Best STEM Scholarships for Development of AI Talent



Rebooting with EmTech Programs provides scholarships to students admitting to a bachelor’s degree in technology at MDC. The program will support 60 scholars for a period of two years with tuition scholarships, internships, research projects, (academic and industry) mentorship, industry certifications, and more.

MDC students must have met all the pre-requisite courses and have been accepted for one of the three bachelor’s degrees in technology (Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, or Information Systems Technology) for the academic year 2023-24. Must be eligible for financial aid and be an in-state resident.



The scholarship funds will be applied first to in-state tuition, after financial aid, and the remaining balance, if applicable, will be disbursed directly to the REP scholars.



The scholarship covers two full academic years (2023-2024 and 2024-2025) with the intent of graduating with the bachelor’s degree no later than Summer 2025.




Miami Dade College and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) partnered to provide scholarships for historically underrepresented minority students to facilitate the completion of baccalaureate degrees in the technology field. The funds from FPL will be used to cover tuition, fees, books, and transportation costs for eligible students. This support will allow students to focus on their education, accelerating completion and entry into the tech workforce.

Historically underrepresented minority student who have overcome substantial education or economic obstacles.

US Citizen or permanent resident

Admitted in an MDC baccalaureate degree program in technology such as Information Systems Technology, Cybersecurity, or Data Analytics.

Must enroll in a minimum of two, upper-division baccalaureate degree courses per term for one year.

Must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 at MDC or, if newly enrolled, at the prior institution attended.



Deadline: varies

Amount: varies

Lennar Foundation and Miami Dade College partnered to prepare students with the technical knowledge and skills to obtain the CompTIA A+ certification and become successful IT Help Desk/Support Specialists. Upon successful completion of the program students can seamlessly transition to a College Credit Certificate at MDC.

New students enrolling in MDC’s Help Desk Technician College Credit Certificate Program.


Miami Dade College- Javier Coto Scholarship

The School of Engineering and Technology has multiple scholarships for new and existing students. Are you interested in learning new technologies like Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Cloud Computing or IoT?

The School of Engineering and Technology (EnTec) is offering the Javier Coto Scholarship to all students that enroll in tech courses in Fall 2022 semester. The scholarship will support the development of talent in AI, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, IoT and App Development. Every student that meets the eligibility requirements will receive the scholarship in the form of tuition reimbursement after the drop date of each course and after all other scholarships and financial aid have been applied. Students receiving the scholarship will be notified after the reimbursement is applied.



Current resident in Miami-Dade County

Applied for financial aid for 2022-23 academic year

Edison International Lineworker Scholarship



In 2021, Edison International and Southern California Edison launched the Lineworker Scholarship Program, in partnership with IBEW Local 47, to provide opportunities for a diverse range of people to become SCE lineworkers.

The program provides scholarships of up to $25,000 per recipient and is funded by Edison International shareholders and IBEW Local 47. The program provides tuition, tools and support services needed to complete required training at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. Graduates will be eligible for an entry-level skilled trade position at SCE once they successfully complete the Powerline Mechanic Certificate program, obtain a Class A driver’s license and complete all SCE pre-employment requirements.

The purpose of this scholarship program is to increase Black, Asian Pacific Islander, Native American and female representation in the lineworker role.


  • Self-identify as Black, Asian Pacific Islander, Native American or female
    Enroll at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College for fall 2024
  • Enroll in the required prerequisite courses for fall 2024 and Powerline
  • Mechanic Certificate Program for spring 2025
  • Have a high school diploma or a GED equivalent
  • Be eligible to work in the United States
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and must be eligible to obtain a Class A license (must be at least 18 years of age)

The Thiel Fellowship


Founded by technology entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel in 2011, the Thiel Fellowship is a two-year program for young people who want to build new things. Thiel Fellows skip or stop out of college to receive a $100,000 grant and support from the Thiel Foundation’s network of founders, investors, and scientists. Between 20-30 Fellows are selected annually.

Application Criteria

You do not need a pitch deck to apply, but it helps. A short deck or prospectus is a great way to state clearly and concisely what you’re working on. You may apply for the fellowship if you are in school, though if you’re selected, you’ll need to stop out in order to accept the Fellowship. There is no application deadline since we accept rolling applications. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

Where to Find STEM Scholarships for Hispanic, Latinx, Black and other diverse students in STEM?

If you’re looking for scholarships for diverse STEM majors, there are a number of resources available to you. These include:

  • Your school’s financial aid office: School financial aid offices provide resources to help you find scholarships. The financial aid office can be the best place to discover scholarships that may be available from specific departments at your school, as well as other general scholarships available to all students in the STEM field.
  • Professional organizations: Professional organizations in STEM such as the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and HACU offer scholarship opportunities to Latinx students who want to study science, technology, and other subjects. Check with local and national organizations to find all of the potential scholarships for which you could be eligible and utilize your network to find potential leads.
  • IOScholarships: Most scholarship application deadlines occur typically from September through May. While this does give minority students some time to apply for scholarships, it still is a good idea to start searching for scholarships as early as students can. 

Treat the scholarship application process as a part-time job. The more applications you submit, the greater your chances are of winning scholarships. I treated the application process as a part-time job dedicating 15-25 hours per week. I figured if I spent two hours applying for a scholarship and won $1000, that was like making $500 per hour; an AMAZING part-time job!

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Scholarships for Development of Talent in AI