Award Information

  • Award amounts up to $10,000!
  • Application deadline is Friday, February 2, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
  • Award recipients will be notified by Friday, March 17, 2018.


Scholarship Criteria:

All applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate African American, Latin American or Native American (AALANA) student in good academic and judicial standing.
  • Have a 2.5 cumulative GPA at the end of Fall 2017 semester.
  • Demonstrate the following qualities (high school experience can be used):

    Leadership, Campus Citizenship & Community Service

*This is a tuition needs only scholarship for 2018-2019 and cannot cover the cost of books or room and board.

Essay Requirement

One 900-1200 word Essay. View essay questions.

Letters of Recommendation Template and Instructions:

Download the recommendation template. Please ask your recommendors to send the completed forms directly to Megan Tornow, by 11:59pm Friday, February 2, 2018.

Completed Application Includes:

  • This application form submission
  • Resume
  • One 900-1200 word Essay
  • Two Letters of Recommendation


If you have any questions, please contact RIT’s Multicultural Center for Academic Success (MCAS) at (585) 475-4704 or

Frederick Douglass Scholarship

View requirements
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.

I,   understand the application information will be used by the FDS Committee in determining my eligibility for the Frederick Douglass Scholarship. I also understand that the application information will be treated as confidential, and will not be disclosed to any person(s) other than the committee members without prior consent from the applicant.

Date: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 - 7:42pm