Gratitude Opportunity Progress Generosity Kindness Innovation Education Advancement Possibility Achievement Excellence Dreams Hope

"IF YOU CAN'T PAY IT BACK, PAY IT FORWARD." - CATHERINE RYAN HYDE

Good mentorship is invaluable. It changes lives. It creates leaders. It builds confidence in a young person that will be vital for their success.

The Michael & Robin Lally Forward Foundation is proud to partner with passionate and successful men and women who are committed to elevating the field of engineering by lending their expertise to the next generation of engineers and creating pathways for diversity.

To show gratitude for these talented mentors‘ time and dedication and to honor their devotion to forging opportunities for underrepresented engineering students, the foundation has created a “thank you” in the form of a charitable grant proudly named the Pay It Forward Mentorship Grant.

At the close of every school year, each mentor is awarded a $2,500 grant from The Forward Foundation. The mentor is given the opportunity to direct the grant in his or her name to a 501(c)3 public charity or educational institution of their choosing.

We could never pay back our mentors for their time and talent. Instead, we hope to pay it forward.

RECENT RECIPIENTS

Dr. Felicia Benton-Johnson Directs Mentorship Grant to _
Jacques Smith Directs Mentorship Grant to The Kaizen Foundation
Dwayne Ingram Directs Mentorship Grant to the Disability Fitness Foundation
Mike Lally Directs Mentorship Grant to _
Rick Bono Directs Mentorship Grant to _
Julius Rivers Directs Mentorship Grant to _

BECOME A MENTOR

Ready to change lives? If you’re interested in supporting aspiring engineerings by becoming a mentor for the Black American Engineering Scholarship Award program, please reach out to the Forward Foundation below.

Learn More

LEARN ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP

Know an aspiring engineer? Find out more about the mission of the Black American Engineering Scholarship Award, the benefits of being a scholarship recipient, how to qualify for the award, and how to apply by clicking the button below.

Learn More

The Michael and Robin Lally Forward Foundation is proud to provide The Pay it Forward Mentorship Grant.

The Black American Engineering Scholarship Award is made possible by a partnership between: