The Helping Project Corp is committed to fostering diversity in the field of engineering and dismantling institutional racism against Black Americans in STEM careers. Recognizing that only 7% of STEM programs consist of Black Americans and only 9% of engineering degrees are awarded to Black Americans, the organization aims to provide opportunities and level the playing field. Diverse teams are proven to be 21% more likely to outperform competitors and 33% more likely to achieve industry-leading profitability.
- Funding Support: This flexible scholarship offers up to $10,000 per year ($5,000 per semester) and allows recipients to re-apply for up to four years, providing a substantial pathway to success in civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering careers.
- Financial Assistance: The scholarship aims to bridge the financial gap left after the Pell Grant is used for tuition, covering expenses such as tuition, books, fees, and room and board.
- Mentorship Program: Scholarship recipients have the opportunity to participate in a mentorship program designed to support their professional development.
- Applicant Requirements: To qualify for this scholarship, students must be Black Americans who are incoming college freshmen, current high school seniors, or students transferring from a two-year program to a four-year program.
- Financial Eligibility: Applicants should be eligible for Federal Pell Grant funding and demonstrate proven financial need.
- Citizenship Status: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.
- Academic Standing: Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in an accredited, not-for-profit four-year institution.
- Field of Study: Eligible students should be pursuing a degree in civil, electrical, mechanical, or chemical engineering, including any subfield within those disciplines.
- Eligibility Check: Ensure you meet the scholarship's eligibility criteria, including financial need, academic standing, and field of study.
- Prepare Required Documents: Gather all necessary documents, such as proof of Black American heritage, proof of Federal Pell Grant eligibility, and academic transcripts.
- Submit Application: Complete and submit your scholarship application, including all supporting materials, by the specified deadline.
The Helping Project Corp is dedicated to providing a pathway to success for Black Americans in engineering and invites eligible students to apply for this scholarship. By creating opportunities through education, we aim to contribute to a more inclusive and equitable future in STEM careers.