United Negro College Fund STEM Scholars Program

UNCF STEM Scholars

The United Negro College Fund, which normally partners with major corporations and organizations to help them sponsor a scholarship program, has launched a scholarship of it's own. It's called the STEM Scholars Program, and the goal is to provide academic scholarship awards to over 500 tealented African American students over a 10-year period. To qualify, students must be pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
The program qualifies highly capable young people to pursue undergraduate STEM majors preparing them for successful careers in a variety of STEM professions. Applications are open for high school seniors who are entering college as first-time freshmen in the Fall.

To qualify, applicants must:

* Be an African American

* Be a citizen, legal permanent resident, or national of the United States

* Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on an unweighted 4.0 scale system

* Must have followed a rigorous course of study in math including pre-calculus, and science in high school

* Have demonstrated financial and unmet need as measured by the student’s college or university

* Show evidence of readiness for and commitment to pursue STEM majors, including biological/life sciences, physics, chemistry, computer science/engineering, information sciences, engineering (industrial, mechanical, electrical or chemical), mathematics

* Complete all of the application essays

* Arrange for a letter of recommendation to be submitted via the UNCF application portal

* Be enrolled for the first time at a U.S.-located, accredited college/university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma while taking college-level courses) in the fall as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student

The application process includes the submission of a letter of recommendation from a high school STEM teacher or a STEM program sponsor/mentor, completion of all essays, and completion of an application form to include demographic information and student records of leadership and community service.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in MARCH, and the award amount is up to $5,000.

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