Apply Today for the UNCF STEM Scholars Program
UNCF has partnered with The Fund II Foundation to establish a scholarship program to help African American students seeking careers in STEM fields—science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The UNCF STEM Scholars Program is a 10-year initiative designed to identify and provide scholarship and academic support for a total of 500 talented African American high school students who aspire to earn STEM degrees and to pursue careers in STEM fields.
The program enables highly capable young people to pursue undergraduate STEM majors and prepares them for successful careers in a variety of STEM professions. The application is open for high school seniors who are entering college as first-time freshmen in Fall 2020.
For 2020, The Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars Program will identify 100 African American high school students who are determined to pursue careers in STEM fields. These students will receive scholarships, internships, mentoring and other tools to help them reach their goals. UNCF is accepting applications from first-time freshmen who will begin college in Fall 2020.
Scholars will receive $2,500 per academic year as freshmen and sophomores, $5,000 a year as juniors and seniors, and an additional $5,000 for students whose academic programs require a fifth year.
Are you a STEM student? Apply for the scholarship by April 3, 2020!
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 the challenges of more African American students graduating with STEM degrees into the STEM workforce. 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.
Important: Be sure to complete all parts of the application process. Incomplete applications will not be processed.