“Being a Fund II UNCF STEM Scholar” —  Matthew Lee

“Being a Fund II UNCF STEM Scholar is something very few students can say, so it’s definitely an honor to be part of this select group of students who will be leaving an impact on the world in the years to come."

The Fund II Foundation’s UNCF STEM Scholars Program is welcoming our second cohort of 100 of the nation's top college-bound African American STEM scholars. These scholars represent 28 states nationwide and 69 elite academic institutions, including 11 HBCUs (5 are which are UNCF-member institutions). 

The 2016 STEM Scholars have achieved a few notable mentions, including a highlight in Forbes Magazine "30 under 30" Winner; the youngest summer intern placement at Goldman Sachs Headquarters in New York and a number of scholars are participating in advanced scientific research overseas this summer.

Hear from an inaugural FUND II UNCF STEM Scholar to Cohort 2 UNCF STEM Scholar.


“Being a Fund II UNCF STEM Scholar is something very few students can say, so it’s definitely an honor to be part of this select group of students who will be leaving an impact on the world in the years to come. African American achievement has always been my motivation, and I believe that this accomplishment will push me towards future success as I work to become a doctor and scientific/medical researcher.”


To learn more, visit UNCF.org/STEMSCHOLARS or #FUND2UNCFSTEMScholar