The Black American Engineering Scholarship Award provides opportunities to underrepresented students in the field of engineering through scholarship funds and mentorship.

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 in Fall 2022
  • Eligible for Federal Pell Grant funding
  • Able to show proven financial need
  • 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



The deadline to apply is January 15th, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. EST.

This application is for students who will be freshmen OR new transfer students at a four-year university in Fall 2022.

Scholarship applicants will be notified in April 2022 if they have been selected for the award and funds will be dispersed directly to the university in Fall 2022.

Apply online using the form below or print the application and mail it here.

Application deadline: January 15th, 2021

Note: This should not be the same as "Name of Your Current School"

Personal Story

Long Answer: We would like to get to know you and better understand your passion for engineering. Please answer the following essays in narrative form. Word counts are provided in parenthesis as a guide to length.

Short Answer

Short Answer: Please answer these questions in 2-5 sentences.

Additional Required Documents

You may either upload these documents to the online application or print them out and submit by mail with the rest of the application materials. If you have any issues uploading documents or if you prefer to email them, please submit them along with your full name to:
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Letters of recommendation from other teachers or administrators can be submitted for additional information but are not required. Letters of recommendation cannot be from family members. Finalists' letters of recommendation will be verified.
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Finalists will be required to provide official transcripts, which will be verified.
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This report is available after you complete your FAFSA and the information has been processed.

Nepotism Statement

Florida law requires applicants to identify any relation to any current board of directors or staff of the Black American Engineering Scholarship committee or The Helping Project, the presenting organization.

Authorization Information

Signature of Applicant
Signature of Applicant
Signature of Applicant

If you choose to print the application, please mail your application form and all requested materials to:
The Helping Project
Attn: Black American Engineering Scholarship Award Application
1180 Ponce De Leon Blvd. Suite 201
Clearwater, Florida 33756