ETS Presidential Scholarship Program for HBCU Students

About the Program

In recognition of ETS’s long-standing collaboration with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the ETS Presidential Scholarship supports rising juniors and seniors at HBCUs who have established a record of outstanding academic performance in college, both overall and in their major field, and who exhibit an interest in leadership in their chosen field. They must be recommended by the president of their college or university for their outstanding academic college performance. A full-tuition scholarship for one academic year is granted to four students attending private HBCUs and four students attending public HBCUs.

Who Is Eligible?

ETS is seeking extraordinary students who demonstrate their achievements through both curriculum and co-curricular activities. The scholarship is designed to recognize students who have challenged themselves with their academic programs and who demonstrate a passion for learning. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above and must have demonstrated academic excellence and/or creativity in some subject area of inquiry. An example would be experience or achievements in research.

Applicants will be evaluated and selected on the basis of their academic record and grade point average, college activities and demonstrated leadership related to their academic field, responses to questions on the application form, letters of recommendation and financial need. Students must be classified by their college or university as either a junior or senior at the time the scholarship award is disbursed.

What’s the Time Line?

The scholarship application period opens in November and closes in March of the following year. Award decisions are announced in June. Applications can be completed online. Transcripts and letters of recommendation can be uploaded to the HBCU scholarship site at Check online after November 15 for the application, instructions for completing the application, more information on the scholarship and a Q&A.

Who Do I Contact with Questions?

ETS Presidential Scholarship for Historically Black Colleges and Universities
International Scholarship and Tuition Services
1321 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 800, Nashville, TN 37217-2698
Phone: 1-855-670-ISTS (4787)

To apply for this scholarship

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