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Idaho Commission On Hispanic Affairs
Juan J. Saldaña
Community Resources Development Specialist
(208) 332-1691
juan.saldana@icha.idaho.gov
www.icha.idaho.gov

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http://www.computerscienceonline.org/cs-programs-for-minorities/
The Next Hot Major for Minority Students
Opportunities abound for African-American and Hispanic students in computer science, a field eager to diversify. This guide will help minority students understand why they should consider computer science, how they can explore and prepare before college, what to look for in a degree program, and how to afford a degree.


$1,000
"Reed Tech Scholarship Opportunity Innovations drive progress, economic growth and are the engine that moves patent-driven companies forward. Students who have studied STEM majors have gone on to develop innovations that have materially changed both our work and leisure lives. For this essay, please write about a significant innovation, what benefits it has provided and how you would improve upon it."

$1,000
"Southland Electrical Supply Scholarship Program Are you interested in furthering your career and life by going to college? Is your dream to become the next Alfred Nobel? Are you looking for ways to cut tuition costs? Students who studying or planning to study in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) major or a related field or trade are invited to take part in our essay competition. Please write an essay about ""How innovation affects the science, technology and trade industry"" Take this concept and apply it to a field or trade of your choice, explaining how innovation has changed and will continue to change your chosen discipline."

$1,000
"Design Your Future – Win a $1,000 College Scholarship Are you a creative, motivated individual interested in studying design at one of the New York area’s many design schools? No matter what design discipline you follow, we invite you to present your vision and showcase your knowledge. Students interested in this scholarship are invited to participate in our essay competition. The topic to be explored for this year’s scholarship essay contest is “Today’s Design Trends Across Different Markets.”


$1,000
"AmeriQuest Transportation Services Scholarship – Win a $1,000 Scholarship Students who are studying or are planning to study a technology or business derived major, or a related field or trade, are invited to take part in our $1,000 scholarship essay competition. Whether you know it or not, the transportation industry is suffering from a serious shortage of drivers. This problem has forced the industry to begin reevaluating its practices, hoping to attract a new pool of young, qualified drivers. The topic for this year’s scholarship essay competition is, “What can the transportation industry do to attract a new generation of drivers?” For your essay, take this concept and present your ideas as to how the industry can best market these jobs to young adults and millennials. "

$1,000
"Accounting Software Scholarship by Corcentric One of the prevailing issues facing so many young adults in the U.S. is the large student debt they carry upon graduating from college. Saving early through 529 plans and Roth IRA’s are just some of the ways to offset a portion of that debt. Consider what you or your parents did or are doing to prepare for your college education. If you were able to advise young students on this issue, what would you advise them to do? This scholarship is open to currently enrolled full-time college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, as well as to high school seniors in the United States who will attend college."

$500
"Nissenbaum Internet Law Scholarship The Nissenbaum Law Group, a multi-state law firm with a focus in Internet law, has established the Nissenbaum Internet Law Scholarship. It is geared to undergraduate and post-graduate students of an American scholastic institution. The two winners will each receive a $500 scholarship. The firm may also award non-monetary honorable mention(s). The topic for the scholarship essay is: How can the American legal system improve its approach to policing and regulating digital technology without unduly stifling innovation and civil liberties?"

    Education SummitFor more information on IDAHO SUMMIT ON EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE ABOUT HISPANIC STUDENTS White-Paper Report
    Please click on the picture


MALDEF - Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Latino Parental Involvement in our Schools
A listing of individuals who are the only certify Parent School Partnership Program trainers by MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) in the state of Idaho. Please note area of representation.
  • Marisol Aguilar - University of Idaho - Ada County Extention
  • Christina Alvarez - Blackfoot School District
  • Gabriela M. Arévalo - Community Council of Idaho
  • Dolores Avila - Fruitland School District
  • Margarita Ayala - Hillcrest School
  • Norma Barrientos - Department of Health & Welfare
  • Sulema Basaldúa - Nampa School District
  • Rosario Beagarie - FCF Head Start
  • Nicole Billiard - Wendell Elementary
  • Karen Bliss - Blaine School District
  • Lymaris Blackmon - Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs
  • LaMar Brooks - Bridge Academy
  • Christopher Butts - Nampa School District
  • Grace Campos - Minidoka School District
  • Patricia Canto - Boise, ID
  • Laura Lee Carlisle - Jerome School District
  • Mary Carlisle - Provo, UT
  • Michael Corbett - Shelley School District
  • Kaywin Cottle - Preston High School
  • Estela de González - Corpus Christi in Fruitland
  • San Juanita de La Cruz - Wilder School District
  • Dina Flores-Brewer - Disability Rights Idaho
  • Vicky Fajardo - Robert Stuart Middle School
  • Graciela Fonseca - Department of Health & Welfare
  • Amelia Gasca - Snake River District
  • Maria L. Gaytan - Mountain Home School District
  • Maria Christina Gibson - Blackfoot School District
  • Elsa Gleason - Caldwell, ID
  • Doraelia Gomez - FCF Head Start
  • Angélica González - Hillcrest School
  • Edith González - Middleton Migrant Family
  • Claudia Guerrero - Idaho Partnership for Hispanic Health
  • Mary Gutierrez - Nampa School District
  • Danielle Harris - Fruitland School District
  • Leticia Harris - Madison School District
  • Galicia Hernandez - Family Liaison
  • Nicole Howe - Blaine School District
  • Jane Howell - Shoshone Joint School District
  • Jacquelyn Jones - Blaine School District
  • Janie Jonhson - Canyon Ridge High School
  • Candice Larsen - Preston School District
  • Norma Leon - Cassia County School District
  • Molly Lewellwen - Fruitland School District
  • Connie Mackenzie - Meridian Joint School District
  • Derrick May - Canyon Ridge High School
  • Francisco Mendez - T.E.E.N.S. Coalition
  • Sandra Miller - Minidoka School District
  • Abby Montano - Twin Falls School District
  • Dana Morfin - Twin Falls School District
  • Noel Morfin - Twin Falls School District
  • Sylvia Olvera - Vallivue School District
  • Lucinda Padilla - Canyon Ridge High School
  • Cesar Perez – College of Southern Idaho
  • Barbara Petersen - Preston School District
  • Lisa Ramirez - Idaho Federations of Families
  • Rachel Reyes - Community Council of Idaho
  • Maria Rios-Tabuso - Nampa School District
  • Delia Rivas - Hillcrest School
  • Maria Roldán - Ketchum School District
  • Alma Rodriguez - Jerome School District
  • Tara Rodriguez - Shoshone Joint School District
  • Juan J. Saldaña - Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs
  • Mónica Sánchez - Minidoka School District
  • Elia Sandoval - Nampa Parent
  • Magdalena Soto - New Hope/Nueva Esperanza
  • Gabriela Tapia - Catholic Charities of Idaho
  • Jennifer Torres - Marsing School District
  • M. Victoria Valero - New Plymouth School District
  • Teresa Valero - Kuna School District
  • Linda Vazquez - Parma School District
  • Pamela Walth-Cantu - Meridian Joint School District
  • Shane Williams - Madison School District
  • Silvia Woodward - Preston School District


