500 by 2025 Scholarship/Mentor Program
This scholarship is offered by the NSBE - Chicago Professionals and is intended to mentor and assist undergraduate students in completing a degree in engineering or computer science disciplines. The results of this opportunity is to increase the number of Black engineering and computer science students in schools in accredited colleges and universities located in the Chicago metropolitan area. Each student will receive a minimum of $5,000 each school year to be used for basic needs.
Research has shown that over 80% of the engineering and computer science students in the area work at least 20 hours a week and many work more than 20 hours to cover living expenses and basic needs. This has led to low GPA's and high stress levels in the students which oftentimes leads to withdrawal from school. No one should have to choose between food and education.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We are asking our members and partners to help us by donating towards a scholarship and/or volunteering to mentor a student. We believe that with a little financial support and some mentoring, we can change the tide and help more students graduate with engineering or computer science degrees.
WHAT WILL YOU GET?
NSBE - Chicago Professionals is a 501c(3) non-profit so all donations are tax deductible. Plus, you will get to assist thousands of hard working students realize their dreams of becoming an engineer or computer scientist!
If you are interested in donating to the scholarship fund, please do! Otherwise, apply to be a mentor today!