“Being a Fund II UNCF STEM Scholar” — Ugoji Nwanaji-Enwerem
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 is an honor that solidifies the importance of aspiring beyond boundaries and persevering to achieve my goals that will ultimately leave a positive mark in the STEM community and on the world. As a Fund II STEM Scholar, I have a powerful support network that reaffirms the hopes and dreams of someone like myself; a dedicated African American young lady working to excel holistically and to achieve pertinent scientific discoveries to improve society. With a strong foundation, continued determination and hard work, it is my objective and passion to serve as a physician, researcher, and public health advocate who will make a lasting impact on the lives of many.”