The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE®) is a professional organization of African Americans in the energy industry. Through its Scholarship Program, The Columbus Ohio Chapter of (AABE®) seeks to help increase the number of African Americans and other under-represented minorities (Hispanic and Native Americans) 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 scholarship Committee is responsible for maintaining procedures to be adopted by the general membership for identifying scholarship candidates and disbursement of funds. This Committee is also primarily responsible for fund raising activities with regard to the annual scholarships that the Chapter awards to qualified students.
The Scholarship Committee also assists with creating programs/activities to reach high school and collegiate students in the Central Ohio area and to expose and involve these students in various aspects of the energy industry. The Scholarship Committee is also host of the Chapter's Annual Scholarship Event.
Candidates for a Columbus Ohio Chapter of (AABE®) scholarship must meet the following eligibility criteria:
(1) Have, minimally, an overall "B" academic average
(2) Be a graduating high school senior who has applied to one or more accredited colleges/universities
(3) Be a member of one of the under-represented minority groups
(4) Plan to major in business administration or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) field.
Scholarship recipients-known as Columbus Ohio Chapter of (AABE®) Scholars - are determined by the organizations local Scholarship Committee each spring. Recipients receive notification of their selection by mail.
The Columbus Ohio Chapter of (AABE®) awards up to ten scholarships ranging from $2,500 - $10,000 to students representing the Columbus, Ohio area. Awards are made directly to the college or university upon presentation of proof of enrollment at an accredited college or university. Recipients of a Columbus Ohio Chapter of (AABE®) Scholarship will also be nominated for a regional/national scholarship presented by the National Scholarship Committee of the (AABE®) organization.
The Application Package
Consideration will be given only to candidates submitting complete application packages which include: (1) a completed Columbus Ohio Chapter of (AABE®) application form (copies are acceptable); (2) a high school transcript; (3) two letters of reference (one academic, one non-academic); (4) include SAT or ACT scores if not listed on transcript.
Complete application packages MUST BE SUBMITTED AND POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN March 4, 2016 to the Columbus Ohio Chapter of (AABE®). Applications should be sent to:
Attn: Tracie Campbell
850 Tech Center Drive
Gahanna, OH 43230
You may also email the package to Scholarship Chair Tracie Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org