SHPE Foundation

SHPE Jr. Chapter Program

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

SHPE Jr. Chapter and Fall 2014 Noche de Ciencias Funding Proposals are now being accepted!  Please click here to download the proposal.  Applications for Fall 2014 Noches will be accepted from August 1, 2014 - September 15, 2014 and applications for SHPE Jr. Chapter funding will be accepted from August 1, 2014 - February 28, 2015.  For any questions please contact shpefoundation@shpe.org.

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.

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.