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NSBE Scholarship Program Timeline

Cycle 1- Fall Cycle: Applications Open September 1, 2022 & Close January 6, 2023

Cycle 2- Spring Cycle: Applications Open April 1, 2023 & Close June 30, 2023 


2022-23 Fall Scholarship Cycle 

Sponsored Scholarships


Arup Scholarship

Description: Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, architects, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment. Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world.

Criteria

GPA Requirement: 2.5 or higher

Majors: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial/Systems Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Software Management, Technology

Regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Classification: High School Senior (12th Grade), Undergraduate Freshman (1st Year), Undergraduate Sophomore (2nd Year), Undergraduate Junior (3rd Year), Undergraduate Senior (4th Year), Graduate Students 

Residency Status: U. S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Non-US Resident 

Number of Awards: 2

Award Amount: $5,000


ExxonMobil Scholarship

Description: ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy providers and chemical manufacturers, develops and applies next-generation technologies to help safely and responsibly meet the world’s growing needs for energy and high-quality chemical products.

Criteria

GPA Requirement: 3.5 or higher

Majors: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Classification: Undergraduate Sophomore (2nd Year), Undergraduate Junior (3rd Year)

Residency Status: U. S. Citizen, Permanent Resident

Number of Awards: TBD

Award Amount: TBD


GE AAF-Lloyd Trotter Scholarship

Description: The General Electric Company (GE) is an American multinational company. For more than 125 years, GE has invented the future of industry. Today, GE is best known for its work in the Power, Renewable Energy, Aviation and Healthcare industries.

Criteria

GPA Requirement: 3.0 or higher

Majors: All NSBE Majors

Regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Classification: Undergraduate Junior (3rd Year), Undergraduate Senior (4th Year)

Residency Status: U. S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Non-US Resident 

Number of Awards: 3

Award Amount: $10,000


GE Foundation Scholarship

Description: The General Electric Company (GE) is an American multinational company. For more than 125 years, GE has invented the future of industry. Today, GE is best known for its work in the Power, Renewable Energy, Aviation and Healthcare industries.

Criteria

GPA Requirement: 3.0 or higher

Majors: All NSBE Majors

Regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Classification: High School Senior (12th Grade), Undergraduate Freshman (1st Year), Undergraduate Sophomore (2nd Year), Undergraduate Junior (3rd Year), Undergraduate Senior (4th Year), Graduate Students  

Residency Status: U. S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Non-US Resident 

Number of Awards: 1

Award Amount: $5,000


GEI Consultants, Inc. Scholarship

Description: Driven by a culture of collaboration and entrepreneurial spirit, GEI engineers and scientists partner with clients to improve communities, infrastructure, and the environment. We leverage the best talent in the industry to move clients forward. Our areas of expertise include geotechnical, environmental, water resources, civil design, and construction services.

Criteria

GPA Requirement: 2.75 or higher

Majors: Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Marine Engineering, Petroleum Engineering

Regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Classification: Undergraduate Sophomore (2nd Year), Undergraduate Junior (3rd Year)

Residency Status: U. S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Non-US Resident 

Number of Awards: 3

Award Amount: $5,000


NV5 Global, Inc. Scholarship

Description: NV5 is a leading provider of compliance, technology, and engineering consulting solutions for public and private sector clients supporting infrastructure, utility, and building assets and systems. The Company primarily focuses on six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology.NV5 operates out of more than 100 offices nationwide and abroad. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.

Criteria

GPA Requirement: 2.9 or higher

Majors: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Technology

Regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Classification: Undergraduate Junior (3rd Year), Undergraduate Senior (4th Year), Graduate Student

Residency Status: U. S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Non-US Resident 

Number of Awards: 10

Award Amount: $5,000


The American Ceramic Society Scholarship 

Description: The mission of The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) is to advance the study, understanding, and use of ceramics and related materials. ACerS is a worldwide organization with more than 10,000 from across 70 countries. 

In 2014, ACerS established The Ceramic and Glass industry Foundation to attract, inspire, and support the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals. The CGIF will be the global leader in igniting student interest in ceramic and glass careers to help solve grand challenges facing humanity.


Criteria

GPA Requirement: 2.5 or higher

Majors: Materials Engineering 

Regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Classification: Undergraduate Freshman (1st Year), Undergraduate Sophomore (2nd Year), Undergraduate Junior (3rd Year), Undergraduate Senior (4th Year)

Residency Status: U. S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Non-US Resident 

Number of Awards: 1

Award Amount: $5,000




Tighe & Bond Scholarship

Description: Tighe & Bond is a top ranked, employee-owned civil and environmental engineering consulting firm serving state and local government and private sector clients in the education, energy, healthcare, industrial, real estate, and water resource markets. Our team of engineers, scientists, planners, architects, and other professionals provides creative solutions for land use, transportation, landscape architecture & urban design, structural and MEP design, and address critical challenges that impact water resources and the environment throughout the northeast. Tighe & Bond was recognized as one of the best engineering firms to work for and prioritizes the well-being of our employees through safety, health, and unmatched benefit programs. Our friendly and inclusive culture is supportive and flexible so everyone can thrive and develop rewarding careers.

