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Who is Eligible for Student Membership?
What are the Benefits?
What are the Annual Dues?
What happens when I Graduate?
How do I Join NSBE?

Who is Eligible for Student Membership?

Collegiate membership is open to all engineering, math, physical, applied and computer science majors. All others are invited to become affiliate members. Graduate students have the option to join NSBE as either a collegiate or an Alumni (technical professional) member. If you choose not to be affiliated with a chapter on your campus, you will be considered a "Member At-Large," classified by your geographical region. Members "At-Large" receive the same benefits as those who belong to a chapter.

What are the Benefits?

As a member of the National Society of Black Engineers, you are entitled to many benefits. With your NSBE membership, you will be able to receive discounts on consumer products and services through our numerous discount programs. You will be able to join other technical organizations at half the normal price of their dues. Keep an eye out for a list of these programs and organizations. While many membership benefits are enjoyed by all, some are specific to each membership demographic.


  • Access to 20+ companies at regional conferences and over 300 at the National Convention career fair.
  • Academic support is provided via tutoring and academic achievement programs.
  • Free KAPLAN test preparation available at conferences. ( up to a $1,400 value)
  • Leadership Development. As a member, you will receive exceptional training at regional conferences, the National Convention, and through your local chapter. You also have the opportunity to serve on a Regional and/or National Executive Board.
  • Post your resume free of charge to top engineering companies with NSBE Online (NOL). On NOL you will have the opportunity to search for internships, co-ops, and full-time job opportunities.
  • Apply for various scholarships and grants. Scholarships are awarded every year to deserving undergraduate students, many of which do not even require a GPA.
  • Meet thousands of other students and technical professionals in your field of study.
  • Compete in a vast number of programs that help prepare you for graduate school and your future career.
  • Give back to the community through NSBE’s T.O.R.C.H. and mentor programs.
  • Receive a subscription to NSBE Magazine. Each issue offers the latest industry news and articles tailored to individual areas of engineering. (a $20 value)
  • NSBE members receive discounts to the National Convention and Regional conferences – the largest student planned conferences in the world. Technical training and unparalleled networking opportunities are available at these conferences as you meet people from all over the world.

Alumni/Technical Professional

  • Leadership Development and Training including Panel Discussions with Top Leadership from Fortune 500 Companies
  • Professional Development via a multitude of workshops, seminars, and networking opportunities at Conferences and local Chapter Functions
  • Mentoring Opportunities
  • Subscriptions to Career Engineer magazine
  • Discount Registrations for events including the National Convention/Technical Professionals Conference held annually in March
  • Access to Career Placement Services and NSBE’s job postings database
  • Access to Fortune 500 Companies during the Career Fair and Networking Suites annually at the National Convention/Technical Professional Conference
  • Ability to post your current Resume to NSBE’s job posting database
  • First year Alumni membership dues are waived for NSBE Collegiate members upon Graduation with an Undergraduate degree within the first year of degree completion. (a $50 value)
  • Free membership for International Students and Professionals who are residing outside of the United States and Canada.
  • Access to hundreds of scholarships via NOL (NSBE Online)
  • Community Outreach opportunities
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs) which address specific areas of Engineer, i.e. Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Engineer, etc…


  • College Admissions Preparation – Obtain materials to prepare you for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. Participate in technical competitions such as the Tri-Mathalon, Science Fair, and US First Robotics competition. Receive college application information including how to get into college, financial aid information, etc. (valued at up to $500)
  • Scholarships and Awards – Awarded to NSBE Jr. members in high school who have excelled academically and expressed an interest in pursuing a career in engineering and related fields.
  • Subscription to The Bridge – the NSBE magazine that for pre-college students. (a $15 value)
  • Conference Discounts – NSBE Jr. students are encouraged to attend Regional conferences and the National Convention, where programs are designed especially for PCI students.
  • Leadership, academic, and technical development - Receive mentoring and tutoring from Alumni and Collegiate members. Attend workshops at conferences and through local colleges.
  • Opportunity to meet other NSBE Jr. members from around the world.

 What are the Annual Dues?

$15 annually for collegiate members

$50 annually for Alumni Extension/Technical Professionals

$5 annually for NSBE Jr.


What happens when I Graduate?

Upon graduation, student members are strongly encouraged to continue their participation with NSBE and join the Alumni Extension of Technical Professionals. The membership dues are free to students who join within one year of graduation (a $50 value)! 

How do I Join NSBE?

The National Society of Black Engineers is an organization on the cutting edge of technology implementation. So much so, that we have moved our entire registration process online. Our premier online software solution known as NSBE Online (NOL) is what we use to organize our major events, keep up with chapter members, provide membership with a one-stop location and simple system to become members/maintain their accounts and much more.

We invite you to become a member and try NSBE Online for yourself. You won't find an easier, more effortless way to become a full-fledged member of any organization anywhere in the world.

After you create a user name and password proceed to the membership tab. It is here that you will fill out your membership profile and pay dues. DON’T FORGET TO HIT SAVE! After registration is complete inquire with you local NSBE chapter on procedures to become a chapter member.