TMCF | David J. Stern Sports Scholarship Program

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In partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA), Thurgood Marshall College Fund is proud to administer the David J. Stern Scholarship Program, which will provide a talented and enthusiastic student the opportunity to enhance his or her studies at a college or university of his or her choice, including any one of the nation’s 4-year Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

The recipient will receive a 3-year renewable scholarship at $10,000 per year (for a total not to exceed $30,000). He or she will also have the opportunity to apply to intern at the NBA league office (dependent upon eligibility) as a rising senior and will receive direct mentorship from Commissioner Emeritus David Stern.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Enrolled full-time at a four-year college or university.
  • Open to all majors with an interest in sports.
  • Classified as a sophomore as of the beginning of Fall 2017.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and maintains such grade point average in each contract year in which the student receives a scholarship.
    • Recipients must meet certain GPA and conduct requirements each academic year to remain eligible for renewal.
    • Renewable scholarship is defined as: tuition plus all mandatory fees, room & board factoring in other available non-loan resources.
  • The scholarship awarded each year will be determined on the basis of merit.

Application Process:

  • Resume (include community service, leadership and employment/internship experience).
  • 2017-2018 Student Aid Report (received from filing FAFSA).
  • Most recent transcript (unofficial or official transcript that includes GPA).
  • Essay: in a minimum of 500 words, please address the following:
    • Sports teach many important lessons including teamwork, leadership and discipline. How have you embodied these qualities in your academics, on your team (if possible) and in your community?
    • Describe what impact this scholarship will have on your education (financial need or otherwise).

How to Apply
This application is closed.