The HP scholarship for minorities program offers educational opportunities to a wide number of deserving students each year. To be eligible for this minority scholarship, students must be an underrepresented minority, such as American Indian, Latino or African-American, with plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, computer science or electrical engineering. The student must also have plans to attend a university that is in partnership with the HP Scholar scholarship program. These schools include the University of Washington, UCLA, Morgan State, San Jose State and North Carolina A&T. Eligible students include high school seniors as well as community college transfer students who will be attending one of the eligible partnership universities.
The HP Scholarship has many Awards and a Paid Internship
The Hewlett-Packard scholarship is intended to assist minority students who have an interest in the engineering field. This is a four-year corporate scholarship. Three students will receive paid internships. The total value of the actual HP scholarship awards is $12,000 or $3,000 per year for the total four years and will assist students in defraying educational costs. Students chosen as HP Scholars will also receive a Productivity Package that will include an HP laptop as well as printer and a PDA. Selected students will also become eligible for paid internships at one of the HP locations in the United States to be completed during the students’ undergraduate coursework. As a four-year minority scholarship, the HP scholarship can be renewed for a total of four years. The total number of HP scholarships that will be awarded is 30. Interested applicants should make certain they send in their application by March 15th to be considered for the scholarship. Students must send in an application as well as a school transcript, resume and personal references.
Students who are selected to receive an internship award from HP will also receive a predetermined location package after they have accepted their internship offer to assist them with the costs of relocating for their internship. A variety of housing options are also available to HP scholarship intern winners, including intern shared housing and HP employee family housing.
HP Scholarships for Innovation in Healthcare
The HP Innovation in Healthcare Scholarship is another HP scholarship you may wish to consider if you studying technology in healthcare. This Hewlett-Packard scholarship resulted from a $5,000 donation from Hewlett-Packard. The scholarship covers tuition as well as transportation costs for as many as ten future healthcare IT professionals to attend the Healthcare CIO Boot Camp, hosted by CHIME; the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. CHIME is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
There are five HP scholarships available for the spring session of the event and five HP scholarships available for the fall session. Priority is given to students who demonstrate a financial need. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a current CHIME member at the time you apply or at the time you will be attending the Boot Camp if you are selected as a winner for this HP scholarship. You must also be on a career path with the intentions of becoming a successful CIO within the healthcare field. Applicants will need to submit an essay of not longer than 1,000 words along with a letter of recommendation and a resume.
HP Technology Scholarship
Students interested in HP scholarship opportunities may also wish to consider applying for the HP Technology Scholarship. This HP scholarship is sponsored by Hewlett-Packard and CollegeWeekLive with the goal of providing educational assistance to eligible students. To apply for the scholarship students must register for CollegeWeekLive before the deadline of August 31, 2011. All high school students in the United States are eligible to apply. One prospective winner will be randomly drawn. The winner of the award will receive a HP Mini 210.
As one of the leading IT solution companies in the world, HP has become one of the most widely recognized companies for technology. They have been a long-time and avid supporter of advanced education. This support has included the SJSU College of Engineering.