The UNCF STEM Scholars Program is a 10-year initiative designed to identify and provide scholarship and academic support for a total of 500 talented African American high school students who aspire to earn STEM degrees and to pursue careers in STEM fields.
The program enables highly capable young people to pursue undergraduate STEM majors and prepares them for successful careers in a variety of STEM professions. The application is open for high school seniors who are entering college as first-time freshmen in Fall 2019.
To qualify, applicants must:
A) Be African American
B) Be a citizen, legal permanent resident, or national of the United States
C) Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on an unweighted 4.0 scale
D) Pursued a rigorous course of study in high school in math and science courses, including pre-calculus
E) Have demonstrated financial and unmet need as measured by the student's college or university
F) Show evidence of readiness for and commitment to pursue STEM majors, including biological/life sciences, physics, chemistry, computer science/engineering, information sciences, engineering (industrial, mechanical, electrical or chemical), mathematics
G) Complete all of the application essays
H) Arrange for a letter of recommendation to by submitted via the UNCF application portal
I) Be enrolled for the first time at a U.S.-located, accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma while taking college-level courses) in the fall as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student
J) Complete and submit the application by the deadline of March 3, 2019, 11:59pm EST/8:59pm PST