NACME STEM Pre-Engineering Scholarship

Maximum Award: 
High school seniors
You must be African American, American Indian or Latino

Starting in January 2016 NACME will no longer be offering pre-engineering scholarships. 

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The NACME Pre-Engineering Scholarship Program recognizes the nation’s highest achieving African American, American Indian, and Latino high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to science and engineering as a career goal. Each NACME Pre-Engineering Scholarship winner receives a $2,500 award to be used toward the cost of attendance at a university.



  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
  • Participants in an Academy of Engineering (a National Academy Foundation national network of career-themed academies) or a pre-college or high school program focused on math, science, and engineering;
  • Outstanding academic achievers earning a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA or “B” average;
  • Have a preferred combined SAT score of 1650 for critical reading, writing, and math, and a preferred math score of 550; or preferred composite ACT score of 24 and a preferred score from the math section of 24; and
  • Admitted into an engineering program as a full-time student. Priority will be given to applicants who have been admitted to a NACME Partner Institution.