Program Summary

The Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST) was founded in 1983. Since its inception, DFBSST has provided over $531,000 in scholarships to more than 190 students pursuing an education in science and technology. One hundred sixty-two (162) 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.

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
No. of Scholarships 9 21 18 18 15
Cumulative No. of Grads 134 142 154 159 162



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Updated April 18, 2019
Donald L. Hinson, Jr.