Pay It Forward Grant: Project Lead the Way

The Forward Foundation is proud to award The Pay It Forward Grant to Project Lead the Way on behalf of Black American Engineering Scholarship Award mentor Julius Rivers.

Julius Rivers donates his time and talent as a mentor to The Forward Foundation’s Black American Engineering Scholarship Award. This program combines scholarship with mentorship to increase racial equity in the field of engineering by funding students with scholarships and providing them with professional mentors to assist them in their challenging university programs.

The Pay It Forward Mentorship Grant is a way to show gratitude for individuals like Mr. Rivers, who mentor the students in the Black American Engineering Scholarship program. Annually, each mentor is awarded a $2,500 grant from The Forward Foundation and is provided with the opportunity to direct the grant in their name to a public charity or educational institution of their choice.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a key partner of Lockheed Martin, where Julius serves as a Principal Engineer of Combat Systems Integration. Since 2007, Lockheed Martin has teamed up with PLTW in addressing the nation’s critical need for future engineers, computer scientists, and math- and science-trained professionals, and to equip all students with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive.

The Pay It Forward Grant is funded by The Forward Foundation, which partners with compassionate individuals like Mr. Rivers to support like-minded missions for human equality. The Forward Foundation is proud to support PLTW as they educate and empower the next generation of engineers.