The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and American Airlines are proud to offer urgent financial assistance in the form of need-based scholarships to college seniors graduating in May of 2020 at one of the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominately Black Institutions (PBIs) within TMCF’s 47 member-school network. Applicants should be in good academic standing and at risk of not graduating due to an outstanding financial need. Three students will be selected to receive a scholarship up to $2,250 for 2019-2020 academic school year (which can only be applied to verifiable costs associated with average tuition and usual fees).

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be enrolled full-time as a senior at a TMCF member-school during the 2019-2020 academic school year.
  • Confirmed graduating senior in May 2020.
  • Current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Able to demonstrate leadership abilities.
  • Able to demonstrate a financial need.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident or passport stamped I-551.

How to Apply

All Applicants Must:

  • Provide a copy of the 2019-2020 FAFSA Student Aid Report.
  • Provide the transcript (official or unofficial) for your most recently completed academic term-this should include your end of Fall 2019 grades and cumulative GPA
  • Please upload a current resume (highlighting community service and leadership abilities)
  • Answer the following question(s) (Maximum of 500 words per question):
    • Tell us about your current financial situation. Why it is critical that you receive this funding?
    • What is your intended career path after graduation?
    • How are you preparing to accomplish your career goals and what impact do your hope to achieve?

Application Dates

This application opens February 24, 2020, and closes April 5, 2020 (11:59 PM EST)

thetomjoynerfoundationDALLAS,TX –  The Tom Joyner Foundation has announced the Full Ride Scholarship program that will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the Fall of 2017.

“The cost of a college education isn’t getting any cheaper,” said Tom Joyner, Chairman of his foundation and host of the top-ranked nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. “So, I wanted to help a graduating high school senior with a chance to attend a black college to pursue their dreams.”

Students will receive full tuition and stipends for up to 10 semesters to cover on-campus room and board and books. Students must meet the required academic standards each semester to renew the funds each year. Graduating high school seniors can apply for the scholarship by going to the Tom Joyner Foundation website –

Students must have their schools mail their transcripts and recommendations to the Foundation at P.O. Box 630495, Irving, TX 75063-0495. Two of the recommendations should be from teachers who know the students work and one may be a personal reference, reflecting on the students’ character and community work.

To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • A United States Citizen.
  • Current high school seniors attending school in the United States (applicant must be anticipating completion of high school degree in the spring of 2017).
  • Minimum high school grade point average of 3.50 (on a 4.00 grade scale, excluding home school studies) and minimum SAT score of 1400 [Based on the NEW SAT score format -combined math essay and verbal score] or ACT score of 30.
  • Applicants must apply and be accepted to an HBCU by July 1, 2017.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.

The recommendations from at least three people and the transcript must be mailed and postmarked no later than January 20, 2017. Interviews will occur in March 2017.

For more information, contact Neil Foote, media relations, Tom Joyner Foundation,, 214.448.3765.


The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Information


Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $28,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.


To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior;
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States;
  • Show leadership potential;
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
  • Present evidence of financial need;
  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
  • Not possess a degree from a  2 or 4 year-college when applying for the scholarship.

Application Components

The required components of the Jackie Robinson Foundation application are:

  • The online application, which includes four essay questions;
  • A professional, hi-resolution digital photo (headshots only, in a JPEG format) – you may submit a high school senior graduation photo;
  • One letter of recommendation (e.g. a teacher, a mentor, a guidance counselor, an employer);
  • SAT or ACT scores: if you have taken the SAT or ACT more than once, please enter your best scores from each test. NOTE: JRF does not consider the writing scores as part of your examination.


Deadline: February 15, 2016

(Final decisions will be send out electronically to the email address provided on your application in June 2016.)

Click here to apply for The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship.



HBCU Campaign Fund has announced its HBCU General Scholarship which will be open to high school seniors and all HBCUs. This scholarship is visioned to support college-bound high school seniors and students who are already attending college at an HBCU. The students must be in need of assistance with their financial college expenses.

This scholarship is a plan to help sustain enrollment and gain retention for HBCUs. A lot of students drop out due to not being able to afford their current college expenses. So the students pack up and move back home. HBCU Campaign Fund would like to help assist college students attending HBCUs.

Your assistance is requested and if you would like to contribute to HBCU Campaign Fund’s HBCU General Scholarship, you may donate online here or make a check payable to HBCU Campaign Fund and in the memo field on the check, write “HBCU General Scholarship.” You may send the check to the following address:

HBCU Campaign Fund
c/o HBCU General Scholarship
12558 S. Princeton Ave
Chicago, IL 60628

Thank you for your support of HBCU students, HBCUs and HBCU Campaign Fund. Supporting the future of visionary leaders of the next generation and taking HBCUs to the NEXT level!

Tuskegee Airman Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Information

Deadline: January 26, 2016

Each year the Tuskegee Airman Scholarship Foundation (TASF) grants scholarship awards to young men and women. The number of scholarships awarded is directly related to income received from Foundation investments. Forty (40) awards of thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) are typically available each year. These $1,500 scholarships are provided on a one-time, first year basis only.

Eligibility Requirement

Applicants must be a student from accredited high schools who have graduated or will graduate in the spring of the academic cycle. Additionally, those who apply must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least three point zero (3.0) on a 4.0 scale.

Application Procedure:

Application forms and instructions may be obtained from high school guidance counselors, the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. website (, or a Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. local Chapter. Completed applications must be returned to the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Chapter nearest the applicant on or before the stated deadline in the application form.  Applications that do not meet technical requirements may be eliminated from further consideration.

Attachments Required:
In addition to the completed application form, the following attachments are required:

  1. An official copy of the student’s high school transcript, senior year schedule.
  2. A wallet-size picture of the student – on the back of the picture, put your name, last 4 digits of SSN, e-mail, telephone number.
  3. A copy of parent(s) latest IRS form from 1040 that shows the adjusted gross income line (generally line 37) or other official document (W-2/W-4 not accepted); the SSN should be “blacked out” from security purposes.
  4. Three letters of recommendation (from counselors, instructors, community leaders, etc).
  5. “The Tuskegee Airmen” Essay including how their experience impacts you. (Typed, double spaced, not to exceed two (2) pages.)
  6. A personal Essay (Typed, double spaced, not to exceed two (2) pages).
  7. List of extracurricular and community activities (including Junior ROTC, Civil Air Patrol, BSA, GSA, or Explorer Scouts).

Please note, all attachments to the application must not exceed 8.5x 11″ in size.

You may obtain the Tuskegee Airman Scholarship Foundation scholarship application here.