First Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars Announced
With grant support from Fund II Foundation totaling approximately $48 million, UNCF today announced its first class of Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM scholars (STEM Scholars). The 100 top-performing African American high school seniors, selected from across the nation, will each receive a total award package of up to $25,000 that includes scholarships and a stipend for STEM internships over five years. In addition, the program will provide wrap-around support critical to students’ academic success. The award will enable the students to pursue a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields at the college or university of their choosing while learning about innovation and startup tech entrepreneurship.
“We are thrilled by the selection of the first 100 Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars,” said Linda Wilson, Fund II Foundation executive director. “These young scholars offer so much hope and excitement for the future as technology is transforming the economy at lightning speed.” >> Read More
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