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  • STEM Summit
  • National Leadership Conference (NLC)
  • Career Symposium
  • Finance Conference

STEM Summit

  • The STEM Summit is an annual “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math” conference that gives the best and brightest HSF STEM Scholars an inside track to career success in STEM fields, through a combination of mentoring, professional insights, and career guidance.

National Leadership Conference (NLC)

  • The National Leadership Conference (NLC) provides an inside track to the best and brightest HSF Scholars, through a combination of mentoring, professional insights, and career guidance.

Career Symposium

  • The Career Symposium is an annual conference that introduces top HSF Scholars to current internship and full-time employment opportunities with HSF’s corporate partners.

Finance Conference

  • The Finance Conference is an annual conference that exposes interested HSF Scholars to career opportunities in finance, asset management, private equity and other finance related fields.

  • STEM Summit
    August 5-7, 2016 – Bay Area, CA
     
  • National Leadership Conference (NLC)
    August 18-21, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA
     
  • Career Symposium
    September 8-11, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA
     
  • Finance Conference
    October 21-23, 2016 – New York, NY

By participating in the STEM Summit you can…

  • Learn about and explore top-tier internship, leadership, and career opportunities
  • Explore opportunities in STEM-related fields
  • Participate in comprehensive professional skills training workshops
  • Interact and network with leading industry professionals
  • Form lasting friendships with the best and brightest HSF Scholars from around the country
  • Be mentored by outstanding professionals representing STEM-related fields
  • Learn about the journeys of prominent business leaders, and participate in Q&A sessions

By participating in the NLC you can…

  • Learn about and explore top-tier internship, leadership, and career opportunities
  • Participate in comprehensive professional skills training workshops
  • Interact and network with leading industry professionals
  • Form lasting friendships with the best and brightest HSF Scholars from around the country
  • Be mentored by outstanding professionals representing a range of fields
  • Learn about the journeys of prominent business leaders, and participate in Q&A sessions

By participating in the Career Symposium you can…

  • Learn about and explore top-tier internship, leadership, and career opportunities
  • Meet hiring managers and recruiters who represent top employers
  • Interview live with prominent organizations
  • Participate in comprehensive professional skills training workshops
  • Interact and network with leading industry professionals
  • Form lasting friendships with the best and brightest HSF Scholars from around the country
  • Be mentored by outstanding professionals representing a range of fields
  • Learn about the journeys of prominent business leaders, and participate in Q&A sessions

By participating in the Finance Conference you can…

  • Learn about and explore top-tier internship, leadership, and career opportunities
  • Explore opportunities in finance, asset management, private equity and other finance-related fields
  • Participate in comprehensive professional skills training workshops
  • Interact and network with leading industry professionals
  • Form lasting friendships with the best and brightest HSF Scholars from around the country
  • Be mentored by outstanding professionals representing finance-related fields
  • Learn about the journeys of prominent business leaders, and participate in Q&A sessions

To be invited to apply to a conference, you must be a current HSF Scholar in good standing, have demonstrated high academic achievement, leadership potential, and meet the eligibility requirements. Please refer to the eligibility requirements listed in the FAQs.

Yes! HSF Scholars who meet the eligibility requirements will receive an email from HSF with an invitation to apply.

To apply, click on the application link provided in your invitation email.

  • If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will receive an invitation to apply
  • You must submit your application by the stated deadline, along with all required documents, including essays and headshots
  • Once the selection committee has reviewed your submission, you will be notified via email of our decision
  • If selected, you will be asked to confirm your participation and provide corresponding documents
  • Once HSF receives your confirmation and all required documents, you will receive a program itinerary and event logistics

  • NLC – April 15, 2016
  • Career Symposium – April 15, 2016
  • STEM Summit – April 29, 2016
  • Finance Conference – May 31, 2016

Yes. You will receive separate invitation emails for the conferences for which you qualify.

Yes, you may be selected to attend more than one conference.

Yes. You will need to submit a separate application for each conference. Essay questions will differ for each application, but your basic information will carry over.

No. While preference will be given to scholars with intentions to pursue career opportunities in STEM, HSF will also select scholars with alternative majors who are interested in learning more about the field.

No. While preference will be given to scholars with intentions to pursue career opportunities in finance, HSF will also select scholars with alternative majors who are interested in learning more about the field.

Yes. Scholars must be able to attend a conference in its entirety. This includes all sessions, group activities, and workshops. If you cannot attend an entire conference, you will not be permitted to attend, at all.

No. HSF will pay for all meals, transportation, and room & board costs for the duration of the conference. HSF will neither pay nor reimburse you for any unrelated expenses.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks will be provided during the conference.

All conference communication will be conducted via email, only. Please check your inbox regularly for updates on the status of your application. If you have additional questions, please refer to the program FAQ’s or send us an email via our message center.

STEM Summit:

  • Current HSF Scholars in good standing
  • Scholars entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of college
  • 2.5 GPA or above, on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent based on your school‘s scale
  • Scholars in a STEM-related discipline/major
  • Scholars outside STEM-related disciplines are encouraged to apply. If your major is not STEM-related field, you will need to state in your application how you plan to utilize the knowledge you would gain at the STEM Summit to support your professional goals
  • Identify as being of Hispanic Heritage

*Please note: HSF Scholars are amongst the top students in the nation, and selections are highly competitive. The HSF STEM Summit selection committee uses a rigorous selection process to choose Scholars who are awarded seats at the conference, in a given year.

