Apply By March 25

The next generation of HBCU students must be innovative to solve the problems of tomorrow. Plus, with so much going on in the world, there are plenty of opportunities across science, technology, and other industries for students to do so. To provide students across the country with the resources to do so, the Propel Center has just announced a new program that will ultimately provide $1,000,000 in scholarships! The program was created with support from Apple and Southern Company to advance HBCU students and help transform the nation’s talent pipeline and workforce!

The Propel Center has become a leading source of innovation as a new global HBCU technology and learning hub. As one of the Center’s many outreach initiatives, the newly established 2022 Propel Student Impact Scholarships are now open to receive applications! “We at Propel are committed to not only building the ultimate Black talent pipeline, but also to supporting and sustaining the ever-changing global and diverse workforce experience,” said Dr. Charles J. Gibbs, president of the Propel Center HBCU Consortium. “I am honored and humbled that through this first-of-its-kind scholarship program, and true to our mission, we’re also able to open broader career pathways for our so richly deserving HBCU students.”

Students studying across several industries are being encouraged to apply for the opportunity to earn up to $10,000 each. Ultimately, 100 scholarship recipients will be chosen. Students are encouraged to apply if they are pursuing degree programs that include entrepreneurship, arts and entertainment, agri-tech, social justice, energy and health. If a student’s degree program happens to not be included in that listing, Propel Center still welcomes applications that can provide an explanation as to why they are still a valuable candidate.  The scholarship team is on the lookout for rising sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate student applicants. In addition to receiving the scholarship funds, recipients will also have the coveted opportunity to engage with Propel Center’s corporate partners, such as Apple, through immersive work-based learning.