2023 Lathisms Scholarship

Dear Lathisms Family,

Thanks to your financial support and the phenomenal work of our Lathisms Scholarship Co-Chairs Daniel Cruz and Vanessa Sun, we are now ready to share that we have officially opened the application portal for the: 2023 Lathisms Scholarship!

Description: This scholarship aims to support Hispanic/Latinx students interested in pursuing a career focused in the mathematical sciences; such career paths include, but are not limited to, scientific research, mathematics education, engineering, and finance. We will be awarding 2-3 scholarships of up to $500 (each) in our first year, aimed at prospective and current undergraduate/graduate students.

The Lathisms Scholarship is meant to help with costs that pose a barrier to the success and advancement of the awardee in their pursuit of a career in the mathematical sciences. This could include, for example, college and/or graduate school application fees, conference funding, childcare costs, and/or tuition.

Eligibility: Applicants must

    – be Latinx/Hispanic (self-identified);

    – be interested in pursuing a career in the mathematical sciences; and

    – be high school juniors/seniors, high school graduates, current/prospective college students, or current/prospective graduate students. Please note that individuals who have obtained a GED (General Education Development) certificate from a program in the United States are also eligible.

We especially encourage undocumented individuals, TPS beneficiaries, and DACA recipients to apply. We also encourage community college, Pell Grant eligible, first-generation, and low-income students to apply as well. We will use discretion in announcing the awardees and may not publicly reveal the identities of the awardees if privacy is of significant concern.

Deadline: March 15th.

Full scholarship details along with the application can be found here https://www.lathisms.org/scholarships and we encourage you to share the scholarship information with others!

We are still looking for volunteers to serve on the scholarship selection committee. In particular, we encourage the following individuals to volunteer: graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, research scientists, industry & academic professionals, and faculty from Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), 4-year colleges/universities, and/or liberal arts colleges. Note that no prior experience serving on such a committee is required. We understand that your time is valuable; we currently anticipate a time commitment of 15-25 hours, depending on the number of applications that we receive. The work will involve reviewing applications over the course of March to April 2023 and meeting virtually 3 to 4 times with other committee members. If you are interested or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at volunteers@lathisms.org.

Salud y saludos from the Lathisms Board of Directors!

Pamela E. Harris, President
Ryan Moruzzi, Jr, Treasurer
Leyda Almodóvar Velázquez, Clerk
Sofía Martínez Alberga
Rosaura Uscanga Lomeli
Vanessa Rivera Quiñones

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