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About the Scholarship

​​The N.C. Department of Transportation offers students enrolled at accredited historically black colleges and universities, as well as minority-serving institutions in North Carolina, the opportunity to compete each year for the $2,500 North Carolina HBCU/MSI Transportation Scholarship.

Colleges and universities are eligible to receive a maximum of four scholarships within an academic year.

Eligible Institutions

  • Bennett College
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Livingstone College
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • St. Augustine’s University
  • Shaw University
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • Winston-Salem State University

Recipients of the scholarships are based on their ranking from the scholarship selection committee.


The duration of funding for North Carolina HBCU/MSI Transportation Scholarship will be based upon the availability of funds for the 2019-2020 school year.

Scholarship Cap

The North Carolina HBCU/MSI Transportation Scholarship Program is very competitive. Restrictions on the use of scholarship funds are as follows:

  • No dependency allowances.
  • Scholarship recipients are eligible for funding only during months of full-time enrollment as a full-time student.
  • NCDOT will make direct payments to the university or college on behalf of the student after receiving an invoice that verifies enrollment.

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