NSBE NLI Fellows Program

The NSBE National Leadership Institute Fellows Program, formerly known as the NSBE Shadow Initiative, is more than just a program — it's a gateway to revealing your full leadership potential within NSBE.


As a participant, you’ll embark on a transformative journey from October to April, receiving top-notch leadership training completely free of charge. We understand the importance of balancing academic excellence with leadership development, so our program is designed to accommodate your academic commitments while empowering you to excel in leadership roles.

Our mission remains unchanged: to empower NSBE collegiate members to step into executive board positions, igniting a passion for leadership and nurturing each member’s inherent potential for lifelong success.

Join us on this journey to not only shape your own future but also to contribute to the growth and prosperity of NSBE. 

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.