The Bill H. James Foundation is committed to providing financial assistance to promising African American students studying engineering. We have cultivated and maintained ties over the course of many years, and these connections have illuminated the immense importance that education carries for us.
Our scholarships are intended to make a difference in the lives of students from disadvantaged backgrounds across the state of California. Our undergraduate and graduate scholarships are the only ones of their kind, and they have consistently brought about positive change in the lives of the recipients of our financial assistance. Because we maintain strong relationships with all of the people who have benefited from our scholarship, we have witnessed the incredible achievements that have been accomplished by these exceptional people.
About the Scholarship Provider:
We at The Bill H. James Foundation are firm believers that providing an already talented person with the appropriate support and direction can help that person develop their potential even further. We are here to serve as that support system and assist those who benefit from our programs in realizing their full potential and achieving all of their goals and ambitions. Because everyone of our awardees is not just clever and fearless but also immensely likable, the work that we do here at The Bill H. James Foundation is extremely significant and well worth it.
In honor of Bill James and in recognition of his dedication to advancing engineering education at the collegiate level, this foundation was created in his name. Both the Foundation and the scholarship aim to help deserving African American students further their study and address the need for more diversity in the field of engineering. Each year, the organization will award scholarships to African American students studying engineering at universities in California that have received accreditation.
Bill James spent his entire life in the Southern California communities of Los Angeles and Inglewood. After completing his high school education at Los Angeles High School, he attended California State University, Los Angeles to receive his bachelor’s degree. He had a successful career working at Applied Materials as the Global Director of Diversity, Deloitte as the Director of Recruiting, Northrup Grumman as the Senior Manager in Operations, Finance, and Human Resources, and Avery James as the Managing Director of Eucational Support Services. Bill worked as a consultant for engineering schools all across the country in addition to becoming an adjunct faculty member at the engineering department at California State University, Los Angeles. Over the course of his career, he guided the careers of a myriad of young engineers as a mentor. Bill was well-known for his sharp wit, engaging attitude, and high level of intelligence. In his personal as well as his business life, he maintained a large number of friendships.
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Scholarship Sponsor(s): Bill H. James Foundation
Scholarship Country: United States of America
Scholarship Worth: Fully Funded
Study Level: Undergraduate
Nationality: International Students
- Scholarships will be given out on a yearly basis, and the amounts awarded may change on an annual basis.
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Eligibility for Scholarship.
- Must be an American citizen.
- Must be non-Hispanic and African American or Black.
- A minimum of 12 units must be taken each semester or quarter by undergraduate students who are starting their junior or senior year of study during the 2023–2024 academic year.
- must have a GPA of at least 3.2.
- must be enrolled in an engineering program at a four-year institution in the state of California that has received accreditation.
- Please submit the following scholarship application.
- Include the following supporting documents in one PDF file:
- One signed reference letter from a college professor or job on business letterhead is optional.
- a copy of your college or university’s unofficial transcripts. If you haven’t already, upload your admission letter.
- a high-quality portrait of yourself
- a recent résumé
- a one- to two-page essay outlining a future engineering project you’d like to work on. Describe how making the engineering industry more diverse could help your project.
- Make sure to consolidate all supporting application files into ONE PDF before submitting.
The Bill H. James Foundation 2023 Scholarship Fund for Aspiring African American Engineers is open to all International Students
If a student enrolls in one of the degree programs offered by SOAS University of London, they may be eligible to receive a fee waiver award in the amount of £5,000. This award is available to students who are interested in receiving a degree from SOAS University of London.
- Are you interested, and do you qualify? To submit an application, please visit the Bill H. James Foundation online at www.billhjamesfoundation.org.
The application deadline for the Bill H. James Foundation 2023 Scholarship Fund for Aspiring African American Engineers is June 15, 2023.