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TE Connectivity African Heritage Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

TE Connectivity has established a 2-year scholarship program to assist college students who will be sophomores for the 2021-2022 academic year and are majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Operations Management, Finance, Supply Chain, or Information Technology. 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.

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The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, 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:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Self-identify as Black or African American or multiracial*
  • Be enrolling as college sophomores for the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Be willing to accept a 2022 summer paid internship with TE Connectivity**
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Be majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Operations Management, Finance, Supply Chain, or Information Technology
  • Be enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university (in the U.S.) planning to continue full-time enrollment for the entire upcoming academic year

*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.

** Recipients (both new and renewal) must complete a summer paid internship to receive their award disbursement the following fall.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and aspirations, an online recommendation, and an essay question*.

Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need.

Scholarship America will select 40 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. If needed, TE Connectivity may request alternate finalists (this may delay the program calendar).

TE Connectivity will request video interviews with the finalists and will select up to 14 recipients.


All applicants will be notified in late November.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of TE Connectivity. Payment is made in August, 2022, 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 14 awards will be granted.

Award amounts will be determined based on the total cost of tuition and fees minus other granted awards at the time of the application deadline.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Financial Literacy Support

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:

  • Understanding Basics of Budgeting
  • Achieving Goals
  • Creating and Maintaining a Budget
  • Paying for College
  • Understanding Credit
  • Obtaining Credit
  • Applying for Financial Aid
  • Managing Credit Cards
  • Managing Student Loans While in School
  • Managing Debt
  • Repaying Student Loans

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken
  • A copy of the latest 1040 tax filing

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than October 8, 2021 3:00 pm Central Time.

*Essay Question
Please describe any 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.

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