A degree in chemical engineering is highly valuable and sought-out in today's society, as engineers are vital when it comes to taking raw materials and turning them into viable consumer products. Chemical engineers learn to put chemicals to use - from improving the way that factories use chemicals to create products, to solving issues in rust and pollution. They are able to solve technological problems and create innovations that are crucial to society. There are many fields that one can pursue with chemical engineering - from healthcare to environmental studies, pharmaceutics, math, physics, engineering, biology, and chemistry.
If you're wondering what exactly a chemical engineer does, consider the products you use daily - from hyenic and cosmetic to utility products, much of what we use is produced and engineered by chemical engineers. They are the middle point between the lab and consumer, and are not only responsible for knowing chemistry and chemical principles and properties of products, but they are also involved in making products safe, environmentally-friendly, and cost-effective. With the ever-evolving field, job opportunities are vast across a variety of disciplines. Many chemical engineers go into petroleum and chemical industries, but other popular areas are electronics, food, paper, and pharmaceutics.
If you have an aptitude or strong interest in math andscience - including biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or engineering, consider chemical engineering a strong option for your degree or area of study. Students who tend to go into the field are strong in those subjects and have strong reasoning, analytical, and leadership qualities. When majoring in chemical engineering, core courses are in the sciences: math, chemistry, kinetics, physics, environmental students, materials science, mechanics, geometry, electronic materials, and computer science. Careers in chemical engineering can have specialties in biochemical engineering, food engineering, petroleum/petrochemical engineering, process control, pharmaceuticals, or production. You may opt to pursue a research-oriented avenue as opposed to one that requires working in teams or group collaboration, which will typically require a higher level of education if you want to teach at the college level or conduct personal research.
Scholarships that are intended for prospective chemical engineers reward some of the most innovative and creative minds, many of which have a high GPA requirement and require an impressive academic record. While colleges and universities with chemical engineering programs will offer scholarships to some of their brightest students, there are organizations that seek to reward promising future engineers - whether it be based on product participation and innovation or extracurricular involvement in chemical engineering-related initiatives. Additionally, due to the scarce female and minority population within the field, there are scholarships that are devoted to rewarding financial aid to outstanding students in the chemical engineering field.
See below for some of the engineering scholarships in our database but for more, complete a free scholarship search.
The Lombard Area Branch of AAUW "Return to Learning" scholarship is offered to assist females in completing an undergraduate or master's degree, or a certification program. Students must reside in Lombard, Villa Park, Oakbrook Terrace, Wheaton, Addison, Glendale Heights or Glen Ellyn in order to apply and are continuing college after a significant interruption. Special consideration is given to [...] More
The Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nickol Scholarship Program is for an Albuquerque High School senior pursuing a bachelor's degree in a STEM major- Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics. Eligible applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.6, demonstrate financial need, and demonstrate an interest in math and/or science interest and skill through the SAT/ACT scores and/or strong [...] More
The ACF Woodcock Family Education Scholarship Program was established in 1993 by Albuquerque businessman C.E. (Woody) Woodcock and his wife, Dixie, to support students of exceptional promise in the fields of science and math. Intended for students with strong math and / or science credentials. Scholarships will be awarded to Albuquerque metro area high school graduating seniors (includes [...] More
In order to apply for the AFCEA Washington, DC Chapter Scholarship, you must be a resident within the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Acceptable majors include computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, cybersecurity, and management information systems; and command, control, communications, computers and Intelligence (C4I)-related fields of study including [...] More
The Alaska Space Grant Program (ASGP) invites applications from U. S. citizens for undergraduate funding awards. These awards are offered to students majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) or STEM education fields. Stipends available under this program are limited to students attending Alaska institutions of higher education. Women, under-represented minorities and [...] More
The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor the undergraduate research internship program, the APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women. The goal of this internship is to encourage women to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. Applicants must be female, including all students who present or identify as women and/or trans women, with sophomore or junior standing at a [...] More
The purpose of the ASNT Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship is to provide an incentive to engineering undergraduate students enrolled in ABET-accredited engineering programs to choose nondestructive testing and evaluation as their field of specialization. Applicants must be undergraduate students enrolled in colleges and universities in the United States with recognized engineering department [...] More
The ASNT Fellowship Award is a cash award, currently up to $20,000 per award, granted to an ABET-accredited educational institution to fund specific research in NDT at the postgraduate level (MS or Ph.D). The application should be in the form of a proposal for a graduate level research project from the university outlining what the program or graduate study activity will consist of and how long [...] More
The Association of Iron and Steel offers scholarships to students majoring in the following programs: metallurgy, materials science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, environmental science/engineering, and computer science. The list of the different named scholarships and their specific eligibility requirements can be found at the [...] More
The Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund will award five scholarships of $5,000 to qualified incoming freshmen enrolled at four-year colleges or universities. Each scholarship is renewable for a total of four years on the basis of satisfactory academic performance in a full-time undergraduate program.
