Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is a nonprofit organization that exclusively supports the Black college community, with 98 percent of its awards going to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). Each year, the organization awards nearly 500 scholarships to high-achieving students who plan to earn a baccalaureate, graduate or law degree from an accredited college or university. TMCF offers three types of scholarships: the Gap Completion Scholarship is meant to close the financial gap for students with urgent financial need, while the Access Scholarship and the Programmatic Scholarship covers tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board for all “classifications” of students. Applicants need to complete just one TMCF profile, which they can use to apply for numerous awards. The eligibility criteria varies based on the scholarship.
Eligible Grade Levels:
College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, Graduate Student, Law Student
No residency requirement
January-February (for fall scholarship), April-May (for summer scholarship), August-October (for spring scholarship) (annually)
Please note that scholarship deadlines often change, so make sure to check the scholarship sponsor’s website for up-to-date deadlines.