10k by 2025

Imagine a world where engineering is a household conversation in every community of color, and where Black students can see themselves thriving as engineers.


In this vision, Black representation in engineering surpasses expectations, with more students entering the field, earning degrees, and excelling in their careers.

To make this vision a reality, we prioritize boosting freshman engineering enrollment and pursue an ambitious strategic goal: to increase the number of Black students completing undergraduate engineering degree programs each year in the U.S. to 10,000 (10k) by 2025. Through initiatives like scholarships and our renowned NSBE Academic Retention Program, we’re actively paving the way for a future where Black excellence in engineering knows no bounds.

See our scholarship opportunities below and contact us to find out more at programs@nsbe.org.

NSBE Jr. Summer Bridge Scholarships

Summer bridge programs are typically residential academic and socialization programs for incoming freshmen, hosted by colleges and universities. Summer bridge programs provide early engagement and academic enrichment, while introducing students to the university and its faculty, and to the expectations of a rigorous engineering undergraduate program.


Diversity Scholarships

Research suggests that scholarships have a profound effect on college completion. This is especially true for African-American STEM students, who, as a group, have higher unmet financial needs than other students. The National Society of Black Engineers offers a variety of NSBE and corporate-sponsored scholarships ranging from $500 to $12,000 per year to our pre-college, undergraduate and graduate students. 

NSBE Academic Retention Program

The signature NSBE Academic Retention Program, which helps increase the success rate of engineering students through Technical and Professional Skills Workshops; Mentorship; Study Halls and Semester Check-Ins; and Mental Health Awareness, all conducted at the chapter level, is aimed at ensuring that students are academically and socially prepared to succeed in college.

Black Excellence Engineered

We envision a world in which engineering is a mainstream word in homes and communities of color, and all Black students can envision themselves as engineers. In this world, Blacks exceed parity in entering engineering fields, earning degrees, and succeeding professionally.
The NSBE membership year spans August 1 – July 31.
The membership fee is nonrefundable. By submitting your membership application, you acknowledge that the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) World Headquarters office is not liable for the collection or refund of any chapter-related fees. These additional fees may include chapter dues and/or tuition.

If you have any questions, please contact NSBE's Membership and Registration team at membership@nsbe.org.