Today, African-Americans are significantly underrepresented as students and a workforce in the S.T.E.M. arena. This must change. Our S.T.E.M. programming is aimed at aggressively and effectively changing the S.T.E.M. landscape in ways that broaden access and exposure of a new community of young black minds. Ultimately, we are working to prepare and empower young black students to create solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
(Science. Technology. Engineering. Math.)
The UNCF STEM Scholars Program is a ten-year initiative designed to identify and provide scholarship and academic support for a total of 500 talented African American high school students who aspire to earn STEM degrees and to pursue careers in STEM fields.
The program will enable these highly capable young people to pursue undergraduate STEM majors at historically black colleges and universities, private colleges, state universities and technical colleges and universities, from matriculation through graduation, and to prepare them for successful careers in a variety of STEM professions. The program will begin accepting applications in fall 2015 from first-time freshmen who will begin college in fall 2016.