The Joseph A. Towles African Studies Scholarship is named in memory of Dr. Joseph A. Towles, a black social anthropologist and specialist in the study of African cultures. Dr. Towles, a native of Virginia, earned his doctorate at the Makerere University in Kampala. By providing financial assistance for UNCF students to study at an African university, the Towles scholarship enables black Americans, conscious of their African descent, to have an opportunity to experience the richness of African cultures. Scholarships will be granted for the 2012-2013 academic year. Awards will be sent to the recipients&rsquo institutions to be forwarded to the study abroad university. This scholarship is only for those students that have already applied for a study abroad program based in Africa through the attending school.
-Applicant should be College Junior, College Sophomore, Graduate Student. -Applicant should have 3.0 GPA.