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Scholarships Information for African American Studies Students

Visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships website to learn more about the Ohio College Opportunity Grant, OHIO Signature Awards, and more.

The Rev. Dr. Francine C. Childs Social Justice Scholarship Endowment

This award promotes active advocacy worthy of Rev. Dr. Francine C. Child’s tenacity and generosity on behalf of students in pursuit of scholarship that studies and promotes the well-being of African Americans and their familial roots in African culture.

The Rev. Dr. Francine C. Childs, HON ’97, EMERT ’05, was Ohio University’s first Black professor be granted tenure. She began at Ohio University in 1974 as an associate professor and went on to infuse her passion for social justice and activism throughout her courses, the campus, and the community at large.

This award is an opportunity to encourage the next generation of leaders in their dedication to the fight for equity, education, and progress as outlined in Ohio University’s African American Studies Department’s mission to offer “a distinctive program that focuses on the African American experience regionally, nationally, and globally.”


Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunities

There are multiple sources of competitive funding to help students conduct undergraduate research or travel to a conference to present their research.