$10K HBCU Scholarships From the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship Program

To honor and commemorate the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Douglass, a scholarship program has been established in support of students attending accredited historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) nationwide. The program, which recognizes and celebrates one of the most transformative figures in our nation’s history, will be administered and managed by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) for a period of 20 years, through 2039.
The 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 one $10,000 scholarship to an exceptional HBCU senior each year who has demonstrated high academic achievement, strong leadership skills, commitment to community service and unmet financial need.

A distinguished committee selected by Tony Signore, which includes direct descendants of Frederick Douglass, senior academic leaders and scholars, and members of the national media, will participate in reviewing the top ten finalist applications and submit their selection of the top three finalists. United Negro College Fund will then select one award winner.

This deadline for this scholarship is usuallly in NOVEMBER, and the award amount is usually in $10,000.

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