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Our Scholarships

A Little Help Goes a Long Way

At The Bill H. James Foundation, we believe in supporting aspiring African American engineering students. Throughout the years, we have developed and maintained relationships that have showed us the incredible value that education holds.

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Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships
2024 Application window is OPEN! Application will close on July 15th, 2024.

Our awards aim to impact the lives of deserving students throughout the state of California. Our undergraduate and graduate scholarships are one of a kind, and have continuously changed the lives of those who have benefited from our support. We stay in close contact with all the recipients of our scholarship, and have seen unbelievable success stories that have come from these fine individuals.

Application Prerequisites: 

  • Applicants show proof of pursuing a degree or course of study in the engineering field at an accredited University/College located in California

  • 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 2024-2025 academic year and must carry a minimum of 12 units per semester/quarter

  • Graduate students must have a minimum of two academic semesters left to complete his/her graduate degree during the 2024-2025 academic year and must carry a minimum of 8 units per semester/quarter

  • Must have a minimum 3.2 GPA 

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