CGCS- Bernard Harris Scholarship Program

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  • The application for the 2020 CGCS-Bernard Harris Scholarship Program is now available. The deadline to apply has been extended May 4, 2020.

    Click here to read the scholarship guidelines before filling out the application. 

    Click here to fill out the application. The application is only available online. 

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

    The 2019 CGCS-Bernard Harris Scholars were:

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