I am extremely honored to announced that this Friday I will be named as one of CAMACOL’s Successful Hispanic Women of the Year 2008.

Sallie Mae has several scholarships that are geared toward minority students. Be sure to check out these interesting funding sources:


Harvard University seeks to attract candidates, especially those from underrepresented ethnic minority groups, and those committed to addressing the underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in university administration, to administrative careers in higher education. Applicants must have at least five years of work experience. The 2008-09 Administrative Fellowship Program seeks applicants with B.A. degree and backgrounds in athletics/sports management, information technology, alumni affairs and development (conference planning and/or fund raising), research (behavioral sciences), finance, human resources (employment and compensation), or library science and management.
For more info: http://www.oap.harvard.edu/afp/


Hispanic college students who have dreamt of living in our Nation’s Capital or working for their Member of Congress may now apply for the 2009 Ford Motor Company CHLI Leadership Program. Since 2004, the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) has been sending qualified Hispanic college students to Washington, DC for a six-week internship through the Ford Motor Company CHLI Leadership Program.

For more info: http://www.chli.org/news/19076/CHLI–Ford-Motor-Company-Provide-Opportunity-for-Hispanic-College-Students-to-Intern-in-Washington.htm


October 23, 2008

Hispanic Scholarship Fund/Macy’s Scholarship- UP TO $5000!Sophomores and Juniors, apply now!
Deadline Date: Friday, November 14, 2008

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Macy’s have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding Latino undergraduate students. This scholarship is open to students attending selected universities. The award amount is $5,000 to be disbursed in Fall 2009.

Selected students may have the opportunity to participate in a summer internship with Macy’s in the Summer of 2009.

* Be of Hispanic heritage *
 Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired).
* Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale *

Must enroll FULL-TIME in the 2009-2010 academic year as a Junior or
Senior at one of the following universities:
o Baruch College
o Columbia University
o New York University
o Texas A&M University
o University of Arizona
o University of Florida
o University of Georgia
o University of Texas – Austin *

Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
For more details: http://www.hsf.net/print.aspx?id=2274

Award Amount: $40,000

The Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship is open to U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals who are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. You must demonstrate superior academic achievement, be committed to a career in teaching or research at the college or university level, and be awarded your Ph.D. or Sc.D. no earlier than November 30, 2006 and no later than November 28, 2008 in an eligible research-based field from a U.S. educational institution. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: Alaska Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African American, Native American Indians, Mexican American/Chicanas/Chicanos, Puerto Rican, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian/Micronesian).


Prep program for minority students who want to go to law school! Get more info here:

Click on Outreach Grants for Recruitment
Click on the Grants tab
Click on LSAC Minority Program Grants
Scroll down to Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Program


Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund

Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund, a program of the Talbots Charitable Foundation, will award $100,000 in scholarships to women determined to finally get that college degree. Five women will each be awarded $10,000 scholarships, and 50 women will each be awarded $1,000 scholarships. All applicants must be seeking an undergraduate degree from an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school. Only applicants seeking a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university are eligible to receive a $10,000 award. Scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need and previous achievements for women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago.


October 16, 2008

Navigating today’s job market can be a daunting task for new and recent grads. LOFT (Latinos on Fast Track) can help direct you to great paid internships and job opportunities through our network of corporate and foundation sponsors. LOFT partners with some of the biggest names in the public and private sector like MTV Networks, Fannie Mae, Abercrombie & Fitch, the Home Builder’s Institute, Home Depot and JP Morgan Chase. They systematically identify and propel emerging Latino professionals into industry specific jobs and stay in touch every step of the way, providing essential training and preparation through tutorials, workshops and educational materials–making sure you’re ready before you begin. LOFT even keeps up with you during your experience to see how you’re doing and distribute a LOFT Newsletter to keep you plugged in to other exclusive opportunities. LOFT’s goal is to advance the presence of Latino management in America’s workforce–not only in an effort to prepare young Latino leaders like you for future success, but also to galvanize a powerful cultural impact in a professional world ripe for Latino leadership. Here are some of the great benefits:
  • Free Lifetime Membership
  • Paid Internship Opportunities
  • Job Placement Opportunities
  • Interview and Business Etiquette Training
  • Professional Networking
  • Informative Newsletters

UNESCO has opened the application process for its intake 2009 Young
Professionals Program (YPP). The program is extremely competitive, and
is expected to be particularly so this year as UNESCO did not offer it
last year. Each under-represented member state is allowed to submit
twelve candidates for further consideration by UNESCO, of which only
ten will be selected worldwide for this program.

Applicants must be under thirty years of age as of 31 December 2008.
UNESCO is headquartered in Paris and an excellent knowledge of English
or French is a requirement. UNESCO considers knowledge of both working
languages (French/English) as a strong asset. The most competitive
candidates will be conversant in at least two of the six UN languages
(English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian).
This year, UNESCO specifically has expressed an interested in
candidates that have an advanced university degree in the following

* Education (Science Education)
* Environmental Sciences (Environment or Ecology and/or World Life
Management focused on environmental planning for sustainable
* Discrimination and Racism (law degree and/or political sciences
and/or sociology; focus on human rights)
* Cultural Expressions and Creative Industries (cultural
expressions with focus on creative industries)
* Information Services (Information technology with a focus on SAP
software in Human Resources)
* Audit/Internal Oversight (auditing and/or risk management,
and/or informational technology; accounting)
* Communications (communications and/or media studies with a focus
in media management)
* Relations with Member States (International Relations and/or
Political Science with a focus within the Arab world)
* Human Resources (business administration with focus in Human
Resources Management)
* Treasury (accounting and/or financial analysis; ACCA
(Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) certified an

UNESCO will make its selection based on excellence, achievement, and
commitment to UNESCO’s mandate. A relevant first professional
experience can be an asset. After assessing all applications, the
UNESCO Bureau of Human Resources Management will invite a number of
candidates to Headquarters in Paris for interviews and language
examinations. The selected candidates will be recruited with a
one-year contract at the P-1 level (approximately $45,000 tax-free).
During the first 12 months of employment within a Program Sector, a
Field Office, or an Administrative Service of the Organization, the
Young Professionals will be given the opportunity to expand their
knowledge of UNESCO and the UN System, and to acquire the relevant
skills related to UNESCO’s fields of competence and its
administration. A renewal of contracts will depend on the careful
examination of performance during this probationary period. Those,
whose performance will have met the required standards, will be
offered a subsequent extension of appointment, becoming regular UNESCO
staff members.

The U.S. National Commission for UNESCO serves as the coordinating
body for the applications of U.S. citizens. Only U.S. citizens should
apply to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO; other nationals
should apply through their respective countries. The National
Commission will recommend twelve American candidates whom they feel
should be sent forward to UNESCO for further consideration.

Three hardcopies and one electronic (PDF, word) copy must be received
by the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO by 11:59 PM Eastern on
Wednesday, November 19, 2008. Please FedEx or DHL material to:

U.S. National Commission for UNESCO
2121 Virginia Avenue, Suite 6200
Washington, DC 20037
Electronic material can be emailed to DCUNESCO@state.gov

Note: Members of the National Commission*s YPP review committee may
decide to interview via phone top candidates, so please ensure that
you include accurate contact information in your application.