Niche College Scholarship

Black American Engineering Scholarship Award

February 18, 2024
Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

Creating Opportunities Through Education

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.

Scholarship Details:

  • Up to $10,000 per year ($5,000 per semester) of funding
  • Renewable for up to four years
  • Intended to support Black Americans pursuing careers in civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering

About the Award:

  • Funds can be used for tuition, books, fees, and/or room and board
  • Open to students pursuing careers in classical engineering fields, including subfields
  • Mentorship program for professional support
  • Renewable for up to four years for a complete Bachelor's degree


To apply for the Helping Project Corp Engineering Scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Black American
  • Incoming college freshman/current high school senior or a student transferring from a two-year program into a four-year program
  • Eligible for Federal Pell Grant funding
  • Able to demonstrate financial need
  • U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing
  • Enrolling in an accredited, not-for-profit four-year institution
  • Pursuing a degree in civil, electrical, mechanical, or chemical engineering, including any subfield of those disciplines

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. Scholarship Search