Featherstone HBCU Scholarships at Morgan State University

The Featherstone HBCU College Scholarships at Morgan State University 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.

In 2021, the partnership will award $3,000 Featherstone HBCU Scholarships to high academic achieving students. This initiative is part of the Featherstone Foundation’s College and Career Readiness portfolio that will award 30 college scholarships through a $68,000 fund this year.

The program provides $2,000 merit-based awards to eight outstanding MSU students.  

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.

The 2021 Featherstone HBCU College Scholarship Award Winners at Morgan State University are:

  • Bukola Daramola
  • Kyler Da’Jha
  • Uzoho Ijeoma
  • Kesharra Meadows
  • Angela Patterson
  • Jesscarly Ramos-Acosta
  • Francisco Molas Rodriguez
  • Sherreece Rowe

Since 2017, the Featherstone Foundation has awarded over $156,000 in scholarships through 72 awards to students from 19 countries who now attend Coppin State University, Cornell University, Goucher College, Morgan State University, Northwestern University, The University of Baltimore, St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the University of Maryland


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 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.