Awards are for undergraduate study only. Applicants must be pursuing a career in [...] More
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or [...] More
Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. Applicants must be high school seniors of African descent (for example, African-American, African, or Ethiopian) with a minimum 3.3 GPA and financial need. Applicants must plan to attend a four-year college or university in [...] More
Boston University offers scholarships (through the Robert Noyce Program) for talented STEM majors and STEM professionals to become mathematics teachers. Noyce Scholars at Boston University receive 100% tuition support, a master’s degree and initial teacher licensure, and job-placement assistance.
Eligible applicants must have an undergraduate degree in mathematics or related field, be legal [...] More
At Brown and Caldwell, we value diversity in the workplace, supporting organizations like the National Society of Black Engineers and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. We also offer a $5,000 Minority Scholarship to support students who identify as minorities and are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental profession.
Applicant must be a United States citizen or [...] More
The Center for Women In Technology (CWIT) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) is a merit-based scholarship program for talented female undergraduates majoring in computer science, information systems, business technology administration (with a technical focus), computer engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical/biochemical/environmental engineering, or a related program at [...] More
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception. Applicants must [...] More
The DOE CSGF trains scientists to meet the nation's workforce needs and helps to create a nationwide interdisciplinary community. The fellowship provides support and guidance to some of the nation's best scientific graduate students and these graduates now work in DOE laboratories, private industry, and educational institutions. Open only to full-time students and legal US residents. For more [...] More
Brown and Caldwell offers the Dr. Wesley Eckenfelder, Jr. Scholarship to support students who are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental profession. Applicants must be full-time students enrolled in their junior, senior year or graduate program at an accredited college/university and must have declared a major in civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical or environmental engineering [...] More
Many ECS divisions and sections offer travel grants to undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and young professionals & faculty presenting papers at ECS biannual meetings. Applications must be received no later than submission deadlines. Divisions/Sections may have additional application requirements. Applicants must be current ECS members. A formal abstract submission is [...] More
The purpose of the EPOC Scholarship Fund is to assist Connecticut residents, or an immediate family member (spouse or child) of an EPOC Member in good standing, who are attending an accredited college or university (CT colleges or out of state colleges) and have declared majors pertinent to the environmental field.
The scholarships are awarded annually to junior, senior, and graduate level [...] More
The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship provides funds for two years of undergraduate study majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) discipline related to NOAA's programs and mission. The program is targeted toward students who have completed their sophomore year and are attending minority-serving institutions (MSIs). You must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national who is [...] More
The Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid internship at an NOAA facility during the summer. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time second-year student in a four-year academic [...] More
The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is open to underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college-bound students. Students must be pursuing an undergraduate degree full-time in transportation, math, science, engineering, architecture, environmental design, pre-med, psychology, or Spanish language/literature. The applicant does not have to be a U.S. citizen but must have a minimum [...] More
The Gill-Elliott Scholarship is offered to a graduating senior from Highlands High School who demonstrates excellent academic achievement and who plans to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, math or pre-medicine. Applicant must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher and a composite ACT score of at least 28 or SAT score of at least 1250. For more information or to [...] More
The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, and current undergraduate level students who are United States citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must be pursuing a full-time STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) degree at an accredited, non-profit public or private four-year college or university in the United States. A minimum [...] More
To be eligible for the Armando "Frank" Quaglia Veteran's Scholarship, students must be from Kent or Ionia County and are a veteran or family member (spouse, child, or step-child) of a veteran of the United States Armed Forces attending an accredited four-year college or university full-time majoring in engineering or a medical/healthcare field. Applicants must have financial need and a minimum [...] More
The Indiana Society of Professional Engineers has established a scholarship to aid Indiana students interested in pursuing engineering careers.
