NSHMBA Seeks Increase in Scholarship Applications, Awards

Each year, the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) provides financial assistance to talented Hispanics pursuing a graduate management education. Through the organization's scholarship program, NSHMBA grants annual awards of $5,000-$10,000 for full-time graduate students and $2,500 for those pursuing their degree through part-time study.

"For the past 20 years, the National Society of Hispanic MBAs has been instrumental in helping Hispanics continue their education and actively pursue masters' of business administration degrees," said Lourdes M. Hassler, NSHMBA CEO. "These students will have a profound effect on the future landscape of business schools and corporations as we see them graduate and move on to promising careers."

In 2008, NSHMBA awarded over $1.4 million to 216 students for the 2008-2009 academic year. These 216 scholarship recipients were selected on the basis of academic achievement, work experience, financial need, personal statements, community service, letters of recommendation, and NSHMBA ambassadorship. They currently attend graduate schools at 83 universities across America.

NSHMBA continues to promote higher education in the Hispanic community through the generosity of the organization's members, corporate sponsors and university partners that support its scholarship program. The scholarship program is currently accepting applications for the 2009-2010 school year. Applications and additional information about the program are available at on the organization's website at http://www.nshmba.org/fa/. The application deadline is April 30, 2009.