Apple Scholars Program

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), in partnership with Apple, is pleased to announce the launch of the Apple Scholars Program to exceptional students attending HACU-member institutions. Both organizations are dedicated to promoting the development of member colleges and universities; improving access to and the quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students; and meeting the needs of business , industry, and government through the development and sharing of resources, information and expertise.

Eligible students should be currently enrolled at a HACU member institution working towards a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering or related major. Selected scholars will receive a $15,000 merit-based 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.

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•    Be awarded a $15,000 merit-based scholarship to help defray the costs (i.e. tuition, mandatory school fees, room and board, books, and other supplies) of attendance.
•    Participate in a one-week Apple/HACU Immersion experience in Cupertino, CA. Date to be determined. Immersion experience may be virtual if COVID-19 conditions persist.
•    Participate in various leadership development activities to help prepare for post-graduation careers.
•    Receive on-going coaching and guidance from an experienced Apple employee.

•    Serve as Ambassadors on their HACU-member campus to build awareness for HACU student services and programs.

Eligibility Requirements

•    Enrolled as full-time student attending a four-year college or university that is a HACU-member institution.
•    Sophomore or Junior classification graduating between 2023-2024.
•    Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
•    Must be eligible to work in the United States.

•   **HACU staff are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Application Instructions

Students must complete the application form in one session; therefore before starting the application form you are required to have the following four documents ready to go in electronic format (PDF, JPG, PNG, TIF, or MS Word):

  • Most recent transcript (Spring 2021)
  • Resume and curriculum vitae (must include GPA and graduation date).
  • Essay (500 words or less): 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

After each of these four documents is ready, you may complete the short application form.

Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in future employment with Apple, and as part of being considered for the scholarship will have the opportunity to participate in a one-week immersion program at Apple.

The deadline to apply is Friday, December 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time 

If you have any questions, please contact Ebony King, HACU's Student Services Manager, at