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Our Mission

The Senate Hispanic Research Council (SHRC) is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization created in 1993 by the Hispanic members of the Texas Senate along with other key state and civic leaders.


The mission of the SHRC is to provide educational and leadership opportunities to all segments of the Hispanic community by supporting active participation at all levels of government. We are dedicated to strengthening the next generation of young leaders in Texas. For that reason, we advance our mission through the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program. 

Participants in the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program gain invaluable experience and exposure to the Texas Senate as full-time legislative aides during Texas legislative sessions. Scholars and Fellows receive a monthly stipend to compensate them for their work and assist them with living expenses.

This unique and enriching fellowship program is named after the late Texas Senator Gregory Luna, who represented Bexar County in the Texas Legislature from 1985-1998, was a one time chair of the Senate Hispanic Caucus, and served  as a champion of the people who strove to dissolve barriers for Texas’ less fortunate citizens.


The Luna Scholars and Fellows of today are the leaders of tomorrow.

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