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Black Students in STEM Scholarship Fund

Funded by
1 winner$1,000
Application Deadline
Jun 30, 2022
Winners Announced
Jul 30, 2022
Education Level
High School
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior
African American
2.5 or higher
Field of Interest:
Institution of Interest:

The STEM workforce is known for lacking diversity, both in terms of female representation and racial minority representation. 

Black workers are particularly underrepresented in STEM, making up only 9% of the STEM workforce. Additionally, those who do break into STEM fields earn just 81% of what white STEM employees earn. 

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) play a part in diversifying the STEM workforce, singlehandedly producing 25% of African American STEM degrees.

This scholarship seeks to boost African American representation in STEM by supporting students interested in studying STEM at HBCUs.  

Any African American high school senior who has at least a 2.5 GPA and plans to study STEM at an HBCU may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, tell us about your career goals and why it’s important for you to attend an HBCU.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published March 28, 2022
Essay Topic

Describe your career goals and why attending an HBCU is important to you.

100–300 words

Winning Application

Carla Merriweather
Howard UniversityGlenn Dale, MD


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jun 30, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jul 30, 2022.

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