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Stephan L. Daniels Lift As We Climb Scholarship

1 winner$5,000
In Review
Application Deadline
May 19, 2024
Winners Announced
Jun 19, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior or undergraduate student
African American/Black
Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)

Broadening participation in the STEM enterprise will lead to the expansion of STEM capabilities and enhance the innovative capacity throughout a multitude of industries. 

Unfortunately, the Black community has been represented to a lesser degree in STEM compared to the general population. Lower participation amongst our community signals a lack of diversity in the workplace, which negatively impacts productivity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Black students earn just 7% of all STEM degrees. Some concentrations have seen even lower representation, such as engineering, where Black students account for approximately 5% of all degrees held. 

This scholarship seeks to boost the representation of people of color in the STEM field to create a more diverse and equitable workforce.

Any African American high school senior or undergraduate student who is pursuing a degree in STEM may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us why you want to pursue STEM and how you hope to help your community with your degree.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published December 27, 2023
Essay Topic

Why do you want to pursue a career in STEM and how will you use the degree to help uplift the community? 

400–600 words

Winning Application

Chibuikem Iheagwaram
Fisk UniversityNashville, TN
Dominique Cheris
Loyola University ChicagoChicago, IL


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is May 19, 2024. Winners will be announced on Jun 19, 2024.

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