arrow 2011 HBCU STEM Fellowship Program ApplicationClick the link above to download a printable copy of this year's application


The HBCU STEM Fellowship Program provides fellowships and stipends to graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), as determined by the White House Initiative on HBCUs, to pursue Master’s level programs in STEM areas of study at colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware or Washington, DC. STEM refers to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, but does not include majors linked to medical fields. In addition to financial support we monitor your progress through the completion of the program.  The fellowship program is administered by the Educational Advancement Alliance (EAA) and sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a U.S. Department of Energy agency.


Fellowship Information
Fellowship Amount Up to $20,500 for tuition, fees and academic expenses per year and an annual $18,000 living stipend;
Fellowship total not to exceed $77,000
Application Deadline Postmarked by March 18, 2011
Although an admission to a STEM graduate program is required to be eligible for the fellowship, you should apply for the Fellowship IMMEDIATELY due to funding limitations. You do not have to wait to be accepted into a graduate program in order to apply for the Fellowship.
Available to Must have graduated from an Historically Black College and University (HBCU) on or after January 1, 2009
Term Two (2) years
Eligibility Requirements
Status Be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
Area of Study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)
Additional Requirements
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2010 – 2011 and provide copy of Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • Statement of Purpose (500 word minimum)
  • Copy of your most recent official transcript
  • Copy of GRE scores
  • Telephone or Skype video interview
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation