The society offers a variety of NSBE and Corporate-sponsored scholarship and award opportunities to our pre-college, collegiate undergraduate and graduate student, and technical professional members. Our scholarship packages range in value from $500 to $10,500. In addition to the scholarships, we also provide access to awards which acknowledge our highest achieving members, such as the Mike Shinn Distinguished Member of the Year (male and female) Award with a cash award of $7,500, as well as the Alumni Member and Technologist of the Year. Each of these awardees also receive a Golden Torch Award from the organization.

Chapters interested in listing scholarships on NSBE's vault please email scholarships@nsbe.org.

How to Verify Your GPA

GPAs may be verified in one of the following ways only:

  1. GPA Collection form (recommended for expedited processing)[1]
  2. Submit an accepted document electronically to National Society of Black Engineers via email to scholarships@nsbe.org
  3. Mail an accepted document to NSBE World Headquarters at NSBE Scholarships, 205 Daingerfield Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314

List of Accepted Documents:

An Official Transcript shall be defined as follows:

  1. A transcript which is validated, issued, and mailed directly by the institution in a sealed institutional envelope.
  2. An electronic transcript sent through a recognized third party transcript provider (i.e. University Registrar).
  3. A faxed copy of an original official transcript.

Alternate accepted documents: We accept the following documents as official verification documents.

  1. Degree Audit, GPA verification , or other form that includes the student’s name and GPA issued by the University
  2. Unofficial transcripts (as defined by a university) that include school background or seal, or are sent directly to NSBE World Headquarters in a sealed University envelope

Pre-College University Sponsored External Scholarships


July 16, 2014

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Biomedical Engineering Innovation and Career Development Travel Awards, and we would like to encourage you to invite deserving individuals to apply for the awards. Award winners will receive a complimentary registration to the 2014 BMES Annual Meeting in San Antonio and travel stipend of $800.

The newly refined awards are aimed at helping minorities and underrepresented groups who are involved in research and training focused on health disparities and minority health.

Eligible applicants may include: graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career faculty, as well as professionals at critical transition or reentry points in their careers. Applicants should be from underrepresented populations in biomedical engineering. Groups identified as being underrepresented in science and engineering and eligible for the awards include: women, African Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hispanics, American Indians/Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders [Guam, Hawaii and American Samoa].  Awards are only available to BMES members who do not receive BMES funding through any other BMES sources.

Winners will be announced at the Health Disparities Session at the Annual Meeting (scheduled for October 24, 2014), and are strongly encouraged to attend the session.

Applications (application form, CV/resume and letter of support) are due by 5pm ET on July 31, 2014. Late applications will not be reviewed. To learn more about the BME Innovation and Career Development Travel Awards and how to apply, visit http://bmes.org/awards.  

Thank you for your support!


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Gilda Barabino, PhD

BMES President

Dean, Grove School of Engineering

The City College of New York

Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship

The Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate college students engaging in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education with an interest in pursuing careers in the fields of energy or the environment to enter to win a scholarship up to $10,000!