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Bill H. James Foundation for Aspiring African American Engineers

Scholarship Sponsored by Bill H. James Foundation

Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 2
Deadline : Jul 15, 2024

Our awards aim to impact the lives of deserving students throughout the state of California. Our undergraduate and graduate scholarships are one of a kind, and have continuously changed the lives of those who have benefited from our support. We stay in close contact with all the recipients of our scholarship, and have seen unbelievable success stories that have come from these fine individuals.

Application Prerequisites:

  • ​Applicants show proof of pursuing a degree or course of study in the engineering field at an accredited University/College located in California
  • 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 2024-2025 academic year and must carry a minimum of 12 units per semester/quarter
  • Graduate students must have a minimum of two academic semesters left to complete his/her graduate degree during the 2024-2025 academic year and must carry a minimum of 8 units per semester/quarter
  • Must have a minimum 3.2 GPA

Scholarship Application Eligibility

  • 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 2024-2025 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 2024-2025 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 California

Application Checklist

  • Submit the Scholarship Application form below
  • Attach the following supporting documentation into a single PDF document
    • (Optional) A copy of one signed reference letter from a college professor or employer on official letterhead
    • A copy of unofficial transcripts from your college/university. If not currently enrolled, please upload an acceptance letter.
    • A professional photo of yourself
    • A current resume
    • A one to two-page essay outlining an engineering project that you would want to develop in the future. Explain how increasing diversity within the engineering industry could improve your project.
  • Before submitting, ensure all supporting application documents are combined into ONE PDF.

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