American Association of Blacks in Energy Scholarship
2017 Scholarship Application Guidelines
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The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) 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, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented 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 six (6) eligibility criteria:
1. The student must have an unweighted academic average of “B” of better (minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale).
2. Be a graduating high school senior who has applied to one or more accredited colleges/universities. (For Florida Chapter scholarships only, preference will be given to students who plan to attend an accredited college or university in Florida.)
3. Plan to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics fields in preparation for a career in the energy sector.
Example majors include but are not limited to the following academic disciplines:
business - business administration, accounting, finance
physical sciences - physics, chemistry, biology (energy-related/non-medical fields only), astronomy
technology - computer science
engineering - mechanical, electrical, computer, chemical, nuclear, environmental, civil, agricultural/biological, industrial, materials science
mathematics - applied mathematics, all branches of mathematics
4. Be a member of one of a class or group of individuals who has been historically underrepresented in the sciences, technology, engineering and math related disciplines.
5. If applying for the Florida Chapter need-based scholarship, exhibits financial need and meets all other eligibility criteria. (Financial need is not a consideration for other Florida Chapter, regional, and national awards.)
6. If applying for any Florida Chapter scholarship, is a Florida resident or resides in an area where the Florida Chapter is the nearest AABE chapter.
Applications received from those who do not meet the eligibility criteria above will not be considered. Candidates may not apply for scholarships with more than one local chapter.
The Florida Chapter of AABE will award multiple scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Select local chapter applications are forwarded to compete for a Southeast Regional Award of $3,000. (The Southeast Region is one of six AABE Regions). Additionally, a Rufus D. Gladney Premier Award of $5,000 is given annually for a maximum of four years to the candidate who is judged to demonstrate the most outstanding achievement and promise. This is a national award. National and regional awards are distributed to the students upon presentation of proof of enrollment at an accredited college or university. Distribution of local chapter awards is done by the local chapter upon proof of enrollment at an accredited college or university.
Serena Ostrowsky, M.Ed.