2020 HU Scholarships

HU net price is at $24,729.00 per year and will likely continue climbing like all colleges around the U.S. There are various ways to combat the steep rises in college tuition, and scholarships can be a key ingredient in reducing the overall cost of Howard University. HU awards an average of $27,000.00 to each student, which can help alleviate some of the financial burden. However, most families will need to find other sources of funding to bridge the remaining tuition gap. In addition to the annual tuition, HU students can expect to pay $N/A in housing costs and $N/A in meal plan costs - if you chose to live in the surrounding area of Washington, then those costs could be even higher.

77% of full-time students receive local or institutional grants with an average award size of $20,427.00. Furthermore, 48% of students receive federal grants with an average amount of $4,974.00.

The numbers seem bleak and, truthfully, they are for most average American families. Luckily, the scholarships below are open to Howard University students, with the goal of helping to afford a college education. Some scholarships may be specifically provided by HU while others are open to HU students, though not exclusive to Howard University.

How much total award money and scholarships are available for Howard University students?

There are 3 scholarships totaling $43,500.00 available to residents. You can easily browse through all 3 scholarships below.

What types of scholarships are available for Howard University students?

Each scholarship below may have different requirements and guidelines. While some of the Howard University scholarships can only be used for specific purposes, many of them can be used for all types of expenses including supplies, tuition, room and board and more. Furthermore, this list can include Howard University study abroad scholarships, Howard University transfer scholarships, and Howard University merit scholarships.

Are these scholarships for HU study abroad?

At least a few of these scholarships below can be put toward HU study abroad. If the scholarship does not specify a specific purpose or use of funds, then it is most likely eligible. You can double-check with the scholarship provider to confirm.

What scholarships are available to HU transfer students?

The ScholarshipPoints and Scholarship Owl scholarships, at least, are open to Howard University transfer students and the funds can be put toward all types of expenses. HU transfer students face the same financial pressures as normal students, and scholarships providers are well-aware of the need for HU transfer scholarships.

Are these HU scholarships limited by major?

You’ll need to check each scholarship’s own guidelines to determine if it is restricted to a specific major. However, most scholarships in this database are open to all students - some scholarships may only be open to certain students based on geographic criteria or areas of interest but they should be clearly marked. Whether you’re a nursing student, honors student, engineering major, or studying another discipline, chances are you’ll find at least 1 scholarship for you.


Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarship

Sponsor by Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology

Applicant must be a black U.S. citizen or permanent resident and plan to stay in the U.S. after graduation. Selection is based upon academic achievement, essay, recommendations, and financial need.

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$3,000.00 June 15 Apply Now

District of Columbia Association Scholarship

Sponsor by The American Occupational Therapy Foundation Location 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 202, Bethesda, MD

Applicant must be a resident of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (DC, MD, and northern VA) enrolled in the occupational therapy educational program at Howard University. Applicant must also be a member of the District of Columbia Occupational Therapy Association.

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$500.00 December 4 Apply Now

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships

Sponsor by Thurgood Marshall College Fund Location 4801 Woodway Drive, Suite 300 E, Houston, TX

Applicant must be attending or planning to attend a TMCF member school and be able to demonstrate financial need and leadership ability. Minimum 3.0 GPA and recommendation by a school faculty or staff member are required.

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$40,000.00 May 1 Apply Now