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General Information

Name Golden Torch Awards Scholarship Program
Number of Awards
Award Value $1,000
Award Type Merit-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications Until January 18
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Contact Information

Contact National Society of Black Engineers
GTA Scholarship – PCI
1454 Duke St.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703)549-2207

Scholarship Description

The Golden Torch Awards (GTA) Scholarship Program is NSBE’s most prestigious award for pre-college students. It supports the NSBE mission by supporting the college bound dreams of pre-college students, who will continue the legacy of NSBE. The GTA was designed to celebrate the accomplishments of African-American engineers and other technical professionals. The GTA Scholarship Program honors high school students who exemplify leadership and excellence (academic, community service, etc). Students will be selected based on academic achievement, community service, and their educational and professional career goals.

* Candidates MUST complete the online application via NSBE Online at
* Candidates MUST be NSBE Jr. Members to apply. Graduating High School Seniors Only.
* Candidates must submit copies of their most recent transcript, demonstrating a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0;
* Candidates must submit a personal statement (not to exceed 500 words) about how they will continue the legacy of NSBE, and how they will serve as role models in their communities after college (as part of online application);
* Candidates are required to submit three letters of recommendation. The letters should reflect the following:

- Candidate’s academic history and potential
- Candidate’s community service involvement
- Candidate’s leadership roles
- Statement about candidate’s overall character
- In what capacity the reference knows the candidate