Criteria

GPA Requirement: 3.0 or higher

Majors: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Regions: 1

Classification: Undergraduate Freshman (1st Year), Undergraduate Sophomore (2nd Year), Undergraduate Junior (3rd Year)

Residency Status: U. S. Citizen

Number of Awards: 2

Award Amount: $5,000


Visit KC Bridge Scholarship 

Description: This award is available to NSBE Jr. Members who will graduate from high school  in 2023, and will enroll in a University Engineering Program in the Fall of 2023. NSBE will pay a portion of the cost for you to attend the summer enrichment program. The exact award amount will be up to and not to exceed $1000.

Criteria

GPA Requirement: 3.0 or higher

Majors: All NSBE Majors 

Regions: 5

Classification: : High School Senior (12th Grade)

Residency Status: U. S. Citizen

Number of Awards: 22

Award Amount: $1,000



NSBE Named Scholarships

Grad Student Conference Travel Grant  

Description

This grant will be awarded to two graduate students with plans on attending the NSBE Annual Convention GSC mini conference. 

Criteria

GPA Requirement: 2.5 or higher

Majors: ALL NSBE majors 

Regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Classification: Graduate Students

Residency Status: U. S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Non-US Resident 

Number of Awards: 2

Award Amount: $750


Graduate Student Scholarship 

Criteria

GPA Requirement: 2.5 or higher

Majors: ALL NSBE majors 

Regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Classification: Graduate Students

Residency Status: U. S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Non-US Resident 

Number of Awards: 3

Award Amount: $3,000 


Leroy Callendar NSBE Jr. Scholarship 

Criteria

GPA Requirement: 3.0 or higher

Majors: ALL NSBE majors 

Regions: 1-6

Classification: High School Senior 

Residency Status: U. S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Non-US Resident 

Number of Awards: 

Award Amount: $500


NSBE Academic Improvement Scholarship 

Criteria

GPA Requirement: 2.0or higher

Majors: ALL NSBE majors 

Regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Classification: Undergraduate Freshman, Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior, Graduate Students

Residency Status: U. S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Non-US Resident 

Number of Awards: 10

Award Amount: $500


NSBE BCA/Affiliate/Fellows Scholarship 

Criteria

GPA Requirement: 2.5 or higher

Majors: All NSBE Majors

Regions: 1-6

Classification: Undergraduate Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, and Graduate Students 

Residency Status: U. S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Non-US Resident

Number of Awards: 101

Award Amount: $1,000- $2,500


NSBE Fulfilling the Legacy Scholarship 

Criteria

GPA Requirement: 3.0 or higher

Majors: ALL NSBE Majors 

Regions: 1, 23, 4, 5, 6

Classification: High School Senior, Undergraduate Freshman, Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior, Graduate Student 

Residency Status: U. S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Non-US Resident 

Number of Awards: (7) Collegiate Members (3) NSBE Jr. Members

Award Amount: $1500


NSBE Jr. Golden Torch Scholarship 

Criteria

GPA Requirement: 3.5 or higher

Majors: ALL NSBE Majors 

Regions: 1, 23, 4, 5, 6

Classification: High School Senior 

Residency Status: U. S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Non-US Resident 

Number of Awards: 5 (Renewable Scholarship for 4 years)

Award Amount: $1000


NSBE Jr. Graduating Senior Scholarship 

Criteria

GPA Requirement: 3.0 or higher

Majors: ALL NSBE Majors 

Regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Classification: High School Senior (12th grade) 

Residency Status: U. S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Non-US Resident 

Number of Awards: 3

Award Amount: $2,000


NSBE Study Abroad Scholarship 

Description

This $500 award offers support to a NSBE Member to study abroad.  The support must be for a STEM program while abroad.  

Criteria

GPA Requirement: 3.0 or higher

Majors: ALL NSBE Majors 

Regions: 1, 23, 4, 5, 6

Classification: Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior, Graduate Student 

Residency Status: U. S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Non-US Resident 

Number of Awards: 3



26th Annual Golden Torch Awards


Golden Torch Awards

The National Society of Black Engineers is the premier organization serving African Americans in engineering and technology. As a technical community service association, NSBE is the link between the African American community and the world of technology.

NSBE supports and promotes the aspirations of professionals, students and pre-college students. The mission the founders set forth in 1975, “To increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community, “ has blossomed into an organization with chapters worldwide.

The Annual Golden Torch Awards link the accomplishments of distinguished African- American engineers and technical professionals with college bound dreams of pre-college students. Since its inception GTA has served as a night to honor the best and the brightest in technology.


What is GTA?

The Golden Torch Awards (GTA) recognizes excellence among technical professionals, corporate, government and academic leaders, and university and pre-college students. These awards illustrate the possibilities that can be cultivated through support and responsibility. The proceeds of GTA are used to create college scholarships for gifted high school students.


GTA Categories/Criteria


GTA Nomination Application Timeline

  • Applications Open: August 1, 2022 
  • Applications Close: October 31, 2022
  • Application Reviewed: November 2022
  • Finalist Selected/Notified: December 2022
























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