African American Scholarships

African American scholarships are available in colleges and universities across the United States and beyond. A college education isn't confined to a textbook or how much extra credit you can receive for completing side projects or doing research for a professor. Higher education allows students to step outside their comfort zone and to develop new relationships while pursuing majors and other interests of their choosing, unlike high school, which can be considerably more rigid in nature as well as schedule. Much can be learned from someone who is not of your background and culture. This experience can be as valuable as the academic knowledge, career preparation, and training you had in mind when you enrolled. This is one of the reasons why colleges offer financial aid packages designed to fill campuses with students of different cultures, economic backgrounds and life experiences. Like other minority groups, African American students can benefit from this search for diversity. Many scholarships are available for minority students, and there are particular ones for those seeking a postsecondary degree.

Explore the awards below for information on the scholarships that may be found at Scholarships.com. Mind you, there are often other criteria, in addition to race and ethnicity, for qualifying for these and most other scholarships, which is why you should conduct a free scholarship search at Scholarships.com to get a list of scholarship opportunities tailored to your specific situation and qualifications. This will save time searching so you can spend that time applying for and, hopefully, winning scholarships.

AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship

Application Deadline: February 01, 2018

This program places minority students interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing at Science Magazine for 10 weeks over the summer. Interns experience what it's like to cover the scientific and technological issues that shape our global community.

The internship is open to any minority undergraduate with a serious interest in science writing. Preference [...] More

ABA Diversity Scholarship

Application Deadline: Varies

The Diversity Scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel, and tourism industry.

Eligible candidates must have completed, at a minimum, their first year of college at an accredited university; must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel, and [...] More

ACHE Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives established this scholarship in honor of Albert W. Dent, the first African-American Fellow of ACHE. This scholarship is offered to provide financial aid to minority students in healthcare management graduate programs to help offset tuition costs, student loans and expenses. Offered annually, the Albert W. Dent Graduate Student [...] More

ACS Scholars Program

Application Deadline: March 01, 2018

ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply. [...] More

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 02, 2017

The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students.

Each applicant must fulfill all the requirements listed below:
-Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession
-Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the [...] More

AETNA/NMF Primary Care Fellows

Application Deadline: Varies

NMF is pleased to announce the Aetna/NMF Primary Care Fellows (PCF) program that will provide a mentored service-learning program of proactive community service encouraging the use of technology, health policy review, and leadership training in a variety of healthcare-related settings in Metropolitan DC. The focus of this program will be to strengthen capacity in future physicians by enhancing [...] More

African American Network - Carolinas Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: Varies

The African American Network is a Duke Energy employee resource group of African American employees. The Network identifies developmental growth opportunities for African American employees at Duke Energy and creates value for Duke Energy as a business resource and an organization with solid brand reputation. As part of its mission, the African American Network - Carolinas chapter provides [...] More

African American Teaching Fellows

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

Application deadline: January 31st, annually
AATF is a fellowship program with a mission to recruit, support, develop and retain African American teachers to serve in either school division in Charlottesville, Virginia. Students must currently be enrolled in an accredited teacher education program. Students can qualify for up to $15,000 over the course of 3 years, to be used towards tuition [...] More

AICPA Fellowships for Minority Doctoral Students

Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

The AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students ensures that CPAs of diverse backgrounds are visible in college and university classrooms. The program's goal is to increase the number of minority CPAs who serve as role models and mentors to young people in the academic environment and university classrooms. The AICPA Foundation awards annual fellowships to full-time minority accounting [...] More

ALA - LITA/LSSI Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 01, 2018

The LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship, established in 1994, is awarded annually by the Library and Information Technology Association, a division of the American Library Association, and Library Systems and Services, Inc.

The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who plan to follow a career in that field; who demonstrate [...] More

American Association of Blacks in Energy Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 03, 2018

The American Association of Blacks in Energy is a professional association composed of African Americans in the energy industry. Through its Scholarship Program, the Association seeks to help increase the number of African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields.

To qualify, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a graduating high [...] More

American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 01, 2018

Spectrum recruits and provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students to assist individuals interested in obtaining a graduate degree and leadership positions within the profession and our organization. The aim is to increase the number of racially and ethnically diverse professionals [...] More

Amos & Edith Wallace Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

The Amos and Edith Wallace Scholarship was founded to reward young, bright African-American students who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to service and education. The scholarship is in honor of the late Rev. Amos Wallace Jr. and his Wife of 53 years, Mrs. Edith Wallace. Both Rev. and Mrs. Wallace shared a strong devotion to people, community and education. The late Rev. Amos Wallace [...] More

AMS Minority Scholarships

Application Deadline: February 03, 2018

The AMS Minority Scholarships will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Funding for the scholarships is provided by donations made by members to the AMS Giving Program. The two-year scholarship is distributed once per year during freshman and sophomore years [...] More

Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 15, 2017

The Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 in memory of Annie Alexander to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors, traditional college students and adult students. The scholarship may provide a non-renewable award for students who will pursue or are pursuing full-time undergraduate nursing degrees from accredited post-secondary institutions. Preference [...] More

APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

Women and minority (African American, Hispanic American, or Native American) students enrolled in an approved Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) planning program who are citizens of the United States, intend to pursue careers as practicing planners in the public sector, and are able to demonstrate a genuine financial need are eligible to apply for a scholarship..

Eligibility
-Women and [...] More

APSA Minority Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: October 30, 2017

Minority Fellows Program is a fellowship competition for individuals from under-represented backgrounds applying to doctoral programs in political science. The MFP was established in 1969 (originally as the Black Graduate Fellowship) to increase the number of minority scholars in the discipline.

