African and African American Studies

Scholarships

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Available Scholarships

Program Specific Scholarships

The African African American Studies (AAFS) Program offers scholarships for AAFS majors and minors. For more information, please contact Dr. Marlese Durr.

  • The African American Alumni Society Scholarship is awarded to students of African American descent who live in the Greater Miami Valley area. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and minimum enrollment of six credit hours are required. Students applying for this scholarship must have documented financial need.
  • The African and African American Studies Scholarship is awarded to full-time students in the African and African American Studies program who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and documented financial need.

Scholarships Awarded to Continuing Undergraduate African American Students

  • The Aron & Martha Moss Second Chance Scholarship is awarded to students in any major who have good academic standing. First preference is given to students of African American descent who have demonstrated financial need, are first generation students, or are returning to complete undergraduate degrees.
  • The Bolinga Cultural Resources Center Scholarship is awarded to full-time African American students who hold a 2.5 minimum GPA. This award recognizes and rewards leadership, service, and academic performance.
  • The Damon Bell Memorial Leadership Scholarship
  • The Ervin B. Lacy, II Memorial Scholarship is awarded to female and African American students who are majoring in Environmental Health Sciences.
  • The George W. Lucas Memorial Minority Graduate Scholarship Fund
  • The Gerald and Rita Kurdila Scholarship is awarded to full- and part-time African American students who are pursuing a degree in the College of Liberal Arts. First preference is given to music majors.
  • The Gillispie Family Scholarship Fund scholarship is awarded to African American business students who have good academic standing and demonstrated financial need.
  • The Giorgio McBeath Memorial Scholarship is awarded to junior and senior African American engineering majors who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and documented financial need.
  • The Hightowers 3rd Generation Scholarship is awarded to full-time students in the Raj Soin College of Business who have transferred directly from Cincinnati State Community College, Middletown Campus with a minimum of 26 semester hours and a minimum transfer GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to African American student applicants.
  • The Kim and Shelley Goldenberg Scholarship for Bolinga Students
  • The Sarah Harris Scholarship is awarded to junior and senior African American students who are Ohio residents and hold a 3.0 minimum GPA. First preference is given to applicants who are not recipients of a four-year university scholarship. One nomination from each college will be made to the University Scholarship Committee for final selection.
  • The Virginia Hamilton Adoff Memorial Nursing Scholarship is awarded to nursing students who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need. First preference is given to female African American students age thirty-five or older.

External Scholarships

How to Apply for Scholarships

Continuing undergraduate students can submit one application to apply for multiple donor-based scholarships funded by the University and the Wright State University Foundation. The application system automatically matches students with any scholarships they are eligible for, and final awards are determined by the various scholarship committees.

The online scholarship application can be accessed via WINGS Express under the Student and Financial Aid tab. For further instructions and information please visit RaiderConnect.

 


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