The SLAS - NOBCChE Scholarship aims to increase the diversity of the global science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce by supporting young people of color, who are often underrepresented in the STEM field. The SLAS - NOBCChE Scholarship is designed to support U.S.-based high school students through their post-secondary studies by providing financial assistance, extensive mentorship, networking and early career opportunities as well as access to diverse student and professional role models.
For more information about the scholarship or being a mentor or judge, email Hannah Rosen, SLAS Scientific Manager.
The SLAS-NOBCChE Scholarship is intended for U.S.-based students of color entering an undergraduate STEM program, specifically Black, LatinX and other racially underrepresented students interested in the STEM field (African-American, Hispanic, Native/Indigenous; Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders; Alaskan natives). Students must be of sophomore or junior standing in secondary school level or higher.
Interested students must submit a STEM-related research project idea they want to pursue. Selected applicants will be paired with a mentor (representing a funding company and/or the greater SLAS or NOBCChE communities) that will help them in developing their research project ideas into a full project proposal to fulfill the application submission requirements.
Final project proposals will be due end of March. Finalists will be selected by mid-May. Throughout the summer, mentors will work with finalists to refine their project and prepare for a final submission at the end of August.
The winning students and their projects will be announced annually at the NOBCChE National Conference, typically occurring in September.
Winners will receive:
Our goal is to receive funding from both pharmaceutical/biotech and automation companies, ideally at $50,000 each, per year. SLAS and NOBCChE are always seeking additional funders at the $50,000 or higher level.
In 2022, SLAS - NOBCChE Scholarships are generously funded by Pfizer and Amgen. Each company has donated $50,000, respectively, in an effort to build and strengthen the pipelines of underserved high school students into the STEM field. This will fund two scholarships in 2022.
Interested organizations should contact SLAS CEO Vicki Loise.
The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) is a nonprofit, professional organization dedicated to assisting black and other minority students and professionals in fully realizing their potential in academic, professional, and entrepreneurial pursuits in chemistry, chemical engineering and allied fields.
NOBCChE’s mission is to build an eminent cadre of successful diverse global leaders in STEM and advance their professional endeavors by adding value to their academic, development, leadership, and philanthropic endeavors throughout the life-cycle of their careers.