Joseph A. Towles African Study Abroad Scholarship

Award Amount
$10,000
Awards Available
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Deadline
November 4, 2017
  • Scholarship Description
  • By providing financial assistance for UNCF students to study at an established university within the continent of Africa, The Joseph A. Towles Scholarship will allow students to receive an incredible academic experience and exposure to the rich traditions within African cultures. The scholarships will be sent to the selected recipients' UNCF institutions, which will forward the funds to the study abroad university or institution within the academic year. The Joseph A. Towles African Study Abroad Scholarship will be available only to candidates that have been approved to participate in a study abroad program by their current institution.

    Eligibility:
    -Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    -Must be African American/Black
    -Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident
    -Must be a college sophomore, college junior or master's student currently enrolled in a study abroad institution during the fall semester or intending on studying abroad during the spring semester

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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  • William Dunham
  • william.dunham@uncf.org

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