The National Society of Black Engineers is the premier organization serving African Americans in engineering and technology. As a technical community service association, NSBE is the link between the African American community and the world of technology.
NSBE supports and promotes the aspirations of professionals, students and pre-college students. The mission the founders set forth in 1975, “To increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community, “ has blossomed into an organization with chapters worldwide.
The Annual Golden Torch Awards link the accomplishments of distinguished African- American engineers and technical professionals with college bound dreams of pre-college students. Since its inception GTA has served as a night to honor the best and the brightest in technology.
What is GTA?
The Golden Torch Awards (GTA) recognizes excellence among technical professionals, corporate, government and academic leaders, and university and pre-college students. These awards illustrate the possibilities that can be cultivated through support and responsibility. The proceeds of GTA are used to create college scholarships for gifted high school students.
History of GTA
The idea of the Golden Torch Awards came under the vision of the Executive Director Mr. Charles Walker in 1998. Mr. Walker believed since NSBE is a major force in increasing the number of blacks into the science, technology, engineering, and math fields, NSBE should also highlight the best and brightest in the industry. After the vision of Golden Torch Awards came into existence a proposal was submitted to the National Executive Board and was approved. Once approved a steering committee was put in place to execute the vision and make it a reality. The first Golden Torch Awards took place at the 24th Annual National Convention in Anaheim, California.
The Golden Torch Awards is the closing extravaganza on the annual convention. The Golden Torch Awards is the culminating awards ceremony of the society. Each year, this event honors the highest academic achievers and celebrates industry leaders in technology. Formerly a private ticketed event, in recent years the Golden Torch Awards has been made open to all conference participants and is the highest attended event of the week.
Classification: Grade 12 or 1st Year Undergraduate program
Residency Status: US Citizen, Permanent Resident
Deadline: June 20, 2019
GRE Registration Reimbursement Scholarship 2019
The goal of this scholarship is to cover registration costs of members that are taking the GRE in order to apply to a graduate program. We encourage members to apply to graduate school but know it can be expensive to do so. This scholarship will reimburse members for the $205 GRE registration fee.
Classification: Undergraduate year 1, 2, or 3, 12th grade
Residency Status: US Citizen, Permanent Resident
Deadline: June 30, 2019
Charlotte Clarke Hill Scholarship of Perseverance 2019
A 4-6 year renewable scholarship to an African American young woman of color pursuing Bachelors in any field of Engineering. It is designed for a student who has a 2.4 to a 3.0 GPA. This is renewable each year until the bachelors is received. It will come with mentoring support, membership in the local Student NSBE chapter (if it is close to the student for active participation) and support in resume writing, LinkedIn creation and interviewing skills with the goal of securing meaningful engineering summer internships positions and a position upon graduation.
Classification: Undergraduate Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Grad Students
Residency Status: U. S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Non- U.S. Citizen
Number of Awards: 4
Award Amount: $5,000
Deadline: June 30, 2019
Cummins-NSBE Integrated Pipeline Program
The Cummins-NSBE Integrated Pipeline Program (IPP) offers academic, financial and career development support to engineering students beginning in their sophomore year who are NSBE members. This innovative program is funded by a five-year grant from Cummins, Inc. and was created as part of the company’s US Diversity Initiative. The Cummins-NSBE Integrated Pipeline Program will increase the pool of diverse engineering talent entering the U.S. industrial workforce.
The program includes scholarship grants, professional development activities, mentorship, internships, retention activities, and engagement with NSBE chapters. Scholarship recipients accepted into the program will each be awarded a total of $15,000 during their junior and senior years. Each scholar will be required to complete one summer internship assignment with Cummins, Inc. Select students may be offered return internships with the company, based on their work performance. Each Cummins-NSBE scholar will also be assigned a Cummins mentor who will support the scholar through his or her tenure in the program and over the course of the Cummins, Inc. internship assignment.
Cohorts of five students each will be selected from Howard University and Purdue University this year. The Cummins-NSBE IPP will expand to a third institution in future application cycles.
