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Program Summary

The Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST) was founded in 1983. Since its inception, DFBSST has provided over $548,000 in scholarships to more than 204 students pursuing an education in science and technology. One hundred seventy (170) 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.

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
No. of Scholarships 21 18 18 15 18
Cumulative No. of Grads 142 154 159 162 170



Sources of Income

Updated December 31, 2020
Donald L. Hinson, Jr.