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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships – Multiple Deadlines

TUN Scholarship Index
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Scholarship Summary

TMCF offers four types of unique, merit-based and need-based scholarships to students attending TMCF member-schools. Occasionally, they offer scholarships to students not attending one of their member-schools.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF awards nearly 500 scholarships a year to high-achieving students, with the average award being $3,100 per student per semester. Most scholarships are one year, non-renewable unless otherwise indicated.

Scholarship Types

  1. Gap Completion Scholarship
    Designed to provide funding to close the financial gap for students that have an urgent financial need. A graduating senior at risk of not obtaining his or her degree due to outstanding fees receives first consideration for this scholarship.
  2. Access Scholarship
    Covers tuition, fees and on-campus room and board for all classifications of students giving them access to a college education.
  3. Programmatic Scholarship
    Covers tuition, fees and on-campus room and board for all classifications of students giving them access to a college education, as well as support services aimed at strengthening their leadership and professional development (i.e. student mentor).
  4. Supplemental Needs Scholarship
    Assists students with the high cost of textbooks, study materials, technology and other fees.

General Eligibility

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Attend one of the 47 TMCF member-schools (unless otherwise stated on the application)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and service experience
  • Be recommended by a faculty or staff member of your current school

Application Materials

Applications must have all of the following components in order to be considered complete:

  • Online Application
  • Essay (Minimum 500 Words)
  • Student Aid Report (FAFSA)
  • Most Recent Transcript (Unofficial Accepted)
  • Recommendation Letter (Official Signature Required)
  • Resume

Contact: Dr. Marla Ashe / Director of Scholarships at marla.ashe@tmcf.org