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Council Offers Scholarships Named for an Astronaut

  • For the third year in a row, the Council of the Great City Schools and Dr. Bernard Harris, the first African American to walk in space, will award STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) scholarships to graduating high school seniors in urban school districts represented by the Council.

    The CGCS-Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship program will present four $5,000 scholarships to two males and two females — two African Americans and two Hispanics — pursuing a degree in STEM disciplines.

    The scholarships were created to help talented minority students in urban school districts succeed in STEM postsecondary studies and careers. 

    “The Council is proud to partner with Dr. Bernard Harris on this important scholarship program,” said Michael Casserly, executive director of the Council. “The generous support of Dr. Harris will help advance these young men and women as they begin the next stage of their lives.”

    Applications must be submitted online at https://cgcs.smapply.org/prog/cgcs_bernard_harris_scholarship by May 4, 2021. 

    Scholarship recipients will be chosen based upon a thorough review of each applicant’s academic record, personal statement and STEM experience by a committee appointed by the Council and recipients will be selected by Dr. Harris and notified in June.