HBCU Scholarship



Congratulations to the 2020 Scholarship Winners

The Featherstone Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural Featherstone HBCU College Scholarship. 

The Featherstone HBCU College Scholarship, powered by State Farm, BGE and Wells Fargo – creates opportunities for high-performing students to tap much-needed funding so that attending a four-year, Historically Black College and University (HBCU) can be attainable.

The pilot program will provide a $2,000 merit-based award and dorm room essentials for two students to attend Morgan State University.  

This scholarship aims to eliminate financial barriers to higher education and provide underserved communities with access to additional funding.  This special award encourages first-generation college students, from economically challenged backgrounds, to pursue higher education and help level the playing field for inner city students.

To help support the many talented students in Baltimore City, this scholarship helps promote matriculation and student retention for those attending or seeking admission to HBCUs.

Eligibility

In order to receive consideration for the award, applicants must:

–Be a current resident of Baltimore City and a first-generation college student

–Hold a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average (GPA)

–Be a residential student who lives on campus 

–Demonstrate an involvement in extracurricular activities; and

–Complete essays outlining career goals and aspirations

Scholarships are open to high school seniors who desire to start their first semester at Morgan State University, transfer students, as well as current Morgan State residential freshman, sophomores, juniors and/or seniors.  The Scholarships are open to students of all majors.