American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) Southern Missouri-Southern Illinois Chapter

The American Association of Blacks in Energy is a professional organization of African Americans in the energy industry. Through its Scholarship Program, AABE seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy-related fields. By doing so we help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market.
The Southeastern Missouri/Southern Illinois Chapter (SMSI) awards ten scholarships annually to outstanding college-bound high school seniors to support their academic efforts in college.

The recipients must be high school seniors who have applied to attend (or have been admitted to) an accredited institution of higher learning.

A. Must have a minimum of 3.0 scale out of 4.0 cumulative GPA. (transcript must show unweighted academic average)
B. Must be a graduating high school senior who has applied to one or more colleges or universities.
C. Preference given to those majoring in a STEM field
D. Must be a member of a historically underrepresented group (African American, Hispanic or Native American).
E. Must be a resident of Southern Illinois or Eastern Missouri

If selected to receive a scholarship, you will be asked to provide a photo of yourself for AABE to use when announcing the awards.

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Varies, up to $2,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Parent (or legal guardian) 1 Full Name
  2. Parent (or legal guardian) 1 Mailing Address, City, State, Zip Code
  3. Parent (or legal guardian) 1 email
  4. Parent (or legal guardian) 2 Full Name
  5. Parent (or legal guardian) 2 Mailing Address, City, State, Zip Code
  6. Guidance Counselor's Name
  7. Guidance Counselor's email address or phone number
  8. Upload your OFFICIAL Transcript. Make sure it shows your UNWEIGHTED GPA (on a 4.0) scale.
  9. Unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale
  10. If your transcript does not include test results, upload a copy of your ACT or SAT report(s).
  11. Are you planning a career in the energy sector?
  12. If you are planning a career in the energy sector, please tell us about your career plans.
  13. Extracurricular Activities in Which You Are Presently Active:
    • 1. School Activities
    • 2. Community Activities
    • 3. Offices Held and Honors Received
  14. ESSAY: Reflect on someone that has inspired you to get into the energy field. How have they motivated you to pursue a career in energy? What will be your contribution to the energy industry?
  15. By entering my full name below, I authorize AABE and its agents to examine, verify and discuss my academic records and other information which applies to the consideration of this application. I certify that the information provided on the application and all supporting documentation submitted at any time is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
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