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Strayer University Fellows for Justice Program

Scholarship details

Strayer University will offer 25 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 near one of the following metropolitan areas:
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Charlotte, NC
    • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • DMV (Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia)
    • Dallas, TX
    • Houston, TX
  • Be ready to start an undergraduate degree program on January 4, 2021
  • Be a high school graduate (or equivalent) within the last two years

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 one letter of recommendation from someone who can speak to your commitment to social justice
    • A copy of your high school transcript showing completion or equivalent
    • Comply with the Scholarship and Fellowship Program Requirements set forth below

Application deadline

The application deadline for this program is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, December 7, 2020. Applications received after this date will not be considered. The recipients of the full-tuition scholarships will be notified by Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

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 resource kit during the third week of each quarter or billing session, pending satisfaction of agreed-upon terms in award agreement.
  • The scholarship can only be applied to a bachelor’s program in accounting, business administration, criminal justice, or information technology.
  • Recipients must be able to start their undergraduate degree program in January 2021
  • Recipients who change to an ineligible program, graduate, discontinue or withdraw from Strayer will have all future scholarship disbursements canceled.
  • 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.
  • Recipients cannot take more than one quarter off in a row.
  • In some circumstances, Strayer quarterly or billing session tuition may be lower than a quarterly billing session scholarship disbursement. In other cases, recipients may complete their programs before they receive all quarterly scholarship disbursements.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for other Strayer grants, scholarships or discounts.
  • The scholarship may decrease the amount of funding that can be offered 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 receiving 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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