Eligibility:
-Be a member of one of the following racial/ethnic minority groups: African [...] More

ASA Minority Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

Minority Fellowship Program applicants can be new or continuing graduate students. However, the MFP is primarily designed for minority students entering a doctoral program in sociology for the first time or for those who are in the early stages of their graduate programs. MFP applicants must be applying to or enrolled in sociology departments which have strong mental health research programs [...] More

Augustana University Diversity Scholarships

Application Deadline: Varies

Diversity Scholarships are for full-time students who are members of a minority ethnic group and bring diversity to campus. Ethnicity and financial need are two of the factors considered. Verify your eligibility with the Office of Admission or Financial Aid.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

AWWA Holly Cornell Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 10, 2018

AWWA and its members recognize the importance of investing in students as the future of the water industry. The Holly A. Cornell Scholarship was created by CH2M Hill, Inc. to honor the name of Holly A. Cornell, co-founder of CH2M Hill and to encourage and support outstanding female and/or minority students pursuing advanced training in the field of water supply and [...] More

Barbara Odom-Wesley Spirit of Achievement Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 08, 2017

This scholarship is named in honor of Barbara Odom-Wesley, the chartering president of the Xi Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. This scholarship may be used at any two-year or four-year college or university. Trade, technical, and cosmetology schools are ineligible. Scholarship applicants will be evaluated heavily on the basis of financial need. In order to be eligible for [...] More

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: March 01, 2018

The prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the following criteria:

- The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of [...] More

Better Brothers LA Book Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 20, 2018

Having tuition paid is challenge enough for any student, but not having all the right materials on the first day of class hinders many students from starting a successful educational journey. Better Brothers LA assists Black LGBTQ youth with avoiding this hindrance by offering book scholarships. The scholarships support youth who have been admitted to or are attending an accredited degree, [...] More

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 01, 2018

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. This year, BAM will award two (2) U.S. $5,000 scholarships to outstanding high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable, so winners who continue to meet the criteria [...] More

BLM Squared Scholarship

Application Deadline: July 01, 2017

The BLM Squared Scholarship Foundation program is designed to address the financial needs of minority college students and award outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, four-year college or university with financial assistance:

-Applicants must be permanent Illinois resident
-Scholarships are to be utilized at an institution of higher [...] More

BLM² Scholarship Foundation College Scholarship

Application Deadline: July 03, 2017

The BLM² Scholarship Foundation program is designed to address the financial needs of minority college students and award outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, four-year college or university with financial assistance:

- Applicant must be permanent Illinois resident.
- Scholarships are to be utilized at an institution of higher [...] More

Brittany Bowers Beauty & Brains Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 21, 2018

Our Mission: We are committed to providing a safe haven for inner city and minority youth as we refine, enrich, and empower them through mentorship, community outreach, and scholarships

Our Vision: To help individuals cultivate high self-esteem, achieve scholastic excellence, and attain fulfillment in life realizing their full potential and purpose. In addition to these ideas, we financially [...] More

Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

At Brown and Caldwell, we value diversity in the workplace, supporting organizations like the Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. We've also set up a Minority Scholarship Program to help minority groups succeed in the environmental engineering industry.

Criteria:
-Be a United States citizen or permanent [...] More

CAC/Robert L. Viera Community Service Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

The CAC/Robert L. Viera Community Service Scholarship, established in 1998, is given to assist high school seniors who will be attending an accredited institution of higher learning on a full-time basis and who demonstrate financial need. The CAC/Robert L. Viera Community Service Scholarship is dedicated to, and is a lasting tribute to Robert Viera, who provided leadership on behalf of minorities [...] More

CANFIT Nutrition, Physical Education and Culinary Arts Scholarships

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

Undergraduate and graduate scholarships are available for California African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic students expressing financial need to study nutrition, physical education or culinary arts in the state of California. By providing undergraduate and graduate scholarships, CANFIT hopes to encourage more students to consider [...] More

Carrie B. Hines Endowment Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

To honor Carrie's memory and her dedication to Christ, Family and Saginaw County, the Carrie B. Hines Endowment Scholarship was established by her daughter, Virginia A. Hines, PhD./Carrie B. Inc. to encourage participants of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saginaw County to volunteer to assist those in need and pursue higher education at Ferris State University. The award is funded through the sale [...] More

Catharine Lealtad Scholarships

Application Deadline: Varies

Catharine Lealtad Scholarships are named for Macalester's first African American graduate, Catharine Lealtad '15. These scholarships are awarded to selected African American, Latino, and Native American students with strong high school records. The Admissions committee selects recipients. There is no special application to complete. Lealtad Scholarships will be renewed at the same amount for each [...] More

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 20, 2017

The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship is for students for all majors who are preparing to pursue or are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time at a U.S. accredited college or university.

Eligibility:
-U.S. citizen or have permanent U.S. residency status
-Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student [...] More

CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 29, 2017

This award is for full-time students with majors in the performing arts including, but not limited to, drama, music, dance, opera, marching bands, and other musical ensembles.

Eligibility:
-U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
-Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
-Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
-Pursuing a major and career in a [...] More

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 29, 2017

The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship is for students with majors in the visual arts including, but not limited to, architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts.

