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Our Scholarship History

Did you know the DMCBAA has offered scholarship opportunities for over 25 years? Since 1996, they have been helping students achieve their academic goals through generous scholarship programs. 

Before the partnership between DMCBAA and Robinson House, the council had awarded numerous scholarships and provided hardship assistance to those in need. DMCBAA awarded the John A. Woods and Jimmy Walker Memorial scholarships between 1996 and 2015. Additionally, the council awarded hardship, need-based funding to students who contacted the council for emergencies. 

In 2019, the DFW HBCU Alumni Heritage scholarship was formed as a result of the partnership between DMCBAA and the Robinson House Foundation. 

Scholarship Opportunities
Providing Hope and Support with Financial Assistance

UNCF SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

UNCF manages various scholarship programs, and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates, and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the online application process. Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Get in-depth information on federal student aid programs and apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

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THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND - SALLIE MAE FUND COMPLETING THE DREAM GAP SCHOLARSHIP

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and The Sallie Mae Fund are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending an accredited post-secondary institution. Two Hundred Sixty (260) students completing a two-year, four-year, or trade/vocational certificate/certification program will be selected to receive a gap scholarship of $2,500 for the 2023-2024 academic school year. Selected students must be in good academic standing but at risk of not returning to or graduating/completing due to an outstanding financial need and/or emergency situation that leads to a financial aid crisis.

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) SCHOLARSHIP-FOR-SERVICE PROGRAM

The SMART application is open August through December of every year, with awards being granted the following spring. Scholarships are awarded for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 5 years of funding, depending on degree requirements. SMART is a one-for-one commitment; for every year of degree funding, the scholar commits to working for a year with the DoD as a civilian employee. The program focuses on students pursuing disciplines that are critical to national security functions of the Department of Defense (DoD). The following is a list of SMART’s 24 approved STEM disciplines. These disciplines are general umbrella disciplines – specific applicant majors or fields of study may fall under one or more discipline on this list: 

 

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biosciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences, Computer Science and Engineering, Cybersecurity, Data Science and Analytics, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geosciences, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Information Sciences, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Oceanography, Operations Research, Physics, Software Engineering

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