With only 7% of STEM programs comprised of Black Americans and 9% of engineering degrees awarded to Black Americans, the need to provide opportunity and level the playing field is vitally important—especially since diverse teams are 21% more likely to outperform industry profitability. Additionally, 33% of those teams more likely to create industry-leading profitability.
This annually renewable flexible scholarship of up to $10,000 (up to four years) provides a pathway to achievement for Black Americans pursuing careers in any aspect of civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering. Selected candidates receive substantial financial assistance that can be applied to school expenses including tuition, books, fees, room and board. The Black American Engineering Scholarship Award recipients also participate in an exceptional mentorship program designed to support their professional success.