Eligibility:
-U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
-Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming [...] More

Charles Shelton Veterinarian Medicine/Technology Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

The Charles Shelton Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide educational scholarships to African-American students pursuing a degree in veterinarian medicine or veterinarian technology. Scholarships are awarded to individuals who have demonstrated an interest and commitment to animal welfare.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Chesapeake Bay Trust Honorable Arthur Dorman Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 02, 2017

The Honorable Arthur Dorman Scholarship recognizes a Maryland high school or college student of color who motivates and inspires others and participates in efforts to improve the local environment and/or the community. The winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship award. Applicants will need to answer questions in 500 words or less on the application. Applicants must complete the entire form at [...] More

Chips Quinn Scholars Program

Application Deadline: October 01, 2017

The Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism offers students hands-on training and mentoring by caring news veterans. More than 1,300 men and women have been named Chips Quinn Scholars since 1991, making it the largest and most enduring diversity initiative of the Newseum Institute. The program's aim is to provide training and support that will open doors to news and information [...] More

Colgate-Palmolive Corporate Scholars Program

Application Deadline: November 13, 2017

The Colgate-Palmolive Company in partnership with UNCF has established a Corporate Scholars Program providing scholarship and internship opportunities to African American students planning to pursue a career in supply chain management, engineering, or sales. The program selects interns to work at Colgate-Palmolive's Commercial (Sales & Marketing) or its Global Supply Chain Division. [...] More

College-Bound Program

Application Deadline: Varies

In 2001, Sphinx joined forces with the League of American Orchestras to execute and oversee its Music Assistance Fund for classical musicians of color. Now called the College-Bound Program, this program is designed to help aspiring musicians develop their skills as they prepare for professional careers. In addition to educational funds, all Sphinx Competition semi-finalists and alumni receive [...] More

Colorado Christian University First Generation Minority Scholarship

Application Deadline: Varies

The First Generation Minority Student Scholarship is available for students enrolled in the College of Undergraduate Studies. This scholarship provides an opportunity for minority students whose parents did not attend college to complete a Christian college degree. CCU will support the students through a series of academic, personal, mentoring, and leadership development activities. The selection [...] More

CSUB C. Richard and Audrey Barnes Nursing Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 08, 2017

This scholarship was established by C. Richard and Audrey Barnes to assist need-based students in pursuit of an undergraduate nursing degree. Award Criteria: merit and financial need, enrolled in the undergraduate nursing program, a member of an underrepresented minority group.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

CTU Future Leaders in Technology Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 01, 2017

The Denver Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in collaboration with Colorado Technical University (CTU) is honored to offer a Future Leaders in Technology Scholarship to deserving students who meet the criteria. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to high school graduates or individuals who have obtained a GED
certificate, who reside in the Denver Metropolitan area [...] More

Denver Alumnae Chapter Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 01, 2017

This is a needs-based scholarship. Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
-Financial need
-Scholastic record
-Personal statement/essay: The typed essay of at least 200 words should address personal goals, academic achievements and the applicant's plans toward making a difference in the community
-Community service [...] More

Dr. Dan J. and Patricia S. Pickard Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

The Dallas Foundation manages a number of scholarships for students with diverse interests. The Dr. Dan J. and Patricia S. Pickard Scholarship Fund was established at The Dallas Foundation in 2004 to assist African-American male students in Dallas County. Dr. Pickard was an optometrist and founder of the Pickard Eye Clinic. Called "Magnum" by his patients, he believed that if you do something [...] More

Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 01, 2018

The purpose of the Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship is to provide educational awards for deserving young African-American Women.

A. Applicant must be an African-American female
B. Graduating high school senior who has been accepted into a two- or four-year college or university, OR a past Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship recipient who is currently enrolled in college
C. Has a [...] More

Dr. Wynetta A. Frazier "Sister to Sister" Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 01, 2017

The National Hook-up of Black Women, Inc. was conceived by fourteen (14) spirited women who recognized a need to establish a communications network between women's organizations and individuals to support the Congressional Black Caucus legislative efforts, and to provide a national forum to articulate the needs and concerns of African American
women and their families.

The Wynetta A. Frazier [...] More

Edward S. Roth Manufacturing Engineering Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 01, 2018

Eligibility:
-Be a graduating high school seniors and current full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in manufacturing engineering in the United States
-At least a 3.0 GPA
-Must be a United States citizen
-Preferences will be given to students demonstrating financial need, minority students and students participating in a Co-Op program
-Must be seeking a bachelor's or master's [...] More

Eerie Insurance Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: November 29, 2017

The Erie Insurance Scholarship Program provides scholarship support to college sophomore and juniors in their quest for a college education.

Eligibility:
-African American or other underrepresented minority
-College sophomore or junior enrolled full-time at a UNCF member Institution located in a state in which Grantor operates:
-North Carolina: Bennett College, Johnson C. Smith [...] More

Elliott C. Roberts Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 11, 2018

The Elliott C. Roberts Scholarship recognizes graduate student leaders who represent ethnically diverse cultural backgrounds and is named in honor of Elliott C. Robert's, Sr., one of the nation's leading public hospital administrators. Elliott C. Robert's, Sr., holds a MBA/HA degree from the George Washington University and has served as an executive with a number of hospitals for more than 30 [...] More

EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

The goal of the EPP Undergraduate Scholars Program is to increase the number of students who undertake course work and graduate with degrees in targeted academic fields integral to NOAA's mission. This program targets students who have completed their sophomore year, attending minority serving institutions (MSIs), and have recently declared, or about to declare a major in atmospheric, oceanic, or [...] More

Era L. and Frances L. Walker Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 01, 2018

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide educational resources for African-American males to pursue higher education.

