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2016-2017 Region 1 Scholarships

The main purpose for giving out scholarships and incentives is to reward students and chapters who excelled in academic initiatives for recognition in the society. There are a multitude of scholarships available on the regional and national level. Free money is available just for you! See below for individual Scholarships, as well as, chapter incentive awards. All applicants must be paid, active NSBE members.

Importance of Academic Excellence
In a world where individuals are defined by their actions so too people of color. Academic Excellence especially in NSBE stems from the idea of not just proving to the world that people of color can succeed, but to also prove to yourselves that you have the capability to do so as well. Each and everyone of you are scholarly gifted individuals who are leaders in your respective community. So lets continue encourage and retain our members in the stem field. Promote each others interests as if it were your own. Use all the resources available to you in your university and incorporate the three main components of the Retention Program(Mentorship, Study Hall, Skill Development).
For when one of our brothers and sisters succeeds, we all succeed. One F1YAH

GPA Verification
Going forward you do not need to send a transcript to WHQ because now when you enter your GPA on your member profile, your chapter advisor/school official can log onto their account and click a button to verify. Once that is done, those individuals have full access and verification to apply to those scholarships. The old method in which students have to mail their hard cover transcript is no longer necessary and will only exist till the end of this semeter. If you don't have an advisor please inform your R1 Academic Excellence Chair at r1aex@nsbe.org so we can make the necessary updates.
 
 

Kolawale Glover Scholarship - $500

This scholarship goes to a NSBE member who has held a position on a chapter or zone executive board for at least one academic year and has demonstrated academic excellence, professionalism, and cultural responsibility. This scholarship was created in memoriam of the late Region 1 Regional Executive Board member, Kolawale Glover.
 
Applicants for this scholarship must have:

  • Be a paid NSBE member
  • Have a GPA of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 GPA scale
  • Held a position on the chapter or zone executive board for at least one year

The application requires a 300 word essay, a letter of recomendation (preferably from a professor, advisor, or other supervisor to your work), and a transcript. The essay should address the following:

  • How you were able to maintain academic excellence
  • The actions you took on behlaf of the membership during your time in leadership
  • The steps you took on the road to Professional Success, for yourself or others
  • How you have promoted cultural responsibility and community development in your life and the lives of those around you

Exemplary Student Award - $125

This award is available for two recipients. This is an award, presented to an exemplary NSBE Jr. student. Applicants for this award must be registered NSBE Jr. members. The application requires a 300 word essay, a letter of recommendation, and a transcript. The essay should describe why the applicant believes they are exemplary.


Academic Improvement - $500

The objective of the Academic Improvement Scholarship is to recognize those collegiate members who work hard to achieve academic excellence. This scholarship has no GPA minimum requirement. This scholarship awards members who have an increase in their GPA from the spring semester of the previous year to the fall semester.
 
All applicants must:

  • Be paid NSBE members
  • Have a clear GPA increase from the spring semester to the fall semester

The application requires a 300 word essay and a transcript. The essay should address the following:

  • The steps taken to improve your academic standing
  • Strategies used to overcome obstacles


NSBE All Star Award - $500

This scholarship will be presented to a NSBE member who represents the NSBE mission and therefore has demonstrated academic excellence, professionalism, and cultural responsibility.

All applicants must:

  • Be paid NSBE members
  • Have a GPA of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 GPA scale
  • Have held a professional engineering position or completed an equivalent long term engineering project which can include internships, co-ops, and class assignments

The application requires a 300 word essay, a letter of recommendation, a resume, and a trasncript. The essay should address how the applicant embodies the NSBE mission.
 

Head Start (Books Scholarship) - $500

This is a book scholarship for senior NSBE Jr. students who have been accepted into a college or university. To be eligible for this scholarship, each candidate must be entering a STEM major. The candidate must also submit an essay, a copy of their college acceptance letter, and transcripts. There is no minimum GPA requirement. 

All applicants must:

  • Be a registered NSBE Jr. member
  • Be entering a STEM major
  • Have been accepted to an accredited college or university

The application requires a 300 word essay, a copy of the college acceptance letter, and a transcript. The essay should address the following:

  • Your long-term and short-term goals academically
  • The impact you want to have with your STEM degree.
 
 

Academic Excellence Spotlight Award - $500

This award is to highlight and honor a chapter that has displayed progress, enthusiasm, and impact in pursuing academic excellence within their university and within their community. This application should be completed by a chapter’s executive board. The application requires two essays from separate individuals and academic excellence and Retention Program event information (similar to those requested from Chapter Monthly Reports). The essays should address:

  • The writer's personal academic excellence progress while active within the chapter
  • The impact of academic excellence events
  • The importance of academic excellence to the chapter's pursuance in fulfilling the NSBE mission

All active and registered chapters are elligible.

 


Be sure to apply for Regional and National Scholarships!!
 
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