National Leadership Conference (NLC):

  • Current HSF Scholars in good standing
  • Scholars entering their sophomore year of college
  • Scholars entering their second year of Graduate school
  • 2.5 GPA or above, on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent based on your school’s scale
  • Scholars from all disciplines/majors are encouraged to apply
  • Identify as being of Hispanic Heritage

*Please note: HSF Scholars are amongst the top students in the nation and selections are highly competitive. The HSF National Leadership Conference selection committee uses a rigorous selection process to choose Scholars who are awarded seats at the conference, in a given year.

Career Symposium:

  • Current HSF Scholars in good standing
  • Scholars entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of college
  • 2.5 GPA or above, on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent based on your school’s scale
  • Scholars from all disciplines/majors are encouraged to apply
  • Students interested in pursuing internships & employment opportunities during and after college will be invited to apply
  • Identify as being of Hispanic Heritage

*Please note: HSF Scholars are amongst the top students in the nation, and selections are highly competitive. The Career Symposium selection committee uses a rigorous selection process to choose Scholars who are awarded seats at the conference, in a given year.

Finance Conference:

  • Current HSF Scholars in good standing
  • Scholars entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of college
  • 2.5 GPA or above, on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent based on your school‘s scale
  • Scholars in a finance-related discipline/major
  • Scholars outside finance-related disciplines are encouraged to apply. If your major is not finance-related field, you will need to state in your application how you plan to utilize the knowledge you would gain at the Finance Conference to support your professional goals
  • Identify as being of Hispanic Heritage

*Please note: HSF Scholars are amongst the top students in the nation, and selections are highly competitive. The HSF Finance Conference selection committee uses a rigorous selection process to choose Scholars who are awarded seats at the conference, in a given year.

HSF Scholars are amongst the top students in the nation, and selections are highly competitive. We receive many more qualified applicants than can be accommodated at any of the conferences. The HSF Conference selection committees use a rigorous selection process to choose a limited number of participants for each conference, as designated.

Yes. Scholars who meet the eligibility requirements will be invited to apply.

Yes. Gates Millennium Scholars who meet the eligibility requirements will be invited to apply.

If you are an HSF Scholar and have a valid form of identification to travel to the conference, you may apply.

If you are an HSF Scholar and have a valid form of identification to travel to the conference, you may apply.

Yes. Scholars who meet the eligibility requirements will be invited to apply, regardless of age.

A link for the application can be found on your invitation email, or on your MyHSF account landing page.

Yes. Each conference application requires two essays.

No. Each conference requires a separate application and essays. Essay questions will differ for each application, but your basic information will carry over.

If you have been invited to apply and are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact us through the message center by selecting Website/Tech Issues. A member of our team will get back to you.

HSF will use employment information to support scholars in obtaining internship and entry-level employment opportunities.

Yes. All the information provided will be saved; however, we recommend that you save a copy of all the information submitted, including your essays.

Yes. You will be able to return to any section to edit and review before submitting. However, once the application is submitted, you will not be able to edit your application.

No. Once the application is submitted, you cannot edit the information. However, if you are selected, we will ask you to confirm your address and any other pertinent information at a later time, so you need not be concerned if that information has changed since your submission.

You will be notified about the need to submit supporting documentation when you are invited to apply, and again, if you are selected to attend a conference.

No. HSF’s online system is completely secure. Encrypted documents lead to disruptions in the application review process. If you have any concerns regarding the security of your application, please contact us through the message center.

No. Documents sent by fax will not be accepted. Documents sent via U.S. mail will not be accepted. Only documents uploaded electronically into the applicant’s Document Bank will be accepted.

Once your application has been submitted, you will not be allowed to make any changes. If your information changes and you are selected, you will be able to update your information at a later time.

Scholars will be notified of their acceptance via email, approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the event.

Due to a high volume of applicants, only students who are selected will receive immediate notification via email. We will make every effort to notify those who were not selected.

The HSF Conference Selection Committee will review all applications. If you are selected, we will notify you of the next steps via email.

If you are selected, you will be asked to accept your invitation and to confirm that you will participate in the conference. You will be asked to submit additional documents, update your contact information, and complete the required homework assignment prior to the conference.

HSF Scholars are amongst the top students in the nation, and selections are highly competitive. We receive many more qualified applicants than can be accommodated at any of the conferences. The HSF Conference selection committees use a rigorous selection process to choose a limited number of participants for each conference, as designated.

Yes. HSF will offer transportation to the conference/s as needed. Students who are selected will be contacted to provide information about their travel needs. HSF will work with each student to arrange the best form of transportation to the event.

Yes. HSF will provide hotel accommodations for all students who are participating in the conference/s.

Scholars must make every effort to evaluate the opportunity before accepting. If you cannot attend the event or it conflicts with another activity, do not confirm. Scholars who accept and then cancel will be responsible for covering 100% of the costs incurred by HSF for this reason. Until funds are repaid, all HSF Scholar privileges will be suspended.

Scholars must make every effort to evaluate the opportunity before accepting. If you cannot attend one of the conferences, simply decline the one you cannot attend. Scholars who accept and then cancel will be responsible for covering 100% of the costs incurred by HSF for this reason. Until funds are repaid, all HSF Scholar privileges will be suspended.

If you have additional questions, please contact us through the message center.