The Bill H James Foundation invites applications for the Bill H James Foundation Scholarship Fund for aspiring African American Engineers in the USA for the 2023/24 academic session.
The awards aim to impact the lives of deserving students throughout California. This explains why the undergraduate and graduate scholarships are one of a kind and have continuously changed the lives of those who have benefited from its support.
Worth of Award
Scholarships will be awarded annually and award amounts may vary annually.
Eligible candidates must
Must be a U.S. citizen
Must be African American/Black (non-Hispanic)
Undergraduate students must be entering their Junior or Senior year of study during the 2023-2024 academic year and must carry a minimum of 12 units per semester/quarter
Graduate students must have a minimum of two academic semesters or one year left complete his/her Master’s degree during the 2023-2024 academic year and must carry a minimum of 8 units per semester/quarter
Must have a minimum of 3.2 GPA
Must be pursuing a degree or course of study in an engineering program at an accredited four-year college or university in the state of California
How to Apply
All supporting documentation must be typed and submitted into a single PDF document and should include
- copy of one signed reference letter from a college professor or employer on official letterhead
- copy of unofficial transcripts from your college/university. If not currently enrolled, upload an acceptance letter.
- headshot photo
- current resume
- one to two-page essay (double-spaced) outlining an engineering project you would want to develop. Explain how increasing diversity within the engineering profession would improve your project. Demonstrate how your academic potential and leadership would help achieve this project.
Deadline: The deadline for submission of the Bill H James Foundation Scholarship Fund is July 15, 2023.