The United Negro College Fund (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 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.
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.
The deadline for this scholarship is usually in FEBRUARY of each year, and the award amount is usually $2,500 to $5,000.