The Hartage Foundation STEM Scholarship Program for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics
We strongly believe that no student should be held back from an education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) because of the lack of scholarship. All students deserve access to a STEM education. However we focus on underserved African American college students.
Competitive scholarship awards are generously available to African American first year college students in the foundations hometown of Orlando, Florida and the surrounding counties of Orange, Lake, Seminole and Osceola Counties or applicants who are Hartage descendants accepted to four year or two year colleges in STEM programs. However, sometimes applications are accepted nationwide from exceptional students other than African Americans under special need based circumstances.
Our Commitment To Science And Technology Education
"I attended Seton Hall University as a chemistry major paved the way for every aspect of a successful life. The amazing results made me a better parent, energetic employee and a successful business owner. It created opportunities for greater personal income that matched my creativity and strong work ethic.
I graduated with a degree in psychology. However the road laid by science education shaped my life the most. Rose, my wife, and I have also educated our children in STEM fields. We know our generous donations of money to other deserving students impact lives for generations. We strongly believe thousands benefit in our great society by each college student we help. That is why our foundation is passionately committed to furthering STEM education."
Homer L. Hartage, President The Hartage Foundation, June 30, 2017
Healthy Productive Societies Demand Full Participation of All It's Citizens
"African-Americans make up only a small percentage of some of the highest-paying of majors, including those in STEM and business. They’re only 8 percent of engineering, 7 percent of mathematics and 5 percent of computer science majors. In contrast, black college students are over-represented in service-oriented fields: humanities, education and social work."
Kenya Downs, for PBS New Hour, February 9, 2016
STEM College Degrees Prepare College Students For The Jobs of The Future.
"The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields are boomtown for jobs in today and tomorrow’s economy. According to Change the Equation, from 2014 to 2024, jobs in computing are slated to increase 19%, in advanced manufacturing 16%, and in engineering 12%. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, from 2012-2022, there is going to be a 37% increase in information security analysts (no surprise there!), a 27% increase in operations research analysts, a 27% increase in statisticians, and a 27% increase in biomedical engineers. This is doubly impressive, because the median salary in 2013 for all of these jobs was over $79,000 per year."
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, December 9,2015
Scholarship Qualifications And Application Process
- High School graduate
- High school GPA 3.0 or higher
- First year college student
- Enrolling in a STEM college curriculum
- Application period: November 1st – 15th of February
- Applications Available October 15th annually