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Hispanic Youth Research & Leadership Program


Program Overview

Participants get a taste of college life, develop an understanding of the complex skills in research and gain information on the opportunities available through the STEM field. This 9 day, 8 night camp ends with a presentation of research for staff and family.   

Why Apply?

  • Meet professionals in the STEM field from the community and UNM.
  • Develop research and leadership skills.
  • Gain career and college readiness preparation.
  • Visit the UNM School or Engineering and School of Medicine
  • Live in the UNM Dorms and meet new friends from all around New Mexico.

Who should apply?

  • Current New Mexico Residents
  • Current high school freshman, sophomores and juniors
  • Low Income and/or first generation and/or underrepresented population.


  • FREE!
  • * 30 students are selected for this 9 day, 8 night residential camp at The University of New Mexico in July.

Summer 2019 Program

  • HLEAD Program: July 14th - 22nd, 2019

How to Apply

  • Application will be made available Monday, March 4th, 2019
  • Application will be due Friday, April 26th, 2019 by 5 PM. (Application must be submitted electronically)

*Transportation to and from the camp at UNM on the 1st and last day of programming must be provided by the parent/guardian.

Hispanic Youth Research & Leadership Program Application

Application for 2019 Summer Program now open! 


Contact Information

  • Jose Villar
  • Phone: 505-277-5321
  • Fax: 505-277-3165