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.
Generally, no more than 35 awards are given each year. The number of awards may vary each year.
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.
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 mu ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.