The Dorothy I. Height Education Foundation Scholarship Criteria and Application


The Dorothy I. Height Education Foundation® awards scholarships to minority male and female students attending 2 – 4 year schools with accredited academic curriculums offering degrees that will enable them to attain higher employment after graduation.



The students eligible for assistance should be graduating high school seniors who are U.S. Citizens and have been accepted to and intend to continue their education at a two through four-year College, Trade School or University. Eligibility will be determined by the student’s commitment to community service through volunteer efforts, academic achievement (GPA – 2.5 or better) and personal recommendations.


Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis and disbursed in August. Students must continue to attend classes and maintain no lower than a 2.25 grade-point average (or equivalent).


Each scholarship awarded will be a minimum of $2,000 annually. 


The application deadline is June 1,  . The Dorothy I. Height Education Foundation® uses the postmarked date to determine mailed entries.


Consideration will be given to renewal of scholarship providing there is an expressed financial need and the student has maintained at minimum a 2.25 grade point average over the course of the academic school year.

Emergency Funding

DIHF Student emergency funding requests will be accepted on a rotating basis. Emergency scholarships are non-renewable scholarships and applicants cannot be receiving other DIHF Scholarships at the time of application. These scholarships shall not exceed $1,000 and will only be awarded to full time students.


Applications should be submitted by June 1st toU:

The Dorothy I. Height Education Foundation®

633 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 3rd Floor

Washington, DC 20004