through AHETEMS (Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering,
 Math and Science), the educational foundation of the Society of Hispanic
 Professional Engineers (SHPE).
 
     Students may apply for as many scholarships and internships for which
 they are applicable. Deadlines range from Feb. 1 to April 1, 2008. A
 listing of all scholarship and internship opportunities can be found at
 http://www.ahetems.org. For more information, please contact Mysti Pasquale
 at the AHETEMS Foundation at (817) 272-1116 or mystip@shpe.org.
 
     "Our nation is looking for tomorrow's leaders in science, technology,
 engineering and math," said Rafaela Schwan, director of programs, AHETEMS.
 "Our Hispanic youth have the talent and drive to become these leaders, and
 AHETEMS is privileged to partner with companies and organizations to help
 them achieve their academic and career goals through scholarships and
 internships. We encourage Hispanic students to take advantage of these
 excellent opportunities."
 
     Specific scholarships/internships
 
     All completed applications for the opportunities below are due by Feb.
 1, 2008.
 
     CDM
 
     CDM is a global, full-service consulting, engineering, construction,
 and operations firm helping clients improve the environment and
 infrastructure through award-winning projects. CDM and its subsidiaries,
 CDM Federal Programs Corporation and CDM Constructors Inc., have partnered
 with AHETEMS to establish a scholarship/internship program for a SHPE
 undergraduate or first-year master's student who has at least a 3.0 GPA,
 and who is majoring in an engineering, science, or construction discipline,
 such as environmental, chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, structural,
 and geotechnical. After successful completion of the internship,
 participants will receive a $6,000 scholarship for the next academic year.
 More details and application information can be found at
 http://www.ahetems.org. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2008.
 
     NASA MUST
 
     SHPE has joined the Hispanic College Fund (HCF) and the United Negro
 College Fund Special Programs Corporation (UNCFSP) to administer NASA's
 Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology Program (MUST). The
 competitive scholarship provides one-year financial support, up to one-half
 of tuition not to exceed $10,000, and a paid summer internship at a NASA
 facility. Additionally, students benefit year-round from tutoring, lecture
 series and mentoring.
 
     The NASA MUST program targets underserved populations. Hispanic
 students are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be a rising
 freshman, sophomore or junior at an accredited university in the United
 States or Puerto Rico, have earned and maintained a minimum cumulative 3.0
 GPA, and be pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or
 mathematics. More details and application information can be found at
 http://www.ahetems.org. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2008.
 
     AHETEMS/NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Internship and AHETEMS/DOE
 Internship
 
     The AHETEMS/NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Internship and the
 AHETEMS/DOE Internship provides qualified Hispanic undergraduates, who are
 U.S. citizens, the opportunity to conduct research at the NASA Marshall
 Space Flight Center (Huntsville, Ala.) or the U.S. Department of Energy
 (Washington, D.C.) for 10 weeks during the summer. Both of these
 competitive opportunities provide a stipend and up to $500 for travel to
 and from the internship site. More details and application information can
 be found at http://www.ahetems.org. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2008.
 
     Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
 
     Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. ("FCX") is an international mining
 industry leader based in North America. FCX has partnered with AHETEMS to
 award a scholarship/internship to full-time college students pursuing
 engineering or mining-related degrees. The award includes $5,000 and a paid
 summer internship. More details and application information can be found at
 http://www.ahetems.org. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2008.
 
     Navy ROTC
 
     The Navy ROTC Program educates and trains qualified young men and women
 for service as commissioned officers in the unrestricted line Naval Reserve
 or Marine Corps Reserve. Eligible students must meet the required 3.0 GPA,
 have high SAT/ACT scores and take a required physical exam. This
 scholarship offers $180,000 for college tuition and books for any of 153
 colleges nationwide. Students may major in any degree and can earn a salary
 immediately after graduation with a four-year service commitment. More
 details and application information can be found at http://www.ahetems.org
 or https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2008.
 
     About SHPE and AHETEMS
 
     SHPE, Inc. is the source for quality Hispanic engineers and technical
 talent, committed to enhancing America's position in math, science,
 engineering and technology with a strong and talented Hispanic workforce.
 For more information, please visit http://www.shpe.org.
 
     The AHETEMS Foundation directs and develops informal science education,
 educational enrichment, college awareness initiatives and college prep
 programs for Hispanic pre-college, undergraduate and graduate students. For
 more information, please visit http://www.ahetems.org.
 
 
 

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