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May 6, 2015

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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute needs your input to develop future NHLBI priorities. Deadline: May 15, 2015. Info at strategic

Request for Proposals for The 12th Annual ALAS Education Summit I Albuquerque, New Mexico. Deadline: May 15. PDF.

Grant: National Workforce Diversity Pipeline Program
Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. Deadline, May 18, 2015.

Account Control Technology Foundation - Accepting applications for Its 2015 scholarship programs: 50 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and college first-year students.The Global UGRAD Program on behalf of the Department of State Student and Host Institution Applications, please visit the Global UGRAD Resource Portal.

This year, Congress has appropriated $60 million to the Department of Education (ED) for the First in the World (FITW) grant competition, with a $16 million set-aside for Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs).  Although priorities for the FY2015 competition have not yet been announced, ED is providing general information about FITW to help institutions begin preparing.





Institutional Reporting and Disclosure Requirements for Federal Student Assistance Programs 
(Source: U.S. Department of Education) 
The attached appendix provides postsecondary educational
institutions with a comprehensive summary of reporting and
disclosure requirements related to institutions’ eligibility to
participate in the Title IV, Higher Education Act (HEA)
student assistance programs.

Univision has launched an online Spanish resource for parents
Clave al Éxito, a desktop and mobile application designed to increase Hispanic parental engagement from the earliest years, helping students become college and career ready. 

The CDC released “Vital Signs: Leading Causes of Death, Prevalence of Diseases and Risk Factors, and Use of Health Services Among Hispanics in the United States — 2009–2013,” the first national study on Hispanic health risks and leading causes of death in the United States.To view the Vital Signs report, click here. For the report in Spanish, click here

Subscribe or advertise
The Voice of Hispanic Higher Education Magazine.
Summer edition

Summer edition of
the Voice Magazine

Ad Reservation deadline is 
April 15 for May/June Commencement Issue.

HACU members send your commencement news releases/photos to by May12.

America Reads Spanish
Issue #101 (April 2015)

Ed Tech Developer's Guide
(U.S. Department of Education)

Helping or Hindering? State Policies & Latino College Completion
(Excelencia in Education)

ProTalento: The HACU Professional Résumé Database
HACU's ProTalento service offers employers an easy and cost-effective way to reach many qualified candidates for jobs in their organizations. Candidates can post their résumés for FREE on the site; employers can access résumés for a fee. More>>


HACU’s national conference on Hispanic higher education to focus on empowering students, enhancing collaboration
HACU has released its conference announcement of workshops and events for HACU's 29th Annual Conference, “Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Empowering Students, Enhancing Collaboration," Oct. 10-12, 2014, Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel in Miami Beach, Fla. A new event offered is a pre-conference PreK-12/Higher Education Collaboration Symposium for superintendents of Hispanic-Serving School Districts and college/university presidents/CEOs. More>> 

Students have until June 26 to apply for a HACU Student Track Scholarship. 


HACU/Southwest Airlines ¡Lánzate! Travel Award Program 
Please help spread the word on your campus. Students have until 11:59 p.m. CDT on May 15 to apply for travel award. The program awards roundtrip airline tickets to undergraduate and graduate students across the country who travel away from home to pursue a higher education and meet the eligibility criteria. More>> 
Upcoming HACU Scholarship Program deadlines and fall internship information:
Applications are being accepted from eligible students at HACU-member institutions for the following:  
JCPenney Leadership Excellence Scholarship - deadline: May 22
Retail industry majors. 
Gilberto Salazar Escoboza, Videxport, and  Empacadora Frutícola  scholarships - deadline May 29. Agricultural and ecological/environmental science majors
KIA Motors America, Inc. Scholarships - deadline May 29
First generation college students
NASCAR Scholarships - deadline May 29
Business, engineering, communication majors 
Travelers Scholarships - deadline May 29 
Business majors

June 12 is the deadline to apply for a fall paid internship offered through the HACU National Internship Program. The internship program dates are Aug. 20 - Dec. 5, 2015. The internships provide a great opportunity to gain experience with the federal government in Washington, D.C. or nationwide

Call for entries for HACU Summary of Collaborative Practices Resource Guide, deadline is June 5
The HACU Summary of Collaborative Practices Resource Guide will feature collaborations that have been implemented between HACU member higher education institutions and their PK-12 partners.  If your programs has focused on improving the success of Hispanic students and closing the education gaps, we want to include it in this Resource Guide. The deadline to submit is Friday, June 5, 2015. 

Reception honors Tomás D. Morales, Chairman of HACU’s Governing Board
HACU President and CEO, Antonio R. Flores, recently spoke at a reception hosted by the Inland Empire Hispanic Leadership Council, honoring Tomás D. Morales as chair of HACU’s Governing Board. More

The 2015 BigGiveSA Results for HACU
Thanks to the individuals that donated on May 5th and helped raise $2,100 for HACU. If you missed this event and would like to support HACU. Donations are accepted online, click here.

"HSIs through the eyes of campus presidents" discussed at NCAA Inclusion Forum
HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores and HACU-member presidents, Sharon Herzberger of Whittier College and Stephen Jordan of Metropolitan State University of Denver served as panelists on “Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Through the Eyes of Campus Presidents,” a session moderated by Mark Emmert, NCAA president, at the NCAA Inclusion Forum on April 25 in La Jolla, Calif. The session offered insights on how to make campuses more inclusive to the fastest growing minority population. More>>

HACU partnership with U.S. Department of Homeland Security to offer internships for STEM, IT and Cybersecurity majors
A HACU partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS), Chief Human Capital Officer, Office of Diversity and Inclusion will offer internships nationwide, as part of the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP). Internships will be available beginning this summer with additional opportunities offered in the fall and spring. More>>

HACU workshop at CSU Dominguez Hills focuses on careers in Health disparities research
Approximately 35 students attended the HACU workshop at CSU, Dominguez Hills. The workshop featured speakers discussing careers available for health disparities researchers. More>> 

HACU hosts Latino STEM Summit at NEIU
More than 75 students from the Chicago area, STEM majors, participated in the HACU Latino STEM Summit at Northeastern Illinois University El Centro Campus. More>> 

HACU Annual Conference Deadlines
Making plans to participate in
HACU's 29th Annual Conference? Here are some deadlines to keep in mind. The conference, under the theme "Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Empowering Students, Enhancing Collaboration," takes place Oct. 10-12, 2015, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, FL.
May 31Early Bird conference registration rate
June 26 -  Student Track Scholarship 
August 25 - Conference Program Advertising space reservation
September 12 - HACU Group Rate Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel
September 18 - Exhibitor Application   
Posted online Agendaand Sponsorship and Partnership Opportunities 

In case you missed these:

Now Accepting Applications for the ¡Lánzate!/Take off! Higher Education Travel Award Program
By: Christine Ortega
Over the last 11 years, Southwest has helped more than 700 students pursue their dreams in higher education. For many Latino students the decision to move far away from home for college comes at a cost. More

HACU’s 20th National Capitol Forum photo highlights 
The photo gallery for HACU's 20th Annual National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education and the HACU Alumni Association Reception is available online. Save-the-date: HACU’s 21st Annual National Capitol Forum  takes place, March 14-15, 2016.More

Students Lobby Lawmakers for More Money
Four students and a faculty advisor recently attended the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Capitol Forum in Washington D.C., where they became the first to represent Sacramento City College to the U.S. Congress as students from a newly minted Hispanic Serving Institution. More>>