Eligibility:
-Applicant must be an African-American male
-Graduating senior from a District #205 public high school
-With a GPA of at least 2.9
-Who has been involved in community service and volunteerism
-Shares Era's values including the importance of family, [...] More

ESA Foundation Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: April 27, 2017

The ESA Foundation scholarships are offered for full-time undergraduate study at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the USA. Up to 30 scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded annually, 15 to graduating high school seniors and 15 to current college students. Women and minority students are eligible to apply, so long as they are U.S. citizens and have a minimum 2.75 GPA. Students [...] More

Express Scripts Scholarship

Application Deadline: Varies

As an organization, the Express Scripts Foundation recognizes that students interested in dual degrees may have increased financial need, and supports the efforts of academic pharmacy to educate students with diverse interests. The Express Scripts Scholars Program (the Program) provides four (4) $10,000 scholarships to enrolled dual degree students. The awarded students are given $2,500 per [...] More

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships

Application Deadline: April 08, 2017

Sharing in the belief that education is the key to progress, development and economic growth, ExxonMobil and Dr. Bernard Harris Jr. have developed a partnership to increase awareness about the need for more math and science graduates, especially among underrepresented populations. The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship is the latest effort to support students who plan to [...] More

F.A. and Charlotte Blount Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 01, 2017

The F.A. and Charlotte Blount Scholarship was established in 1997 to provide college scholarships to graduating
Forsyth County high school seniors who will pursue a four-year baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or
university. Scholarships will be applied to the cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board, and other college expenses.

To receive consideration, applicants [...] More

Facebook F8 Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 02, 2017

In support of their efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive tech industry, F8 - the Facebook Developer Conference, has made a generous $250,000 donation to fund full-tuition for 20 students from underrepresented groups at our SF campus.

Eligibility:
-Must be a California resident (residency will be checked upon enrollment into the program)
-Anyone who identifies as a [...] More

First in the Family Humanist Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 10, 2017

Four (4) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating LAUSD seniors who will be the first in their immediate families to go to college. Preference will be given to students who are (or have been) in foster care, homeless, undocumented students and/or LGBTQ (system involved youth applicants also encouraged to apply).

Before completing the online application, make sure you have the [...] More

Fontana Transport Inc Scholars Program

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018

Fontana Transport Inc. is a family owned trucking company based out of Southern California whose owners are passionate about higher education and to be able to help future leaders in their community pursue a higher education degree.

The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is open to underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college-bound students. Students must be pursuing an [...] More

Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 01, 2018

The purpose of this scholarship is to serve as a living tribute to Frank Kazmierczak, a long-time migrant educator, by offering an annual award for post-secondary scholarship assistance to a migrant student who wishes to pursue a career in teaching.

Eligibility:
-Child of a migrant worker or a migrant worker (priority will be given to those with mobility in the last 3 years)
-Teaching as a [...] More

Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Award

Application Deadline: June 17, 2017

Four (4) scholarships are awarded to high school youth to assist with their tuition, room and board, books, and other academic resources. This award is available to high school youth who live in the U.S. who identify as atheist, agnostic, humanist and/or secular, and are accepted into two or four-year colleges. Preference is given to students of color (Black/African American, Latino(a), [...] More

FTE Fellowships for Doctoral Students of African Descent

Application Deadline: February 01, 2018

FTE offers financial support for doctoral students who have completed the coursework stage of their Ph.D. or Th.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies.

Eligibility:
-Be of African descent enrolled or admitted full time in a Th.D. or Ph.D. program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies
-Be finished with coursework by the beginning of the fellowship year [...] More

GE/LNESC Scholarship

Application Deadline: Varies

The partnership between the General Electric Foundation and the LNESC Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage outstanding minority students in completing their college education. The program is directed specifically to disadvantaged minority students with career interests in business or engineering.

Eligibility:
-Must be a minority student pursuing full-time studies leading to [...] More

GE-NMF Primary Care Leadership Program (PCLP)

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

The GE-NMF Primary Care Leadership Program (PCLP) is a six-week summer program that includes clinical experience, leadership training, and a service-learning project that focuses on barriers in healthcare. PCLP provides students with an opportunity to examine the challenges and rewards of primary care practice at community health centers (CHCs) across the United States. Medical students and [...] More

George A. Strait Minority Scholarships

Application Deadline: Varies

George A. Strait Minority Scholarships are awarded annually to college graduates with meaningful law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines, are degree candidates in an accredited library or law school, and who intend to have a career in law librarianship. Applicants must show evidence of financial need. To apply for the George A. [...] More

George Scott Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

This fund was established by Mr. Kent Hance in memory of his good friend George Scott Jr. to provide scholarships to students to attend Texas Tech University. Preference shall be given to African American students from Lubbock, Texas who will be attending Texas Tech University.

These are competitive awards with the primary areas of qualifications being:
-Hometown of Lubbock Texas
-Financial [...] More

Girls Who Illustrate Awesomeness Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 01, 2017

This is a scholarship opportunity for young women of color who are actively working to change the world. Applicants must be young women of color who are currently enrolled in college/university or will begin college/university in the spring semester and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

For the essay, you may write up to 500 words or create an up to 5-minute video.

Essay question: Who are you, [...] More

GRCF Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 01, 2017

The Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship is open to students of color (African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) attending a non-profit public or private college/university majoring in fine arts, including all visual and performing arts. Applicants must have financial need, be a Kent County resident, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

For more [...] More

GRCF Black Men Building Resources Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 01, 2017

Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career.

To be eligible for the Black Men Building Resources Scholarship, students must be African American students with financial need residing in Kent County who graduated or received a GED from a Grand Rapids area high [...] More

GRCF Hackett Family Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 01, 2017

Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually, primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career.

To be eligible for the Hackett Family Scholarship, students must be seniors at, or have graduated from any Grand Rapids public high school and is an undergraduate attending an accredited college/university or skilled trade [...] More

GRCF Jackie Klinesteker Minority Scholarship

Application Deadline: Varies

Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career.

The Jackie Klinesteker Minority Scholarship is awarded to students of color (African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) residing in West Michigan with a declared major in a mental health-related [...] More

GRCF Miller Johnson West Michigan Diversity Law School Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 01, 2017

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation administers and awards the following Law Scholarships to students of color (African
American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander).

