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Application deadline – TBD

Scholarship Opportunities

The HBCU Sustainable Communities Initiative helps HBCU students achieve academically through scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship applications are open to students from eligible HBCUs majoring in STEM, business, and sustainability-related disciplines.

  • Scholarships are awarded based on need. 
  • Scholarships are awarded in the fall of your Junior year.
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8
  • Each scholarship recipient receives up to $10,000 over a two-year period.

Each scholarship recipient will be paired with a mentor from the Southern Company. Students gain greater insight into potential career paths, learn new skills, and develop professionally while networking with various industry professionals. Sign in to the Mentoring Program Platform

Scholarship recipients will also benefit from academic, personal, and professional development along with access to paid internship opportunities and resources such as the Sustainability and Social Justice Series.


Scholarship applications are administered by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) or the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) according to the college you attend. 

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