UNCF Announces Inaugural Class of Fund II Foundation UNCF Stem Scholars

$48 million commitment over five years will invest in and empower the next generation of African American STEM innovators and tech entrepreneurs.

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.  >> Read More

Scenes from the 2016 Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars orientation event