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July 11, 2019

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HSI STEM Hub summer workshops for the NSF HSI Grant Program to provide basic insight and instruction on how to compete for NSF funding. Workshop dates are June 20 & 21 - Las Cruces, NM; July 18 & 19 - Los Angeles, CA; July 29 & 30 - New York, NY. 

Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions grant to help strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities by developing new humanities programs, resources, or courses, or by enhancing existing ones. Deadline is July 12, 2019.

The Department of Education issued a notice inviting applications (NIA) for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2019 for the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 84.031S.Deadline to apply is July 15, 2019.

Boosting Opportunities for Social and Economic Mobility for Families funding opportunity. Deadline is July 27, 2019.

U.S. Department of State  virtual internship opportunities for U.S. college students to work directly (and remotely) with the U.S . government. Deadline is July 31, 2019.

The Innovation Fund Competition for U.S.-Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador Higher Education Partnerships Deadline: Aug. 15, 2019. Click here for this and other Grant Opportunities available.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Sites and Supplements Program Solicitation NSF 19-582. Deadline is Aug. 28, 2019.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Regional Spotlight: Western Hemisphere. Deadline is Sept. 16, 2019.

HSI Program Solicitation NSF 19-540. An updated HSI Program solicitation (NSF 19-540) is now available: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: (HSI Program). Due Date for FY2020 Competition: Sept. 18, 2019.

Department of Defense Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MSI) grant opportunity. Deadline is April 30, 2024. 





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HACU, Southwest Airlines ¡Lánzate! Travel Award Program celebrates 15 years
HACU and Southwest Airlines celebrated the15th Anniversary of the Annual ¡Lánzate! / Take Off! Travel Program in San Antonio, Texas on June 26, 2019.  Among those in attendance were 15 past recipients of the program. Many of the recipients shared their gratitude and personal stories of how the program helped them with a visit back home as they completed their college journey. More>>


Alicia Diaz appointed interim Chief Advocacy Officer
HACU has announced the interim appointment of Alicia Diaz as chief advocacy officer, effective July 8, 2019. The position serves as the senior official for the Washington D.C. office. More>>

HACU’s Eighth Annual Deans’ Forum to focus on higher education, equity, social mobility outcomes
The Deans’ Forum, post conference event will include a keynote presentation by Lorelle Espinosa, Ph.D., vice president for research at the American Council on Education. Presenters will discuss “How institutions are increasing equity and driving economic and social mobility” for Hispanic students. The Forum will close with a presentation by Scott E. Evenbeck, Ph.D., president of Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, CUNY. More>>

HACU's 33rd Annual Conference, Oct. 5-7, Chicago, Illinois
The online registration deadline of Sept. 20 is fast approaching for HACU’s 33rd Annual Conference and pre- and post-conference events. Exhibitor, advertising and sponsorship/partnership opportunities are available.

Request for student testimonials needed for House Ed & Labor Committee hearing
The House Committee on Education & Labor has requested testimonials from students at HACU-Member Institutions, that address how their HSI embraces diversity and has created a campus climate that is inclusive and welcoming. Students can elaborate on what it's like to attend such a campus. The student testimonials will be submitted as a written statement for the record in a House Ed & Labor Committee hearing. More>>

HACU and HETS partner on special edition online journal focused on Hispanic-Serving Institutions
HACU and Hispanic Educational Technology Services are accepting articles on best practices (either in English or Spanish) for consideration the fall issue of the HETS Online Journal. Articles for this special issue will be accepted through Sept. 13, 2019. More>>  

HACU accepting applications for MillerCoors scholarship
Applications are open for scholarships available from MillerCoors. The extended deadline is August 1, 2019. The scholarships are open to students attending HACU-member institution in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New York, Texas and Wisconsin. More>>

HACU welcomes second group of college students to summer internships at federal agencies
A second group of colleges students that attend colleges and universities from across the country that operate on a quarter calendar are among those that have begun the summer session with HACU’s National Internship Program. A total of 218 students are participating in federal internships this summer. More>>

HSIs Week to be observed, Sept. 16-22, 2019
Mark your calendars, National Hispanic-Serving Institutions week will be observed Sept. 16-22, 2019. The observance takes place during National Hispanic Heritage Month. More>>

Request for Title V program success stories
HACU is accepting grant-related articles from its members about how an HSI federal grant made a difference for students on your campus. Seeking stories about programs developed with any of the following HSI grants: U.S. Department of Education’s Title III-Part F or Title V; National Science Foundation; or USDA funding. Up to 500-word count, university logo and 2-3 photos can be submitted. The articles will be considered for an upcoming issue of The Voice of Hispanic Higher Education. Click here for samples of previous stories. Submit for the Fall issue by July 17 and Winter issue - Oct. 4. Sent to

Ad opportunities also available, July 15 is the reservation deadline for the fall issue. See other Ad deadlines.

Support HACU's Annual Giving Campaign  
You can support HACU while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on July 15 & 16.  You can also support HACU when you shop on Amazon Smile. Please consider supporting HACU with a tax-deductible gift. Help us expand the opportunities we offer for students. Donate here.

HACU Advocacy Center News  

HACU statement on Supreme Court Action regarding DACA 

HACU has issued a statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments on whether to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. More>>

HACU Call to Action for passage of the Fostering Undergraduate by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act – Call your members of Congress

HACU has issued a call-for-action for passage of the FUTURE Act (H.R. 2486 / S. 1279). Ask your members of Congress to extend the authority for HEA Title III, Part F, due to expire on Sept. 30, 2019More>>

HACU Western Regional Office update on California budget and college affordability 

The 2019-2020 budget makes additional investments to make college more accessible and affordable. The budget included additional funding for all three public segments of education, including cost of living allowances and enrollment growth. More>>