Must be a NSBE member to qualify
GPA Requirement: 3.00 or above
Majors: Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial/Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering [Includes Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, and Industrial Engineering Technology for Purdue Applicants(only)]
NSBE Regions Participating: Region II (Howard University) and Region IV (Purdue University)
Classification: Undergraduate Sophomore
Residency Status: U.S. Citizen, Permanent U.S. Resident or Non-U.S. Citizen
Award Amount: $15,000 (in installments of $3,750 per semester)
Number of Awards: 10 (five students each from Howard and Purdue Universities)
Extended Deadline for Application: Feb. 22, 2019
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How to Verify Your GPA
Collegiate Members will self - report their GPA on their profile and chapter advisors will approve it through the Educational Institution Portal in NSBEConnect. Please speak with your chapter advisor if they are not registered for access to the portal and ask them to complete this form. WHQ will no longer accept transcripts and members must work with their advisor to confirm their GPA in the Educational Institution Portal. If your chapter does not have an advisor, please complete this form GPA Collection Form and e-mail it to email@example.com. This form MUST be signed by the Office of Registrar or a University Official.
NSBE Jr. Members will submit their GPA using this GPA Collection Form. A counselor or school registrar MUST sign this form, please email all signed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To become an APEx member, you must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 or higher. GPA's are measured on a 4.0 grading scale.
There are three APEx Levels:
APEx Honors: 3.6 - 4.0
APEx Torchbearer: 3.2 - 3.5
APEx Excel: 3.0- 3.1
Benefits of being an APEx member
National Convention and Fall Regional Conference discounts
Early admittance onto Career Fair floor during National Convention
Grants entrance into special APEx events and receptions
Receives APEx Lapel Pin
Aaron Sean Kelley Region 4 University of Louisville
Abena Otchere-Boateng Region 3 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Abigeal Ilesanmi Region 6 University of Idaho
Adedayo Adeiga Region 5 Texas A & M University Kingsville
Adegbola Balogun Region 5 Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK)
Akilah Kafele Region 2 North Carolina A&T State University
Alanna Robinson Region 2 Duke University
Alexandra Edlyn Philip Region 5 Plano East Senior High
Alyssa Williams Region 2 North Carolina A&T State University
Anaya B. Joynes Region 2 Legacy Stem Project
Antonia Chin Region 4 Kettering University
Antonio Goodman Region 3 Florida State University
Ashley Valencia Medice Region 5 University of Oklahoma
Ayodeji Avis Adeniran Region 5 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Brittney Nelson Region 5 Texas A&M University
Brooklyn Harper Region 3 Kennesaw State University
Cameron Owens Region 4 Indiana Institute of Technology
Chiamaka Obianyor Region 3 Georgia Institute Of Technology
Chiebuka Egwuonwu Region 4 Purdue University
Chimezie Harrison Nwabugwu Region 5 Texas A&M University Kingsville
Chinelo Ibekwe Region 3 University of Mississippi
Christian Bernard Butler Region 5 Northeastern University
Christopher Mahoney Region 2 University of Pittsburgh
Christopher Roper Region 3 Kennesaw State University
Cydney Christian Region 2 Hampton University
Dan Bully II Region 4 Purdue University
Daria Bentley Region 5 Southern University and A&M College
Darria Marissa Carter Region 5 Louisiana State University
Devon Jelani Woodfine Region 6 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Diael Simone Thomas Region 5 The University of Texas at Austin
Donovan Eric Jamal White Region 3 Morehouse
Dylan Mitchell Region 3 University Of Kentucky
Emmanuel Ijezie Region 6 University of Idaho
Epiphanie Tchakoumi Region 5 Texas Tech University
Evelyn Thomas Region 5 The University of Texas at Austin
Fodunbosade Ologunde Region 2 University of Pittsburgh
Gary Stockard Jr. Region 5 University Of Missouri - Columbia
Humayun Kabir Region 6 University of Idaho
Ibeh Stephen Omodolor Region 4 University of Toledo
Isaiah Burgess Region 1 Stevens Institute Of Technology
Itohan Cathrine Agbonkina Region 5 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
James Madison Dahn Tukpah Region 1 Northeastern University
Janet Rene Canady Region 2 University of Pittsburgh
Jasmin Sophia Delva Region 4 Kettering University
Jayla Kiana Bradley Region 3 University of Florida
Jaylin Horace McMillan Region 5 Texas State University
Jenario Johnson Region 3 Florida Polytechnic University
Jeremy Asomaning Region 4 Purdue University
Jeremy Crosby Region 2 Tri-County Jr. Chapter - Clemson, Sc
Jojo France-Mensah Region 5 University of Texas at Austin
Jonielle McDonnough Region 3 University of South Florida
Joseph Kelvin Egbosi Region 5 Texas A&M University, Kingsville, Tx
Joshua Frenchwood Region 5 University of Houston
Justice Nii-Ayitey Region 6 University of Idaho
Kayla Singting Ho Region 1 New York Institute of Technology
Kennedi Arianna-Reese Mitchell Region 5 South Houston NSBE Jr Chapter
Lauren Oliver Region 2 Nubian Village Academy NSBE Jr.
