The Alliance/Merck Science Hispanic Scholars Program- high school and undergrad students- Deadline 1/16/2009


Deadline: January 16, 2009

The Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars Program is a
new partnership to improve Hispanic student access to higher education
and degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The
Program provides scholarships at two levels:

High School Seniors — $42,500 Scholar Package. Promising Hispanic
students attending high school in Brownsville, TX; Elizabeth, NJ; and
Los Angeles, CA are invited to apply to become one of ten Alliance/
Merck Ciencia Scholars that will be selected in the Spring of 2009.
Scholars will receive up to $20,000 in scholarship (up to $5,000 each
of four years of college) and up to $22,500 in summer internship
stipends (up to $7,500 each of three summers). Scholars will also
receive mentorship and professional development support to complete a
Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field and pursue a STEM career.

College STEM Majors — $2,000 Scholarship. Hispanic college students
from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and
Puerto Rico pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field major are
invited to apply for a $2,000 one-time scholarship of which 25 will be
awarded in the Spring of 2009.

Students interested in applying to the Alliance/Merck Ciencia
(Science) Hispanic Scholars Program must apply online and all required
materials must be received no later than midnight Eastern Standard
Time on January 16, 2009.


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