The Yvette M. Huet Sí Se Puede Scholarship
The Yvette M. Huet Sí Se Puede Scholarship would be awarded to junior and senior undergraduate students who demonstrate a continued commitment to the growth, support, and empowerment of Latinx communities. Named after the West Virginia-born and Kansas-raised Professor of Kinesiology, Dr.Yvette M. Huet, this award honors Dr. Huet’s 30+ years of dedication and service at the University. As the first Chicana to graduate with a PhD from the University of Kansas Medical Center in the basic sciences and founder of the ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr. Huet’s leadership, comradery, and dedication embody a deep and lasting commitment to the value of Latinxs in higher education. As such, we seek to honor applicants who share this commitment to uplifting Latinx communities, and who will serve as an example for how to extend their arms in both directions, honoring the legacies of those who have come before and charting new pathways for those who will come after.
Criteria for Applicants:
All full time and part time students of any major/minor with at least a 2.5 GPA and with 60 credit hours or above are welcome to apply. This includes credit hours earned elsewhere and successfully transferred towards a degree at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Each applicant must submit:
- a 500-word essay (in English, Spanish, Portuguese, or a combination of these languages) that describes the applicant's personal and collective engagement with Latinx communities. The essay should also highlight the applicant’s abilities to bring this engagement forward as an asset in their future efforts to enhance the growth, support, and empowerment of Latinx communities.
- a copy of their unofficial transcripts.
The Yvette M. Huet Sí Se Puede Scholarship is $1000- $2000 that may be used to offset tuition and fees, room and board, books, or study abroad experiences. Award recipients will be announced by the first week of June.
How to apply
"Students can apply for the Yvette M. Huet Sí Se Puede Scholarship through the NinerScholars Application Portal. The NinerScholars Application Portal opens each October for students to begin applying for scholarships for which they qualify. Application deadlines are in April, based on student type, for awards that will be paid the following academic year."