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Dues: $65.00 a year (June to July) *Recent Graduates: Free  for first year after graduation*

SHPE Member Benefits include some of the following:

  1. More than $2 million in scholarship offerings
  2. Internship, fellowships & co-op opportunities
  3. Exclusive access to the SHPE Career Center where you can share your resume with top employers and search for job openings.
  4. Tips on resume writing and interview skills
  5. Professional, career, & leadership training offered at our various events:
    • SHPE Conference
    • National Institute for Leadership Advancement (NILA)
    • Graduate Leadership Institute (GLI)
    • Regional Leadership Development Conferences (RLDC)
    • Management Growth Training (MGT)
    • Executive Leadership Institute (ELI)
  6. Competition opportunities to test and refine your academic and technical talent
  7. Access to the SHPE Foundation GRE/GRAD Lab to guide you through the graduate school application process
  8. Access to the SHPE Foundation Graduate Institute, an intensive program filled seminars addressing the needs of Graduate Students
  9. Lifelong networking opportunities with high profile professionals, fellow students, corporate representatives and SHPE leaders.
  10. Complimentary subscriptions to SHPE Magazine and Hispanic Business Magazine
  11. Become part of the SHPE Familia and find support wherever you go with over 250 chapters and 10,000 members across the nation

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( select SHPE – Central Florida Professional Chapter when asked for Chapter Affiliation)


Each year the UCF Alumni Association awards more than $50,000 in scholarships to UCF students demonstrating strong academic ability and significant extracurricular and community involvement. The UCF Alumni Association is pleased to again offer more than a dozen scholarship opportunities for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Applications are now available on myUCF  You are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships for which you are eligible.

Apply for scholarships based on eligibility* by following these simple steps:
1. Read all scholarship criteria online at and complete ALL required supporting documents prior to submitting your application.
2. Log into myUCF.
3. Select “Student Self Service.”
4. Click on “Scholarship Application” > “Home Page” > “Add New Scholarship.”
5. Complete and submit application(s).

*Scholarships will appear in myUCF based on eligibility requirements specific to each scholarship. Criteria used to determine eligibility includes, but is not limited to: GPA, class standing and academic program. Please read the criteria for each scholarship for which you wish to apply to make sure you meet the requirements.

Scholarships Available:
. 4EVER KNIGHTS Scholarship – 4EK members, any class standing
. Alumni Fellows Scholarship – sophomore, junior, graduate students
. Amy G. Buchman, ’95, Memorial Endowed Scholarship – any class standing, permanent resident of Pinellas/Hillsborough counties in Florida
. Charles N. & Frances Millican Scholarship – senior serving in a leadership role
. Chicago UCF Alumni Chapter Scholarship – any class standing, permanent resident of the state of Illinois
. College of Business Administration Alumni Chapter Scholarship – Junior, senior or graduate student class standing enrolled in the College of Business Administration
. Debbie K. Phillis Space Coast UCF Alumni Chapter Endowed Scholarship – any class standing, permanent resident of Brevard County in Florida
. Dr. William K. Grasty Memorial Scholarship – undergrad, junior or senior in the Nicholson School of Communication
. Jack & Monica Thorsen Veteran Scholarship – any class standing, served in the U.S. Military
. Jacksonville UCF Alumni Club Scholarship – undergrad, freshman class standing, permanent resident of Duval, Clay, St. Johns or Nassau counties in Florida
. Lee A. Dumas Memorial Endowed Scholarship – any class standing, permanent resident of Volusia/Flagler counties in Florida
. Ocala UCF Alumni Club Scholarship – undergrad, any class standing, permanent resident of Marion County in Florida
. Parent Donor – Student Scholarship – any class standing, parent/legal guardian is a donor to UCF Fund
. Phoenix Scholarship – non-traditional student, junior class standing
. Presidents’ Scholarship – senior
. Rosen Alumni Chapter Scholarship – undergrad, junior or senior class standing in the Rosen College of Hospitality Management
. Southeast Florida Knight Scholarship – freshman, permanent resident of Dade/Broward counties in Florida
. St. Onge Family Leadership Endowed Scholarship – undergrad, sophomore or junior serving in a leadership role
. Tampa Bay Knights Legacy Scholarship – undergrad, any class standing from Tampa Bay Area
. Transfer Student Scholarship – undergrad, any class standing transferring to UCF w/at least 12 credits after high school
. UCF Alumni Legacy Scholarship – undergrad, any class standing, parent/grandparent are graduates of UCF
. UCF School of Visual Arts and Design Alumni Chapter Scholarship – undergrad, any class standing in the School of Visual Arts and Design
. UCF Young Alumni Chapter Graduate Student Scholarship – graduate student

Be sure to visit for all criteria and application steps for each scholarship.

The deadline to apply is midnight on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. Late, incomplete or mailed applications will not be considered.

Questions? Call 407.UCF.ALUM (823.2586) or email

SHPE History and Conference Information


The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.

The concept of Networking was the key basis for the organization. SHPE quickly established two student chapters to begin the network that would grow to encompass the nation as well as reach countries outside the United States. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.


Conference Information

SHPE has three very important conferences throughout the year:

First, the National Institute for Leadership Advancement (NILA) is a conference that provides leadership tools to new elected leaders for the undergraduate and professional chapters. This conference is a great opportunity to network with SHPE leaders and build new relationships among chapters. Also, NILA gives a great opportunity to improve the resume of the members that attend because if they pass the final exam at the conference, they obtain a certification for Chapter Leaders.

Second, the National SHPE Conference is the best opportunity to network with companies and obtain internships or full-time jobs. The National Conference is the biggest conference for Hispanics in United States. More than 200 companies attend to the career fair looking for Hispanic talent. Also, they support different competitions like the Extreme Engineering that consists of a non-stop 24 hours competition to design a specific machine. Another important activity at the Conference is that chapters are awarded for their dedication and improvement over the previous year according to the reports sent.

Finally, the Regional Leadership Development Conference (RLDC) is the opportunity for the new leaders of the chapter to increase their leadership abilities and network with the leaders of the region. The seven regions have an RLDC conference each year at a specific university. All the conferences offer leadership skills training and networking opportunities.

SHPE Foundation

The SHPE Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) working exclusively to develop educational enrichment and academic outreach initiatives, for Latinos/as, that extend throughout the pre-college to PhD pathway.

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