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Shaw University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Student Financial Aid Office is to provide financial assistance to students and parents whose family resources are insufficient to meet educational expenses.

Financial aid at Shaw University consists of scholarships, grants, loans, and jobs awarded singly or as a "package" to meet a student's financial needs. Unless otherwise stipulated, the need factor is considered for all forms of financial assistance.

Shaw University Experiential Learning and Career Development Center
The Center takes pride in providing professional guidance and resources to Shaw students and alumni. Whether you are sure what you want to do after you have graduated from Shaw University or just beginning to think about what lies ahead, there is something for you in the Career Development Center. We invite you to visit the Center for assistance with your career exploration, graduate and professional school preparation, and internship and job searches. Its goal is to ensure you have the tools to aid your professional development and growth.

Honda Campus All-Star Challenge
Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) is the first-ever academic competition between students at America's Historically Black Colleges & Universities. Now in its 24th season, nearly 100,000 HCASC players have demonstrated their incredible intellects and fast recall, and for their efforts, they have earned $6 million in grants from Honda for their institutions. is the world’s largest internship marketplace bringing students, employers, and higher education institutions together in one centralized location. We specialize in helping students and young professionals find the right internship to kick-start their careers.

National Association of African-American Honors Programs
In May 1990, a group of Honors Directors met to discuss plans for a national organization of honors programs designed to address the specific needs of honors education for African-American students. The Directors agreed to establish the National Association of African-American Honors Programs (NAAAHP). The group found a set of goals designed to promote the continued empowerment of its constituents (students) through enhanced cognitive and affective experiences:

  • Develop, enhance, and support honors program in all HBCUs and PBCUs;
  • Stimulate and encourage community service and leadership as one of the highest aims of education;
  • Advocate the funding of honors programs by federal and state agencies as well as by private philanthropic foundations and organizations;
  • Facilitate the enrollment of African-American students into graduate and professional schools;
  • Promote a curriculum that fosters a lifelong disciplined approach to knowledge and scholarship through inquiry and exploration
  • Develop an undergraduate educational environment that promotes scholarship, knowledge, and an appreciation of African-American culture as a mirror for understanding other great world cultures.

The National Collegiate Honors Council
The National Collegiate Honors Council, the professional association of undergraduate honors programs and colleges; honors directors and deans; and honors faculty, staff, and students. NCHC supports institutions and individuals developing, implementing, and expanding Honors education through curriculum development, program assessment, teaching innovation, national and international study opportunities, internships, service, leadership products, and mentored research. More generally, NCHC carries out this mission by serving Honors professionals and by advocating support for and excellence in higher education for all students.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The OOH, published by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, can help you find career information on duties, education, training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations. It explains what people do who have these jobs and how to become one.

Scholarships for African American Students
Affordability is a concern for all college-bound students, including African Americans. Fortunately, several scholarships and financial aid opportunities are earmarked specifically for their demographic. Several organizations offer even more specific aid opportunities, such as scholarships for African American women or particular majors.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is named after the U.S. Supreme Court’s first African American Justice, Thurgood Marshall. TMCF is the only national organization that supports all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with member schools, including the 47 publicly-supported HBCUs. Since our inception in 1987, our story has been an amazing journey. TMCF helps students acquire high-quality college education at an affordable cost, develops leaders of tomorrow, and connects high-performing students with top-tier employment opportunities. To date, TMCF has awarded more than $250 million in assistance to its students and member schools.TMCF member schools remain a vital source of higher education for all students; more than 80% of all students in HBCUs attend TMCF member schools.TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization.

United Negro College Fund
UNCF is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. Since its founding in 1944, UNCF has raised more than $4.5 billion to help more than 400,000 students receive college degrees at UNCF-member institutions and with UNCF scholarships. UNCF plays a critical role in enabling more than 60,000 students each year to attend college and get the education they need and that the nation needs them to have. Shaw University is a UNCF member school.