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:
- 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),
- Reside or attend a school in the Greater Philadelphia area (specifically: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties),
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0,
- Upload an official transcript,
- 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,
- Write two (2) essays; each with a maximum of 500 words; The essays must be concise, clear, and free of grammatical errors,
- 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.
- 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).
- Describe your most meaningful achievements, how they relate to your aspiring STEM field of study, and your future goals.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org