Great Minds in STEM is proud to have a broad portfolio of industry, government, non-profits and private donors, who are dedicated to supporting the academic pursuits of our nation’s underserved STEM students, who merit competitive academics, strong leadership, and commitment to service.

GMiS welcomes the financial contributions of industry, ERGs, government agencies and NGOs, to support merit-based STEM scholarships. The minimum contribution for one scholarship is $1150 (inclusive of a 15% administrative fee).

GMiS also welcomes individuals to support the scholarship program. Contributions of a minimum of $575 for one merit-based STEM scholarship, may be made in memory or recognition of a loved one. (The donation is inclusive of a 15% administrative fee).

For further information on scholarship sponsorships, please email Dr. Gary Cruz, Director of Academic Affairs and University Relations, at gcruz@greatmindsinstem.org

Corporate / Government Sponsored Scholarships - Following is a list of our dedicated scholarship sponsors from corporate America, federal agencies and affinity groups,  who contribute to general scholarships:

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Chevron
  • Cummins, Inc.
  • Dell
  • Dow Chemical
  • Edison International
  • Leidos
  • Lemus Medical
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Northrop Grumman Foundation
  • Oracle
  • Rackspace
  • The Boeing Company
  • The Chrysler Foundation
  • The Gas Company

Special Recognition Scholarships - Great Minds in STEM also presents several special recognition scholarships.

  • HENAAC Student Leadership Awards - One graduate student and one undergraduate student are selected to receive the top two HENAAC Student Leadership Awards.  This award is presented to those students who demonstrate a highly competitive and well-rounded resume of outstanding performance in their academics, research/teaching, leadership, and community service.
  • U.S. Navy STEM Scholarship - A highly competitive $10,000 scholarship, awarded to incoming freshmen (i.e. current graduating high school senior), who intend to pursue a STEM major at a Hispanic Serving Institution.  The scholarship, which does not include any military service, includes the opportunity to apply for a prestigious summer internship at a NAVSEA facility, and the opportunity for automatic scholarship renewal based on satisfactory academic progress.  Click here for more information on this U.S. Navy STEM Scholarship. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  • MAES Scholarships: These scholarships are exclusive to MAES members (http://mymaes.org/student/). Membership is open to any college student pursuing a STEM degree at an accredited college/university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. To be eligible for this set of scholarships, students must first register to become a MAES member, either as an at-large member or through their college/university chapter. Top honors include the Padrino/Madrina Scholarship. Membership will be verified
  • Intel Foundation Scholarship - A highly competitive $10,000 scholarship, awarded to qualified graduate students pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or computing-related program. Applicants must also demonstrate an interest in working for Intel. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.

STEM Civic Service Leadership Scholarships – Great Minds in STEM presents the following scholarships in partnership with community-based organizations or specifically as part of its Viva Technology Program.

  • National Football Hall of Fame - San Gabriel Valley/Pasadena Chapter - Scholarships of $500 each are presented to Southern California, graduating high school varsity football players, who demonstrate leadership on the field and in the classroom, and will pursue a college degree in STEM.
  • Shell Oil Company - Scholarships of $1,000 are presented to the college student winners of the GMiS STEM Showdown™, sponsored by Shell Oil Company. The STEM Showdown™ brings together teams of pre-college and college students, who work in partnership through STEM-based competitions to gain STEM career awareness.  A scholarship is also presented to the winning high school in order to develop/enhance a STEM club to provide students access to STEM resources long after the event concludes.

In Memoriam and Personal Scholarships - Great Minds in STEM awards some very special scholarships, which have been established in the loving memory of an endeared supporter of GMiS or have been established by long-time supporters and dear friends of GMiS. Please click on the individual scholarships to learn more about those opportunities.

  • Robert Amezcua Memorial Scholarship - These scholarships are presented by the Amezcua family in loving memory of husband and father Robert Amezcua, who was also a dedicated GMiS board member and advocate of GMiS. Students must be attending the University of Texas at El Paso, the alma mater of Robert.
  • Ann Seki Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship, sponsored by Chevron, is awarded in memory of Ann Seki, an original member of the Chevron Hispanic Recruiting Team. For 30 years, she had a determined viewpoint in insuring Chevron met diversity hiring goals and was instrumental in developing a process to identify and select Chevron employees for higher recognition outside Chevron.
  • Davila/Trevino Memorial Scholarship -These $1,000 scholarships, sponsored by the Davila and Trevino families in memory of David Davila and Joe Trevino, are awarded to undergraduate students attending a 4-year college/university in Texas.
  • Jose R. Silva Memorial Scholarship - These $1,000 scholarships are sponsored by The Raytheon Company, in memory of Mr. Jose R. Silva, who was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident after having dedicated a 25-year career to Raytheon.
  • Leticia S. Montiel Memorial Scholarship - These $500 memorial scholarships, sponsored by Rudy Montiel, are awarded to a qualified undergraduates attending the University of Texas at El Paso.
  • Mellado Family Scholarship -This $1,000 scholarship presented by GMiS Chairman and Founder, Ray Mellado, and his wife Carmela is awarded each to an undergraduate student and a graduate student, who demonstrates leadership excellence and the potential to become a national leader in the STEM workforce and a future HENAAC Hall of Fame inductee.
  • Raul Villarreal Family Scholarship – These scholarships, sponsored by Raul Villarreal, are awarded to students, who are pursuing an engineering degree at the University of Texas at Arlington.
  • Henry W. Brady Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is sponsored by RADM Patrick Brady (Ret.), in loving memory of his father Henry W. Brady.