Program Summary

The Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST) was founded in 1983. Since its inception, DFBSST has provided over $463,000 in scholarships to more than 179 students pursuing an education in science and technology. One hundred fifty-four (154) of these students have already graduated. DFBSST scholars cover a broad spectrum of technical disciplines (i.e., aerospace, civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical engineering; architecture, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics). Several of our scholarship recipients have obtained Ph.D. degrees in engineering, astronomy and other advanced graduate degrees.

Aside from awarding scholarships, DFBSST sets aside a portion of its revenue into an endowment fund. The long-range goal of the fund is to build an endowment of 1 million dollars.

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
No. of Scholarships 12 17 9 21 18
Cumulative No. of Grads 109 130 134 142 154



Sources of Income

Updated March 21, 2018
Donald L. Hinson, Jr.