Testing and research giant ETS, is offering a number of scholarships for underrepresented students who demonstrate academic excellence.
The scholarships – administered by the organization's Center for Advocacy & Philanthropy (CAAP) – include the ETS Presidential Scholarships for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), the ETS-Trenton Central High School (TCHS) Scholarship; the ETS Cares Scholarships; the Lenora M. Green Scholarship; the Dr. Lillian M. Lowery Scholarship; and the Robert (Bob) Moses Scholarship, named in honor of the late civil rights activist and member of the 1960s Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
The ETS Presidential Scholarships for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Students recognizes eight excelling rising juniors or seniors at HBCUs – four from private HBCUs and four from public HBCUs. Those selected will receive a full tuition-only need/merit scholarships for the 2023–2024 academic school year.
The ETS-Trenton Central High School (TCHS) Scholarship Program will award graduating seniors who can demonstrate high levels of academic achievement, strong community engagement, and leadership in high school. Those seniors from TCHS will receive financial aid for a two- or four-year accredited, not-for-profit postsecondary institution – $5,000 in two payments for those attending a two-year community college and $10,000 in two payments for those attending a four-year school.
The ETS Cares Scholarships will be awarded to public high school seniors graduating in May or June 2023 facing great challenges and still intending to enroll full-time in a postsecondary educational institution this fall or pursuing a degree. Scholarships will be rewarded up to $10,000 each.
The $20,000 Lenora M. Green Scholarship – named after the late Lenora M. Green, former executive director of CAAP – is for a four-year U.S. college student during the 2022–2023 academic school year with a GPA of 3.5 or higher who demonstrates leadership and commitment to community service and civic engagement.
The $15,000 Dr. Lillian M. Lowery Scholarship – in honor of the late Dr. Lillian M. Lowery, former vice president of student and teacher assessments at ETS – will go to a master’s student enrolled in a U.S. graduate program in education during the next academic school year.
The $15,000 Robert (Bob) Moses Scholarship – named after the late Bob Moses, civil rights leader and founder of national mathematics literacy program The Algebra Project – is meant for a master’s or doctoral student at a U.S. university during the next academic school year. It is intended to go to a student from an underrepresented group pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in mathematics education or STEM.