Lauryn Taylor Region 5 Johnson High School
Logan Green Region 3 University of Florida
Madison Harris Region 2 Metro Warriors Stem
Magnifique Mukundwa Region 1 Tufts University
Marika Erin McGhee Region 4 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Maurice Compton Region 5 Univeristy of Dallas
Michael Jackson Region 5 University of Houston
Mojeed Awonuga Region 5 Texas A&M University - Kingsville
Monise M Harris Region 3 University of South Florida
Morgan Ann Harris Region 2 North Carolina A&T State University
Nazjae Lateef Hill Region 2 North Carolina A&T State University
Nigel Davis Region 3 University of Florida
Ogenna Esimai Region 5 The University of Texas at Arlington
Oghogho Cynthia Omoragbon Region 5 Texas A&M University, College Station
Ojo Olakunle Francis Region 5 Tulane University
Olatunde Badmus Region 5 Prairie View A & M University
Olufolahan Irene Ogidan Region 6 University of Idaho
Olumide Mowanuolaoluwa Longe Region 5 Prairie View A&M University
Oluwabukola Ruth Opatola Region 6 University of Idaho
Osayuwamen A. Osagie Region 6 University of Southern California
Paul Dania Region 6 University of Idaho
Precious Jatau Region 5 University of Oklahoma
Roderick Samuda Region 1 University Of Connecticut
Rosebella Capio Region 6 University of Idaho
Roshon Condell Region 3 University of Florida
Sadie Randall Region 5 Five Girls R.O.C.K. @ YWCPA, a LINKS-NSBE Jr. Chapter
Saheed Bayonle Adisa Region 6 University of Idaho
Shannon Simpson Region 3 University of Florida
Sidney Milan Cameron Region 3 Florida State University
Stanley Celestin Region 3 University of Florida
Suliyat Olagbenro Region 4 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Sydnee Redana Ruff Region 3 University of Tennessee Knoxville
Tamia Randolph Region 1 Northeastern University
Tamuno-negiyeofori Warmate Region 2 The Pennsylvania State University
Taylor Ashley Jackson Region 2 Georgia Institute of Technology
Temidayo Jaiyeola Region 4 University of Illinois at Chicago
Theron Frederick Lee Smith Region 6 UC Irvine
Tyra Lynnette Pitts Region 2 University of Pittsburgh
Uchechukwu Okechukwu Agwu Region 6 Santa Clara University
Victor Chukwuka Region 3 Georgia Institute of Technology
Victor Desnoyers Region 2 Atkins Academic & Technology High
Vincent E Johns Jr. Region 4 The Ohio State University
Wanjau Waithaka Region 5 Texas A&M University Kingsville
Yunus Akintunde Akinola Region 3 Florida State University
Kerry Wilson NC A&T University
Applying for NSBE scholarships was a life saver for me. When I login to NSBE Connect I can easily see which ones I qualify for and the requirements I need to fulfill. Since receiving a scholarship through NSBE it has opened doors for me to network with others, travel and lifted a heavy financial burden off my family. I wouldn't be in as good of a position if it weren't for NSBE scholarships.
Raegan Brown Spelman College
Applying for the NGF-NSBE Scholarship in particular was an extremely easy process with benefits that exceeded my expectations. I only had to have my GPA verified in my account, an updated resume and answer about 10 short answer questions about myself. The program has enriched my college experience by giving me the opportunity to grow as a business professional through careers services supposed and professional development webinars. I have been able to take the tools learned and apply them to many of my professional settings.
Andre Campbell Howard University
Applying to NSBE scholarships is truly the easiest thing to do. They don't take long at all. You literally just provide basic information. Your GPA has to be verified, you have to provide some academic history and most likely answer a few essays questions and boom, and you are done. By applying to NSBE scholarships, I have been able to further my collegiate education without having to worry about how I'm going to pay back student loans after I graduate. Thank you, NSBE!