National Society of Black Engineers Greater Philadelphia Professionals Chapter
2019 STEM Futures Scholarship

The Greater Philadelphia Professionals Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers is pleased to announce a scholarship for underrrepresented high school students who are passionate about science and planning pursue a career in one of the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

We will be awarding one $1000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior, who will enroll in a STEM major at a four-year college or university in Fall 2019.

Applicants from underrepresented groups will be given priority (Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic, Native American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, and/or Persons with Disabilities).

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants MUST:

  1. Be a high school student who has been accepted for admissions into a 4-yr college/university by the time of the award and who will major in one of the STEM fields (note: a copy of your college acceptance letter is required),
  2. Reside or attend a school in the Greater Philadelphia area (specifically: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties),
  3. Have a minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0,
  4. Upload an official transcript,
  5. Submit at least one (1) letter of recommendation; Enter contact information of at least two (2) references in order for the committee to send a request to each contact,
  6. Write two (2) essays; each with a maximum of 500 words; The essays must be concise, clear, and free of grammatical errors,
  7. All entries must be submitted no later than Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm. Any incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.
  8. If chosen to receive the scholarship, you must commit to attending the NSBE Philadelphia Professionals Chapter Scholarship Banquet to be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11am - 2pm.
The scholarship recipient will be notified no later than April 21, 2019.
**IMPORTANT: This application does not allow you to save your progress and return later. Therefore, please have all materials (listed above) ready before proceeding, including essays (see questions below).
Essay questions:
  1. Describe your most meaningful achievements, how they relate to your aspiring STEM field of study, and your future goals.
  2. Why are you a good candidate to receive this award?

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship application, eligibility requirements, or the evaluation process, please contact the Scholarship & Awards Banquet Committee Chairperson:

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