November 2, 2021

Chris de Hoyos

HACU, Apple accepting Apple Scholars Program scholarship applications

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is partnering with Apple to award eight $15,000 scholarships through the Apple Scholars Program to exceptional college students attending HACU-member institutions. Selected students will receive a scholarship and participate in a one-week immersion program at Apple. Each scholar will be assigned an Apple mentor throughout their experience, to develop skills, enhance their resumes and help launch their careers through the hands-on experience gained at one of the top tech companies.

To enter, students must complete the online application located on the HACU website and write an essay in 500 words or less, responding to the following topic:

At Apple, we are always striving to create innovative solutions that enhance daily living, expand tech resources within industry, and bring the world closer together in ways that align with our values. As a candidate for the Apple Scholars Program, please share your view on the future of the tech industry and how you perceive yourself contributing to the advancement of tech in a way that aligns with one of the Apple values listed below. You can use examples from your personal experience or from current societal events to base your narrative.

• Accessibility
• Education
• Environment
• Inclusion and Diversity
• Privacy
• Supplier Responsibility

The scholarship opportunity is available to sophomore or junior students, graduating between 2022-2023, majoring in computer science, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, AI/ML, software development, cloud computing, silicon development, and mathematics or related major. Students must have a 3.0 GPA or above and be enrolled full-time at a four-year HACU-member institution and eligible to work in the United States. Students can be DACA eligible.

The deadline to submit applications is Dec. 3, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. CDT. For scholarship guidelines, please click here. Click here to apply.

The Apple Scholars Program is part of the 2021-22 HACU Scholarship Program.