The Diamonds In The Rough Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1) under the National Heritage Foundation ( DITR Foundation was started in 2001 and is aimed at providing book scholarships to high school students attending a Historical Black College or University. The foundation recognizes that access to higher education for students who reflect our diverse society will create a network of our future leaders prepared to face the challenges of tomorrow.

The Diamonds In The Rough scholarship program is aimed at providing book scholarships to students attending a Historical Black Colleges & University.

Scholarship Program & Requirements

For the book scholarship that we offer, general eligibility requirements are as follow:

1. Students must attend a Historical Black Colleges & University
2. Minimum 2.5 GPA
3. Must submit a transcript
4. Students must write a 1-page essay on why books are important in education.

Application Procedure

* Provide official high school transcript
* Must provide two character references
* Provide a written essay on why you should receive the DITR book scholarship. (minimum of 500 words)

Selection Process

Selected scholarships are awarded to those who demonstrate excellence in academics and show a dedication to education in the community.

You do not have to be an athlete to qualify for our scholarship. Application materials can be downloaded from the web soon.

Thank you again and good luck in all your endeavors.

Scholarship Committee