DIHEF Scholarship Program

The Dorothy I. Height Foundation® awards scholarships to minority male and female students attending 2 – 4 year schools with accredited academic curriculums offering degrees that will enable them to attain higher employment after graduation.

Criteria:
The students eligible for assistance should be graduating high school seniors who are U.S. Citizens and have been accepted to and intend to continue their education at a two through four-year College, Trade School or University. Eligibility will be determined by the student’s commitment to community service through volunteer efforts, academic achievement (GPA – 2.5 or better) and personal recommendations.

Guidelines:
Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis and disbursed in August. Students must continue to attend classes and maintain, at minimum, a 2.25 grade-point average (or equivalent).

Award:
Scholarships will be awarded annually.

Deadline:

The application deadline is June 1st of each year.

All applications must be received before 5:00 pm (ET)  in the Dorothy I. Height Education Foundation®  Office at 633 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20004 no later than the deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be included when determining award recipient(s).

Renewal:
Consideration will be given to renewal of scholarship providing there is an expressed financial need and the student has maintained at minimum a 2.25 grade-point average over the course of the academic school year. Renewal awards may not be at the same level as the original award.

Emergency Funding:
DIHF Student emergency funding requests will be accepted on a rotating basis. Emergency scholarships are non-renewable scholarships and applicants cannot be receiving other DIHF Scholarships at the time of application. These scholarships shall not exceed $1,000 and will only be awarded to full time students.

Print Scholarship Application

Submit completed applications to:

Dorothy I. Height Education Foundation®
633 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20004

Applications must be received before 5:00 pm (ET) on June 1st.

Success Story

Alexis Holman has been a recipient of a DIHEF scholarship for the last 4 years and is now a proud 2019 CAU Cum Laude graduate.

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Thank you…

DIHEF recently received a letter of thanks from our 2019 scholarship recipient, Amanda Bent.  She shares what the scholarship means to her and how it has encouraged to do more in her community.

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