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Strayer University Fellows for Justice Program

Scholarship details

Strayer University will offer up to 50 scholarships and additional opportunities to support fellows in making a positive impact in their communities. Each fellow will receive:

  • A full-tuition scholarship for a Strayer University bachelor’s degree program in accounting, business administration, criminal justice or information technology
  • An invitation to networking events with Strayer leadership, community leaders and other Fellows for Justice Scholarship recipients
  • Special recognition and invitations to exclusive Strayer University events

Eligibility requirements

  • Meet Strayer University admission requirements
  • Live in or around one of the following metropolitan areas:
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Charlotte, NC
    • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • DMV (Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia)
  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Be a first-time bachelor’s degree student
  • Be available to start the program on April 5, 2021

How to apply

  1. Download the application.
  2. Complete your application and submit it and the following documents to The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Strayer University Fellows for Justice Program application.” Your application must include:
    • The completed application, including the essay
    • At least two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your commitment to social justice
    • A copy of your high school transcript showing completion (or equivalent) or college level (if applicable)
  3. Comply with the Scholarship and Fellowship Program Requirements set forth below

Application deadline

The application deadline for this program is Thursday, March 18, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Eastern-time. Applications received after this date will not be considered. The recipients of the full-tuition scholarships will be notified by Thursday, March 25, 2021.

Selection criteria

The Strayer scholarship committee will select award recipients based on their ability to meet eligibility requirements; the content, clarity and substance of responses to the essay question; letter of recommendation; and completion of high school or equivalent. Scholarship criteria are subject to state and federal law and may be modified to comply with applicable laws.

Scholarship and Fellowship Program requirements

  • Full-tuition scholarships will be applied to recipients’ Strayer accounts equal to the cost of tuition and technology fee and books during the third week of each quarter or billing session, pending satisfaction of agreed-upon terms in award agreement and continued satisfaction of these requirements to receive the scholarship.
  • The scholarship can only be applied to a bachelor’s degree program in accounting, business administration, criminal justice or information technology, and is only available to individuals seeking their first bachelor’s degree.
  • Recipients must be able to start courses toward their first bachelor’s degree program as a new Strayer student on April 5, 2021.
  • Recipients cannot take more than one quarter off in a row.
  • Recipients who change to an ineligible program, graduate, discontinue or withdraw from Strayer will have all future scholarship disbursements canceled.
  • Recipients who switch to an ineligible program, discontinue enrollment (i.e., two or more consecutive quarters off) or otherwise withdraw from Strayer will forfeit all rights to the scholarship and have all future scholarship disbursements canceled. The scholarship automatically terminates upon graduation from Strayer.
  • Recipients who do not remain enrolled through the first two weeks of the quarter or billing session will forfeit the award for the missed quarter or billing session. The missed quarter will count as an unenrolled quarter for purposes for continued scholarship eligibility.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for any other grants, scholarships or discounts offered by Strayer or any of its affiliates.
  • The scholarship may decrease the amount of funding the recipient is eligible to obtain from other sources, such as federal financial aid.
  • The scholarship is intended to address the cost of attendance including, but not limited to, tuition.
  • Recipients of the scholarship must read and agree to terms presented in the award agreement prior to the start of their first quarter at Strayer and the first application of the scholarship funds.
  • The scholarship may not be used by the same recipient for more than one degree program.
  • Strayer University and its affiliates’ (Capella University, DevMountain, Hackbright Academy and Strategic Education, Inc.) faculty and staff, their spouses, domestic partners and dependent children are not eligible for the scholarship.


Contact an admissions officer at to learn more about the Strayer University Fellows for Justice Program, the scholarship or to explore other Strayer programs.

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