NSBE Boston Increases Scholarships for Black Students to $50,000 at Annual INSPIRE STEM Gala

BOSTON, MA – NSBE Boston Professionals is proud to announce the 3rd Annual INSPIRE STEM Gala taking place on Saturday, March 20th, 2021 at 6:30pm. Our annual evening of inspiration celebrates Black excellence in both academics and industry, as well as raises funds to inspire future generations of Black innovators and leaders. 

This year’s theme to “Re-envision STEM for the future” addresses the growing inequalities for Black students in underserved communities and places a special focus on the tools and resources that are being made available to increase access for students in STEM. The event will also honor Black leaders in the New England area that have made an impact in the STEM fields and continue to support diversity efforts. 

Governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, will deliver a special welcome address highlighting the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM for both education and business sectors.  

“We are committed to strengthening the pipeline and supporting Black students who are seriously underrepresented in STEM fields. The current statistics show less than 10% representation of Black & Brown students graduating annually in STEM programs. Supporting these students ensures that we ultimately increase the number of students pursuing STEM degrees, and in turn fulfill NSBE’s mission. We launched a $50,000 “INSPIRE STEM scholarship fund that will be distributed to NSBE college and high school students who have demonstrated academic excellence.”  – Seun Oluwole, President of NSBE Boston & NSBE Lifetime member, said

The scholarship fund will also benefit youth STEM programs and community impact programs. Learn more about the INSPIRE STEM Scholarship Fund and NSBE Boston’s programs.

The NSBE Mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” NSBE Boston increases the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers and positively impacts the Massachusetts community through mentorship, education, and leadership training at the student and professional career levels.

This year’s virtual gala will include pre-event networking and after party entertainment with a soon to be announced performer. Registration is free and guests are encouraged to make a donation in support of fundraising efforts click to donate

To register for the INSPIRE STEM gala visit bostonstemgala.eventbrite.com. Follow NSBE Boston on social media @nsbeboston on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 

For more information on the INSPIRE STEM Gala, please contact Ladi Olaoye – emeritus@nsbeboston.org


About NSBE Boston Professionals: NSBE Boston opens channels of opportunity for the academic and career development of Black students and professionals who positively impact their communities. NSBE Boston is non-profit 501(c)(3) founded in 1988, and has a membership of Black professionals spanning the New England area. For more information, please visit www.nsbeboston.org 

You can learn more about this year’s NSBE Boston INSPIRE STEM GALA by clicking here 


Your gift helps fulfill our mission to graduate 10,000 black engineers by 2025. Learn more about the Inspire STEM Gala on our website!