Black Engineering Leaders Grant

Funded by
Mechanism Ventures
Learn more about the Donor
$1,000
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
May 11, 2021
Winners Announced
Jun 11, 2021
Education Level
Undergraduate, Graduate
2
Contributions
Eligibility Requirements
Ethnicity:
African American
Ethnicity:
African American

Talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not.

Inequality of opportunity is pronounced in the start-up world, where just 1% of start-ups receiving venture funding have Black founders and where the share of Black employees is around half that of the US population.

In support of building a more diverse and equitable start-up ecosystem, this scholarship is part of a series from Mechanism Ventures supporting Black students who are currently in or who aspire to pursue engineering roles at start-ups.

The Black Engineering Leaders Grant will be awarded to a Black student or recent graduate who plans on (or already is) pursuing a career in engineering at a start-up.

Students across any field of study or company are eligible to apply.

This scholarship is part of the Mechanism Ventures Impact Grants Series.

Diversity and Inclusion
Selection Criteria:
Impact, Drive
$1,000
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
May 11, 2021
Winners Announced
Jun 11, 2021
Education Level
Undergraduate, Graduate
2
Contributions

Scholarship application essay

Essay Topic

Please tell us a bit about yourself. What do you hope to achieve in your career in engineering, and how are you preparing yourself to achieve it?

500–1000 words

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