BENEFITING: NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS
Dodds Scholarship Fund (DSF): Mission: “Bridging the financial gap for Black scholars pursuing STEM professions”. Benefits: Scholarships, Mentoring, Reoccurring Annual Awards (given that qualifying requirements are maintained)
Back Ground: J. Evans Jr. and Khara Dodds have launched this initiative to open the doors for youth to receive a higher education in Science Technology, Engineering and Math. The Dodds feel strongly about STEM studies because these fields typically have the lowest percentage of minorities but yet have the greatest impact on shaping the future of humanity. They expect that by facilitating STEM education for minorities, they will help equal the playing field which in turn has a greater impact on humanity. Evans and Khara provide their personal time to cultivate students through various initiatives in the Dodds Mentoring Program (DMP).This scholarship is funded by the Dodds and supporters (like you) of the DSF.
Dodds Mentoring Program (DMP) Mission: Developing tomorrow’s black leaders in STEM Background: DMP equips students with critically needed tools and opportunities to become future leaders! Recipients of the DSF are automatically enrolled in the DMP where they are molded and get connected to the Dodds’ network of professionals and leaders. DMP Initiatives: Internship\Co-Op Job placement Spiritual Guidance Reoccurring Annual Award (given that requirements are maintained) NSBE Conference Registration Details: Evans and Khara provide their personal time to mentor the recipients through bi-monthly “tagups” where current “barriers to success” can be addressed. Additionally, a strategic plan is created to attain Internship\Co-op opportunities relative to their career goals. Their network of professionals is leveraged to create these opportunities and subsequent job placement. Recipients are encouraged continue developing their relationship with God and strengthen their participation at their local church. The DMP will provide registration fees to the annual National and Regional NSBE Conferences. The 2016 DSF scholarship is value is $1000. Once the DSF award has been granted to a student, the recipient will continue to receive the same award (pending confirmation of qualifications) until they graduate with a the Bachelor’s degree. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving undergraduate student pursuing a degree in an ABET-accredited science, technology, engineering or math program of study. A selection committee will score the application for its quality and notify the successful applicant of the award. Eligibility requirements are as follows: Eligibility Requirements: Accepted to or enrolled fulltime in a science, technology, engineering or math program of study at an ABET-accredited college/university Believer in Christ Graduating Senior in High School through Juniors in College GPA of 3.2 or higher (or equivalent based on school ratings) Resides or attends a university or college in Connecticut, Mass, NY, NJ Areas