The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) is responsible for awarding approximately $3 million in scholarships annually to underrepresented minority (URM) students. NACME expects to support approximately 1,000 underrepresented minority engineering and computer science students annually.
Earlier in June, Redtail CEO Brian McLaughlin challenged our team here with a goal of raising $7k for NACME and our staff donated that amount in less than 24 hours; as an organization, Redtail has now matched that employee-contributed amount 5 to 1. NACME’s scholarship program is one we enthusiastically support, as their passion for STEM provides amazing opportunities for minority students to further their education in engineering or computer science.
From NACME’s website:
Long-term investments in American education, research, and human capital ensure our nation remains a leader in an innovative society. Paving the way for young women and men to gain access and opportunities in STEM education and careers is more important now than ever before as the world continues towards a more cutting-edge and tech-based global economy.
NACME remains at the forefront of the effort to build pathways to engineering and technology for high-achieving minority students. With a 42-year track record of delivering on STEM objectives to mobilize resources, raise awareness, facilitate partnerships, and achieve results, NACME seeks to transform corporate America by making a quantum leap forward in the supply of minority STEM professionals. Your support of NACME will help to shape future leaders in American innovation for decades to come.