About the Scholarship

ExxonMobil and Dr. Bernard Harris Jr. developed a partnership to increase awareness about the need for more math and science graduates, especially among underrepresented populations. The scholarship was named in recognition of Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., serve underrepresented students pursuing careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. 

The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship is the latest effort to support students who plan to pursue math and science‐related degrees. As a former astronaut, physician, and businessman, Dr. Harris is an outstanding role model dedicated to serving as a mentor to the scholarship recipients.

The scholarship will be paid to the university of the student’s choice and can be applied to tuition and related expenses for the upcoming collegiate year.


Scholarship Application Procedure

  • To apply for the scholarship award, an applicant must complete the online scholarship application form that can be found on the official website.

  • A candidate who is applying for this award should include evidence of the applicant’s academic achievement in high school. In addition to that, leadership skills or community service in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics and the applicant’s commitment to pursue a career in a STEM field.

  • An applicant has to prove their academic excellence by sending their scorecards of the ACT/SAT to the financial aid department before the mentioned deadline.


Award Amount and Deadline

Four scholarships are awarded annually for two boys and two girls, with a value of $5,000 each.

All the necessary documents must be sent to the concerned department on or before 8th April.  Any application submitted post-April will not be considered for the valuation.


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be an African-American or Hispanic citizen.

  • The applicant must be attending one of the schools in the Council of Great City Schools district.

  • The applicant must be a high school senior currently.

  • The applicant must be enrolled to pursue a degree program in science, technology, engineering or mathematics in an accredited four-year university or college as a full-time student.

  • The applicant must showcase a good academic standing and other achievements and participation in community service in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

  • To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more out of 4.