Black American Engineering Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $10,000
Awards Available: 6

The Helping Project Corp is dedicated to creating diversity in the field of engineering and further dismantling institutional racism toward Black Americans in STEM careers. With only 7% of STEM programs comprised of Black Americans and 9% of engineering degrees awarded to Black Americans, the need to provide opportunities and level the playing field is vitally important—especially since diverse teams are 21% more likely to outperform competitors and 33% more likely to create industry-leading profitability.

This flexible scholarship includes up to $10,000 per year ($5,000 per semester) of funding. Scholarship recipients are invited to re-apply for funding for up to four years. The goal is to provide a pathway to achievement for Black Americans pursuing careers in civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering. Selected candidates receive substantial assistance that is designed to close the financial gap left after the Pell Grant is used for tuition. Scholarship funding can be applied to school expenses like tuition, books, fees, and room and board. Scholarship recipients also participate in a mentorship program designed to support their professional success.

ABOUT THE AWARD

  • Up to $10,000 per school year is awarded to recipients to be used for tuition, books, fees and/or room & board
  • Open to students pursuing careers in the classical engineering fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering, including any subfield of those disciplines (see applicable subfields here)
  • Opportunity to receive mentoring from successful business professionals
  • Students selected to receive the BAES Award can re-apply for up to 4 years for a complete Bachelor’s degree

QUALIFICATIONS

To apply, students must be:

  • Black American
  • Incoming college freshman/current high school senior, or a student transferring from a two-year program into a four-year program
  • Eligible for Federal Pell Grant funding
  • Able to show proven financial need
  • A U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing
  • Enrolling in an accredited, not-for-profit four-year institution
  • Pursuing a degree in civil, electrical, mechanical, or chemical engineering, including any subfield of those disciplines
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