Closes Nov. 9! Ossie Davis Legacy Award Scholarship

The award provides scholarships to African American incoming freshman, college sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students attending select HBCUs

UNCF is proud to announce the opening of the Ossie Davis Legacy Award Scholarship application for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarship was established to honor the legacy of Ossie Davis, a well-read thinker, communicator, actor, humorist and humanist, who influenced society and cared deeply about the world, the people and his family.  To learn more about Ossie Davis, visit ossieandruby.com

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee

The award provides scholarships to African American incoming freshman, college sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students attending the following HBCUs beginning Fall 2018:

  • Benedict College
  • Bethune-Cookman University
  • Claflin University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Florida Memorial University
  • Howard University
  • Lane College
  • Miles College
  • Morehouse College
  • Spelman College
  • Virginia Union University
  • Xavier University of Louisiana

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify, students must also:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident
  • maintain a 3.0 or better on 4 scale GPA
  • major in African American Studies, Communications, Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Performing Arts, Political Science, Social Sciences, Theater Arts/Drama or Visual Arts

In addition, applicants must submit an essay about what they learned from the activism of Ossie Davis and his peers and connect that work to the activism of today; and upload a letter of recommendation from a college dean or professor to the online application by the application deadline.

Selected applicants will be invited to a semi-final round, which requires the submission of an electronic portfolio of accomplishments and goals. The portfolio may contain pictures, drawings or any other evidence that reflects the student's involvement with the arts as activism. A narrative description of the portfolio must also be included.  

Application Close Date

November 9, 2018; 12 a.m. EST

Click here or visit UNCF.org/OssieDavis to apply today. Contact Jeff Darden II with questions.

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