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January 14, 2015


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 2015 Scholarship Program is March 27, 2015.


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:

-Have, minimally, an overall “B” academic average and a “B” average in mathematics and    science courses.

-Be a graduating high school senior who has applied to one or more accredited colleges/universities.

-Plan to major in approved business, engineering, mathematics and science fields.

-Be a member of one of the underrepresented minority groups in the sciences and related areas of     technology.

 *Hispanic and Native Americans


Scholarship recipients-known as AABE Scholars - are determined by the organization’s Scholarship Committee each spring.  Recipients receive notification of their selection by mail.


Each year AABE National awards six $3,000 scholarships to students representing the Association’s six regions.  Additionally, a Premier Award of $5,000 is given annually to one candidate who is adjudged to demonstrate the most outstanding achievement and promise.  Awards are made directly to the students upon presentation of proof of enrollment at an accredited college or university.  At present, awards are made only on a one-time basis.

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 27, 2015 and submitted to the local AABE chapter listed below.  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.



Aaron Parker

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