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Welcome to the Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars Program


We will not be accepting applicaitons until 2015



The Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars Program is a partnership to improve Hispanic student access to higher education and degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  The Program provides scholarships at two levels:

High School Seniors -- $42,500 Scholar Package.  Promising Hispanic students attending high school in Brownsville, TX; Elizabeth, NJ; and Los Angeles, CA are invited to apply to become one of ten Alliance/Merck Ciencia Scholars that will be selected in the Spring of 2013.  Scholars will receive up to $20,000 in scholarship (up to $5,000 each of four years of college) and up to $22,500 in summer internship stipends (up to $7,500 each of three summers).  Scholars will also receive mentorship and professional development support to complete a Bachelor's degree in a STEM field and pursue a STEM career.

College STEM Majors -- $2,000 Scholarship.  Hispanic college students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and Puerto Rico pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field major are invited to apply for a $2,000 one-time scholarship of which 25 will be awarded in the Spring of 2013.


Program Fact Sheet:  Download file Program Fact Sheet

Program Pamphlet:    Download file Program Pamphlet 


Announcement of the 2009-2013 Recipients

Press Releases:    

Download file Press Releases 2012

Download file Press Releases 2011    

Download file Press Release 2010    

Download file Press Release Nov 2009


Recipient Bios:      

Download file 2013 Alliance/Merck Ciencia Scholars

Download file 2013 Ciencia National Scholarships

Download file 2012 Alliance/Merck Ciencia Scholars

Download file 2012 Ciencia National Scholarships

Download file 2011 Alliance/Merck Ciencia Scholars

Download file 2011 Ciencia National Scholarships

Download file 2010 Alliance/Merck Ciencia Scholars 

Download file 2010 Ciencia National Scholarships

Download file 2009 Alliance/Merck Ciencia Scholars

Download file 2009 National Scholarship Recipients



The Alliance/Merck Ciencia Hispanic Scholars Program is a partnership of:








The $4 million commitment of The Merck Company Foundation represents the Foundation's largest commitment to date to Hispanic higher education and belief in the promise of Hispanic youth.