Scholarship Application Instructions


Each award has its own application and link.

HBCU4Life: Continuing HBCU Students

This award will be offered to a student currently enrolled in a 4-year, accredited HBCU who will continue their enrollment in Fall 2019.

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Undergraduate Scholarship

This award will be offered to a student currently enrolled in a 4-year, accredited college or university who will continue to be enrolled in Fall 2019.

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Scholarships are open to all students who qualify.  Categories are as follows:


Continuing Students enrolled at an HBCU

General Undergraduate Students at any accredited college or university

Scholarship recipients are selected based on community service, academic achievement, and original essays.

The Scholarship Committee has an objective, point-based system for rating applications.

Letters of Recommendation factor into the selection process when final scores in a specific category are close.

The deadline to complete applications and to submit all supporting materials is Friday, June 21, 2019.

All application materials must be received or postmarked by the application deadline.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please direct questions regarding the scholarship application process to

Minimum Requirements

  • Applicants must complete the appropriate online application.  The links are provided below.

  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Applicants must provide information regarding their community service activities.

  • Applicants must provide 2 letters of recommendation from an academic advisor or teacher/professor showcasing the applicant's commitment to academic achievement; and/or a community service partner or employer demonstrating the applicant's leadership and commitment to public service.  Letters must be submitted to the Scholarship Committee by the originating author.  Letters of recommendation will not be accepted from the applicant.  The address is embedded in the electronic application.

  • Applicants must submit a current resume.

  • Applicants must submit a typed personal statement, double-spaced in 12-pt font, that does not exceed one page.  Your personal statement should tell us about your background, community service activities, why you have chosen your field of study, and your career goals.

  • Applicants must answer this Essay Question in 500-700 words:  "Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a popular belief or idea.  What prompted your thinking?  What was the outcome?"

  • Sealed/Official transcripts postmarked or received electronically no later than June 21, 2019.

  • Proof of enrollment, with a Fall Schedule will be required prior to the issuance of scholarship awards

Last updated February 9, 2020

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