HBCU Week x Capital One Scholarship

Application Due Date

February 15, 2022

Submission

Completed applications should be submitted electronically. If absolutely necessary, please mail completed applications to P.O BOX 1546 Wilmington, DE 19899.

Distribution
  • Scholarship decisions will be made by June 1st.
  • Scholarship Awards funding will be given no later than August 31st.
Requirements

Complete and submit application by February 15th

Provide most recent, verifiable high school transcript (Subject to authentication)

Provide proof of acceptance at an Historically Black College or University (HBCU)*

Acceptance letters can be submitted through 4/10/22. All other application materials must be submitted by 2/15/22.

Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Complete or have completed high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) and be entering their freshman year of college
  • Attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) for the entirety of their college education.
  • Demonstrate financial need

The scholarship can be used for tuition, room and board. A student may accept additional scholarships but they cannot exceed the total cost of their education.

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 by June 1st via phone call, email, and official letter. 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