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About SHPE

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is the leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math and science. The U of U SHPE chapter exists to increase the numbers and retention of Hispanic engineering student at the U. The society is committed to improving the overall culture of engineering at the University of Utah through diversity. Members participate in work readiness seminars and professional dinners, outreach to Hispanic students in the local community and attend regional and national conferences for Hispanic engineers and engineering students. SHPE sponsors socials throughout the year for students of color.

SHPE Officers

Yisarai Valbuena President
Giovanni Soto Vice President
Stacey Murguia Treasurer
Curtis Casados Academic Chair
Dr. Berardi Sensale Rodriguez Faculty Advisor


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AES Engineering Services
Deadline: October 7, 2015
Requirements: Open to all high school seniors, college or university, or vocational school students. Applicants must be undocumented (with or without DACA), permanent residents, or US Citizens. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
Scholarship Link: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

The SOMOS Liberation Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: October 12, 2015
Requirements: Open to Utah high school, college or university, or vocational school students in the state of Utah or that have been recently admitted to an institution of learning in Utah. Applicants must be undocumented (with or without DACA), permanent residents, or US Citizens. The award is in recognition of academic and vocational achievement, demonstrated leadership in school, community or other service activities and financial need. The Utah Hispanic Business Leadership Foundation (SOMOS) is a non-profit organization established to develop leaders and improve education and opportunities for Hispanic/Latino students and professionals.
Scholarship Link: http://somosfoundationutah.org/hispanic-scholarships/apply-for-scholarships/


U-DREAM Scholarship
Deadline: November 1, 2015
Requirements: Open to Utah high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students. The goal of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to promising low-income students, with preference given to immigrant students who are currently undocumented. The scholarship also seeks to support students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership or service that benefits the immigrant population. Preference will be given to students enrolled in an institution of higher learning in Spring 2016.
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