The Miller Johnson West Michigan Diversity Law School Scholarship is awarded to students of color currently residing in Michigan (with preference given to West Michigan residents) pursuing a law degree at [...] More

GRCF Warner Norcross & Judd Law School Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 01, 2017

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation administers and awards the following Law Scholarships to students of color (African
American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander).

The Warner Norcross & Judd Law School Scholarship is awarded to students of color pursuing a law degree at any accredited law school in the United States. Applicant must be a current or former resident of [...] More

GRCF Warner Norcross & Judd Paralegal and Legal Secretarial Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 01, 2017

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation administers and awards the following Law Scholarships to students of color (African
American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander).

The Warner Norcross & Judd LLP Paralegal or Secretarial Scholarship is awarded to students of color residing in Michigan
pursuing paralegal or legal secretarial studies at an accredited program located in [...] More

Gwenn Steward Clements Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 01, 2017

The Gwenn Steward Clements Scholarship was established in 2009 to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Lexington Senior High School in Davidson County who possess outstanding oral and written skills and who will pursue undergraduate degrees from accredited post-secondary institutions. Scholarships will be applied to the cost of
undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board, [...] More

Hello, My Name is King Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

The Hello, My Name is King Scholarship provides support to young Black males who aspire to attend a college and/or university. The award may be applied to any student expense and will be awarded to the student after proof of acceptance has been reviewed. While the majority of financial awards require applicants to hold a minimum 3.0 GPA, the Hello My Name is King Scholarship welcomes students who [...] More

Herman J. Neal Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 01, 2017

This scholarship fund supports African-American students in their pursuit of an accounting education and the CPA designation. The Herman J. Neal scholarship fund provides scholarships to African-American accounting students who show significant potential to become CPAs and demonstrate achievement as well as financial need. These scholarships support students with their junior or senior year, or [...] More

Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship (HUGS)

Application Deadline: January 29, 2018

The SAA is committed to assisting individuals in realizing their goals of entering careers in archaeology by offering two categories of scholarships: the HUGS and the HUGS-IFR.

HUGS: This scholarship can be used for a field school, to volunteer on a project directed by a professional archaeologist, or to receive other forms of archaeological training. This particular scholarship, however, [...] More

Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students

Application Deadline: May 01, 2017

In 1988, Hyatt established this fund to provide financial aid to minority students pursuing a degree in hotel management. Since 1988, approximately 351 minority students have received $702,000 through this scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria:
-Enrolled in at least 12 credit hours for the upcoming fall and spring semesters, or just the fall semester if graduating this December
-A baccalaureate [...] More

IIE UPS Scholarship for Minority Students

Application Deadline: Varies

IIE's scholarship and fellowship program is in place to recognize graduate and undergraduate industrial engineering students for academic excellence and campus leadership. The UPS Scholarship for Minority Students is available to undergraduate students enrolled in any school in the United States and its territories, Canada, and Mexico, where the school's industrial engineering program or [...] More

Indiana Minority Teacher/Special Education Services Scholarship

Application Deadline: September 04, 2017

The Minority Teacher Scholarship was created by the 1988 Indiana General Assembly to address the critical shortage of black and hispanic teachers in Indiana. In 1990, the Indiana General Assembly amended the Minority program to include the field of Special Education, and in 1991 the fields of occupational and physical therapy were added.

The student must agree in writing to apply for a [...] More

Interpublic Group Scholarship and Internship

Application Deadline: January 27, 2018

The New York Women in Communications Foundation, in conjunction with New York Women in Communications, awards the Interpublic Group (IPG) Scholarship and Internship annually based on academic excellence, need and involvement in the field of communications.

Each is awarded to an ethnically diverse student who is currently a college junior and has a demonstrated interest in a career in [...] More

Janet Jackson/Rhythm Nation Scholarship

Application Deadline: October 31, 2017

Janet Jackson/Rhythm Nation Scholarship - UNCF is a monetary award given to students who either demonstrate high academic achievement or are actively involved in their school or community. After successfully completing the application process and securing the award, students become full representatives of the Janet Jackson/Rhythm Nation Scholarship - UNCF. The award not only has prestige but [...] More

Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Fellows Toyota Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 30, 2017

Toyota is partnering with Rainbow PUSH Excel to provide $75,000 scholarships to 10 deserving engineering and business college students through the Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Fellows Scholarships. In addition to the scholarships, Toyota is offering these students the opportunity to work at one of their facilities across North America to gain valuable real-world experience, as well as be paired with [...] More

Jonathan LaRon Skinner Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 01, 2017

The Jonathan LaRon Skinner Memorial Scholarship was established by the family and friends of Jonathan Skinner in 2010 in memory of Jonathan LaRon Skinner to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The scholarship may provide a non-renewable award for students who will pursue full-time undergraduate degrees from accredited post-secondary institutions. Scholarships will be applied [...] More

Joseph A. Towles African Study Abroad Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 04, 2017

By providing financial assistance for UNCF students to study at an established university within the continent of Africa, The Joseph A. Towles Scholarship will allow students to receive an incredible academic experience and exposure to the rich traditions within African cultures. The scholarships will be sent to the selected recipients' UNCF institutions, which will forward the funds to the study [...] More

Juanita Crippen Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

To recognize a senior high school student from a migrant farm-worker family in Franklin, St. Lawrence, or Clinton Counties in New York State needing post-secondary scholarship assistance who has demonstrated a caring and giving attitude toward another individual or community with a scholarship.

