Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarship

Scholarship Description

Eligibility Criteria:To be eligible for scholarships offered by DFBSST, all applicants must meet the following criteria:  * African-American, undergraduate student majoring (or intending to major) in a technical field of study (i.e., engineering, math, science, etc.),  * Be enrolled (or identify his or her intention to enroll) at one of the predominantly Black colleges or universities and   * Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Evaluation Criteria:Applicants are evaluated based on the following criteria:  1. Academic achievement (grades and SAT scores, especially science/math),  2. Personal essay describing career goals, current and past relevant extracurricular activities, etc.,  3. Recommendations (teachers and guidance counselors), and   4. Financial need. Applicants are first ranked based on consideration of items 1, 2 and 3 above. If two (2) applicants are considered to be equal, the candidate with the greatest financial need is ranked higher. Award Determination:The amount of the scholarships awarded each student is determined by the DFBSST Scholarship Committee. Scholarships are based on merit and financial need. Scholarship awards are up to $2,000 per year. Support is renewed annually, for a maximum of four (4) years, as long as the students remains in good academic standing at the same institution, enrolled in a full-time, undergraduate science or engineering curriculum, and submits a renewal application.

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,

Type: Needs Based

Num Awards: 1

Min Award: 2000

Max Award: 8000

Deadline: 2017-06-30


Sponsoring Organization Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology
2705 Bladensburg Road, NE
Washington, DC 20018

Contact Person:

Phone: 202-635-3604