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April 8, 2015

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For candidates in the DC Area. CIA Diversity Open House, April 17 - an excellent opportunity to learn about CIA analytic careers, meet one-on-one, and discuss qualifications and prospects. 

If you are a Hispanic American scholar and are interested in studying abroad in Israel, you may qualify for a scholarship up to $3,000. Fact Sheet.

National Endowment for the Humanities Grants
for faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions for Individual Research. Apply by April 15, 2015 for projects beginning in 2016 and 2017.

Preservation Assistance Grants at Smaller Institutions. HSIs w/humanities collections apply by May 5, 2015.

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.



LéaLA, The Spanish Language Book Fair of Los Angeles returns for its fourth edition, and this year,   launches Professionals Day on Friday, May 15. Discover more than 100 publishers and 80 authors from the U.S.A., Latin America, and Spain."



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The Voice of Hispanic Higher Education Magazine.
Summer edition
Ad Reservation deadline: 
April 15 for May/June Commencement Issue. HACU members send your commencement news releases/photos to by May12.

America Reads Spanish
Issue #100 (March 2015)

Dramatic Action, Dramatic Improvement, The Research on School Turnaround
(Source: Center for American Progress)

Fulbright Top Producing Institutions 
(Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education) 

Best Job Opportunities for College Graduates in all 50 States
(Source: Georgetown University)

Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law (UPIL) Initiative. Tools to Avoid Scams

HACU partners with DOI Bureau of Land Management to offer internships
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is pleased to announce a five-year contract award and new partnership with the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will begin offering internships opportunities this summer. More>>


HACU 2015 Legislative Agenda 
HACU, the only nationally recognized voice for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) has released its Legislative Agenda for the 1st Session of the 114th Congress to address Hispanic higher education needs as well as critical K-20 pipeline issues. More>>

HACU Annual Report available
HACU's  2014 Annual Report is now available online.
Click here to see PDF version.

Call for entries for HACU Summary of Collaborative Practices Resource Guide, deadline is June 5
HACU is seeking entries for a Summary of Collaborative Practices Resource Guide on collaborations that have been implemented between HACU member higher education institutions and their PK-12 partners.  HACU is seeking programs that have focused on improving the success of Hispanic students and closing the education gaps. The deadline to be included in the Resource Guide is Friday, June 5, 2015. More>>

HACU Annual Conference updates
HACU 29th Annual Conference, "Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Empowering Students, Enhancing Collaboration," takes place Oct. 10-12, 2015, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL. The Early Bird conference registration deadline is May 31. 
HACU has posted information online about its Agenda, HotelExhibit, Advertising and Sponsorship opportunities available. 

Seeking 2015 HACU Hall of Champions nominations 
Deadline to submit nominations is 5 p.m. CDT on April 10, 2015. More>>

Funding for Hispanic-Serving Institutions among the topics discussed at HACU's Capitol Forum, March 23-24
HACU's 20th Annual National Capitol Forum two day event in Washington, D.C., included panels on issues of importance to Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Some presentations have been posted online. More>>
Special thanks to 20th Capitol Forum sponsors and partners.

HACU makes Pell Grants a priority
Representatives of HACU member institutions have convened at the Capitol each spring for the past 20 years to meet with legislators. This year, the stakes are higher than usual because the Higher Education Act (HEA) is up for reauthorization. GOP lawmakers have already made a number of hints and suggestions about what their version of the HEA would look like. (Source: More>>

HACU leaders discussed Hispanic higher education in DC
Among the various planning meetings on the eve of the 20th Annual Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education was a HACU Governing Board Retreat and a Government Relations Committee meeting. More>> 

On May 5 show your support for HACU in The Big Give SA
For the second year, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities will be among the nonprofits participating in The Big Give SA, a 24-hour online donating event that will take place from midnight to midnight on May 5, 2015. Mark your calendars and show your support for Hispanic higher education success with a donation to HACU on May 5. More>>

HACU accepting applications for ¡Lánzate! travel awards and
several HACU scholarships
HACU/Southwest Airlines ¡Lánzate! Travel Award Program - Online application with essays will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. CDT on May 15, 2015.
The HACU Scholarship Program  open to eligible students attending a HACU-member institution:
JCPenney Leadership Excellence Scholarshipretail industry majors, apply by May 22. 
Gilberto Salazar Escoboza, Videxport, and  Empacadora Frutícola  scholarshipsagricultural and ecological/environmental science majors, apply by May 29.
KIA Motors America, Inc. Scholarships - first generation college students, apply by May 29.
New! NASCAR Scholarships - business, engineering, communication majors, apply by May 29.
Travelers Scholarships - business majors, apply by May 29.

HACU Annual Conference Student Track scholarship - undergraduate applications accepted, apply by June 26.
The U.S. Army connects with students and education professionals through the HACU College Tour series
For many participating students, the tour represents their first visit to a college campus. During the 2014/2015 academic year, the Army and HACU conducted three HACU College Tours at HACU-member institutions. More>>

Six CSU women presidents being honored as trailblazers
Leadership California will be honoring all six women presidents of California State Universities as Trailblazers at their Legacy of Leadership Awards on April 27 in Los Angeles. More>>