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Wilberforce University

Wilberforce, OH
University Website: www.wilberforce.edu
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Wilberforce University is a private, coed, liberal arts historically black university (HBCU) located in Wilberforce, Ohio. Affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, it was the first college to be owned and operated by African Americans. It participates in the United Negro College Fund.

The founding of the college was unique as a collaboration in 1856 by the Cincinnati, Ohio Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME). They planned a college to provide classical education and teacher training for black youth. Leaders of both races made up the first board members.

When the number of students fell due to the American Civil War and financial losses closed the college, in 1863 the AME Church purchased the institution to ensure its survival. Its first president, AME Bishop Daniel A. Payne, was one of the original founders. Prominent supporters and the US government donated funds for rebuilding after a fire in 1865. When the college added an industrial department in the late 19th century, state legislators could sponsor scholarship students.

The college attracted the top professors of the day, including W. E. B. Du Bois. In the 19th century, it enlarged its mission to include students from South Africa. The university supports the national Association of African American Museums to broaden the reach of its programs and assist smaller museums with professional standards.

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  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
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1055 N Bickett Rd
Wilberforce, OH 45384-1001
(937) 376-2911

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Scholarships for Students in Ohio

Name Amount Deadline
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Chi Lambda Chapter Scholarship Varies Varies
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Scholarship Up to $1,000 Varies
Army ROTC Scholarship - Wilberforce University Varies Varies
Athletic Scholarship Fund - Wilberforce University Varies Varies
Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation Scholarship Varies Varies
Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation Scholarship Varies Varies
Columbus Leisurettes, Inc. Scholarship Program $1,000 Varies
Dayton Foundation Scholarship $1,000 Varies
Dayton Foundation Scholarship $1,000 Varies
Dayton-Montgomery County Scholarship Varies Varies
Duracell/National Urban League Scholarship and Internship Program $10,000 Varies
George H. Valentine Endowed Scholarship Fund $1,000 Varies
I Know I Can Scholarship Program Varies Varies
John F. Morning, Sr. Memorial Lecture Fund $1,500 Varies
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Inc. Scholarship Varies Varies
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Inc. Scholarship Varies Varies
Ohio Conference Lay Organization Scholarship Up to $1,000 Varies
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Delta Alpha Chapter Scholarship $500 Varies
Philadelphia Alumni Association Scholarship Fund Varies Varies
Academic Scholarship - Wilberforce University Varies Varies
William O. Walker Scholarship Fund $1,000 Varies
Women for Women and Wilberforce Scholarship Varies Varies
Homecoming Scholars Award $25,000 Varies