Eligible applicants must: be residents of the State of Indiana; attend an Indiana educational institution or be commuting daily to a school outside the State of Indiana; be entering the Fall Semester of this scholarship year having accrued a minimum [...] More
The Freemont Foundation Scholarship Program is available to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, qualified recipients will become Freemont Scholars. The applicant must be a graduating high school senior who plans on attending an HBCU or an undergraduate student who currently attends an HBCU). Graduate students who are [...] More
Clark County school district male seniors who are of European descent may apply for the Josef Princ Memorial Scholarship. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need and planning to attend an accredited post-secondary college or university majoring in engineering, mathematics or science. Applicants must write a 400-500 essay on questions such as: "What do you find most [...] More
To be eligible for the NACE Foundation Academic Scholarship, applicants must: be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program engaged in science and/or engineering related to the study of corrosion or corrosion control at an accredited college or university; or, be enrolled in 2-year or junior college (post-doctorate students are not eligible). For more information or to apply, please visit [...] More
To be eligible for the NASF Foundation Scholarships, applicants must: be at least junior-standing during the upcoming academic year; major in chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, metallurgical engineering, materials science engineering, metallurgy, or materials science; and, maintain a 3.0 GPA for undergraduates and 3.3 for graduates. For more information or to apply, [...] More
GEM offers MS and Ph.D. level students an outstanding opportunity and access to dozens of the top engineering and science firms and Universities in the nation. The GEM Fellowship was designed to focus on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter the industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high-level technical careers. GEM [...] More
Since 2013, The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation's annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, one of the space industry's most prestigious gatherings. The student must intend to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields, be academically strong and excel [...] More
The recently established prestigious American Indian Scholarship is designed to encourage and support Native American students interested in pursuing STEM degrees and continuing their education beyond their current enrollment in community college. Eligible applicants must be undergraduates attending a North Dakota tribal college (United Tribes Technical College, Sitting Bull Community College, [...] More
The NDSGC has established the prestigious Lillian Goettler Space Grant Award for a female student at North Dakota State University. Applicants must be majoring in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) field, provide transcripts that demonstrate a 3.5 GPA, and be US citizens. Applicants will ideally be involved in a research project of NASA relevance. Undergraduate and graduate [...] More
The NDSGC has established the prestigious Pearl I. Young Space Grant Award for a student at the University of North Dakota. Applicants will ideally be involved in a research project of NASA relevance. Eligible applicants must have a female gender identity or outside the gender binary, be majoring in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) field, provide transcripts that [...] More
The Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state (and a US citizen). Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Scholarships are renewable for four years of college in the state of Washington. [...] More
North Dakota Space Grant will continue to provide scholarship funding for outstanding students at North Dakota's public two- and four-year colleges and universities. Scholarships, which are designed for students pursuing STEM degrees that support NASA research and technology needs, are awarded for both the fall and spring semesters. NDSU/UND undergraduate students are not eligible for [...] More
The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The prestigious program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines who are pursuing research-based [...] More
The NSHSS Foundation provides STEAM scholarships to high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a demonstrated desire to major in any area of science, technology, engineering, arts or mathematics, including any area related to the medical field. Requirements include a personal statement, a list of STEAM activities, photo, transcript, and educator recommendation. For more information or to [...] More
The National Space Club and Foundation offers a scholarship each year in memory of the Honorable Olin E. Teague. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior at an accredited U.S. high school. The student must be a U.S. Citizen. This scholarship program is intended to encourage talented young people to pursue careers in aerospace fields. For more information or to apply, please [...] More
NOGLSTP established the Out To Innovate Scholarships for LGBTQ STEM students which are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or an active ally of the LGBTQ community. One scholarship will go to an undergraduate student, and one will go to a [...] More
The PMI Alaska Chapter Scholarships are for applicants who are enrolled in or applying for an accredited undergraduate, graduate or doctoral academic degree program in project management or a related field benefitting from project management with the following order of priority: 1st priority: a member of the PMI Alaska Chapter who is a resident of Alaska attending or planning to attend an [...] More
