Wade Institute is Offering FREE Tuition for Black Students

Wade Institute is Offering FREE Tuition for Black Students
  • PublishedJune 7, 2022

Wade Institute of Technology (WIT) is an innovative college situated in Silicon Valley, providing a unique experiential learning environment for Black students. WIT offers an exceptional opportunity for these students to craft a personalized STEM major that aligns with their specific interests and talents. Presently, WIT is actively seeking prospective students to join its groundbreaking tuition-free Engineering Management master’s degree program, set to launch soon.

The program integrates engineering courses with human-centered classes in leadership and management concepts. The goal is to prepare graduates for broad-based management and leadership roles in technology.

One of the hallmarks of the program is its ability to meet incoming students where they are. The coursework is adaptable to accommodate students who have STEM undergraduate degrees as well as those with bachelor’s degrees in liberal arts disciplines.

Another compelling feature of the program is that it is being offered to this inaugural cohort with free tuition. In addition, free housing will be available for the first 10 students who enroll.

“WIT was founded to address the underrepresentation of African Americans and students of African descent in the STEM ecosystem,” said WIT Executive Director Booker T. Wade, Jr. “Those numbers are particularly appalling for postgraduate engineering. With free tuition and our innovative, project-based approach we intend to prepare our students to not only meet the current demand for engineers who are skilled in a variety of disciplines but to do so without the crippling debt that sidetracks so many Black graduates from pursuing their dreams.”

The program will include elements from aeronautics and astronautics; material sciences; leadership; project management; and biomedical, computer, electrical, mechanical, systems, civil and environmental engineering.

In keeping with WIT’s commitment to practical learning, the student-centric curriculum emphasizes problem-solving applicability to real-world challenges. This includes aviation training and earning a private pilot’s license, monitoring, and testing watersheds, and exploring internships with NASA.

The application deadline is August 31, but space is limited and interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Details about the program and the application process can be found at

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