SHPE Foundation

SHPE Jr. Chapter Program

** 2014-2015 SHPE Jr. Membership Application Form is now available**

 

Be prepared for 2014-2015! Want to be the first to know about SHPE Foundation funding opportunities for Noches de Ciencias and SHPE Jr. Chapters!? Then fill out the 2014-2015 – Noche de Ciencias and SHPE Jr. Chapter Funding Application Form to be placed on our funding priority list! Please note - this form should only be filled out by SHPE Chapter E-Board members with the approval of their SHPE Chapter leadership.

About the SHPE Jr. Chapter

The SHPE Foundation created the SHPE Jr. Chapter Program to support middle and high school students in overcoming persistent educational barriers and to encourage them to pursue STEM studies and careers. SHPE Jr. Chapters (Jr. Chapters) are established by local SHPE Student and Professional Chapters (SHPE Chapters) in partnership with school administrators at accredited middle and high schools within the United States and Puerto Rico. Jr. Chapters provide youth with opportunities to participate in hands-on STEM activities. For example, Jr. Chapter members can attend the Pre-College Symposium held at SHPE’s National Conference, participate in academic and engineering summer camps, compete in National Science Bowls, participate in local science fairs, and many other opportunities. Jr. Chapter members also receive mentoring and develop leadership skills through the active involvement of SHPE Chapter members.

Upon graduating from high school, Jr. Chapter members are encouraged to continue their involvement in SHPE by joining SHPE Student Chapters in college, then SHPE Professional Chapters as working professionals. This SHPE membership pathway provides a supportive, lasting network of Hispanic STEM peers throughout one’s academic and career journey.

Current Funding Opportunities

The SHPE Foundation is pleased to announce its partnership with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to strengthen and expand two of SHPE Foundation’s flagship initiatives, Noche de Ciencias and the SHPE Jr. Chapter Program! To read about the funding opportunities available for Regions 2 and 7 please review the NAVAIR Proposal.

How to Join a Jr. Chapter

There are two ways to become involved in the SHPE Jr. Program .

SHPE Jr. Chapter At-Large

SHPE Jr. Chapter

Eligibility

  • Middle and high school students, who do not have a formal SHPE Jr. Chapter at their school
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA
  • Should have some interest in math, science, technology or engineering
  • Middle and high school students, who have a formal SHPE Jr. Chapter at their high school
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA
  • Should have some interest in math, science, technology or engineering

Benefits

  • Eligible to apply for SHPE Foundation's Scholarship Program
  • Eligible to apply forAcademic Excellence and Leadership Award
  • Attend the SHPE Pre- College Symposium
  • Eligible to receive SHPE Jr. Graduation Stoles
  • Complimentary SHPE Magazine
  • Complimentary SHPE Jr. Chapter Newsletter
  • Access to SHPE Jr. Chapter Curriculum and Training

  • Eligible to apply for SHPE Foundation's Scholarship Program
  • Eligible to apply forAcademic Excellence and Leadership Award
  • Attend the SHPE Pre- College Symposium
  • Eligible to receive SHPE Jr. Graduation Stoles
  • Complimentary SHPE Magazine
  • Complimentary SHPE Jr. Chapter Newsletter
  • Interaction with SHPE Student and Professional Chapters
  • Access to FAFSA support and training
  • Access to SHPE Jr. Chapter Curriculum

Membership Dues

$5 (only for graduating seniors)

None

Join

Download and complete the 2014-2015 SHPE Jr. Membership Application Form. Mail to: SHPE Foundation at 1765 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (along with your membership due if applicable)

 

 

Establish

 

If you do not have a SHPE Jr. Chapter in your school, create a SHPE Jr. Chapter in your high school.

 

SHPE JR NEWSLETTER

Please feel free to browse the latest edition of the SHPE Jr. Newsletter.