Donor Scholarship Application

PDF icon 2020-2021 Donor-Based Scholarship Application Available.pdf

Howard University recognizes the essential support scholarships offer to the educational pursuits of our students. Because of this, the Office of Financial Aid is glad to announce we are now accepting donor scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic school year. You only are required to complete and submit one application to be considered for multiple donor scholarships for which you may qualify. Students who are awarded the scholarship will be notified through their BisonWeb email.


In addition to submitting a donor scholarship application, priority consideration will be given to students who complete the following:

  • The 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application is for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.
  •  International students are not required to submit a FAFSA, but should submit the 2021-2022 International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA).
  • Create a Handshake Profile.
  • Must be in Good Social Standing according to the Student Handbook which will be verified by the Office of Student Affairs.


Click here to apply for a donor scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year through our new Blackbaud portal. The application is brief, asking you to affirm your interest in a donor scholarship. By doing this, you are allowing Howard University staff and faculty to review your institutional profile to award you aid. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (EST).

It is the goal of the Office of Financial Aid to offer you the assistance you need to complete your education at Howard University. If we can be of any additional help, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Excellence in Truth and Service,
The Office of Financial Aid