Scholarships for Minority Sponsored by: America's Promise Alliance

Scholarships for Minorities

Available Scholarships - for Minorities to Apply

A number of companies and organizations have donated money for scholarship use for minorities

  • Campesinos Unidos de Idaho Scholarship Applications are available from Campesinos Unidos, 803 10th Street South, Nampa, ID 83651 or by calling María at (208) 230-2416 or emailing her at mmabbutt@msn.com

  • NIH Summer Internship Program http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/research/summers/

  • President Obama Launches White House Internship Program White House Internship Program

  • Hispanic Business Association For more information: Hispanic Business Association * Email: info@hbaonline.org

  • The Hispanic Scholarship Fund ¿Está listo? Are you ready? It's that time of year again! The Hispanic Scholarship Fund applications are available online at www.hsf.net

  • The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund since 1961, the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund has provided need-based grants to student activists who are able to do academic work at the college level and are involved in building the movement for social and economic justice.


  • FAFSA-on-the-Web Simplification Update, January 5, 2010

  • Fewer Questions: Questions are now asked only of applicants with relevant characteristics.
    • Friendlier Navigation: The entire online form has been redesigned, making it more user-friendly.
    • IRS data share: Students applying for aid in the spring semester using the 2009-2010 application for aid will be able to retrieve and import their tax data from the IRS.

    What’s Proposed: In order to further facilitate simplification, the Administration has asked Congress to remove the remaining asset questions and other financial information that cannot be found on a family’s tax return. HR 3221, legislation that has been passed by the House of Representatives, begins this task by removing most asset information from the needs analysis equation. Removing all of the asset questions would make it possible for students to apply for aid using only the financial information already found on their tax returns.

    Please see the website, www.ifap.ed.gov , for eligibility criteria and application materials.
    For application information, Click Here


    Scholarships for low-income mothers in education or training programs

    The Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation for Low Income Women and Children will offer 5 grants of up to $2000 each to low income mothers who are enrolled in education and/or training programs. Applications will be accepted from May 1 through July 1.

    Please see the foundation website, http://www.patsyminkfoundation.org/edsupport.html , for eligibility criteria and application materials.


    WSU HEP October 19 Session

    The next session for our intensive residential GED preparation program for migrant and seasonal farmworkers begins October 19. There will be other sessions beginning January 11, and March 22.

    The October session provides students an opportunity to graduate before Thanksgiving.  Those who need more time will have a week off before coming back November 30 to finish before Christmas.  This provides those who want to start college in January an opportunity to do that.

    Our web pages begin at http://education.wsu.edu/hep/.  We have more information and applications for admission in Spanish and English on those pages.

    My usual office hours are from noon until 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The main office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Our main number is (509) 335-5652 and we have a 24/7 fax machine at (509) 335-4089.

    Near the end of next week we will begin inviting students to participate in the October session.  So if you know anyone who would like to get their GED before Christmas please urge them to get their application in as soon as possible.


    Other Areas Resources



  • iSucceed Virtual High School focus is to educate students who, for a variety of reasons, need an alternative to the traditional public high school experience. Students from diverse backgrounds and ability levels can find success at iSucceed Virtual High School and attain a high school diploma.


  • Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance is meeting on Mondays at at 7:00 pm at Intermountain Hospital, 303 Allumbagh Street, Boise, ID 83704 as a support group for those living with mood disorders looking to improve their lives. For more information please contact Don at 208-629-9546.


  • The Idaho Supreme Court has scheduled court interpreter workshops and certification testing for 2007. If you believe these workshops would be of benefit to any employees of your respective agencies, you are invited to visit our website
    http://www.isc.idaho.gov/court-interpreter/certification-training or call Janica Bisharat, Program Manager (208) 947-7417 or send an e-mail at kwoods@idcourts.net


  • Spanish Speaking Counselors: (800) 442-4673


  • BSU High School Equivalency Program

    The Boise State University High School Equivalency Program is currently accepting applications for students interested in obtaining their GED or High School Equivalency Certificate. If you know of anyone 16 years or older that is interested and qualifies please have them contact our recruiter Ileana Cordova at:

    (208) 426-1080 or (800) 824-7017
    or http://hep.boisestate.edu