Organization's latest endeavors hope to top previous years' award amount of $532,000 and provide even more scholarships to Hispanics pursuing an MBA
DALLAS, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the 22nd year, the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) welcomes back its annual Scholarship Program and its support of Hispanics and their educational goals of pursuing and earning a Masters in Business Administration or equivalent degree. The NSHMBA Scholarship Program is responsible for ensuring qualified Hispanic graduate students are not burdened by the financial strains of continuing their educations.
The 2011 application period opens March 1 and runs through May 2 with financial awards ranging from $2,500–$10,000. The awards are a combination of scholarship funds with the $10,000 scholarships given to the top five (5) full-time applicants who demonstrate financial need.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement, work experience, financial need, personal statements of goals and aspirations, community service, letters of recommendation, and NSHMBA ambassadorship.
"This should not only be an exciting time for the organization but for Hispanic students and professionals looking to further their educations through pursuit of an MBA," said Manny Gonzalez, NSHMBA CEO. "The reasons being are we have new structures in place, new focus and an expanded mission that will allow us to serve applicants like never before.
"I'm confident this year will top any previous years' awards and application numbers while at the same time making the National Society of Hispanic MBAs a household name, synonymous with education, professionalism and dedicated Hispanics," Gonzalez said.
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs has paved the way for Hispanics to pursue masters' degrees in business administration, resulting in millions given to deserving Hispanic students and professionals. Last year, the organization awarded $532,125 in scholarships, which brings the total to more than $4.28 million in scholarships over the past 6 years given to 1,036 recipients.
NSHMBA, whose vision is to be the premier organization for Hispanic business professionals, along with the generous support of corporate partners, members and universities, will proudly recognize the 2011 recipients during the NSHMBA Annual Conference and Career Expo in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 13-15, 2011.
For more information and online application, please visit http://www.nshmba.org/fa/
About The National Society of Hispanic MBAs
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was created in 1988 as a non-profit organization. Widely known as the "Premier Hispanic Organization," NSHMBA serves 36 chapters and over 6,800* members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It exists to increase the number of Hispanics graduating from MBA schools through scholarships, awareness programs and mentorship; enhance career management opportunities for Hispanic MBAs from school to leadership positions, through job placement and world class professional development; to be the partner of choice for organizations seeking to hire and develop Hispanic talent; and recruit and retain as life-long members a majority of Hispanic MBAs. For more information visit www.nshmba.org
*based on 2010 membership data
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