Application Materials

Applications must have all of the following components in order to be considered complete:

  • Online Application
  • Essay (Minimum 500 Words)
  • Student Aid Report (FAFSA)
  • Most Recent Transcript (Unofficial Accepted)
  • Recommendation Letter (Official Signature Required)
  • Resume

Application Process

Below is the typical timeline associated with the applications process.  This timeline is subject to change at TMCF’s discretion.




  • Fall Scholarships:
    • January – February
  • Spring Scholarships:
    • August – October


Applicant Selection
  • Fall Scholarships:
    • March – April
  • Spring Scholarships:
    • November


Scholarship Award Notification
  • Fall Scholarships:
    • May – June
  • Spring Scholarships:
    • December – January


Document Verifcation
  • Fall Scholarships:
    • June
  • Spring Scholarships:
    • January


Check Distribution
  • Fall Scholarships:
    • July
  • Spring Scholarships:
    • January


$5,750,236 of funding for 2019-20 scholarships enables 1,153 students to stay in school.

Meet Our Talent

Talia Hawley

Being a Hennessy Fellow means leading by example. I am so grateful to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Hennessy for investing and empowering me to push the limits of my potential to achieve my dreams. I consider myself a nonprofit, with a mission to pay it forward. The Hennessy Fellows Boot Camp will give me

Jonathan Jones

I am thankful to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Hennessy for this opportunity of a lifetime. Being selected as a Hennessy Fellow is extremely fulfilling. It means Hennessy and TMCF believe I represent the same level of excellence they both strive for every day. The exposure to Hennessy corporate executives, professional mentorship, networking events,

Jaiden Boyce

Electrical Engineering North Carolina A&T State University This past year Jaiden received a 5.0 GPA for both semesters earning him a spot on the Dean’s List… he has garnered several school, county, and state awards for his academic accomplishments, all while logging countless volunteer hours.