Last fall, BestColleges dot com published “Resource Guide for Black and African American Students in STEM” by Bernard Grant, Ph.D. The article has been updated since November 4, 2022. Here are more programs at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that support Black students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Spelman College: Women in STEM Summer Bridge Accelerator (WiSTEM). A free six-week program, WiSTEM provides support to incoming college students. They get help preparing for college while also earning college credit and research and college prep opportunities.
Howard University: Howard aims to increase the number of minorities who’ve earned a Ph.D. or a combined MD/Ph.D. in a STEM field through the Karsh STEM Scholars Program for high-achieving high school students.
Alabama State University: The Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program provides professional development workshops and scholarship programs. It also allows students to conduct hands-on research projects.
Prairie View A&M University: PVAMU’s Cultivating Undergraduates for STEM Ph. D.s will provide scholarships, training, and mentorships.
Scholarships for Black Students in STEM include:
The American Association of Blacks in Energy Scholarships: Application Deadline: March The Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Underrepresented Student Scholarship. Applicants must have a membership in the Society of Physics Students. Application Deadline: March 2023
American Meteorological Society Scholarship for Underserved Communities: Application Deadline: March 2023
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) funds scholarships for Black students at 37 HBCUs. STEM students can visit the organization’s website to learn more about the UNCF STEM Scholars program.
The American Physical Society (APS) has compiled a list of internships, scholarships, and fellowships of opportunities for Black physicists, minorities in engineering, African American science researchers, and minority first-year students pursuing careers in atmospheric, oceanic, or hydrologic sciences.
Members of NSBE can gain access to a network of diverse engineers and scientists, scholarships, job placement opportunities, career fairs, and more. Click here to read “Resource Guide for Black and African American Students in STEM”