Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Application Deadline

The 2017 application period is closed. Please check back for more information regarding the 2018 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.


Be enrolled as a full-time freshman student at one of TMCF Member Schools for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Be an African-American Male High School Senior

Current grade point average of 3.0 or higher

Demonstrate financial need

Have demonstrated leadership ability through a variety of measures

U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551

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

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