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    UNCF STEM Scholars Program

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by UNCF (United Negro College Fund)

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jun 4, 2024
    100 awards worth up to

    $5,000

    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    June 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Native American high school senior who will be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM field? If so, the UNCF STEM Scholars Program may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 100 college-bound high school seniors who belong to a racial/ethnic minority group and are pursuing a STEM degree. The scholarship may be renewed for up to five years and utilizes a tiered funding system, offering up to $2,500 per academic year for freshmen and sophomores, $5,000 for juniors and seniors, and an additional $5,000 for students whose academic programs require a fifth year. To apply, interested students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and submit a letter of recommendation, written essays, and a one-minute video essay. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About UNCF (United Negro College Fund)

    UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is an organization that works to build a robust and nationally-recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, because of UNCF support, become highly-qualified college graduates. UNCF envisions a nation where all Americans have equal access to a college education that prepares them for rich intellectual lives, competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship and service to the nation.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Minimum GPA

    3

    Race/Ethnicity

    Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African, Hispanic/Latino, Native American

    Academic Interest

    Computer Science, Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biology, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Library and Information Sciences

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    Essay

    1-minute video essay

    Letter of Recommendation

    FAFSA

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact UNCF (United Negro College Fund) at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the UNCF STEM Scholars Program is renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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