In order to be considered eligible for the PMI New York City Chapter, applicants must be enrolled in or applying for an accredited academic degree program in project management, and/or a field that benefits from project management (i.e., science/engineering, hotel management, information technology, pharmaceutical, business administration, construction, human resources, educational [...] More
The PMI North Carolina Chapter Scholarship is offered to students enrolled in or applying for an accredited academic degree program in project management or a related field. Priority, in order from most to least, is given to: residents of North Carolina; anyone planning to attend or currently attending a school in North Carolina; anyone planning to attend or currently attending a school in South [...] More
The PMI Phoenix Chapter is open to students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees in Project Management or related fields of study. Must be residents of Arizona. For more information and or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
To honor the memory of Ray Piper, Ray's friends are sponsoring the Ray Piper Global Project Management Education Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. This academic scholarship is open to any student enrolled in or applying for an accredited undergraduate academic degree program in project management or a related field of study at any college or university anywhere in the world. For more [...] More
The Robert J. Yourzak Scholarship Fund, sponsored by the PMI Minnesota Chapter, is an academic scholarship valued at up to US$2,000 and is open to all students pursuing graduate or undergraduate degrees in Project Management or related fields of study from accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities anywhere in the world. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More
The PMI Silver Spring Chapter is offered to applicants enrolled in or applying for an accredited academic degree program in project management or a related field benefiting from project management. First priority is given to residents in the National Capital Area (see website for details) attending or planning to attend an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program anywhere. Second [...] More
In order to be considered eligible for the PMI Tulsa Chapter Scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in or applying to a project management degree program or a related field benefiting from project management with the following order of priority: a member of the PMI Tulsa Chapter or an immediate family member (including spouse, children, step-children and grandchildren but not cousins, aunts, or [...] More
The Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium will award one-year fellowships to outstanding students to promote graduate study, leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and humanities related to NASA research and development. A primary objective of NASA’s Space Grant Program is to attract, recruit and train U.S. citizens, [...] More
In one of several efforts to promote higher education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) disciplines, the Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium (PSGC) offers financial support to undergraduate students through an annual state-wide scholarship program. A limited number of one-year scholarships for the upcoming academic year will be awarded to outstanding undergraduate [...] More
The Richard T. Gates Engineering and Technology Endowed Challenge Scholarship was established to assist worthy and able students in pursuing a bachelor of science degree in engineering or technology. In order to apply, you must have been born in Vermont, have parent(s) who are legal residents of Vermont and currently attend a Windham County high school or Springfield High School. Must seek a [...] More
The primary purpose of SAPA Scholarship is to recognize and support educational excellence achieved by outstanding high school students, and to encourage the finest high school graduates to develop careers in life sciences. SAPA will award undergraduate scholarships to selected candidates, known as SAPA Scholars, in September for use during their college freshman year. The awards will be made on [...] More
The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators. Assistance is available for career paths in the automotive industry in accounting, engineering, race car driver/crew, administration information technology, sales/marketing, advertising, business, manufacturing, technician, design/graphics, [...] More
The SMA Native American STEM Scholarship awards Native American students pursuing a four-year degree in in STEM--Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Applicant must be an enrolled member of a Pueblo or Tribe, a high school graduate by June who has been accepted by an accredited U.S. college or university or a college STEM student already enrolled at an accredited college or [...] More
Since 2001 a major focus of SWE-LV has been to distribute scholarships for high school senior women who intend to major in engineering at their respective college or university. Scholarship funds are provided by area businesses and all of the work for administration of the program is provided by SWE volunteers. Applicants must must be females graduating from high school who reside in areas with [...] More
The SAWF Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women enrolled or enrolling in a STEM field at an accredited two-year technical program, four-year undergraduate program, or a graduate program who have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA, with a preference for those interested in the automobile and mobility industry. Applicants must be female high school seniors or graduates enrolling or [...] More
The SVC scholarship fund is intended to further the education of any individual who is entering or is currently enrolled in a course of study related to vacuum coating technology at an accredited educational institution may apply. Preference will be given to undergraduate and graduate students whose major is engineering, physics, materials science and other fields related to vacuum coating. For [...] More