A completed application form accompanied by:
-Two reference letters from a school representative [...] More

Kahdine Ann DaCosta Scholarship for Excellence in Leadership

Application Deadline: March 01, 2018

The Kahdine Ann DaCosta Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Leadership was established on October 15, 2011 in honor of Kahdine Ann DaCosta. Every year, I AM O'KAH! searches for students that embody Kahdine’s tenacious drive and unwavering dedication to the community.

Eligibility:
-Applicants must attend a high school in the Baltimore Metro area (Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Ann [...] More

Kevin W. Scott Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

Kelvin W. Scott, an outstanding member of the basketball and track teams at Arthur Hill High School, set remaining track records before graduating in 1980. Kelvin continued on to be a Big Ten champion and record setter in indoor and outdoor track at Michigan State University in the 1 mile, 1,600 meter and the 4×400-meter relay teams in 1982 and 1983. After graduating from MSU in 1984, Kelvin went [...] More

Lebanon Valley College Multicultural Fellowship

Application Deadline: Varies

Lebanon Valley College offers full-time students Fellowship scholarships which recognize and reward commitment to work, service, and scholarly achievement. For students receiving a merit scholarship this Fellowship will be in addition to that scholarship. The Multicultural Fellowship (MCF) is limited to those high school seniors and transfer students identifying most closely with one of the [...] More

Leinbach Chain-Breaker Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 01, 2017

The Leinbach Chain-Breaker Scholarship was established in 1992 to provide a renewable scholarship to graduating high school seniors from Forsyth County who will pursue undergraduate degrees from accredited post-secondary institutions. Applicants who are African-American or multi-racial will receive priority consideration. Scholarships will be applied to the cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, [...] More

Leon Bradley Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 29, 2017

The Leon Bradley Scholarship Program is established to encourage more minorities or persons of color to enter the field to teaching and school leadership. AASPA believes that it is of benefit for all students to experience diversity among the educators who serve as role models for our students. Thus, the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) will annually award up to two [...] More

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018

The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students awards a scholarship for undergraduate studies of religion, journalism, or communications. The scholarship assists a United Methodist undergraduate who intends to pursue a career in religious journalism through study at an accredited U.S. college or university.

Eligibility:
-Must be a United Methodist [...] More

LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

Application Deadline: March 01, 2018

The LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship, established in 1991, is awarded jointly annually by the Online Computer Library Center and the Library and Information Technology Association, a division of the American Library Association.The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who plan to follow a career in that field; who demonstrate [...] More

Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

The Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund's mission is to financially assist and to empower young people to experience their unlimited potential through education. We are a charitable educational organization dedicated to the advancement of African Americans pursuing careers in medical and health care related fields.

Applicants must be African American, graduating high school seniors who plan on [...] More

Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: Varies

YWCA Greater Cincinnati's Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship Fund honors the memory and achievements of Mamie Earl Sells, who devoted herself to promoting YWCA programs that encourage young people to improve and expand their lives. The Mamie Earl Sells scholarship is awarded annually to an African-American female high school senior who is evaluated on academic achievement, personal challenges, [...] More

Mark Collier Caudill Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 01, 2017

The Mark Collier Caudill Scholarship was established by Virginia Whichard Caudill in 2010 to honor her husband on his birthday and to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors from R.J. Reynolds High School. The scholarship may provide a non-renewable award for a minority male student-athlete who will attend an accredited four-year college or university in pursuit of a degree. [...] More

Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: June 01, 2017

The scholarship is awarded to minority nominees who have demonstrated a need and a willingness to continue an educational mission toward a college education or graduate training related to a career in the criminal justice field.

All nominees must describe in a short essay (250 words, double-spaced) their reflections on the ideals and philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King, and how they have [...] More

Microsoft Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: January 26, 2018

We strongly encourage underrepresented groups to pursue STEM fields of study. Because we greatly value a broad range of perspectives and contributions, a large majority of our scholarships will be awarded to female students, underrepresented minority students (African-American, Hispanic or Native American etc.) or students with disabilities. We will review all applications and select final [...] More

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 19, 2018

The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is available for award to an upper-division undergraduate or graduate
student enrolled in a course of study preparing for a career in state and local government finance.

Eligibility:
-Currently a full or part-time upper-division undergraduate or graduate student in public administration, governmental accounting, finance, political science, [...] More

Minority Educator Recruitment and Retention Scholarship

Application Deadline: Varies

The Minority Educator Recruitment and Retention Scholarship was created to encourage minority students to major in education, and teach in Kentucky after graduation.

Student must:
-Be a Kentucky resident
-Be a U.S. citizen
-Be a member of an ethnic minority as defined by the school and state law
-Be enrolled full-time in a participating Kentucky college
-Major in teacher education
-Be [...] More

Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology

Application Deadline: December 16, 2017

The Committee on Minority Scholarships of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) invites applications from minority undergraduate students for a scholarship to be awarded for the summer. The purpose of the scholarship is to further students' preparation in classics or classical archaeology with opportunities not available during the school year. Eligible proposals might include (but are not [...] More

Minority Teacher Education Scholarship

Application Deadline: Varies

Minority teacher education scholars program is a collaborative performance-based scholarship program for African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and Native American students. The participants in the program include Florida’s Florida College System institutions and its public and private universities that have teacher education programs.

Individuals who are selected for the MTES [...] More

Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: March 01, 2018

If you plan to teach at a non-profit Illinois public, private, or parochial preschool, elementary school, or secondary school, for which the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has determined that no less than 30% of the enrolled students are African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American, or Native American; and you are of African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American [...] More

Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: December 06, 2017

Founded in New York City in 1935, Morgan Stanley has evolved into one of the world's foremost financial institutions, with more than 55,000 employees in 43 countries. Our New York headquarters offers the finest in financial thinking, products and execution to individual investors, companies, institutions and government agencies. We offer our clients the personalized attention and service of a [...] More

Morley Travel Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

Morley Travel established the Morley Travel Scholarship as a way to assist minority students who have been actively involved in their community and school - recognizing the importance of education and the difference it can have in one's life.

