Since its inception in 1987, Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) has provided scholarships to qualified students attending its member-schools. TMCF scholarships have provided support to help fund an education at one of our nation’s publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
TMCF provides merit-based scholarships to students seeking financial assistance to complete their education. TMCF scholarship recipients are awarded annually to students meeting the TMCF eligibility criteria. Awards are made each semester and are based on a verification process designed to ensure that academic expectations are being met and that there is an unmet financial need.
All classifications of students are invited to apply for a TMCF scholarship.
The scholarship application process is highly competitive and most awards are limited to students attending TMCF member-schools. Occasionally we may offer scholarships to students not attending these schools. These scholarships are indicated on TMCF’s scholarship webpage when applicable.
Are merit based and applicants must have a financial need to qualify
Are restricted for payment of tuition, on campus room and board, books and fees
Are paid directly to the college or university on behalf of the award recipient to be credited to his or her school account
The average award is $3,100.00 per student per semester
Most scholarships are one-year, non-renewable unless otherwise indicated
TMCF Scholarship Criteria:
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Must apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Attend one of the 47 TMCF Member-Schools
Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
Demonstrate leadership qualities and service experience
Be recommended by a faculty or staff member of your current school
Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,
Type: Merit Based
Num Awards: Multiple
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: 3,100
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
4801 Woodway, Suite 300
E Houston, TX 77056
Contact Person: Deshuandra Walker Student Support Programs Manager