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Who We Are

Started as a group of concerned African American parents for education, the Howard County Foundation for Black Educational and Cultural Achievement (HCFBECA), Inc.'s primary purpose is to provide scholarship support to African American students of Howard County, Maryland, for post-secondary education and training. Since inception we have awarded more than 800 Black Students over $887,000 in college scholarships and book awards.

Solicitation of minimum pledges of $52 per year from families, individuals and organizations has been the major strategy to raise scholarship funds.

The Foundation operates on a fiscal year, July 1 - June 30th. Your contribution for the 2020 Awards Program will count if it is received no later than June 30th. The awards program will be held May 17, 2020. Use paypal to make your contribution.

Scholarship Basics
1. Applications will be due on March 16, 2020 no exceptions!
2. Applicants must reside in Howard County.
3. Basic amount of each scholarship award is $1,500 (non-renewable).


Click here to download the 2020 Scholarship Criteria: SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA 2020.

Click here to download the 2020 Scholarship Application: SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 2020.pdf
Click here to download the 2020 Photo Release Form: PHOTO RELEASE FORM 2020.pdf


Due to the CoronaVirus Pandemic
The 40th Anniversary Awards Program on
Sunday, May 17th
  Presented as a Zoom Video Conference

Click here to download the 40th Anniversary Program Book: 2020 HCFBECA Program Book.pdf


Click here to download a contribution form: Contribution Form

Or click the "Donate" button to make a payment securely and easily through our PayPal donation system:

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Howard County Foundation for Black Educational and Cultural Achievement, Inc.

Phone: 410-465-6775
P.O. Box 69
Columbia, Maryland 21045

*(Please call to notify before sending fax)


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