As an African Studies student, you will be eligible for a variety of scholarships and awards. Whether supporting research in the field or celebrating academic achievement, the awards below are given annually. Apply every year.
“Africana Studies provided me with a better understanding of history and encouraged me to want to exceed in everything I do. This journey has taught me that life doesn’t give you handouts. Good grades, internships, and jobs don’t just fall in your lap. Dreams don’t just happen. I learned that I had to work hard every day to make these things a reality. There is a wealth of resources and faculty supports waiting to help you, best thing you can do is reach out and connect with people but remember to have fun along the way.” – Jamal Abdulrasheed, BA ’16
The Africana Studies Program offers several scholarships and awards to those who have excelled in our program. Some of these awards recognize outstanding academic achievement and performance, while others support students engaging in research related travel and students demonstrating financial need. These are given annually each spring. Details and application instructions appear below.
Academic Achievement Award for Africana Studies
The Preston Eagleson Award
Turner-Wright Scholarship in African American Studies
African Studies students may also be eligible for other school and campus scholarships and awards. See the School of Liberal Arts Scholarships and Awards for more information.