College Scholarships for High School Students

The Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program at UNC Chapel Hill

The Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program provides a pathway to success for highly able students who aspire to become leading PhD and MD/PhD scientists in our increasingly interdisciplinary world. Aiming to increase the diversity among future science leaders, CSS is modeled after the  nationally-recognized Meyerhoff Scholars Program at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. The Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program provides a head start and continuous support for superb students, allowing them to succeed in math and science at the highest level.

Dr. John Hopps Jr. Defense Research Scholars Program Increasing the number of Morehouse College graduates entering PhD programs in STEM disciplines

The Hopps Research Scholars Program is designed to advance the core federal and Department of Defense missions of increasing the participation of underrepresented minority students in scientific research and science education, and ensuring minority participation in emerging scientific and technology fields.  The program honors the late Dr. John H. Hopps, Jr., an exemplary former leader and researcher in the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation. Having been in existence since 2006 due to support from the Department of Defense, the Hopps Program has successfully trained and mentored nearly two hundred Black males for careers in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields at Morehouse College.

Millennium Scholars at Penn State University

Penn State Millennium Scholars, a group of academically talented science and engineering students who, as incoming college freshmen, have committed to the long-range pursuit of a research career and attainment of a doctoral degree. The six-week summer bridge program that begins the Penn State Millennium Scholars program is an intense boot camp experience for academic all-stars. It is designed to introduce the students to the academic and research environment at Penn State, to build cohesion and community among the scholars, and to provide them with the coaching and network that will help these high-achieving students reach new levels of excellence in science and engineering. The summer bridge program prepares them for college and beyond into graduate programs and their future careers.

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships

ExxonMobil and Dr. Bernard Harris strongly believe that education is key to progress, development and economic growth in our country. Together, they have developed a partnership to increase awareness about the need for more math and science graduates, especially among underrepresented populations. This scholarship is part of their efforts to support students of color who plan to pursue math- and science related degrees. Four scholarships for two boys and two girls, with a value of $5,000 each, will be awarded in June 2016 to two Black and two Hispanic students currently completing their senior year of high school in a member district of the Council of the Great City Schools.  Applicants must be accepted for full-time enrollment at a four year college or university in the next academic year and pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). The scholarships, named in recognition of Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., serve underrepresented students pursuing careers in STEM. As a former astronaut, physician and businessman, Dr. Harris is an outstanding role model dedicated to serving as a mentor to the scholarship recipients. Applications will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the Council of the Great City Schools. Recipients will be selected by Dr. Harris and notified in June.