The Hostos Engineering Academic Talent Scholarship Program*

The National Science Foundation’s Hostos Engineering Academic Talent Scholarship Program, also known as HEAT, will contribute to the national need for well-educated STEM professionals. The project will support the retention and graduation of high-achieving, low-income Hostos Community College (HCC) students with demonstrated financial need, and work in partnership with The City College of New York's Grove School of Engineering (CCNY’s GSoE). Each scholarship will provide financial support for up to four years of study, including up to two years at HCC and up to two years at the CCNY’s GSoE. In addition, the project will provide Scholars with faculty and peer mentoring experiences and an opportunity to take full advantage of available resources and professional development opportunities that are associated with student success.

Resources include: 

  • writing across disciplines in the STEM curriculum; 
  • mentored immersive undergraduate research experiences; 
  • guidance and support for transfer to a four-year institution; 
  • exposure to STEM-related working and professional facilities; 
  • participation at professional STEM conferences; and 
  • career orientation workshops and other professional development opportunities. 
*NSF S-STEM Award DUE-1833767
For more information, contact:
Luis Tejeda Ortiz, A.S. in ChE
HEAT Program Assistant
Room A-507R