The Black American Engineering Scholarship Award

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
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.

Website: The Black American Engineering Scholarship
Application: Apply online using the form or print the application and mail it here.
Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ
Please Note: The application deadline is Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. Chicago Time.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Black American
  • Incoming college freshman/current high school senior, or a student transferring from a two-year program into a four-year program in Fall 2023
  • Eligible for Federal Pell Grant funding. For more information regarding eligibility, visit the FAFSA4caster? and
  • 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

Required Documents:

  1. Current HS or Two-Year College Transcript
  2. Two (2) letters of recommendation. Letters must be from a) a science teacher and b) a math teacher
  3. Student Aid Report (SAR) from your FAFSA documentation.

Open to DREAMers: No
Renewable: Yes, students winners are invited to re-apply each year.
Questions? Please email or call (727) 489-5885

Up to $10,000