Ulysses S. Doss Scholarship

College of Arts and Sciences
African-American Studies Program

Apply at the UM Scholarship Portal.

Awarded: Spring 2019

The scholarship is given in honor of African-American Studies founding director, Dr. Ulysses S. Doss, in recognition of his long-time commitment to the program and his impact on several generations of UM students.

Amount: $1,200 (amount awarded in Spring 2018; 2019 amount should be comparable)


Sophomore or junior students (as of Fall 2018) who are majoring or minoring in African-American Studies. Recipients must have financial need, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid need analysis. Preference shall be given to students who have performed community service. In the interest of promoting the University's educational interest in attaining a diverse student body, special consideration will be given to students from diverse populations.


After logging in and filling out a profile at the UM Scholarship Portal, applicants need submit:

  • a one-page, single-spaced statement of what they value about being an African-American Studies student as well as any reference to community services fulfilled
  • and one letter of reference from an African-American Studies affiliated faculty member.

by Friday, March 22, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. to Tobin Miller Shearer.

Announcement of the scholarship recipient will be made by April 13, 2019.

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