Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Application Deadline

The 2019 application period for the Ford Blue Oval Scholarship is closed. Please check back for more information regarding the 2020 program.


Research studies show a leading obstacle to obtaining a college degree is a student's inability to afford college. In 2011, the National Center for Education Statistics reported that students enrolling or completing Bachelor’s programs has largely become stagnant.

Since its inception in 1987, Thurgood Marshall College Fund has provided scholarships to qualified students attending its member-schools. TMCF scholarships have provided support to help fund an education at one of our nation's public Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

TMCF provides merit-based scholarships to students seeking financial assistance to complete their education. TMCF scholarships are awarded annually to students meeting the TMCF eligibility criteria. Awards are made each semester and are based on a verification process designed to ensure that academic expectations are met and that there is an unmet financial need.

Eligibility for Ford Blue Oval Scholarship

Must enroll as a full-time freshman student at one of TMCF Member Schools for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Be an African-American male high school graduating senior

Current grade point average of 3.0 or higher

Demonstrate financial need

Have demonstrated leadership ability through a variety of measures

For More Information

To apply for scholarships, please click on the Current Scholarships tab.

To apply for the Ford scholarship, click on this link.

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