Deadline Extended to May 1, 2024


Each year HBCU graduates are inducted into the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame. We highlight significant contributions graduates of HBCU’s have made to society by excelling in their chosen field of endeavor. Since 1986 the Foundation has celebrated over 350 inductees in the fields of Arts/Entertainment, Athletics, Business/Industry, Community Service, Education, Faith/Theology, Government/Law, Medicine, Science and Lifetime Achievement and in special instances The Chairman’s Award.

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The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. is a 501(C)3 organization founded in 1986 by Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. and the National Council of Alumni Associations members.

The organization is dedicated to the growth and development of HBCU’s through scholarships, internships, training and technical assistance, alumni recognition, and programs that encourage humanitarian involvement. Our aim is to advance the reality that HBCU’s are valuable treasures and critical resources that help transform the seeds of potential into the fruits of possibility.


The goal of the NBCA Hall of Fame Foundation is to foster an alliance with strategic partners to advance the missions of HBCU’s, increase their visibility and create opportunities that encourage stakeholder investment and philanthropic support.

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“The Hall of Fame is important to me because it is an organization that is dedicated to the highlighting, sustainability, development, and preservation of HBCUs. The Board of Directors sit at a table and invest their time and gifts into ensuring that HBCUs, HBCU students, and HBCU alumni are heard, seen, and protected. That is incredible. ”

Akili Thurston

"It gives me the opportunity to give back and offer my professional insight in my field of technology."

Eric Nettles, Board Member

"Hall of Fame allows for recognition of those who have truly gone "above and beyond" in their impact in their chosen field."

Aaliyah Shafiq, Board Member