CGCS- Bernard Harris Scholarship Program

Bernard Harris Photo
  • The CGCS-Bernard Harris Scholarship Program was established to encourage minority students to pursue college degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The scholarship was created by former NASA astroanaut Dr. Bernard Harris, the first African-American to walk in space. 

    The winners of the 2019 scholarships were chosen from several hundred applicants in urban school districts represented by the Council of the Great City Schools for their academic performance, leadership qualities and community involvement.

    Each scholar will receive $5,000 for continued education in a STEM related field. Click here to read the press release. 

    The 2019 CGCS-Bernard Harris Scholars are:

    DeGreer Harris    Nasya Lucien    Ruben Marroquin   Kaitlyn Quesada
    DeGreer Harris                              Nasya Lucien                                 Ruben Marroquin                          Kaitlyn Quesada
    Atlanta Public Schools                    Broward County Public                    Houston Independent                    Los Angeles Unified School District
                                                           Schools                                             School District