HBCU Week x AstraZeneca Scholarship

for Current College Students
Application Due Date

February 16, 2024


Completed applications should be submitted electronically.


Complete and submit application by February 16th

Provide most recent, verifiable College Transcript (Subject to authentication)

Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate education
  • Major in a STEM field including majors focused on healthcare
  • Attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) for the entirety of their college education
  • Letter of recommendation
  • GPA >2.75
  • Submit a 2-4 minute video addressing the following: 
    • Tell us about yourself and how this scholarship will support your career goals. 
    • How can the pharmaceutical industry support underrepresented minority groups and help to increase trust?

If you have questions about eligibility, please contact scholarship@HBCUWeek.org. Students applying for the scholarship will be responsible for disclosing any potential conflict of interest prior to the selection process.

Scholarship Administration

The HBCU Week Foundation will lead the process for receiving and reviewing applications, including the identification of external participants for the scholarship Selection Committee. Following an initial, quantitative, automated screening process, the Committee will review qualitative application details, determine the candidates(s) which best fit relevant scholarship criteria, and assign scholars an overall rating. Scholars with the highest scores will be chosen as recipients, based on the number of scholarships available. The scholarship recipients will be notified in the Spring via phone call and email. HBCU Week Foundation, Inc. will administer funding of scholarships to each of the Universities. Scholarship recipients will be required to meet ongoing scholarship criteria each semester.

Areas reviewed by the Selection Committee include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Academic accomplishments
  • Financial Need
  • Community involvement