The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and American Airlines are proud to offer urgent financial assistance in the form of need-based scholarships to college seniors graduating in May of 2020 at one of the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominately Black Institutions (PBIs) within TMCF’s 47 member-school network. Applicants should be in good academic standing and at risk of not graduating due to an outstanding financial need. Three students will be selected to receive a scholarship up to $2,250 for 2019-2020 academic school year (which can only be applied to verifiable costs associated with average tuition and usual fees).

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be enrolled full-time as a senior at a TMCF member-school during the 2019-2020 academic school year.
  • Confirmed graduating senior in May 2020.
  • Current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Able to demonstrate leadership abilities.
  • Able to demonstrate a financial need.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident or passport stamped I-551.

How to Apply

All Applicants Must:

  • Provide a copy of the 2019-2020 FAFSA Student Aid Report.
  • Provide the transcript (official or unofficial) for your most recently completed academic term-this should include your end of Fall 2019 grades and cumulative GPA
  • Please upload a current resume (highlighting community service and leadership abilities)
  • Answer the following question(s) (Maximum of 500 words per question):
    • Tell us about your current financial situation. Why it is critical that you receive this funding?
    • What is your intended career path after graduation?
    • How are you preparing to accomplish your career goals and what impact do your hope to achieve?

Application Dates

This application opens February 24, 2020, and closes April 5, 2020 (11:59 PM EST)