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Alliance/Merck Science Hispanic Scholarship Program

Alliance/Merck Science Hispanic Scholarship Program

Alliance/Merck Science Hispanic Scholarship Program awards up to ten scholarships to Hispanic students from high schools in Brownsville, Texas; Elizabeth, New Jersey; and Los Angeles, California. Students must be studying science, technology, engineering or math.

High school seniors may apply. The scholarships are renewable up to four years of college. In addition to the scholarship, the program includes a summer internship each summer for three years. It includes a stipend that enables students to work on research projects under the direction of a mentor.

The scholarship was created by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health to encourage more Hispanic students to pursue careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, areas in which Hispanics are currently underrepresented. The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is a non-profit organization formed in 1973 who serves the health and human service needs of more than 15 million Hispanics throughout the U.S.

The scholarship is funded by the Merck Company Foundation with additional support from the Health Foundation for the Americas. The Merck Company Foundation was established in 1957 as the charitable arm of Merck, a worldwide producer of pharmaceuticals, consumer health products and animal products. The Health Foundation for the Americas works in partnership with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, raising funds for the organization to support scholarships and health needs for Hispanics.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in FEBRUARY of each year, and the award amount is usually $42,500.

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