Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), has teamed up with TikTok to present the 2019 TikTok & TMCF HBCU Scholarship Program. This program provides scholarships to creative HBCU students who display their school spirit in a TikTok video and have a minimum GPA of 2.8. Select applicants will receive a scholarship of up to $10,000. Up to 20 scholarships will be awarded.

In addition to the scholarship with TMCF, TikTok is also on an HBCU tour with Warner Records. The tour is stopping at 14 HBCUs showcasing Warner’s upcoming talent and spreading the word about the scholarship. HBCU students have until November 13, 2019, to create a video using the hashtags #HBCUproud and #contest in the caption when posting.


After creating your a video showing us your HBCU school spirit using #HBCUProud + #contest in your caption you should expect the following: From 11/14 -11/20, keep an eye out for a push notification from TikTok or message in your email inbox. If you receive a notice from TikTok, you have 5 days to reply to the email. (Check your spam/junk folder to ensure you do not miss important emails about the scholarship). Upon receiving your information, a representative from TMCF will contact you with a release form for your permission to verify the following:

  • Current enrollment as a full-time student at an HBCU
  • Current grade point average of 2.8 or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need for the 2019-2020 academic year

Dont forget: Your TikTok video must have #HBCUProud + #contest to be eligible.

All videos with captions #HBCUProud + #contest posted between October 10 – November 13th will be eligible to win. Click here to get started!

How to create your TikTok video

If you are new to TikTok, click this link to learn how to create an account, select music, create a video, and edit a video. You can also visit TikTok’s support page here. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 11:59 PM PST. Official Rules For official contest rules, please click here.