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The Bill H. James Foundation Scholarship Fund for Aspiring African American Engineers in the USA for 2023/2024

Deserving students’ lives is impacted by the Bill H. James Foundation Scholarship Fund throughout the state of California. Interested African American engineering students are supported by The Bill H. James Foundation because we support them. We have built and maintained relationships over the years that have demonstrated to us the immense value that education carries. Our distinctive undergraduate and graduate scholarships have had a lasting impact on the lives of those who have received them. We keep in touch with every scholarship winner, and we’ve heard amazing success stories about how these deserving people have turned their lives around.

Undergraduate Scholarships Courses

  • Engineering

Aim and Benefits of Bill H. James Foundation Scholarship Fund (Undergraduate)

Each year, scholarships will be given out, with varying award sums.

Eligibility for Bill H. James Foundation Scholarship Fund (Undergraduate)

To be qualified for Bill H. James Foundation Scholarship Fund, each applicant:

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  • Must be an American citizen.
  • Must be non-Hispanic and African American or Black.
  • A minimum of 12 units must be taken each semester or quarter by undergraduate students who are starting their junior or senior year of study during the 2023–2024 academic year.
  • must have a GPA of at least 3.2. 
  • must be enrolled in an engineering program at a four-year institution in the state of California that has received accreditation.

Documents Required for Application

  • Please apply to the Bill H. James Foundation Scholarship Fund below.
  • Include the following supporting documents in one PDF file:
    • a one- to two-page essay outlining a future engineering project you’d like to work on. Describe how making the engineering industry more diverse could help your project. 
    • a recent résumé
    •  a high-quality portrait of yourself
    •  (Optional) a duplicate of one formal letterhead-based signed reference letter from a professor or employer from college
    • a copy of your college or university’s unofficial transcripts. If you haven’t already, upload your admission letter.
  • Make sure to consolidate all supporting application files into ONE PDF before submitting.

Graduate Scholarships Courses

  • Engineering

Aim and Benefits of Bill H. James Foundation Scholarship Fund (Graduate)

Each year, scholarships will be given out, with varying award sums.

Eligibility

To be eligible for Bill H. James Foundation Scholarship Fund, follow the below requirements:

  • Must be an American citizen.
  • Must be non-Hispanic and African American or Black.
  • Graduate students must earn their Master’s degree within the 2023–2024 academic year with at least two academic semesters or one year remaining and must enroll in at least 8 units per semester or quarter.
  • must have a GPA of at least 3.2. 
  • must be enrolled in an engineering program at a four-year institution in the state of California that has received accreditation.

Documents Required for Bill H. James Foundation Scholarship Fund Application

  • Please submit the following scholarship application.
  • Include the following supporting documents in one PDF file:
  1. (Optional) a replica of one reference letter, signed, by a college lecturer or employer, on letterhead
  2. unofficial transcripts from your college or university, in copy form. Please upload an admission letter if you are not presently enrolled.
  3. a professional portrait of you
  4. An updated resume
  5. A one- to two-page essay describing an engineering project you’d like to work on in the future. Describe how expanding diversity in the engineering sector could benefit your project. 
  • Make sure all supporting application files are compiled into ONE PDF before submitting.

Application Procedure

Are you qualified for and interested in the Bill H. James Foundation Scholarship Fund? To apply, visit the Bill H. James Foundation at www.billhjamesfoundation.org.

Visit the Bill H. James Foundation website for additional information.

Submission Deadline

June 15, 2023

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