Boost For Hispanic Youth Program

New Mexico – Applications from high school students wanting to attend the 2010 summer New Mexico Hispanic Youth Symposium rose 54 percent over last year.

Some 656 students from throughout New Mexico applied online for the 3rd annual college empowerment program.

The program will chose 150 students to attend.

The June 15-18 symposium at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque is sponsored by New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering Science Achievement and UNM's college enrichment and outreach programs.

The program is open to sophomores and juniors with a minimum 2.50 GPA.

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