- Renewable: Unknown
- Number of Awards: 4
- Award Amount: $5,000
- Website: https://www.cgcs.org/Page/47
- Phone: 202-393-2427
- Fax: 713-877-6141
- Email: Not Available
- Address: 1330 Post Oak Boulevard Suite 2550 Houston, TX 77056
The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships have been awarded for many years and the main goal of this award is to encourage minority students to pursue college degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
The scholarship has been established in 2010 by Dr. Bernard Harris who was known as a former physician, businessman and NASA astronaut who was the first African-American to walk in space, in cooperation with ExxonMobil.
From that moment on, they have been supporting minority students and have increased the number of underrepresented students pursuing careers in STEM fields.
The Council of the Great City Schools is proud to support young men and women and encourage them to become leaders and innovators.
The scholarship is awarded each spring and four $5,000 awards are given to two African American and two Hispanic students currently completing their senior year of high school in a member district of the Council of the Great City Schools.
The winners of the scholarship will be determined based on their academic performance, leadership qualities, and community involvement.
The award of $5,000 can be used for continued education in a STEM-related field.
The eligibility criteria are the following:
Scholarship applicants must identify as African-American or Hispanic and attend a school in a Council of Great City Schools district.
They have to be completing their senior year of high school and have been accepted to a four-year university for full-time enrollment.
They need to be pursuing a science, technology, engineering or mathematics degree and demonstrate academic achievement, leadership skills and/or community service.
Last but not least, they must have an unweighted GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible.
Employees or immediate family members of employees of ExxonMobil, The Harris Foundation or the Council of the Great City Schools are not eligible.
How to Apply
The application for the CGCS-Bernard Harris Scholarship Program will be available on the scholarship provider’s official website in January and you will be able to access the fillable application form.
The application must be submitted online by April 10th.