Colby College Ralph J. Bunche Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$20,400

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 1

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Colby College

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Generally, no more than 35 awards are given each year. The number of awards may vary each year.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be African American, Latino/Latina, Asian American, or Native American.
  3. Must plan to attend Colby College in Maine.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  5. Must be a graduating high school senior or incoming transfer student.
  6. Must attend a college or university in Maine.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who are planning to attend Colby College. Students must demonstrate scholastic strength and leadership potential and must be African American, Latino/Latina, Asian American, or Native American.

Application requirements for the Colby College Ralph J. Bunche Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Addl as required for applicant status
Additional Information: Ralph J. Bunche was a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, a distinguished statesman and diplomat, and a champion of world peace. The first African American undersecretary of the United Nations, he received an honorary doctorate from Colby College in 1952 and later was a Colby parent. In 1979, Colby College established the Ralph J. Bunche Scholarship program to recognize students who demonstrate scholastic strength and leadership potential and who are African American, Latino/Latina, Asian American, or Native American.

Award Amount: Award amounts range from $200 to $10,000 annually, determined based on the student's demonstrated financial need, and renewable for up to three additional years. Every recipient also receives a one-time $3,000 stipend for a summer internship.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $20,400.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, January 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, January 1

Program information is available online on the Colby College website. To be considered for this scholarship, students must apply for admission to Colby College. All students applying for admission must complete the Common Application. Additional materials vary depending on whether the student is a first-year applicant or transfer applicant. Instructions and forms for first-year applicants are available online at www.colby.edu/admission/application/first-year/. Instructions and forms for transfer applicants are available online at www.colby.edu/admission/application/transfer-app/. Admissions materials must be submitted by the following dates for first-year applicants: early decision I, Nov. 15; early decision II and regular decision, Jan. 1. Admissions materials must be submitted by the following dates for transfer applicants: spring transfer, Nov. 15; fall transfer, March 1.
Contact: Dr. Tashia Bradley
Address: 4800 Mayflower Hill Waterville, Maine 04901

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