Shomari Asim Foster Scholarship

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Scholarship Deadline
March 31, 2015

Scholarship Criteria:
  • must be enrolled in the College of Business and Information Sciences
  • must be a full-time student (12 credits or more)
  • must abide by the academic policies of Tuskegee University
  • must be entering your junior or senior year at Tuskegee University
  • can only receive this award once during your tenure at Tuskegee University
Awarding Information
The amount of the scholarship will be $2,000 for one student during the academic year. Please note that your scholarship award amount will be divided equally for both semesters. The minimum cumulative GPA for the scholarship consideration will be 3.00. However, the recipient of the award must maintain a 3.00 during the fall term of the scholarship in order for the award to continue during the spring term.

If you are awarded the scholarship, you must submit a thank you letter, a digital picture, and a brief biography to the Foster Family prior to the fall semester. The information must be sent to

If you have applied for need-based Federal and State Financial Aid, please be advised that the Merit Scholarship award may necessitate the reduction of some of your need-based Financial Aid. Please note that the majority of your Financial Aid package is not affected. If so, this will be noted in your Financial Aid award offer. 

If you have any questions regarding the Shomari Foster Scholarship, please contact Mr. A.D. James, Executive Director of Student Financial Services, Tuskegee University, at 334-727-8088.

How to Apply
Please complete the Scholarship Application, save it to your computer, and send it as an attachment to:  ONLY TYPED APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Scholarship Background Information
Shomari Asim Foster was a member of the Tuskegee University graduating class of 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and a Master of Business Administration degree from East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee. In addition, Shomari had just completed his first year of law school at Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio prior to his passing on June 3, 2012. 

Shomari was a renaissance man who understood that the best way to predict your future was to create it. Knowing that where there is hope, vision, hard work and tenacity in the present, there is power in the future. He understood that limiting his own potential was his greatest adversary. Also, he knew that every generation has two obligations. First, to avail themselves of the opportunities provided by the generation that preceded them and secondly, to provide greater opportunities to the generation that follows. Shomari took advantage of the opportunities that were available to him. 

The purpose of this scholarship is to award one student (rising Junior or Senior) from the College of Business and Information Sciences who has achieved academic excellence, demonstrates revolutionary leadership with integrity, understands their obligation to the community, and to support the fight for the underprivileged.