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HBCU/MSI Transportation Scholarship

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How to Apply

Applicants must submit the HBCU/MSI Sch​olarship Program Application​ along with the following supporting documentation:

  • Unofficial university transcript
  • Resume 
  • One letter​​ of recommendation​

The deadline has passed and applications are no longer being accepted

The Office of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Outreach Scholarship Program at the N.C. Department of Transportation helps foster new and diverse transportation professionals.

Scholarships support students of HBCU and minority serving institutions pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in transportation-related fields at one of North Carolina’s HBCU/MSI. 

This program provides $2,500 in financial assistance each academic year to help cover costs for highly motivated future transportation professionals and leaders.​

Who Should Apply

​Scholarship applicants must have graduated within the past three years from a North Carolina HBCU/MSI undergraduate or graduate degree program or be currently enrolled in an HBCU/MSI undergraduate or graduate program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Resident of North Carolina
  • Completed at least 24 credit hours at a North Carolina HBCU/MSI
  • Currently enrolled as a full-time student at a North Carolina HBCU/MSI 
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

Participating Schools 

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  • Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU)
    • ​Bennett College​
    • Elizabeth City State University
    • Fayetteville State University
    • Johnson C. Smith University
    • Livingstone College
    • N.C. A&T State University
    • N.C. Central University
    • Shaw University
    • St. Augustine's University
    • Winston Salem State University

  • Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI)

    • ​Chowan University
    • Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte campus
    • N.C. Wesleyan University
    • University of North Carolina at Pembroke 


Although the department encourages students in the majors below to apply, students are not limited to them.

​Sciences​Architecture, biology, chemistry, communications, computer science, criminal justice, environmental science, information systems, mathematics, physics
​Business​Accounting, business administration, finance, economics, management
​Human development
​Human factors, human resources, psychology
​Aviation​Aeronautical studies, airway science, aviation flight management, science
​Chemical, civil, construction, electrical, electronic, environmental, geotechnical, manufacturing, mechanical, structural, transportation
Public policy and planning​Public policy and analysis, public administration, political science/government, urban and regional planning, urban studies
Law​Transportation, environmental
​Transportation​Logistics management, planning, policy

NCDOT may approve other transportation-related academic disciplines on a case-by-case basis.


Ashley Houston

Administrative Specialist
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Raleigh, NC 27699-1501

11/21/2023 2:22 PM