Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship

🏆 Available: 2
💰 $10,000
⏳ N/A

Scholarship Description

The Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship Program was established by Tony Signore, whose knowledge, respect, and deep admiration for Douglass was instilled in him more than 35 years ago by the Jesuits at Fordham University. To honor one of the most important African American figures in our country’s history, the Signore Family designed and funded the program to recognize this historic leader, providing scholarship support to outstanding young women and men attending HBCUs.

The program will award 2 $10,000 scholarships to exceptional HBCU seniors each year who has demonstrated high academic achievement, strong leadership skills, commitment to community service, and unmet financial need.

Applicants for the program must:

  • Be enrolled full-time as a rising senior at any accredited public or private four-year HBCU
  • Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale as verified through submission of a current transcript
  • Demonstrate a commitment to community service
  • Have a demonstrated, unmet financial need as verified by their college or university
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”) form

Eligibility Requirements

  • 3.5 Minimum GPA
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Financial need analysis required
  • Essay required
  • Community Service Required

How To Apply

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Donor: United Negro College Fund

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