Bill Cosby Scholarship Unknown to Many

Bill Cosby scholarship

The unknown Camille and Bill Cosby Scholarship in science was established by Camille and Bill Cosby in memory of their late son Ennis William Cosby. It is administered through Temple University Natural Science’s Department, which is located in Philadelphia, PA. The main campus is 1.5 miles north of Center City Philadelphia, very close to the arts, music, intellectual and culture scene. Philadelphia is the country’s sixth largest city. New York and D.C. are close by also. So if you do happen to be awarded the Camille and Bill Cosby scholarship, you be very close to some very interesting places to discover during your college stay at Temple University.

The Camille and Bill Cosby Scholarship in science selection is based upon financial need, and you can apply to Cosby scholarship if you’re a junior majoring in the natural sciences and demonstrating a financial need. The minimum award amount is $3,500.00, the maximum being $3,500.00, and the average award is $3,500.00.

The Camille and Bill Cosby Scholarships is fully renewable for one year if the recipient maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA. This is not terribly hard to maintain compared with other scholarships today. The number of Bill Cosby Scholarship awards given out each year is (2).

You must apply by May 3rd through Temple University’s Natural Sciences Department offices starting in late February, along with one letter of recommendation. The person who will be awarded the Bill Cosby scholarship will be announced in early June by the Cosby Scholarship Committee of the Provost’s office based on nominations from the high schools.

There is also a second unknown Cosby scholarship awarded through Temple University and it’s called the Camille Cosby Scholarship in Science. This is awarded only to entering freshmen who graduated from Simon Gratz, Germantown, Central or Girls High School (all in Philadelphia), who intend to major in one of the natural sciences, and who have demonstrated financial need. The amount of this Cosby scholarship is (1) $2,400 tuition award, and is renewable for one year with a requirement that a 3.0 GPA is maintained. No separate application is required. The recipient is selected by the University’s Cosby Scholarship Committee of the Provost’s office, based on nominations from the Simon Gratz, Germantown, Central or Girl’s High School (all in Philadelphia).

If you do not qualify for a Bill Cosby Scholarship, Temple University offers incoming and continuing undergraduate students numerous easy scholarship opportunities to assist you in financing your education. There are some easy scholarships that support students from across the university. Contact them for other further scholarship information.

Additional Bill Cosby Scholarship Recommendations

Contact the University of Massachusetts and Wesleyan University and to see if there is Bill Cosby Scholarship monies still available from these two colleges. See below on the reasons why.

Comedian Bill Cosby has also given his alma mater the University of Massachusetts help by raising $1.5 million for local underprivileged students. Contact them to inquire if there is still any unknown Bill Cosby Scholarship monies available and what the their requirements are. The cash which Bill Cosby helped raise will fund a new program aimed at giving scholarships to students from the poorer communities around the university.

Cosby, received a master’s degree and doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts in the 1970s, stated “We want to say this is a place that reaches out to people living in depressed areas and this university has open arms for all Americans as a state school should.”

Bill Cosby desires that students who were chosen for the awards will teach in schools in economically depressed areas for at least two years after their graduation.

Bill Cosby donated a performance to help raise $2.5 million in support of scholarships at Wesleyan University. Dr. Cosby received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Wesleyan in 1987 and Mr Cosby supported the extraordinary efforts by Wesleyan alumni to support financial aid. Mrs. and Mr Cosby believe that “the price of education in the United States of America shouldn’t be unattainable.”

Contact Information for the Bill Cosby Scholarship

Temple University
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Telephone: 215.707.2667
Fax: 215.707.2917
Address: Stdt. Faculty Conf. Bldg-LB41 Broad and Ontario Sts. Philadelphia, PA. 19140

Wesleyan University
Middletown, Connecticut 06459

University of Massachusetts
Undergraduate Admissions Office
Mather Building
37 Mather Drive
Amherst, MA 01003
413-545-0222 or


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  1. Marsha C. Stroman

    Good morning: Can you please inform me as to how Dr. Cosby can be contacted regarding his appearance for an upcoming (very near future) Pre-Father’s Day event in Philadelphia, as a surprise guest for a father who raised his many children after the sudden death of their mother in 1963. Thank you, time is of the essence, therefore, please contact us ASAP. Thank you and may God bless and keep you is my prayer.

    Ms. Stroman

  2. Hello, I recently transferred out of the institute that I was attending because it was too expensive and my mom’s job closed down and I also applied to Clark Atlanta University,but they are only giving me 5 thousand dollars so right now I might not be going to college… so please any information at all let me know

  3. It’s pretty profound how the minimum award amount is $3500, the maximum is $3500, therefore the average award is $3500.

