The Helping Project Corp is dedicated to creating diversity in the field of engineering and further dismantling institutional racism toward Black Americans in STEM careers. With only 7% of STEM programs comprised of Black Americans and 9% of engineering degrees awarded to Black Americans, the need to provide opportunities and level the playing field is vitally important—especially since diverse teams are 21% more likely to outperform competitors and 33% more likely to create industry-leading profitability.
This flexible scholarship includes up to $10,000 per year ($5,000 per semester) of funding. Scholarship recipients are invited to re-apply for funding for up to four years. The goal is to provide a pathway to achievement for Black Americans pursuing careers in civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering. Selected candidates receive substantial assistance that is designed to close the financial gap left after the Pell Grant is used for tuition. Scholarship funding can be applied to school expenses like tuition, books, fees, and room and board. Scholarship recipients also participate in a mentorship program designed to support their professional success.
Up to $10,000 per school year is awarded to recipients to be used for tuition, books, fees and/or room & board. The scholarship is open to students pursuing careers in the classical engineering fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering, including any subfield of those disciplines. Recipients will also have the opportunity to receive mentoring from successful business professionals. Recipients may re-apply for up to 4 years for a complete Bachelor’s degree.
Applicants must be a Black American incoming college freshman/current high school senior or a student transferring from a two-year program into a four-year program. Applicants must be eligible for Federal Pell Grant funding and able to show proven financial need. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident in good academic standing who is enrolling in an accredited, not-for-profit four-year institution. Students must be pursuing a degree in civil, electrical, mechanical, or chemical engineering, including any subfield of those disciplines.