To be eligible for The Desk and Derrick Educational Trust Scholarship, applicants must complete at least two years or are currently enrolled in the second year of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university. Applicants must maintain a grade point average of 3.2 or above (or 80% and above for Canada), demonstrate need for financial assistance in pursuing a college degree, be a [...] More
The Fulbright Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide and has provided approximately 310,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research in each others' countries and exchange ideas. Fulbright eligibility requirements vary by program and country of citizenship. For specific contact information, eligibility requirements and limits on the number of awards by [...] More
The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential. Applicants must be high school seniors from at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American [...] More
The John Grossheim Memorial Scholarship's primary preference is to employees and their dependents of FMA Outside Processors Council (OPC) member companies. Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs awards scholarships to students majoring in programs that lead to careers in manufacturing. Scholarships are awarded twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA (or an 85% competency [...] More
The Robert Noyce Scholarship program, authorized under the National Science Foundation Authorization Act, seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors to become elementary, middle, and high school teachers by offering tuition scholarships of $15,000 per year for up to two years. The scholarship will be awarded annually to qualified Trinity seniors [...] More
Rubber Division, ACS offers two Undergraduate Scholarships to students entering their junior or senior year for the fall-spring academic year. In addition, the former Connecticut Rubber Group offers a Russell Mazzeo Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship. Applicants for these scholarships may have a major area study in chemistry, physics, chemical or mechanical engineering, polymer science or any [...] More
The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and guaranteed civilian employment with the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion. Applicants must be pursuing [...] More
The U.K. Gupta & Family Scholarship provides up to $2,500 for students pursuing degrees that will lead to manufacturing careers. There are two deadlines; one for spring and another for fall scholarships. Applicant must be currently enrolled in or entering a certificate or degree program which leads to a manufacturing career on a full-time basis (12 or more credit hours) and have a 2.5 GPA for [...] More
The Tien Bui Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of Tien Bui and may provide a non-renewable scholarship to graduating high school seniors who attend a North Carolina high school, reside in the Foundation's service area and will attend North Carolina State University’s College of Engineering. To receive consideration, applicants must: have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 with a [...] More
The USRA Distinguished Undergraduate Awards provides college scholarships to students who have shown a career interest in fields of space science, aerospace engineering, aeronautics-related sciences, or space science education. Eligible majors may include, but are not limited to, aerospace engineering, astronomy, astrobiology, computer science, earth science, electrical engineering, geophysics, [...] More
The WW Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in?Pennsylvania.
The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include U.S. citizens or permanent [...] More
Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs [...] More
As we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we reflect on the enormous contributions of Asian Americans and share their culturally rich history. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, with more than 23 million it total. However, API individuals, communities, and businesses have been disproportionately impacted by discrimination and criminal acts that have only been exacerbated by the pandemic in recent years. Now more than ever, we need to stand united as Americans against anti-Asian racism. [...]
Now in its second year, Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation awarded $1 million dollars to 100 high-achieving Black high school seniors with financial need. This scholarship, known as the Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund, was named after Scott’s grandfather who was a Dean of the Prairie View A&M, as well as an alumnus. Each recipient won $10,000 that will be applied to their college educational expenses. These students have maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA throughout their high school career and will attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the fall. This year, all 38 HBCUs across the nation were represented among the recipients. [...]
The Voyager Scholarship was implemented by the Obamas in partnership with Brian Chesky, Co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, who donated $100 million to this program. The mission of this scholarship is to help students pursue careers in public service and solve some of our world’s greatest challenges. The Voyager Scholarship provides students access to education and travel opportunities to help expand their horizons and bring about significant change. During this scholarship’s first year, and it is estimated that 100 college juniors will receive up to $50,000 to cover tution and educational expenses, plus up to $30,000 in international travel stipends and credits. Recipients have the option to renew as seniors. [...]