Council Offers Math, Science, Scholarships to Big-City Students

  • Graduating high-school students this spring have an opportunity to compete for math and science scholarships offered by the Council of the Great City Schools and former NASA astronaut, physician, and businessman Bernard Harris.

    The CGCS-Bernard Harris math and scholarship program is now accepting applications for the 2023 school year.  The STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in urban school districts represented by the Council.

    The CGCS-Bernard Harris math and science scholarship will award four $5,000 scholarships to two males and two females — two African Americans and two Hispanics — to support their college studies in STEM-related fields next fall.

    Named after Harris, who was the first African American to walk in space, the scholarships were created to help talented minority students in urban school districts succeed in STEM postsecondary studies and careers.

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

    To apply for the 2023 scholarship, the application must be submitted online by April 10, 2023, and is available here