The Ossie Davis Scholars program was established to honor the legacy of Mr. Ossie Davis. The renowned writer, actor, activist, director, and producer. He was a well-read thinker, communicator, humorist and humanist who influenced society and cared deeply about the world, the people, and his family.
The Ossie Davis Scholars program was established by family and friends who understood Mr. Davis’ passion for education and his commitment to the young people who will shape our future.
The Ossie Davis Scholars program is designed to provide scholarships to African American college freshman attending a four-year Historically Black College or University beginning in the fall. Applicants must demonstrate the ability and desire to use artistic activism to proactively address the concerns of humanity.
In addition, applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better; and major in the following fields:
African American Studies, Communications, Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Per-forming Arts, Political Science, Social Sciences, Theater Arts/Drama or Visual Arts
For scholarship award consideration, applicants must up-load an essay and letters of recommendation to the online application.
The deadline for this scholarship is usually in October each year, and the award amount is usually $6,800.
For more details, visit https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/93505022-9e10-4ee5-9530-a71b3b0c62f3