EligibilityTo be eligible for a new scholarship, all four (4) of the following requirements must be met:
- The student must have an unweighted academic average of “B” or better (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).
- The student must be a graduating high school senior who intends to enroll the next semester following high school graduation in an accredited college or university.
- The student must plan to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematic fields in preparation for a career in the energy sector.
- The student must be one of the historically underrepresented minorities in the sciences, technology, engineering and math related disciplines. (African American, Hispanic or Native American)
SelectionScholarship recipients - known as AABE Scholars - are determined each spring by the organization’s local chapter scholarship committee for local scholarships and by the National Scholarship Committee for national scholarships. Recipients will receive notification of their selection.
AwardsIndividual chapters of the American Association of Blacks in Energy have different awards and awarding amounts. The top candidates from each chapter are sent to compete for a $3,000 Regional and a $5,000 National Award. The “Rufus D. Gladney” Premier Award of $5,000 is given annually for a maximum of four years to the candidate who is judged to demonstrate the most outstanding achievement and promise. The New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of AABE will award $2,000. The top winner’s application is forwarded to compete for a Regional Award of $3,000 (The Northeast Region is one of six AABE Regions).
The Application PackageConsideration will be given only to candidates submitting complete application packages which include: (1) a completed AABE application form (copies are acceptable); (2) an official high school transcript; (3) a complete essay that has been proofread for typing error, grammar, structure, organization, content and clarity; (4) official proof of ACT or SAT scores; (5) two letters of reference; and (6) a completed checklist. Please include a picture of yourself to be used when winners are announced. Also please redact Social Security Numbers from any documents.
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