UNCF STEM Scholars Blog Coverage

Blogs around the country mention UNCF Fund II Scholars

 

Philadelphia Tribune: UNCF scholarship benefits science, engineering students
Two Philadelphia area students, including 18-year-old Asia Kaiser, are among the top-performing African American high school students in the country, awarded up to $25,000 in scholarship funds and stipends for internships in science, technology, engineering and math from the United Negro College Fund. >> Read More

 

Houston Chronicle: Crosby student included in Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars
With grant support from Fund II Foundation totaling approximately $48 million, UNCF today announced its first class of Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM scholars (STEM Scholars) and eight are from Texas. Included in the students from Texas is Emanuel Wasson of Crosby High School who will be attending Marquette University in Wisconsin, majoring in engineering. >> Read More

 

Black Enterprise: UNCF Announces Inaugural UNCF Stem Scholars Awards to include critical wraparound services
With grant support from Fund II Foundation totaling approximately $48 million, UNCF has announced its first class of Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM scholars. >> Read More

 

Forbes: Forbes “30 Under 30” Selects UNCF STEM Scholar
As a finalist in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna discovered that adding a nanoclay ingredient called attapulgite to cement slurries improves the undersea cement seals that keep offshore oil wells from leaking. >> Read More

 

The Elmont (NY) Excelsior: Harvard Freshman, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, Stars in PSA for STEM Education
Recent Elmont graduate, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, is blossoming right before our very eyes! The Class of 2016 Valedictorian, who made news headlines in April after she was accepted into each of the eight Ivy League Universities, recently starred in a thirty-five-second promotional video (released on July 28th) for the Inaugural Class of Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM scholars. >> Read More

 

West Orange (FL) Times and Observer: Windermere Prep grad one of 100 in nation to win prestigious STEM scholarship
Gregory Person, a recent Windermere Preparatory School graduate and UNCF Stem Scholar, is heading to Xavier University of Louisiana to begin his education in hopes of becoming a medical researcher.>> Read More

 

Vanderbilt University: Peabody professor to address impostor syndrome
Noting her “extraordinary work on African Americans in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)” issues, a Vanderbilt professor has been invited to give the keynote speech at the UNCF STEM Scholars Program Orientation and Student Leadership Summit. Ebony O. McGee, assistant professor of education, diversity and STEM at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development, will speak at noon July 30 at Emory University Conference Center in Atlanta. Her talk is titled “It’s Not Just in Your Head: Institutional Contexts that Position Black STEM Students as Impostors and What You Can Do About It. >> Read More


The New Orleans Advocate: Xavier among schools to get first class of UNCF STEM Scholars, and other news of higher education
With grant support from Fund II Foundation totaling approximately $48 million, UNCF has announced its first class of Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM scholars. >> Read More

 

Pikesville (MD) Patch: Senior Carthan is UNCF STEM Scholar
St. Timothy's senior Alarin Carthan is among the inaugural cohort of high school students to be awarded the Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholarship, valued at $20,000 over four years. Carthan, who is from Douglasville, Georgia, will attend George Washington University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in the fall. >> Read More