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 2024
  • Eligible for Federal Pell Grant funding. For more information regarding eligibility, visit the FAFSA4caster and
  • 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

What you’ll need:

  • Current HS or Two-Year College Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation. They must be from 1) a science teacher and 2) a math teacher
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) from your FAFSA documentation.

Apply Online

Please note: This should not be the same as "Name of Your Current School". If you are applying to multiple schools and/or you haven't made your final decision yet, please list your top choices.

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.

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 email your application form and all requested materials to You can also mail your application and materials to:

The Helping Project
Attn: Black American Engineering Scholarship Award Application
1180 Ponce De Leon Blvd. Suite 201
Clearwater, Florida 33756