TE Connectivity has established a 2-year scholarship program to assist college students who will be sophomores or juniors for the 2023-2024 academic year and are majoring in Engineering (Bioengineering, Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Industrial), Operations Management, Finance, Supply Chain, or Marketing. The program provides a college scholarship paired with career development, including a required PAID internship with TE Connectivity for two summers after the sophomore year of college.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.
Applicants to the TE Connectivity African Heritage Scholarship Program must:
*Applicants who self-identify as more than one race/ethnicity are eligible as long as one of the races/ethnicities is Black or African American.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need.
Scholarship America will select up to 60 finalists. Provided there are qualified applicants, approximately five (5) finalists will be selected from each of the five (5) preferred HBCUs and fifteen (15) finalists will be selected from any four-year college or university in the United States.
TE Connectivity will request video interviews with the finalists and will select up to 21 recipients.
All applicants will be notified in early January.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of TE Connectivity. Payment is made in September 2024, after successful completion of PAID internship with TE Connectivity.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award up to $22,500 per year in each of the next two years upon successful completion of the paid summer internships. Up to 21 awards will be granted.
Award amounts will be determined based on the total cost of attendance as determined by the College Board (institution-specific in/out of state tuition, books/supplies, room/board, transportation, and other expenses) minus other granted awards at the time of scholarship acceptance prior to the fall semester.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Award recipients will be given access for a year to WhichWay, a financial literacy tool with interactive financial education modules containing tools and tips that include the following topics:
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than November 15, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.
Please describe challenges you’ve faced and overcome as a student. How have they affected your academic performance and/or participation in school and community activities? What steps did you take to overcome these challenges? (max 1,000 characters)
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.