“Being a Fund II UNCF STEM Scholar” — Kaeleigh Wingate
The Fund II Foundation’s UNCF STEM Scholars Program is welcoming our second cohort of 100 of the nation’s top college-bound African American STEM scholars. These scholars represent 28 states nationwide and 69 elite academic institutions, including 11 HBCUs (five of which are UNCF-member institutions).
The 2016 STEM Scholars have achieved a few notable mentions, including a highlight in Forbes Magazine “30 under 30” Winner; the youngest summer intern placement at Goldman Sachs Headquarters in New York and a number of scholars are participating in advanced scientific research overseas this summer.
Hear from an inaugural FUND II UNCF STEM Scholar to Cohort 2 UNCF STEM Scholar.
“To be a Fund II UNCF STEM Scholar means to be supported by a wonderful group of individuals who only want to see you succeed and know that you can and will make a difference in this world. My goal is to become a child psychiatrist, and I want to work specifically in the African American community to break the stigma about mental health and bridge the gap in this community. I want African American children and adults to know that black mental health matters and that they matter.”