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The H.U.B.A. Scholarship + BIPOC student resources



The Hollins University Black Alumnae (H.U.B.A.) scholarship is dedicated to Mary “Miss Emma” Bruce and Hazel Lawson. The H.U.B.A. scholarship provides financial support for Hollins students who identify as part of the African Diaspora and demonstrate financial need in order to pursue an internship or a semester abroad. The H.U.B.A. scholarship for study abroad may be used to cover expenses not covered by the comprehensive program fees, e.g., airfare and visa costs, etc. 


Applicants must be current Hollins students who:
  - Identify as part of the African Diaspora
  - Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of application (and must retain a minimum GPA of 3.0 by the start of their abroad program)
  - Demonstrate financial need (as determined by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance) Note: if you are a domestic student, you must have a current FAFSA on file with SFA in order for them to determine your financial need. Students can contact to confirm you have a FAFSA on file and/or receipt of your current FAFSA. If you are an international student, SFA works directly with the International Programs office to determine need.


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Eligible students can apply by clicking this link. Recipients of the scholarship are selected by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance in conjunction with International Programs.   


For more information about the H.U.B.A. scholarship, including how to contribute to the fund, click here.

For questions specifically about the study abroad scholarship, contact Director Ramona Kirsch, International Programs,   


External Scholarships for BIPOC Students

Hollins wants to help empower BIPOC students by helping them reach their education goals, especially studying abroad. To do that, below are some links to several external scholarships for BIPOC students of color pursuing college degrees:

The above external scholarships have a deadline of May 1.

For more information about these scholarships from, see their resource College Scholarships for Underrepresented Students, which includes additional scholarship resources and tons of information about applying for and managing financial aid.