NACME Scholorships

Nacme Scholarships

NACME is responsible for more than $4 million in scholarships awarded annually to underrepresented minority (URM) students, with more than $1.6 million awarded in NACME’s funded scholarships and $2.4 million more through our partner institutions’ in-kind support. NACME expects to support approximately 1,000 underrepresented minority engineering and computer students annually.
 
Scholarship Eligibility
To be eligible for any NACME administered scholarship students must be either be a high school senior applying to an engineering or computer science program at a NACME Partner Institution, or be currently matriculating in an engineering or computer science program at a NACME Partner Institution, a US citizen or permanent resident, and have a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.8 (some named scholarships may have higher GPA requirements). NACME’s mission is to increase representation of Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic-American and Native/American Indian in the fields of engineering and computer science.
 
APPLY
To apply for any NACME scholarship: block grant, bridge, corporate named scholarship or special named scholarship, an updated NACME common application must be on file.
 
FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
 
NACME Bridge Scholarship
The NACME Bridge scholarship program is designed to support students who have received and accepted freshman admission to an undergraduate engineering or computer science program at a NACME Partner Institution and have been invited to attend a residential academic program the summer prior to freshman matriculation. The scholarship covers the published cost of participation of the Bridge program. Students must have a NACME Common Application on file. Students are selected by both NACME and the relevant NACME Partner Institution.
 
NACME Collegiate Scholarship (Block Grant)
The NACME Collegiate Scholarship provides support for qualified under-represented students, Black/African American, Native/American Indian, and Latinx/Hispanic American, who have directly applied to an engineering or computer science undergraduate program at a NACME Partner Institution. To be eligible for a NACME Collegiate Scholarship, students must have a complete NACME Common Application on file, a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0, and must verify, at time of award, Fall admission to an eligible full time, on-campus program in an engineering or computer science major. Awards vary by partnership institution but are typically between $1,500 - $4,000 annually.
 
FOR CURRENT COLLEGE STUDENTS
The NACME Named Scholarship Programs were created to provide an opportunity for individuals and companies interested in establishing a named minority scholarship program in support of NACME’s mission to increase the representation of underrepresented minorities in engineering and computer science. 
 
Americas Styrenics Scholarship
The Americas Styrenics Scholarship provides financial support that will promote high academic achievement, leadership qualities and commitment to excellence at Louisiana State University (LSU).  One rising sophomore or junior will be selected, and the recipient is awarded $6,000 annually for up to two years. This dollar amount will be matched by LSU for a total of $12,000 annually. The minimum grade point average required is 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
 
Autodesk NACME Scholarship
The Autodesk NACME Scholarship is designed to provide financial support and work experience that will promote high academic achievement among under-represented students enrolled in an undergraduate computer science or computer engineering program. Applicants must be enrolled full-time, on campus, and in good standing in an accredited computer engineering or computer science program, and have demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to rising junior and rising senior applicants. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. The award is accompanied by a summer internship. The recipients will receive a one-time $5,000 award the academic year after the paid summer internship.
 
Bechtel Undergraduate Scholarship Award
The Bechtel Undergraduate Scholarship Award is financial support program that encourages and recognizes high academic achievement of students interested in pursuing a corporate career in a construction-related engineering discipline. The award is accompanied by an internship and mentoring opportunities. Two students are selected in their junior year. The recipients are awarded $2,500 each for up to two years. The minimum grade point average required is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
 
Bechtel Undergraduate Women in Engineering Scholarship
The Bechtel Undergraduate Women in Engineering Scholarship is geared towards female students who are rising juniors or seniors. Students are selected each year and they are given a one-time award of up to $10,000 with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students should be attending one of NACME Partner Institutions.
 
