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Provide select Hispanic/Latino students who excel in STEM financial support to achieve their educational goals.


Develop grassroots and corporate fundraising strategies to support college scholarships for Hispanic/Latino collegians in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - STEM.


Develop outreach strategies with school boards and elected officials to insure Hispanic/Latino participation in STEM curriculum.


Maintain a comprehensive multimedia program advocating on behalf of philanthropic giving for Hispanic/Latino STEM collegians.


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    The Harry & Mary Ellen Brinker Story

    Harry S. Brinker, Jr. was born in his beloved Chicago and a successful electrical engineer, who spent his career not behind a desk, but on the road selling sophisticated engineering test systems.

    His clients were GM (Delco), the Department of Defense, IBM and other major players in the electronic arena. He sold advanced main frame computers to develop his clients future products and innovations nationally and internationally. (more…)


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Hello Everybody, What amazing and exciting times in Miami, the most important Hispanic US city, and Chicago, capitol city of the largest Latino urban population in the MidWest.. Today in Miami we had a terrific and resourceful meeting with Christian Carranza of the Miami Dade Public School System.  Christian is the Administrative Director for all STEM programs K-12.  He is helping

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Essay by Gabriela Fundura, 2019 Scholarship Nominee in Computer Science

Essay by Gabriela Fundura, Scholarship Nominee in Computer Science: “To create something out of nothing always amazes me.  From the design process, it must undertake, to the computer software that must happen internally.  There is no limit to what you can create with a great team and a driven goal. That’s why I am choosing Computer Science as the major best

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Michel Aguilera Applicant Essay for Brinker Scholarship.

Essay by Brinker scholarship nominee Michel Aguilera, who is accepted at the prestigious Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Orlando: “Learning is the growth of the mind and knowledge.  I have an insatiable drive toward learning.  I am always fascinated by space exploration and have seen many historical launches that shape the world and mankind, from the Soyuz and the Falcon 9. It is

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Brinker Education Initiative proudly sponsored engineering students at the Plywood Regatta competition.

Brinker Education Initiative proudly sponsored these gifted engineering students from a Broward Magnet School at the 2019 Plywood Regatta competition. Students designed and built a seaworthy boat to compete with over 30 other schools. Our two teams included female Team Captains and other gifted minorities. One of the young ladies aspires for a career as a Coast Guard Officer. Team

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Eugenio Jaramillo, a Brinker Initiative Board Member, led a workshop on interview skills for advanced Hispanic engineering students seeking internships with Fortune 500 Companies. Eugenio, a top-ranked Toast Master, taught attentive Hispanic students how to interview and communicate with cutting edge corporate technology recruiters — Boeing, the CIA, Google, NASA, Ford, Intel and many more — who are offering internships

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Youth Co-Opt Magnet Charter School to Host 2019 Brinker Scholarship Awards Luncheon.

What a surprise to meet our friends from the Youth Co-opt Magnet Charter School: Principal Maritza Aragon, Yanelly Pavon, and Mary Pelvar — with Mary Ellen Brinker — at the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Regional Leadership Development Conference yesterday in Miami. The Youth Co-opt School will be hosting our 2019 Miami Brinker STEM Scholarship Awards Luncheon, Saturday, May 18th.

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BRINKER STUDENT PROFILE: Cassandra Cardenas – Anthropology

Brinker Student Profile: Presented by Cassandra Cardenas – Anthropology – Florida International University. I currently attend Florida International University as an Anthropology major with a minor in Chemistry. Through my relationship with Brinker Education Initiative, I have become more aware of how necessary STEM majors are to our world in our current economy. I am truly grateful for the three

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BRINKER STUDENT PROFILE: My name is Stephanie Aguilar.  I am a Junior in STEM at Florida International University. Without the help of Brinker’s Scholarship, my books and materials would not have been possible because of the cost of my tuition. I’m currently a Biology major and am on a pre-med track.  Some of these courses include Physics 1 & 2,

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SHPE President, Eugenio Jaramillo, Joins Brinker Board of Directors

Eugenio Jaramillo has a unique passion for serving others by sharing his40 plus years of work experience in Corporate America. He credits much of his success to his ability to connect with people on a very personal level. Geno is a Keynote Speaker and Consultant specializing in construction and engineering. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of

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Special Thank You Message to Nearly 30 Corporate Donors to Our Foundation’s STEM Scholarship Fundraiser

Thanks to our nearly 30 generous companies who donated to our enormously successful fundraiser on September 29th. Your donation was extremely well received. All the money that we received from the fundraiser will be used for several STEM scholarships for those gifted top-ranked Hispanic students who are graduating in 2019 and starting their college careers. This year we were privileged

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Karla Jiminez: 2018 Environmental Engineering

Karla Jiminez is our first Hispanic female selected for a Brinker STEM scholarship in Engineering. She is a gifted Honors student from the Class of 2018 Cooper City High who begins her Biomedical Engineering Program at Florida International University. She provides this update: “I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cooper City High School this year in Broward County. “An ambitious

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