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Lehman, Herbert Scholarship

The Herbert Lehman Scholarship is a national, highly competitive scholarship program that makes annual awards to qualified, outstanding undergraduate students. Lehman Scholarships are awarded to students of outstanding character with a demonstrated commitment to public service. Applicants are first year students in an accredited four year college; or a student transferring into an accredited four year college Awards generally do not exceed four years and are typically $2000 per year.

The mission of the Herbert Lehman Fund is to help transform the promise of racial equality into a social, economic, and political reality for all people by supporting talented undergraduate students who need financial help to stay in school and successfully complete their bachelor’s degree.


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Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Freshman; student transferring into an accredited four year college

Graduate: None

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Undergraduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Open to all fields

Additional Qualifications:
US citizen

Last Updated:
July 18, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17