Do you live in Maryland or know somebody that does? If they are Hispanic and/or have a student who is currently in High school there is a great opportunity to get free money for college.
Free money for college is never a bad thing and all for living in Maryland. The grant is for $5,000 over the course of four years. So $1,250 is dispersed to the recipient every year. I have to say that money like this does not always come this easy.
The organization is called U.S. Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur Education or USHYEE and they partnered with Mirant Corporation to start this STEM educational grant. The website reads:
The $5,000 educational grant is earmarked for Maryland Hispanic high school students with a minimum 2.75 GPA who demonstrate a desire to pursue undergraduate study in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics related fields.
So encourage all high school students who live in Maryland and who are Hispanic to apply for this grant. The 2010 due date is May 3, 2010. Please here their website to learn more about the STEM educational grant. You will also find out how to apply for the grant on the page as well.
There are also numerous ways to get involved with their programs. They have what they call Achieve Forum which is program setup to teach students about themselves and also about the importance of college. They challenge students through various activities and team building exercises.
They also have a summer sailing leadership program, again this organization is about helping Hispanic students learn about their true potential while they are in high school. This is so important because many wait until after high school to make life-impacting decisions and that’s why many do not have a clue about how to get into college or what to do after high school. The U.S. needs more programs like the ones that USHYEE is offering to Hispanic students, especially in the way that they provide educational grant funding to deserving students.