The number of Hispanics who are studying for STEM field jobs are low compared to the Hispanic population. Thus, there are numerous scholarships to help increase the amount of Hispanics who are studying for a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics degree or STEM.
With a degree in these areas, a person can get a high paying high-tech job in any of these fields. Many international students are who graduate of a STEM program can also gain work experience after graduation for up to 12 months, sometimes more with a granted extension.
Not only are these subjects studied at the post-secondary level but they are being taught as low as the elementary level. Before, only the gifted and talented programs were teaching STEM material, not many public schools are teaching the same material as well.
Again, there is a push to get more Hispanics to graduate with degrees for STEM field jobs. The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Foundation awards $500,000 and above to Hispanic/Latino students who are looking to work toward an engineering degree. Those awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.
More organizations are jumping on board and providing funding in this area and those include: ASPIRA Assocation, Hispanic Association of College and Universities (HACU), The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Hispanic College Fund, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, the Leauge of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, National Alliance for Hispanic Health and many more.