Chevron Scholarship Program
The Chevron Scholarship Program awards current matriculating students in Engineering: specifically, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Civil and Petroleum as well as Computer Science (and qualifying information technology programs), who have the potential to excel as scholars, leaders and potential contributors to Chevron Corporation. Assessment will be based on academic merit and leadership potential.  Students are selected each year and they are given a one-time award of $5,000. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants can matriculate at any accredited engineering or computer science four-year institution; however, preference will be given to students matriculating at the following key schools: Florida International University, North Carolina A&T State University, Prairie View A&M University, Tuskegee University, University of Houston, and University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
 
NACME Collegiate Scholarship (Block Grant)
NACME provides block grants to partner institutions that, in turn, award scholarships to talented Black/African American, Native/American Indian, and Latinx/Hispanic American students enrolled in engineering or computer science programs as part of their financial aid packages. NACME Collegiate Scholars are performing undergraduate students who are matriculating in strategic engineering or computer science programs. To be eligible for a NACME Collegiate Scholarship, students must have an updated NACME Common Application on file, a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8, and must be matriculating full time, in good standing, at an on campus engineering or computer science program at a NACME Partner Institution. Awards vary by partnership institution but are typically between $1,500 - $4,000 annually.
 
Sidney and Katherine Friend Scholarship
Joint endowment established between NACME and New York University, Tandon School of Engineering. One high school senior is selected for funding beginning their freshman year and supported for a maximum of five years. The recipient is awarded $2,500 each year. The minimum grade point average required is 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
 
William Randolph Hearst Endowment Scholarship
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation supported the creation of this endowed scholarship. Two students are selected in either their freshman or sophomore year of an ungraduated program in engineering. The recipients are awarded $2,500 each for up to four years. The minimum grade point average required is 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
 
Phillip D. Reed Undergraduate Endowment Fellowship
Philip D. Reed endowment fellowship is made possible through an endowment from the Philip D. Reed Foundation. One student is selected in their sophomore year. The award provides $5,000 for up to three years.


Summary of Current NACME Administered Scholarships

The following table is a quick guide to the requirements of each NACME administered scholarship:

NACME Scholarship

Academic Year

Min

Cum GPA

(4.0 scale)

Qualifying Engineering or Comp Sci Major?

NACME Partner Institution

Paid Summer Internship offered by sponsoring entity?

Essay/

Special Questions Required?

Renewable or One Time Award?

Award Amount

Deadline Date

Bridge

High School Senior/ Rising Freshman

2.8

All

Partner Institution with qualifying Bridge Program

Priority applicant for internships as a Rising Sophomore

No

One Time

Published Family Cost

June 1

Collegiate (Block Grant)

Freshman - Senior

2.8

All

All

Priority applicant  via the NACME Career Center

No

Renewable

Varies by Partner Institution

$1,500-$4,000

Dec 1

Americas Styrenics

Rising Sophomore – Rising Junior

2.75

All

LSU Only

No

No

2 years

$6,000

Nov 15

Autodesk

Rising Junior or Rising Senior

3.0

Computer Science; Computer Engineering

All

Yes

No

One Time

$5,000

Nov 15

Bechtel Undergraduate

Junior

3.0

Construction Related Engineering Major

All

Yes

Yes

2 years

$2,500

Nov 15

Bechtel Women’s

Junior or Senior

3.0

Construction Related Engineering Major

All

Yes

Yes

One Time

$10,000

Nov 15

Chevron

Freshman-Senior

3.0

All; Preferred:

MechanicalChemical, Electrical, Civil, Petroleum, Computer Science

All;

Preferred: Florida International University, North Carolina A&T State University, Prairie View A&M University, Tuskegee University, University of Houston, and University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Priority applicant

Yes

One Time

$5,000

July 1

Friend

High School Senior/ Rising Freshman

2.8

All

NYU Only

No

No

Renewable up to five years

$2,500

Nov 15

Hearst

Freshman and Sophomore

2.8

All

All

No

No

Renewable up to four years

$2,500

Nov 15

Reed

Sophomore

2.8

All

All

No

No

Renewable up to 3 years

$5,000

Nov 15

 
Additional Under-Represented Minority Scholarship Resources
Scholarships.com - A listing of scholarships for minorities.
Finaid.com - Information about scholarships and fellowships for minority students. Native American students should also visit the Financial Aid for Native American Students page.
 
 
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