DFBSST identifies students through the assistance of Engineering and Science Department deans and professors at pre-selected, predominantly Black colleges and universities. DFBSST requests the deans and faculty members to identify a specified number of students that they would like to be considered for scholarships, and to pass on DFBSST scholarship application forms to these students.
To be eligible for scholarships offered by DFBSST, all applicants must meet the following criteria:
Applicants are evaluated based on the following criteria:
Applicants are first ranked based on consideration of items 1, 2 and 3 above. If two (2) applicants are considered to be equal, the candidate with the greatest financial need is ranked higher.
The amount of the scholarships awarded each student is determined by the DFBSST Scholarship Committee. Scholarships are based on merit and financial need. Scholarship awards are up to $3,000 per year. Support is renewed annually, for a maximum of four (4) years, as long as the students remains in good academic standing at the same institution, maintains at least a 3.0 in their major, enrolled in a full-time, undergraduate science or engineering curriculum, and submits a renewal application.
Obtaining a Scholarship Application
Applications can be obtained by contacting the science or engineering department at one of the schools listed below. We do not distribute applications directly to students. All applications must be obtained through and pre-screened by the schools. There can be no exceptions. Scholarship applications are currently available at the following schools:
Clark Atlanta University Morgan State University
Elizabeth City State University
North Carolina A&T State University
Prairie View A&M University
Florida A&M University
Fort Valley State College
Tennessee State University
Lincoln University (PA)
Xavier University of Louisiana
Scholarship applications become available April 15th and must be submitted by June 15th. Scholarship recipients will be notified in early September.