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Madeline C. McCullough Scholarship

Howard University students with a minor in Community Development are eligible to apply for the $2,000 Madeline C. McCullough Community Development Scholarship.

The Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development will award five $2,000 Madeline C. McCullough Community Development Scholarships for the 2016 spring semester to the next generation of community development leaders.



The Madeline C. McCullough (MCM) Community Development Scholarship was established in December 2002 to commemorate the life and work of Madeline McCullough. Ms. McCullough was a longtime friend and supporter of nonprofits engaged in community development. She was also an outstanding role model for young people entering the field, and she found great fulfillment in mentoring and encouraging them.

Ms. McCullough worked closely with members of the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development (CNHED) to help improve the nonprofit housing and economic development industry in Washington, DC. The Coalition’s membership represents a broad spectrum of nonprofit and for-profit affordable housing developers, special needs housing service agencies, faith-based organizations, community development corporations, funders, lenders and government agencies. It is an honor for the Coalition to be able to offer this scholarship to Howard University students in memory of Madeline McCullough.

Eligibility & Instructions

Up to five scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded for the 2016 spring semester. In order to be eligible, the applicant must (1) be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate at Howard University, (2) have declared the minor in Community Development, and (3) have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher. Please note that previous MCM Scholarship winners are not eligible to apply.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of individual merit and the content and quality of the applicant’s essay. Applications are currently available at the link below and must be received or submitted electronically on or before November 20, 2015. Recipients will be notified via email within one month.

A complete application packet contains the following:

  1. Completed application form. Click here for the online application form.
  2. Essay of 1-2 pages explaining how your pursuit of an undergraduate minor in Community Development relates to your overall goals.
  3. Recommendation from a Howard University professor or academic advisor, presented in a sealed envelope.
  4. Official Howard University transcript (no photocopies or web transcripts permitted).

Mailed application materials should be sent to:

727 15th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005

Under no circumstances will CNHED’s Scholarship Committee consider incomplete applications.

To download a flyer about this scholarship, click here.

For more information, please contact Precious Rideout at