American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) Scholarship Program

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
The American Association of Blacks in Energy is a professional association composed of African Americans in the energy industry. Through its Scholarship Program, the Association seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy-related fields. By doing so, we help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market.

Website: American Association of Blacks in Energy
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Eligibility Criteria:
To be eligible for a new scholarship, all four (4) of the following requirements must be met:

  • The student must have and maintain an unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • The student must be a graduating high school senior who intends to enroll the next semester following high school graduation in an accredited college or university.
  • The student must plan to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics field in preparation for a career in the energy sector.
  • The student must be one of the historically underrepresented minorities in the sciences, technology, engineering and math-related disciplines. (African American, Hispanic or Native American)

Awards: Individual chapters of the American Association of Blacks in Energy have different awards and award amounts. The top candidates from each chapter are sent to compete for a $3,000 Regional and a $5,000 National Award. The “Rufus D. Gladney” Premier Award of $5,000 is given annually for a maximum of four years to the candidate who is judged to demonstrate the most outstanding achievement and promise. The Chicago Metropolitan Chapter of AABE will award 5- $1,500.00 Scholarships. The top winner’s application is forwarded to compete for a Midwest Regional Award of $3,000 (The Midwest Region is one of six AABE Regions).

Open to DREAMers: No
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