The Ossie Davis Legacy Award Scholarship 2015

The scholarship application period for this program has closed, so you cannot apply at this time.
Preview Forms

UNCF is proud to announce the Ossie Davis Legacy Award Scholarship application for the 2021-2022 academic yearThe Ossie Davis Legacy Award Scholarship was established to honor the legacy of Mr. Ossie Davis who was a well-read thinker, communicator, humorist and humanist who influenced society and cared deeply about the world, the people, and his family.  To learn more about Ossie Davis, visit:

Family and friends who understood Mr. Davis’ passion for education and his commitment to the young people who will shape our future established The Ossie Davis Legacy Award Scholarship. The award is designed to provide scholarships to African American incoming freshman, college sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students attending the following Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) beginning Fall 2021:

Alabama A&M University, Bennett College for Women, Bowie State University, Fisk University, Hampton University, Howard University, Johnson C Smith University, Lemoyne-Owen college, Morgan State University, North Carolina A & T, Oakwood University and  Philander Smith College

 In addition: 

  1. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 or better on 4 scale GPA ;
  2. Applicants must major in African American Studies, Communications, Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Performing Arts, Political Science, Social Sciences, Theater Arts/Drama or Visual Arts;
  3. Applicants must submit an essay about what they learned from the activism of Ossie Davis and his peers and connect that work to the activism of today; and
  4. Applicants must upload a letter of recommendation from a college dean or professor to the online application by the application deadline.

For scholarship award consideration, the online application must be submitted by the application deadline - June 14, 2021. If selected applicants will be invited to a semi-final round, which requires the submission of an electronic portfolio of accomplishments and goals. The portfolio may contain pictures, drawings or any other evidence that reflects the student's involvement with the arts as activism. A narrative description of the portfolio must also be included.                     

If you have any questions, contact Girmu Habte 

Loading, please wait...