IEC 2to4

Facilitated Transition from 2-Year to     

4-Year Engineering Studies


The Inclusive Engineering Consortium (IEC) aims to inspire and support the future leaders in electrical and computer engineering graduating from historically minority serving institutions. The 2to4 Scholarship serves to help students make a seamless transition from 2-year college programs to graduating with a bachelor's degree and beyond. Eligible students may be awarded up to $10,000 in tuition, plus stipend support. 

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Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student 
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have taken coursework at a community college
  • Be pursuing an electrical or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field
  • Have an intention to attend one of our Core Member Institution or are a current student at one of our Core Membership Institutions (Core Member Institutions listed below)
  • Be willing to participate in a mentorship program


Core Member Institutions

To be eligible to apply, applicants must plan to pursue a 4-year degree in electrical or computer engineering at one of our Core Member Institutions. 

  • Alabama A&M University

  • Florida A&M University

  • Hampton University

  • Howard University

  • Jackson State University

  • Morgan State University

  • Navajo Technical University

  • Norfolk State

  • North Carolina A&T State University

  • Prairie View A&M University

  • Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

  • Southern University

  • Tennessee State University

  • Tuskegee University

  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore

  • Universidad Ana G. Méndez

  • The University of Texas at El Paso

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

  • University of the District of Columbia

  • Virginia State University


Application Process

Applications are open for the 2023-2024 2to4 Scholarship.

       The online application will include:

  • General background information (includes contact information and information about your current and intended institutions, along with FAFSA information)

Once your online application is complete, you will be contacted by an IEC staff member for the following: 

  • Current resume

  • Academic transcripts from your current and prior institutions (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)


Pathways to Success


The IEC leverages its partnership with the Inclusive Engineering Foundation (IEF) to provide scholarship recipients access to the Pathways to Success Program. This program offers its participants additional professional development opportunities. Pathways will guide students throughout their college career by providing academic mentorship, a variety of educational workshops, and a summer internship. The industry experience is critical in increasing minorities in the ECE sector.


Terms and Conditions

The 2to4 Scholarship award must be spent on tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment, and or living expenses required for the student to continue their education at their school.  Scholarship recipients must be enrolled for the 2022-2023 academic year. Enrollment will be verified.  The IEC will withhold the award for any recipient who no longer meets the eligibility requirements. Selected recipients will receive instructions from the IEC on how to receive the award. 



Please email Elizabeth Hibbler at with any additonal questions.



The IEC 2to4 Program is made possible by the generous support of the U.S. Department of Defense Research and Development division and the DoD STEM Community College Consortium Award. 


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