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Calendar of Events 5/12 5/13

Senior Mwambo May 12th | Gusman Hall | 2pm The Senior Mwambo is an African rite of passage ceremony that marks the transition of black graduates from their lives at the University of Miami to advanced education and professional careers. For additional information regarding the Senior Mwambo, please contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at 305-284-2855. To RSVP, visit www. miami.edu/msa/seniormwambo

2pm 9am

Gusman Hall BUC

MSA - Senior Mwambo Commencement

Graphic Designer Needed! Are you majoring in Graphic Design? Do you have work-study and need a job in the fall? The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is looking for a graphic designer who has experience in InDesign and Photoshop. If you are interested, please contact MSA at 305-284-2855 or email us at multicultural.studentaffairs@miami.edu. ***ALL students applying MUST have work-study.

Alliance of Latin American Students The purpose of Alliance of Latin American Students (ALAS) is to unite both Latin American students as well as students interested in learning about Latin American cultures. The committee hosts forums, socials and educational events throughout the semester that promote awareness of the rich and diverse Latin American community. If you are interested in being part of this group, please contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at 305-284-2855 or email us at multicultural.studentaffairs@miami.edu. May 2

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NSHMBA’s 2011 Scholarship Program

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs, which exists “to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development,” has established a scholarship program to assist qualified Hispanics to pursue MBAs. Scholarships are offered each year for full- and part-time study at an accredited (AACSB) institution of the student’s choice. Applicants to the NSHMBA Scholarship Program must: • be a United States Citizen or legal permanent resident • be of Hispanic heritage • have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) OR have a minimum 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) in combination with two years of full-time work experience. • have a NSHMBA membership - Member ID required. (Applicants who are not currently NSHMBA members may join now. Click on this NSHMBA Membership link.) • be enrolled or planning to enroll in a Master’s Degree program in Management/Business no later than fall 2011 at a college in the United States or Puerto Rico accredited by AACSB. Awards will range from $2,500 - $10,000. The top five (5) full-time applicants who demonstrate financial need will receive an award for $10,000. The awards include up to a $250 travel and accommodations reimbursements for attending the NSHMBA Annual Conference & Career Expo during the award year. Awards are renewable for up to one year or until a Master’s Degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon the recipient meeting the following requirements: • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) in current degree program. • Maintain active NSHMBA membership status and are expected to be NSHMBA ambassadors. Recipients must show involvement with the organization through the NSHMBA local Chapter by utilizing the following opportunities: • Drive the mission of NSHMBA and develop the pipeline on their campus • Serve as an officer or committee in their local NSHMBA chapter • Drive NSHMBA sponsorship and membership efforts • Drive participation to NSHMBA Annual Conference & Career Expo • Attendance to NSHMBA Annual Conference & Career Expo • Other Hispanic orientated community/business school events may be substituted if a NSHMBA chapter is not located within 50 miles

HACU Scholarships

Deadline: June 10 HACU accepting scholarship applications for 2011-12 The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is now accepting online applications for its Scholarship Program until Friday, June 10, 2011. More than $100,000 will be awarded to eligible students. Visit www. hacu.net to stay connected with HACU.

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$100,000 HSI Scholarship Competition

Deadline: May 14 Sam’s Club is offering sophomores and juniors enrolled full time at a Hispanicserving institution (HSI) the chance to win a share of $100,000 to pay for their education. To enter, each team of up to three students will develop a marketing plan where the theme is “Increasing Sam’s Club’s Market Penetration of the Latino Population.” The program deadline is May 14, 2011. http://www.hsischolarships. com/register-now/.

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MassMutual Scholars Program

Deadline: May 2, 2011 Do you intend to major in business, finance, management, marketing, sales, economics or financial planning? The MassMutual Scholars Program will offer financial assistance to outstanding Latino, African-American, and Asian Pacific Islander students, up to $5,000. Eligibility Requirements • Be of African-American/Black, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic decent. • Be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student in a degree-seeking program at a U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands,or Guam. • Be a resident in the Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Central New Jersey; Denver, CO; Houston, TX; Miami, FL; Los Angeles, CA; San Antonio, TX; or San Francisco, CA metropolitan areas. • Have a minimum of 3.0 Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale. • Be entering their Sophomore, Junior, Senior or 5th year Senior year at a U.S. accredited college or university and plan to attend FULL-TIME. • Be a US citizen OR legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551. • Apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). • Demonstrate leadership and extra curricular activities. For more information please visit the scholarship website at http://www.hsf.net/massmutual.aspx or visit our general websites at www.hsf.net (Hispanic Scholarship Fund), www.apiasf.org (Asian Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund), and www.uncf.org (United Negro College Fund) to learn more about our other scholarship opportunities! Application deadline is May 2, 2011

The Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program

Deadline: April/May of 2011 The Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program (PREP) at the University of New Mexico, under the direction of Dr. Richard Cripps, is currently recruiting nationwide and accepting applications for the 2011-2012 cohort. PREP is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded program designed to enhance the ability of underrepresented minority post-baccalaureate students in the biomedical sciences to gain entry to, and succeed in, nationally-recognized Ph.D. programs. We anticipate to begin the 2011-2012 program in June 2011. We are seeking recent (or May 2011) college graduates to fill 9 PREP trainee/scholar openings. The scholars are required to perform research for one full year with their faculty mentor. In addition to lab research, scholars are expected to • prepare and take the GRE • seek and apply to Biomedical graduate programs • attend professional meetings • enroll in a Research Ethics course • present research • attend weekly meetings • attend seminars • and other recommended activities. The program is an intensive one-year program. Although it is time consuming, PREP provides scholars with great number of tools, skills, and knowledge to succeed in graduate school. Visit the PREP website found below for additional information and for instructions on how to apply. There is no official deadline, however we highly encourage applicants to submit their application by April/May of 2011. For additional questions, please feel free to contact the Program Coordinator, Antonio Bañuelos at prep@unm.edu or at 505-610-1725. For more information please view attachment and/or view the link below. http://biology.unm.edu/prep

Congratulations to the Class of 2011! YOU DID IT! We wish you all the BEST OF LUCK in your finals. May everyone have a fun, memorable and safe Summer Break! The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs May 2

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