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What scholarships for HBCU students should I be looking for?

Hi everyone! As a junior starting to sweat a little about college costs, I'm trying to be proactive about scholarships. I'm particularly eager to attend an HBCU, and I've heard there are scholarships specifically for students attending these institutions.

Can someone point me in the direction of scholarships for HBCU students that I should apply to? Just trying not to break the bank while getting the education I dream of.

7 months ago

Hello and kudos on taking initiative with your scholarship search! Focusing on scholarships for HBCU students is a savvy move, as there are several opportunities tailored specifically to this group. One key source is the UNCF (United Negro College Fund), which offers a variety of scholarships, fellowships, and internships. Check out their website for a list of current opportunities and application details.

Additionally, look into the Thurgood Marshall College Fund which provides scholarships for students attending publicly supported HBCUs. Moreover, explore niche scholarships that align with your intended major, extracurricular activities, or even scholarships targeted at your local community or specific demographic attributes.

Don't forget to also visit the financial aid pages of the HBCUs you're interested in, as they often list scholarships for incoming students. It's never too early to start your scholarship applications, and some deadlines can be quite early.

Keep organized with a spreadsheet tracking scholarships, requirements, and deadlines. Best of luck—with a proactive approach like yours, you're setting yourself up for a financially healthier college journey!

7 months ago

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