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8 African-American Scholarships to Celebrate Juneteenth

8 African-American Scholarships to Celebrate Juneteenth
Izzy Hall

Juneteenth is an annual holiday celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the U.S. Though it commemorates a day in the 19th century – June 19th, 1865, when southern slaves first learned of their emancipation – it is in 2021 that the holiday is getting official recognition. President Biden is expected to sign a bill passed by the House making Juneteenth a national holiday. It will be the first new national holiday since MLK Day was created in 1983. To commemorate Juneteenth, has 8 scholarships opportunities for Black students to apply to in 2021 and early 2022. Be sure to try a free scholarship search to discover even more opportunities for student of color to win free money towards college costs!

Brown Girls Do College Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: June 30, 2021
Scholarship Description: The Brown Girls Do College Scholarship is awarded to full-time, female undergraduate college students of color across any field of study. Priority is given to applicants with a strong dance background as well as first generation students in college who demonstrate financial need.

UNCF Chevron Corporate Scholars

Award Amount: $15,000
Deadline: July 1, 2021
Scholarship Description: The Chevron Corporate Scholars Program will award a two-year renewable scholarship for up to $15,000 (up to $7,500 freshmen year, up to $7,500 sophomore year) to highly capable future leaders who demonstrate academic achievement, strong leadership skills and an interest in the energy industry.

LiveNOW Music Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: August 17, 2021
Scholarship Description: Students eligible for the LiveNOW Music Scholarship (a ONE time payment of $1,000) must be a Black/African American, graduating high school senior who plans to attend a four year college or university, major in music (Vocal, instrumental, or production), and exhibit strong leadership qualities.

NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarships

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: October 15, 2021
Scholarship Description: The NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarship is offered to high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated desire to major in or pursue a degree in the STEM fields (see website for acceptable majors). Preference is given to underrepresented groups.

The Legacy Lab Foundation Scholarship

Award Amount: $10,000
Deadline: November 1, 2021
Scholarship Description: The Legacy Lab Foundation Scholarship is inviting applications from Black or African-American undergraduate or graduate-level students attending colleges, universities or similar accredited institutions (such as technical schools) in the United States.

The Generation Google Scholarship

Award Amount: $10,000
Deadline: December 4, 2021
Scholarship Description: The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Google strongly encourage people who identify as part of historically underrepresented groups, including Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, to apply.

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Award Amount: $40,000
Deadline: January 9, 2022
Scholarship Description: The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year).

Black American Engineering Scholarship Award

Award Amount: $10,000
Deadline: January 15, 2022
Scholarship Description: The Helping Project Corp is dedicated to creating diversity in the field of engineering and further dismantling institutional racism toward Black Americans in STEM careers. This flexible scholarship includes up to $10,000 per year ($5,000 per semester) of funding. The goal is to provide a pathway to achievement for Black Americans pursuing careers in civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering.

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