About the Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars Program
UNCF partnered with The Fund II Foundation to establish a scholarship program to help African American students seeking careers in STEM fields. Over a period of five years, The Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars Program is identifying 500 African American high school students who are determined to pursue careers in STEM fields. UNCF STEM Scholars will receive scholarships, internships, mentoring, and other tools to help them reach their goals. The Fund II Foundation is contributing $48 million for the STEM Scholars Program.
With African Americans making up less than five percent of the science and engineering workforce, and less than one percent of all tech startups, this partnership addresses this challenge. The Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars Program will create a robust pipeline of African American students well prepared to have careers in the tech industry and to become the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.