Eligibility:
- Must have a minimum 2.7 GPA
- Minority student pursuing an undergraduate degree at Delta College, Davenport University - Central [...] More

MPower Artist Grants

Application Deadline: March 18, 2018

The MPower Artist Grants were launched to empower alumni of the Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Symphony, Sphinx Virtuosi, Sphinx Performance Academy, and Sphinx Medals of Excellence (years 2012 and 2013 only) to achieve their career objectives in classical music through granting competitive scholarships. Grants will range based upon the scope, need and nature of each competitive application. The [...] More

Mutual of Omaha Actuarial Scholarship

Application Deadline: October 20, 2017

The Mutual of Omaha Actuarial Scholarship for Minority Students is awarded to undergraduates preparing for actuarial careers. The $5,000 award, which is paid in equal installments during the school year ($2,500 per semester), is contingent upon the recipient's continued satisfactory preparation for an actuarial career.

Eligibility:
-A member of a minority racial group
-Must be one of the [...] More

NABA Corporate Partner Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

Since its inception, NABA, Inc. has provided more than $11 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various accounting, finance, and business professions. In the past two fiscal years, NABA awarded over $375,000 and the amount continues to grow annually. Through the generous contributions of individuals, groups, and organizations that share NABA's desire to break [...] More

NABA Member Scholarship Awards

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

Since its inception, NABA, Inc. has provided more than $11 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various accounting, finance, and business professions.

Eligibility:
-Be African-American (Black) or of African descent
-Be an active Student Member of NABA
-Be currently enrolled at a four-year United States college or university as a full-time (12 semester hours [...] More

NABA National Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

Since its inception, NABA, Inc. has provided more than $11 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various accounting, finance, and business professions.

Eligibility:
-Be African-American (Black) or of African descent
-Be an active NABA student member, whose membership dues have been received by NABA's National Office no later than December 31st. If you are [...] More

NACME Scholars (Block Grant) Program

Application Deadline: Varies

AT&T is helping NACME bring the Academy of Engineering, a high school career academy program, to high schools in Anchorage, AK; Oklahoma City, OK; Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; Kansas City, MO; Milwaukee, WI; and Charlotte, NC. This program is focused on improving skills in math and science for at-risk, underrepresented students. AT&T funding also provides scholarships to students who are pursuing [...] More

National Associaiton of Black Accountants, Inc. St. Louis Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 09, 2017

Since its inception, the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. St. Louis Metropolitan Chapter has provided approximately $500,000 in scholarship funds to deserving students. Through the generous contributions of individuals, groups, and organizations that share NABA's desire to break through the economic barrier minorities often experience, NABA offers scholarships on a local level. [...] More

National Association of the Church of God Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 01, 2018

This is a full-tuition award renewable for four years. Applications for the National Association of the Church of God Leadership Scholarship will be accepted on a rolling basis with top priority given to early applicants. Students not selected for the award will be considered for the Dr. James Earl Massey Leadership Scholarship.

Eligibility:
-Be admitted as a first-time student (not a [...] More

National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity

Application Deadline: March 01, 2018

The National Press Club, the leading professional organization for journalists, wants to recruit promising future journalists who will bring diversity to American journalism. The scholarship consists of a one-year scholarship, with an additional book stipend that is renewable up to 3 years.

The competition is open to high school seniors who are preparing to enter college and intend to become a [...] More

NBCC Minority Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: October 31, 2017

This program is made possible by grants awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The NBCC Foundation has been contracted by NBCC to administer up to 40 master's level counseling fellowships of up to $11,000 for addictions counseling students. Funds are paid directly to the university and vary based on tuition and fees owed by the student. Eligible [...] More

NBCC Minority Master’s Addictions Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: October 31, 2017

The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the application period for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). This program is made possible by grants awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The NBCC Foundation has been contracted by NBCC to administer up to 40 masters level counseling fellowships of up [...] More

NBCC Minority Master's Mental Health Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: October 31, 2017

This program is made possible by grants awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The NBCC Foundation has been contracted by NBCC to administer up to 30 master's level counseling fellowships of $8,000 for mental health counseling students. Eligible applicants must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with racially and ethnically diverse [...] More

NBMBAA Graduate Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 24, 2017

In order to apply for the NBMBAA scholarship, applicants must be a student entering their first year, or continuing in a full or part-time master's program at an accredited college or university at the time of award; be a financially active member of the National Black MBA Association; and be a U.S. or Canadian citizen. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be actively involved in their [...] More

NBMBAA Undergraduate Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 24, 2017

Since inception, more than $5 million has been awarded to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. In order to apply, applicants must be a student in their first, second, third, or fourth year enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university at the time of award; be a financially active member of the National Black MBA Association; and be a U.S. or Canadian citizen. Additionally, [...] More

NBNA Scholarships

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

NBNA is committed to excellence in education and conducts continuing education programs for nurses and allied health professionals throughout the year. The association provides annual scholarships for students. Scholarships provide funding for continuing education. This funding enables nurses to grow and better contribute their talents to the health and healthcare of our [...] More

NSHSS STEM Scholarships

Application Deadline: April 01, 2017

The NSHSS Foundation provides STEM scholarships for underrepresented groups in order to help reduce financial barriers for those with academic and leadership potential and the desire to pursue STEM careers. We recognize that in order to increase diversity in the technology workforce, we must increase diversity in undergraduates.

High school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a demonstrated [...] More

Ohio Newspaper Association Minority Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

The Ohio Newspapers Foundation will award a scholarship to a minority high school senior in Ohio who plans to major in a field relevant to the newspaper industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program at an Ohio college or university.

