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HBCU Week x FOSSI STEM Scholarship

HBCU Week x FOSSI STEM Scholarship

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Undergraduate Students

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About This Scholarship

The HBCU Week Foundation and the Free and Open Source Software for Education (FOSSi) Foundation have partnered to offer the HBCU Week x FOSSI STEM Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to support students from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) who are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields.

The scholarship provides financial assistance to cover the cost of tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses. Recipients will also have the opportunity to participate in FOSSi-related projects and attend FOSSi events.

This scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for HBCU students who are interested in STEM fields and who are passionate about open source software to receive financial support and gain valuable experience in their chosen field.

Eligibility Criteria For HBCU Week x FOSSI STEM Scholarship

The eligibility criteria for the HBCU Week x FOSSI STEM Scholarship are:

  • Enrollment: The applicant must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) or other minority-serving institution (MSI) as a full-time student pursuing a degree in a STEM (Science, Engineering, or Mathematics) field.
  • Academic achievement: The applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Personal statement: The applicant must submit a personal statement that outlines their academic and career goals and how the scholarship will help them achieve those goals.
  • Recommendation letter: The applicant must provide one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or academic advisor.
  • Financial need: The applicant must demonstrate financial need by submitting a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or a signed letter from their school’s financial aid office.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency: The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

It’s important to note that the specific eligibility criteria for this scholarship can change from year to year, so applicants should always check the latest requirements before applying.

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