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Any standout HBCU fellowship programs I should consider?

Hey friends, so I’ve heard that some HBCUs offer fellowship programs that can offer amazing opportunities, mentorship, and even funding. Does anyone have any info on how these fellowship programs work and which HBCUs have the best ones? I’m really looking for ways to enhance my undergrad experience and maybe lighten the financial load.

7 months ago

Hello there! Absolutely, many HBCUs provide fantastic fellowship programs which not only enrich your academic life but can also offer financial benefits. One notable program is the Frederick Douglass Scholars Fellowship, which can be found at schools like Howard University. This fellowship often involves a combination of mentorship, research opportunities, and financial support.

Another opportunity is the UNCF/Merck Science Initiative, which supports outstanding African American undergraduates in biomedical research fields. While this isn't tied to one specific HBCU, many students at these institutions take advantage of it. Also, keep an eye out for honors programs within HBCUs, like the Honors College at Alabama A&M University, which often have their own fellowships with exceptional opportunities for academic growth and networking.

Each program has its own application process and criteria, so you'll want to research each one individually and see what aligns with your academic and professional goals. Also, definitely check out Spelman College’s Women of Excellence Leadership (WEL) Scholars Program if you're a young woman looking to strengthen your leadership skills in an empowering environment.

Remember to contact the financial aid office at the HBCUs you're interested in, they're usually eager to help you find and apply for these programs. Good luck, and I'm sure you’ll find a fellowship that fits your needs and helps make your college experience even more rewarding!

7 months ago

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