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Council Offers Math, Science Scholarships to Big-City Students

  • For the second year, the Council of the Great City Schools is partnering with Dr. Bernard Harris to offer the CGCS-Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships Program for high school seniors who are majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

    Named after former astronaut, physician and businessman Bernard Harris, who was the first African American to walk in space, the scholarships are available to 2020 graduating seniors in urban school districts represented by the Council.

    Four $5,000 scholarships for two males and two females each will be awarded to two African American and two Hispanic seniors pursuing studies in STEM-related fields in college next fall.

    The Council last summer honored four students from school districts in Broward-County, Houston, Los Angeles and Atlanta as 2019 CGCS-Bernard Harris Math Science Scholars.

    “This scholarship has brought me one step closer to turning my dream into a reality,” said Nasya Lucien, a graduate of Florida’s Broward County Public Schools and recipient of the scholarship in 2019. She is currently studying biomedical engineering at Duke University in North Carolina.

    To apply for the 2020 scholarship, the application must be submitted online by April 6th and is available at https://www.cgcs.org/domain/19. The applications will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the Council and recipients will be selected by Dr. Harris and notified in May.