Featherstone HBCU Scholarships at Coppin State University

New: The 2021 Featherstone HBCU Scholarships are now available at Coppin State University. 

Apply Now: Submit your application online here

The Featherstone HBCU College Scholarship, powered by State Farm– 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 more attainable.

This year, 4 students will receive $3,000 Featherstone HBCU Scholarships at Coppin State University. We invite prospective applicants to apply online here

This scholarship aims to mitigate 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 in Baltimore City.


Four students will receive $3,000 Awards

One $3,000 scholarship will be designated for a student from each of the four colleges within the University:

  • ●  College of Business
  • ●  College of Arts, Sciences and Education
  • ●  College of Health Professions
  • ●  College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

The application form is available online here.


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

  1. Be a current Baltimore City resident
  2. SAT/ACT scores will be considered
  3. Cumulative 3.0 grade-point average (GPA)
  4. Demonstrate involvement in extracurricular activities; and
  5. Complete essays outlining career goals and aspirations
  6. A letter of recommendation and applications from first-generation college students are strongly encouraged
  7. The application must be completed by 11:59 pm on March 5, 2021
  8. Award winners are expected to attend an award ceremony

Across our scholarship programs, the Foundation has awarded over 40 merit-based scholarships to students in financial need. As a result of our work, first-generation college students and those from underrepresented communities are now attending Cornell University, Morgan State University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, University of Baltimore, and the University of Maryland. 

Our track record:

43 Merit-Based Scholarship Awards 

35 Award Winners

from 12 Countries