Scholarships | UCF Africana Studies

Scholarships

There are three (3) competitive scholarships available for Africana Studies minors. These awards offer minors in Africana Studies additional opportunities to challenge and define their student experience. The scholarships include:

UCF/Business Services Africana Studies Dining Scholarship/Stipend

John T. Washington Community Service Award for Africana Minors

John T. Washington Scholarship for Africana Studies Minors

Application submissions for these scholarship opportunities will be accepted beginning November 2021.

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UCF/Business Services Africana Studies Dining Scholarship/Stipend

Description:

In partnership with UCF Business Services, the UCF History Department offers the UCF Africana Studies/Business Services Dining Stipend.  The All Access meal plan gives you all access to both campus dining halls, 63 South and Knightro’s 7 days a week. It also includes $200 in Dining Dollars to be used at any UCF Dining Services restaurant.

There will be three awards given– each award is for one (1) All Access 7 Dining Meal Plan Scholarship for the spring 2021 semester valued at $2,180.

Requirements:

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate UCF student during the academic semesters the scholarship is received
  • Must be minoring in Africana Studies during the academic semesters the scholarship is received
  • After additional criteria are met, financial need may be considered as a final determinant of award once all other criteria are met

Application:

  • The criteria for awarding the Scholarship will be consistent with the guidelines established by the University Office of Student Financial Assistance.
  • Must submit a resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Submissions are no longer being accepted.

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John T. Washington Community Service Award for Africana Studies Minors

Description:

In honor of Dr. John T. Washington, this scholarship awards $250 to students minoring in Africana Studies who demonstrate a commitment to serving the Central Florida community.

Besides being one of the first African Americans to hold a faculty position at the University of Central Florida (from mid-1970s to early 1980s), John T. Washington was a humanitarian and leader who not only taught a life of service, but also lived it. Washington was a very active community leader and activist. He worked with several community organizations such as the Orlando Housing Community, the NAACP, the Orlando Metropolitan Urban League and the Mayor’s Minority Business Task Force. His efforts were publicly recognized when he was awarded the WESH Channel 6 Jefferson Award. This distinguished award is given to individuals for their leadership and volunteerism in community service.

 Requirements:

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate UCF student during the academic semesters the scholarship is received
  • Must be minoring in Africana Studies during the academic semesters the scholarship is received

Application:

  • The criteria for awarding the scholarship will be consistent with the guidelines established by the University Office of Student Financial Assistance.
  • Must submit a resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Must submit a personal statement: In 500 words or less, describe your community service contributions.
  • Must submit Two (2) References Below: Name, Title, Email and Telephone

Submissions are no longer being accepted.

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John T. Washington Scholarship Award for Africana Studies Minors

Description:

In honor of Dr. John T. Washington, this scholarship awards $500 to students minoring in Africana Studies.

John T. Washington was an Associate Professor of Sociology at UCF. He found many ways to demonstrate support to his students as he was instrumental in the development of the Office of Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action, the African American Student Union, and the Office of Multicultural Academic and Support Services.

Requirements:

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate UCF student during the academic semesters the scholarship is received
  • Must be minoring in Africana Studies during the academic semesters the scholarship is received

 Application:

  • The criteria for awarding the scholarship will be consistent with the guidelines established by the University Office of Student Financial Assistance.
  • Must submit a resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Must submit a personal statement: In 500 words or less, describe your merit for scholarship and academic/professional goals.
  • Must submit Two (2) References Below: Name, Title, Email and Telephone

Submissions are no longer being accepted.