AABE® National Scholarship Eligibility and Criteria
Through the work of various members of the AABE National Scholarship Committee, Chapter Presidents,
Regional Coordinators, local Scholarship Committees and many AABE volunteers nationwide, the AABE
Scholarship Program is advertised and applications are solicited from eligible candidates nation-wide.
AABE local chapters review the applications received and select local scholarship winners, from which the
top ranked candidates are forwarded to the National Scholarship Committee for consideration of regional
and national awards.
The deadline date for submission of applications for the 2018 Scholarship Program is March 15, 2018.
The American Association of Blacks in Energy is a professional organization of African Americans in the
energy industry. Through its Scholarship Program, AABE seeks to help increase the number of African
Americans and other misrepresented minorities* in energy related fields. By doing so, we help our nation
address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market.
Candidates for an AABE scholarship must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- 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).
Scholarship recipients-known as AABE Scholars - are determined by the organization’s Scholarship Committee each spring. Recipients receive notification of their selection.
The Michigan Chapter of AABE will award multiple scholarships. 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.
In addition, AABE Michigan Chapter will award at least one (1) scholarship to a student of the AABE - Michigan Chapter’s region. The award shall be made directly to the student upon presentation of proof of enrollment at an accredited college or university. Awards are to be made on a one time basis.
The Application Package - CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FILE
The Application Package Consideration will be given only to candidates submitting complete application packages which include: (1) a completed AABE application form (copies are acceptable); (2) a high school transcript; (3) official proof of ACT or SAT scores; (4) two letters of reference; and (5) a completed checklist.
Please redact Social Security Numbers from any documents. Complete application packages MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN March 15, 2018 and submitted to the local AABE chapter. Applications returned to the AABE national office or the National Scholarship Committee are in violation of procedures and will not be considered for scholarship support.
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