High School Scholarship Opportunities

The following opportunities were sent to FUMCL from the BWC.  Please note deadlines are fast approaching.


AFCEA Scholarships


The Central Maryland Chapter of Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) is taking scholarship applications.  The above link provides an overview of their requirements.  Please pass this on to students you know.  Deadline is December 19, 2014.


USDA 1890 National Scholars Program

Dear USDA Friends and Partners:

High school applications and college applications may be downloaded from the site below:


Application and supporting documentation DEADLINE: February 1, 2015

Office of Advocacy & Outreach (OAO) recently released its USDA 1890 National Scholars Program.  The National Scholars Program is a major effort of the USDA and nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions (HBCUs)* to award scholarships to students to attend one of the nineteen 1890 Institutions in any field of study in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or other related disciplines.

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program will provide full tuition, employment, employment benefits, fees, books, and room and board each year for up to 4 years to selected students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the following universities:

·         Alabama A&M University

·         Alcorn State University

·         Central State University, Ohio

·         Delaware State University

·         Florida A&M University

·         Fort Valley State University, Georgia

·         Kentucky State University

·         Langston University, Oklahoma

·         Lincoln University, Missouri

·         North Carolina A&T State University

·         Prairie View A&M University, Texas

·         South Carolina State University

·         Southern University, Louisiana

·         Tennessee State University

·         Tuskegee University, Alabama

·         University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

·         University of Maryland Eastern Shore

·         Virginia State University

·         West Virginia State University

Eligible students must be U.S. citizens, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, have been accepted at one of the 1890 HBCUs, study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or other related academic disciplines, demonstrate leadership and community service, and etc.  Please visit the USDA 1890 National Scholars Program website for more information.

Share this information with all high school students, parents of students, school guidance counselors, principals, teachers, and churches.  The scholarship may be renewed each year contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and normal progress toward the bachelor’s degree.



Graduating High School Seniors Can Win Full Scholarship to a Black College

Students will receive full tuition and stipends for up to 10 semesters to cover on-campus room and board and books. Students must meet the required academic standards each semester to renew the funds each year. Graduating high school seniors can apply for the scholarship by going to the Tom Joyner Foundation website at www.tomjoynerfoundation.org to complete the application. Students must have their schools mail their transcripts and recommendations to the Foundation at P.O. Box 630495, Irving, TX 75063-0495.

To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

1) A United States Citizen

2) Current high school seniors attending school in the United States (applicant must be anticipating completion of high school degree in the spring of 2015).

3) Minimum high school grade point average of 3.50 (on a 4.00 grade scale, excluding home school studies) and Minimum SAT score of 2100 (combined math essay and verbal score) or ACT score of 30.

4) Applicants must apply and be accepted to an HBCU by July 1, 2015.

5) Applicants must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.

The applications must be postmarked no later than January 16th, 2015. Interviews will occur in April 2015.

Founded in 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation has raised more than $65 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges. It has assisted more than 29,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. You can learn more at www.tomjoynerfoundation.org


Neil Foote, Media Relations, Tom Joyner Foundation

214-448-3765 / neil.foote@tomjoynerfoundation.org


Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship


Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is a national program for minority students who are graduating high school seniors (graduating in 2015), can demonstrate financial need and plan to attend a four year college.

It can be a life changing experience for a young person so I encourage you to share this information with your family, friends, colleagues, young people and those who work with young people.  The deadline for submitting the completed online application and accompanying documents is February 15, 2015.


White House Fellow Applications


We are pleased to announce that applications are now open to be a 2015-2016 White House Fellow. Applications will be open until January 15, 2015.


*Students need not be African-American to attend HBCUs.