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 one of the following counties:

Adair, Andrew Audrain, Bollinger, Boone, Buchanan, Butler, Caldwell, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Chariton, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cole, Cooper, Daviess, DeKalb, Dent, Dunklin, Franklin, Gasconade, Gentry, Howard, Iron, Jefferson, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Macon, Maries, Mississippi, Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, New Madrid, Osage, Pemiscot, Pike, Platte, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Ray, Reynolds, Ripley, Schuyler, Scotland, Scott, Shelby, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Stoddard, Sullivan, Warren, Washington

Alexander, Adams, Bond, Brown, Bureau, Calhoun, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, LaSalle, Lawrence, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Massac, McDonough, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Pope, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Richland, Saline, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, St. Clair, Stark, Tazewell, Union, Vermilion, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, White, Williamson, Woodford

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

Questions? Contact

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. Parent (or legal guardian) 2 Email
  7. Counselor Contact Information
    • Counselor Email Address
    • Counselor Name
  8. Unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale
  9. Are you planning a career in the energy sector?
  10. If you are planning a career in the energy sector, please tell us about your career plans.
  11. 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?
  12. Tell us about your extracurricular activities and community service experience. Include any leadership roles.
    • 1. Activity/Organization
    • 2. Role
    • 3. Dates of participation
  13. 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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