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HBCU scholarships for high school seniors?

I'm a junior and I'm starting to feel the pressure with college costs 😅. I've heard HBCUs offer scholarships specifically for incoming students, but I'm kinda lost on where to start looking. Can someone shed some light on how to find HBCU scholarships for high school seniors, like, what's the application process, and when should I begin applying?

7 months ago

Absolutely, starting your scholarship search early is a smart move. HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) often provide scholarships aimed at attracting a diverse student body and supporting their community.

To find these scholarships, begin by visiting the financial aid webpage of each HBCU you're interested in. They often list scholarship opportunities, eligibility criteria, and application timelines there. Additionally, you can check national scholarship databases, like the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) or Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), which provide scholarships for students attending HBCUs.

The application process for these scholarships can vary. Some require essays, recommendation letters, or financial documentation. Generally, you should start applying as soon as the applications open, often in the fall of your senior year, but keep an eye out for any that might be available earlier. Staying organized and keeping a calendar of deadlines will help you manage multiple applications. Finally, don't forget to also apply for local scholarships in your community; even smaller awards can add up to reduce college costs significantly.

7 months ago

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