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The HBCU Fellowship Program was created by the US Department of Education to increase the number of minority and underrepresented students in STEM and allied health programs. This fellowship covers tuition, fees, and books for selected students. This competitive grant may be awarded to students in the following graduate programs:

Students must be admitted to one of the programs listed above and have completed the FAFSA. If you are interested in applying, please contact your graduate program coordinator for more information.


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Terrilyn Battle, Ph.D., LCMHC-A, LCAS-A, CRC | Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling (MSRC)

"The Fellowship took the financial pressure off me and allowed me to focus more intently on my studies. It showed me how supportive WSSU was of my endeavors. I am now a professor, rehabilitation counselor, and mental health counselor. WSSU and this fellowship helped build the foundation of who I am today."


Michaelangelo Fields, Jr. | Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology

The HBCU Fellowship was amazing for me. I had a daughter when I was still an undergraduate. The HBCU Fellowship allowed me to focus on my master degree while providing me the opportunity to take care of myself and my child. This support helped me to advance my career.

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Morgan Woodyard | Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)

"The HBCU Graduate Fellowship gave me support to pay for tuition, books, and bills. It allowed me to attend the national conference for the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) where I networked with practitioners from across the country and expanded my career horizons."