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Program Summary

The Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST) was founded in 1983. Since its inception, DFBSST has provided over $600,000 in scholarships to more than 217 students pursuing an education in science and technology. One hundred eighty-eight (188) of these students have already graduated. DFBSST scholars cover a broad spectrum of technical disciplines (i.e., aerospace, civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical engineering; architecture, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics). Several of our scholarship recipients have obtained Ph.D. degrees in engineering, astronomy and other advanced graduate degrees.

Aside from awarding scholarships, DFBSST sets aside a portion of its revenue into an endowment fund. The long-range goal of the fund is to build an endowment of 1 million dollars.

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
No. of Scholarships 18 15 18 9 16
Cumulative No. of Grads 159 162 170 179 188



Sources of Income

Updated February 21, 2022
Donald L. Hinson, Jr.