The Joseph A. Towles African Study Abroad Scholarship is named in memory of Dr. Joseph A. Towles, a black social anthropologist and specialist in the study of African cultures. Dr. Towles, a native of Virginia, earned his doctorate at the Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.
By providing financial assistance for UNCF students to study at an established university within the continent of Africa, The Joseph A. Towles Scholarship will allow students to receive an incredible academic experience and exposure to the rich traditions within African cultures. The applicants will be eligible if they are currently enrolled in a study abroad institution during the Fall 2017 Semester or intending on studying abroad during the Spring 2018 Semester. The scholarships will be sent to the selected recipients' UNCF institutions, which will forward the funds to the study abroad university or institution within the 2017-18 academic year. The Joseph A. Towles African Study Abroad Scholarship will be available only to candidates that have been approved to participate in a study abroad program by their current institution.
The applicants will complete the content sections of the application. In addition, the candidates will submit two essays, current transcript, resume, study abroad program or partnership details, one academic and one general reference letters.
Please email your questions to William Dunham.