The Dr. Jerome E. Bartow Scholarship

Once again it is our pleasure to offer the Dr. Jerome E.Bartow Scholarship to our Historically Black College and University students. The Bartow Scholarship Fund was established in June 1997 by ITT Hartford Insurance Company, in recognition of Dr. Bartow’s service to ITT, his long-standing commitment to the development of our youth, and his dedication to the Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) as well as the National Urban League.

About BEEP

BEEP’s mission is to share learning experience across generations, cultivate new leaders, and inspire achievements “beyond the possible” through committed involvement and operational excellence. BEEP is a part of the National Urban League Movement (NUL), which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) is the National Urban League's oldest signature program. Established in 1969 through a grant from the Ford Foundation, BEEP was developed out of the need to expose black college students to role models in business and government, and enhance the curricula at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by relating them more closely to the world of work. Since its inception, BEEP has reached more than 1,000,000 students with over 3,000 visiting professors from more than 1,000 corporate, small business and government entities. 


Scholarship Criteria

A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to three (3) deserving students of BEEP participating HBCUs.

Awardees must be classified as a sophomore, junior or senior at the time the scholarship commences. In addition, he/she must be pursuing their undergraduate degree in the following majors:


Awardees will be notified by BEEP Central and must be available to receive the award during the Black Executive Exchange Program’s Annual Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL, June 5-8, 2013. Travel and hotel arrangements will be provided by BEEP.


Be an undergraduate student at a BEEP participating College or University who will be classified as a sophomore, junior or senior at the time the scholarship commences next academic year (August 2013). Complete all requirements of the scholarship application.
Essays will be judged on concept, grammar and content. The BEEP faculty liaison is to review and sign the scholarship verification prior to submission. 


  • Submit an official school transcript via mail:
    Danielle Cornwall
    120 Wall St. 8th Flr.
    New York, NY 10005
  • Submit a recent photo
  • Provide two (2) letters of recommendation from campus faculty and/or administrators
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a local community leader that addresses the student’s community activities. 
  • Be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 out of 4.0 GPA.
  • Submit current resume including school and permanent mailing address, phone numbers and e-mail.
  • Must be available to attend BEEP Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL, June 5-8, 2012, to receive award and make a three (3) minute presentation, referencing your essay.  

Applications must be submitted by April 29, 2013


Submission Verification

Scholarship Rules