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Scholarship Application Portal

Scholarship Application Eligibility

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Must be African American/Black (non-Hispanic)

  • Undergraduate students must be entering their Junior or Senior year of study during the 2019-2020 academic year and must carry a minimum of 12 units per semester/quarter

  • Graduate students must be have .a minimum of two academic semesters or one year left complete his/her Master's degree during the 2019-2020 academic year and must carry a minimum of 8 units per semester/quarter

  • Must have a minimum of 3.2 GPA 

  • MUST be pursuing a degree or course of study in an engineering program at an accredited four year college or university in the state of California

Application Checklist

  • Fill in and submit the Scholarship Application form below

  • All supporting documentation must be typed and submitted into a single PDF document

    • A copy of one signed reference letter from a college professor or employer on official letterhead

    • A copy of unofficial transcripts from your college/university. If you are selected as a finalist, you must provide official transcripts. If not currently enrolled, upload an acceptance letter

    • A headshot photo

    • A current resume

    • A one to two page essay (double spaced) outlining an engineering project that you would want to develop in the future. Explain how increasing diversity within the engineering profession would improve your project. Demonstrate how your academic potential and leadership would help achieve this project. 

  • If you submit ONLY the application form your application will NOT be considered.

  • Before submitting, ensure all application documents (reference letter, unofficial transcripts or acceptance letter, headshot photo, resume, essay) are combined and saved into ONE PDF

Scholarship Awards

The deadline for submission is April 30, 2019, 5:00 PST. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. 

Two scholarships will be awarded annually to one undergraduate .student and one graduate student

Award amounts may vary annually

Decisions of the Foundation are final and application documents will not be returned to the applicant

Finalist will be notified by May 31, 2019

Scholarship recipients will be notified on or before June 30, 2019

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I have checked all the forms for omissions and errors and I certify that the information provided is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that falsifying any information may result in the revocation of my application and any scholarship granted to me by the Bill H. James Foundation.

Before submitting, ensure all application documents (reference letter, unofficial transcripts or acceptance letter, headshot photo, resume, essay) are combined and saved into ONE PDF

If you have issues or questions regarding the scholarship application please contact info@billhjamesfoundation.org