About the Scholarship

The high school students who belong to or active in serving the Hispanic community are awarded the Amezcua Family Scholarship in order to support and encourage the students from underrepresented communities to pursue higher education.

The scholarship program is awarded to students by the Great Minds in STEM (GMIS) who are pursuing a degree program in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) based on the academic achievements, leadership skills and involvement in community service.

Amezcua Family Scholarship Awards

  • The scholarship is a merit-based financial assistance program that offers amounts ranging from $500 to $10000.

  • The number of awards and the scholarship amount available varies every year depending on the funding received by the organization.

  • The students must be enrolled in an accredited university or college for an undergraduate or graduate degree program in STEM-related field.

Amezcua Family Scholarship Application

The applicants must be eligible according to the criteria set by the organization to be a recipient of the scholarship program.

The application must consist of the following documents to be considered:

  • The application form.

  • A personal statement based on the topic prompted by the organization.

  • A resume.

  • Two letters of recommendation, from a peer and a faculty member.

  • An official high school or college transcript sealed by the institution.

  • A self-photo of the applicant.

Amezcua Family Scholarship Application Deadline

The application including the required documents must be submitted online on the official website of the organization before April 1st without fail. Applications received past the deadline or incomplete applications are considered invalid.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must have a Hispanic origin.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited 2-year or 4-year institution in the U.S territories for an undergraduate or graduate program.

  • The student should have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • The student should be enrolled in the University of Texas at El Paso.

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