Scholarship Awards:

Upon completion of SEEDS requirements students are eligible for a $500 scholarship awarded in April of the completion year.

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Fellowship Award:

SEEDS Scholar and $40,000 Fellowship winner, Jessica Vallejo!

Learn more about her story in San Diego Mesa College Superheroes of Equity and Excellence Newsletter.

Scholarship awardee

Internship Opportunities:

SEEDS Scholar
Two SEEDS Scholars, Ti'Shaun Allen and Claudia Nieto (pictured above), were accepted to participate in the Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS) at UCSD this Summer 2017.

Congratulations to Claudia and Ti'Shaun!

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SEEDS Scholar, Allondra Gonzalez, has received a PAID internship with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP) for the Summer of 2017 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Congratulations Allondra!

Fellow SEEDS Scholar Cassie Casares has received an internship with the U.S Forest Service and is to begin her work in Forestry. She is set to begin Summer 2017 in the hills of Northern California.

Congratulations Cassie!

We can't wait to hear about the SEEDS Scholars experience at their designated internships.

We encourage all students to learn more about how to apply to internships.

To learn more about internships offered through HACU (Hispanic Association of College and Universities), CLICK HERE.

To intern for a federal agency, visit Remember to have your federal resume ready.

We will post federal resume workshops throughout the semester.

Travel Awards to Conferences:

The SEEDS program has continuously supported the Hispanic Association of College and Universities also known as HACU. Starting in 2014 the SEEDS program has made it possible for students to be fully funded to attend HACU conferences all around the United States. 

Student are able to take advantage of the opportunities and skills they learn at the conferences. All students are encouraged to apply for various internships, including those directly under HACU.

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Presenter at NM   Presenter

SEEDS Scholars attend and present at the USDA NIFA Hispanic Conference in Alburquerque, New Mexico.

The attendees learned about leadership, graduate school, and internship opportunities with federal agencies like the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) and the Bureau of Land Management.

Video Contest Awards:

Varies opportunities are available year round. Here are a list of the winners of the 2015 SEEDS Video Contest. 
Video contest

2015 Winners: 

1st place- "Beach Buddy Clean Up" - $500 prize winner

2nd place - "Sustainability - Team Flores" - $300 prize winner

3rd place- "Seeds Video Contest - Jesus Sosa & Mara Torres" - $200 prize winner

Click on the links to check out the original work done by students