DFBSST Scholarships


The Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST) is now offering its DFBSST Scholarship Program. The organization provides scholarships to African-American undergraduate students who enroll in scientific or technical fields of study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Development Fund was established by a group of concerned black technical professionals who realized that it is essential to provide financial assistance to talented black students who choose to pursue scientific or technical careers. Scholarship awards are up to $2,000 per year.

The Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST) is an attempt by a few Black technologists to demonstrate that Black people are willing and able to help their own people and Institutions.


To be eligible for scholarships offered by DFBSST, all applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • African-American, undergraduate student majoring (or intending to major) in a technical field of study (i.e., engineering, math, science, etc.),
  • Be enrolled (or identify his or her intention to enroll) at one of the predominantly Black colleges or universities listed below, and
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

How to Apply:

  • Applying for the scholarship, the candidates must complete the application form that can be obtained by contacting the science or engineering department of the schools.
  • The candidates can check the list of schools through the given link: http://www.dfbsstscholarship.org/dfb_sch.html#Obtaining_Appl

 Supporting Documents:

  • Academic achievement (grades and SAT scores, especially science/math),
  • Personal essay describing career goals, current and past relevant extracurricular activities, etc.,
  • Recommendations (teachers and guidance counselors), and
  • Financial need.

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • Scholarships are based on merit and financial need. Scholarship awards are up to $3,000 per year.
  • Support is renewed annually, for a maximum of four (4) years, as long as the students remain in good academic standing at the same institution, maintains at least a 3.0 in their major, enrolled in a full-time, undergraduate science or engineering curriculum, and submits a renewal application.

Application Deadline:

Scholarship applications become available April 15, 2017, and must be submitted by June 15, 2017.

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Contact Information:

If you have any question, email at DLHinson-at-compuserve.com

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