  4. K’shayla,

    Some “other” Clark Atlanta University scholarships which Clark Atlanta University also has for their students, which you should apply for, besides scholarships offered at Clark Atlanta University, are other types of financial aid/scholarships which are outstanding for helping students in their own right are:
    United Negro College Fund Scholarships

    The United Methodist Scholarship Programs(Please see Ms. Bussey in Financial Aid for an application)

    Tylenol Scholarship Fund- DEADLINE: May 15, 2008

    The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – John L. Carey Scholarships- DEADLINE: April 1, 2008

    The Public Relations Student Society of America Multicultural Affairs Program- DEADLINE: APRIL 18, 2008

    Atlanta Association of Black Journalists – Xernona Clayton Scholarship- DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2008

    Also go to: student loan scholarships and click on ‘Find Free College Money’ to see what this free scholarship search engine can find quickly for you.

  5. I am attending Fisk University this fall of 2009. They are also only giving me 5,000 dollars per year. I also recieved 4,000 dollars from the Hope Scholarship. This is fine, but there is still the remainder of the cost that i may not be able to afford. I need money. It’s my money and I want it NOW!!! Please, if you can help me I would greatly appreciated. I’ve looked high and low for scholarships and my parents apparently “make too much money”, so i was unable to recieve any financial aid. I am in a struggle and I need a boost to overcome. I need you help, I need your hand.

  6. Sheliseya,

    you are recieving scholarship monies now, so this may be why you are not recieving any more if you been getting turned down. You also mentioned that your parents make too much money for some of the other financial aid programs which is the reasons why you may be getting turned down even more. There are many grant programs that are only available for lower income families.

    I always recommend trying at a free scholarship search service to quickly see if there is any other scholarship programs that you can get. Sometimes, when you are awarded one type of scholarship program, then you may be also eligible for another type too. This is were the scholarship search service can quickly assess that for you. But, it also work in reverse too. If you are presently recieving scholarship monies now from a program, then this may cause you to become ineligible for others.

    Go to student loan scholarships and click on the ‘Find Free College Money’ link to find out quickly.

    Keep trying and looking and don’t give up. I would call Fisk and ask to speak to the most experienced financial aid manager and ask him/her what other scholarship/grant/aid programs are also available to people like you that are also recieving the like types of scholarships you get now? You may be surprised.

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  8. Mathe Matsoso (Ntsasa)

    I am an african woman aged 38 and will be graduating for my first degree Tourism management and have worked for the Department of Tourism for over 10 years and decided to go to school. I am currently sponsored by my gorvement which is only ready to sponsor me for the first degree only. I wish to continue studies but this time an MBA. I would be very happy if you could sponsor me. I hope to hear from you soon.

  9. Mathe,

    have you looked into grants to continue your education at the college you are at now. If not you should. Go to scholarships for moms because this site has mom scholarships as well as very good female scholarships too.

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  11. I just got accepted in my nursing program and its very expensive. i got some grant money but its not enough. Its mt first time applying for scholarships and i dont know here to start!

  12. Amy,

    you must read through our website of list of scholarships to see if you fit the criteria of any of the scholarships we have written about. If you feel your a good candidate then apply directly to the sponsor of the scholarship. You may want to read up on no cosigner student loans which you may need if you receive no more scholarship money or if you need time still looking for other grant/scholarship options.

  13. Hi. I’m a teacher in Washington Heights, New York. I work with children who come from broken homes and have very poor social, academic and financial resources. Due to the lack of funds, we the teachers, have very limited materials. Last year, it was very diffficult. My students need the basics; pencils, notebooks, glue, scissors, paint, sharpener, even books due to the lack of books in Spanish. I was told Bill gives small grants to students in need. I would like to know how to apply to one of these grants, therefore, I could supply my students with the basic materials for their education. I desesperately need ink for the printer, computers, pencils, notebooks, glue, crayons, paint, writing loose leaf paper, sharpeners, construction paper, folders and paint. I had to struggle and it was avery difficult 2010-2011 school year because of the lack of these materials. Each student needs 8 composition notebooks and the parents can’t afford it. I tried to buy as much as I could, but could only afford as much.
    I hope you can help.

    Thank you for considering my students and letting me know how I could apply for a small grant. I would be happy if I just could only get the notebooks and pencils so I could start the year with the basic materials in class.


    Lucia Clemente

  14. lucia,

    you can direct this question to the contact section of the the Bill Cosby website.

  15. How do I win a scholarship from the Camille & Bill Cosby Foundation, I am a black female attending the University of Illinois majoring in Civil Engineer with environmental engineering.

  16. Linda,

    the contact information is in the webpage. Call them to inquire to be sure there still is a program.

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