2018 High School $2,000 Scholarship Opportunity DUE by March 15, 2018
The American Association of Blacks in Energy is a professional association composed of African
Americans in the energy industry. Through its Scholarship Program, the Association 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.
To be eligible for a new scholarship, all four (4) of the following requirements must be met:
- The student must have an unweighted academic average of “B” or better (3.0 on a
- The student must be a graduating high school senior who intends to enroll the next semester
following high school graduation in an accredited college or university.
- The student must plan to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology,
engineering or mathematic fields in preparation for a career in the energy sector.
- The student must be one of the historically underrepresented minorities in the sciences,
technology, engineering and math related disciplines. (African American, Hispanic or Native
Scholarship recipients – known as AABE Scholars – are determined each spring by the organization’s
local chapter scholarship committee for local scholarships and by the National Scholarship
Committee for national scholarships. Recipients will receive notification of their selection.
Individual chapters of the American Association of Blacks in Energy have different awards and
awarding amounts. The top candidates from each chapter are sent to compete for a $3,000 Regional
and a $5,000 National Award. The “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.
The Philadelphia Chapter of AABE will award six (6) scholarships in 2018: each valued at $2,000.
Each scholarship will be delivered over a period of the first two consecutive academic years in
$1,000 installments. Details for eligibility for the second installment will be provided at the time of
award of the scholarship.