NY Amsterdam News

As parents and students look at options for higher education, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are often times in the conversation.

However, many Black families are misinformed by high school counselors and administrators about scholarships offered by HBCUs. The misconception is that Black students are more likely to get more money from predominantly white institutions.

In a recent article in the Chicago Sun-Times, a Black mother reported that her son’s charter school discouraged him from applying to HBCUs. School officials cited he would not receive enough scholarship money from a Black college.

Below is a partial list of HBCUs that offer full scholarships.

Coppin State University

Baltimore, MD

CSU offers its Golden Eagle Scholarship that covers tuition, fees and room/board. High school students are required to have a 3.2 GPA and a SAT score of 1820. MORE INFO

Xavier University of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA

Incoming freshmen with a 3.8 GPA, a minimum 28 ACT composite or 1250 on the SAT are eligible for Xavier’s Board of Trustees Scholarship that covers full tuition, fees, room/board and a book voucher. MORE INFO

Benedict College

Columbia, S.C.

Offering two full scholarships for out-of-state students, incoming freshmen with a GPA of at least a 3.5 are eligible for Benedict’s Trustee or Trustee Club scholarships. MORE INFO

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