What is the Fidelity Scholars Program?

The Fidelity Scholars Program combines a generous annual needs-based scholarship with robust wrap-around services that support students’ persistence to degree or certificate attainment. The program is working to identify and support approximately 2,500 talented students from Fidelity’s geographical priority areas in the US. We are accepting applications from students in and around the Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth and Raleigh/Durham metro areas who intend to enroll in two-year, four-year or certificate programs in the state where they reside.

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Eligibility Requirements

For the 2023 recruitment period, student applicants must be from one of the following areas: Boston, MA; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Raleigh-Durham, NC.

  • Student applicants must be of African American/Black, LatinX, Native American (providing documentation of tribal affiliation) or Asian/Pacific Islander heritage.
  • Students must be U.S. citizens or legal resident aliens.
  • Student applicants must be Pell Grant-eligible at the time of selection as verified by the college or university financial aid office at the institution they will attend.
  • Student participants must pursue a bachelor’s or an associate degree at an accredited not-for-profit, four-year or two-year – college or university, (including minority serving institutions (MSIs) and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU)s, or not-for-profit certificate program within the state of their residence.
  • Students seeking to enroll in two- or four-year academic programs must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and have a demonstrated, unmet financial need as verified by their college or university of enrollment. Students seeking to enroll in certificate programs must complete any related financial assistance forms where applicable.
  • All applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 – 3.5 to enter the program and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 to remain in the program.
  • Students must be 16-24 years of age and enrolling in a four-year, two-year or certificate program for the first time.

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Learn About Applying for the Fidelity Scholars Program

Watch this video to learn more about the program, who's eligible and how to apply!


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