Award Information

  • Award amounts up to $10,000!
  • Application deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019.


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 2018 semester.
  • Demonstrate the following qualities (high school experience can be used):

    Leadership, Campus Citizenship & Community Service

*This is a tuition needs only scholarship for 2019-2020 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:

Recommendors will be automatically emailed template from list applicant provides during application process.

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

The Frederick Douglass Scholarship is now available! Please visit to apply and click on the Community Impact Awards!

Applications are due Feb.15, 2019.