The HBCU COUNCIL of Shiloh Baptist Church (WDC) has been serving the Greater DMV for 20 years. Delivering scholarships, workshops for parents and guardians, free practice college entrance tests for students, school supply drives for elementary schools and sharing the significance of HBCUs in America. We would love for you to take advantage of what we have to offer, assist us in the delivery of our services or support us with a financial contribution.
HBCU Council - Official Statement
The Passing of the HBCU Council President - Mr. John Otis Harris, Jr.
It is with profound grief and sadness that we, The HBCU Council of Shiloh Baptist Church (WDC),
announce the passing of our leader, friend, and brother, President John Otis Harris, Jr. on December 5, 2022.
The HBCU Council will update you with details as they become available. At this time, we are asking for prayers to be extended to the Harris family; his Virginia State University family; his Prince George’s County Public School colleagues and students; his fraternal brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.; and the Shiloh Baptist Church of Washington, DC community as they mourn the loss their dedicated and stalwart member.
Most importantly, we, the members of his beloved HBCU Council, must keep each other lifted in prayer as we endeavor to carry on his legacy and example of unwavering support for our institutions.
Greetings HBCU Family & Friends.
The HBCU Council of Shiloh Baptist Church is pleased to announce the
2024/2025 HBCU Council Scholarship Awards Application Cycle.
Our Universal Application is available now. Click Here to view.
Established in 2003, the HBCU Council offered two Scholarship Awards totaling $4000; The Rev. Dr. Wallace Charles Smith HBCU Award, based on academic excellence and the HBCU Heritage Scholarship Award, based on academic performance and financial need. Since then, the HBCU Council has expanded its offerings in additional Scholarships and Awards.
Students are encouraged to apply for Scholarship Awards if you plan to attend or have been accepted to a Historically Black College or University (Public/Private). As a reminder, all applications must be submitted via email by January 28, 2024 (11:59pm).
For more information you may call the HBCU Council at 202-524-2696 or email the
Yours in HBCU Spirit,
HBCU Council Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs