Wade Institute of Technology is looking to encourage Black students to pursue careers in STEM!
WIT is an experiential Silicon Valley-based college for students of African descent pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. The college announced that it is accepting applications for the 2024 Wade Scholarship Program (WSP), which covers the full cost for students pursuing a master’s degree.
The scholarships available are for students of African descent who are admitted to an engineering master’s degree program that is ranked within the US News & World Report Top 30 US graduate schools of engineering and/or the graduate engineering program of any of the historically black colleges and universities.
WSP Scholars will have all of their school costs covered for five quarters of master’s-level coursework. Tuition, room and board, books, instructional supplies, other academic expenses, and round-trip transportation are all covered by the scholarship, up to $135,000 per student. The scholarship program was established to help mitigate the underrepresentation of people of African descent in STEM.
The requirements are that prospective applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or the equivalent from an international institution. Potential WSP Scholars will be evaluated by their independent thought, purposeful leadership, civic mindset, and undergraduate achievements.
“Given the disparity in support for Black scholars, we want to provide means for them to thrive in their experience at a world-class university, unencumbered by the weight of financial barriers or obligations,” said WIT Executive Director Booker T. Wade, Jr. “Our goal has been and continues to be promoting increased diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM education and professional disciplines.”
You can find additional information and a link to the application portal at WadeScholarship.org
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