Eligibility:
-Applicant must be a graduating senior at an Ohio high school. Awardee must be enrolled as college [...] More

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Black ERG Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 01, 2018

The Black Employee Resource Group is an organization dedicated to cultivating, sustaining and maintaining an energized network of professionals in support of African American culture throughout the company by providing a supportive environment for optimal career and professional development, mentoring, and community outreach.

Eligibility:
-Must be a college-bound high school senior
-Must [...] More

Page Education Foundation Grants

Application Deadline: May 01, 2017

Page Grants are awarded to Minnesota students of color who attend Minnesota post-secondary schools and agree to complete annual service projects with young children. Students at all levels of academic achievement can qualify for a grant. The selection process highlights an applicant’s attitude toward education, willingness to provide service to children, and financial need.

To be eligible for [...] More

Paul Gaines Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 01, 2018

The Paul Gaines Scholarship was established in 1999 by the Afro-American Alumni Association in honor of Mr. Paul Gaines who served as assistant to the president for affirmative action and minority affairs. This scholarship is presented to an undergraduate student successfully working towards an undergraduate degree. Preference is given to Black, Cape Verdean, and Hispanic students of African [...] More

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

The Student Opportunity Scholarship program serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are full-time, first-degree students attending accredited institutions in the United States. Student Opportunity Scholarship applicants will explore who God created them to be in a series of essay questions intended for students to [...] More

Presbyterian U.S.A. Racial Ethnic Supplemental Grant

Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

The Racial Ethnic Supplemental Grant is for African American, Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic American or Native American students who have been awarded the Presbyterian Study Grant and have remaining need.

Eligible applicants must be full-time M.Div. or M.A.C.E. students attending a Presbyterian Church U.S.A.-related seminary at the following institutions:
-Austin Presbyterian [...] More

Presbyterian U.S.A. Women of Color Grant

Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

The Presbyterian Women of Color Grant is for women minorities pursuing full-time post-secondary education who have been awarded the Presbyterian Study Grant and have remaining need.

Eligible applicants must be full-time M.Div. or M.A.C.E. students attending a Presbyterian Church U.S.A.-related seminary at the following institutions:
-Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
-Columbia [...] More

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Application Deadline: January 09, 2018

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) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen [...] More

Ronald McDonald House Charities African American Future Achievers

Application Deadline: January 18, 2018

Local Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Chapters, with support from RMHC Global and McDonald's Corporation (McDonald's), offer scholarships to students from communities who face limited access to educational and career opportunities.

Eligibility:
-Currently enrolled high school seniors who have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage and who are eligible to [...] More

RTDNF Carole Simpson Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

Carole Simpson is a former RTDNF trustee and the 1996 recipient of the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award in recognition of her work to protect First Amendment Freedoms. She established the Carole Simpson Scholarship to encourage and help minority students to overcome hurdles along their career path in electronic journalism.

Eligibility:
-Students must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors [...] More

Sachs Foundation Morris A. Esmiol, Jr. Scholarship in Engineering at UCCS

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018

To apply for a Morris A. Esmiol, Jr. Scholarship, you must meet the following requirements and submit the following with your online application:

-Be African American (Applicants with mixed racial and ethnic backgrounds must demonstrate their racial identity to be predominantly Black/African-American. The Trustees will interview and make a determination as to the qualification in those cases [...] More

Sachs Foundation University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018

To apply for the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine Scholarship you must meet the general requirements of the scholarship, and include the following with your online application:
-A copy of your undergraduate grade transcript and if your current transcript if attending CU Dental School
-One current letter of recommendation from persons not related to you
-A recent small [...] More

Salem Lodge #139/Robert A. Miller Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 01, 2017

The Salem Lodge #139/Robert A. Miller Memorial Scholarship was established by Salem Lodge #139 in 2011 in memory of Robert A. Miller to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors who attend a Forsyth County high school and reside in the Foundation's service area.

Eligibility:
- Attend a Forsyth County high school and reside in The Winston-Salem Foundation's service area
- Be [...] More

Seeds of Fortune Inc. Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 31, 2017

Seeds of Fortune Inc. is a scholarship program creating the next generation of financially empowered young women of color by helping them apply for college scholarships, teach career and financial management skills. Scholars are provided a laptop, college tour, and a mentor. We also provide a $500 scholarship to one of our participants.

Eligibility:
-Must be a NYC high school sophomore or [...] More

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science SOARS Program

Application Deadline: February 01, 2018

SOARS encourages applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically under-represented in the atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities. SOARS welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [...] More

Smithsonian Institution James E. Webb Internship

Application Deadline: Varies

This program was established in honor of the late James. E. Webb, Regent Emeritus and former Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), to promote excellence in the management of not-for-profit organizations.

These opportunities are intended to increase participation of minority groups who are under-represented in the management of scientific and cultural [...] More

Study Abroad Scholarship in BiH for American Minority Students

Application Deadline: Varies

The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) has designated Bosnia and Herzegovina as a study abroad destination under its TCA Study Abroad Scholarship Program for American Minority Students. Under the program, TCA provides scholarships per year to eligible American undergraduate and graduate students of African American, Hispanic American, and Native American descent who are accepted to study for a [...] More

Surety & Fidelity Industry Intern-Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: November 15, 2017

The Surety Industry Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 to outstanding minority students to support their studies in the areas of insurance/risk management, accounting, or business/finance and to encourage their consideration of the surety industry and surety underwriting as a career choice.

Eligibility:
-A declared insurance/risk management, accounting or business/finance [...] More

Tampa Bay Times Peterman Scholarship/News Internship

Application Deadline: November 01, 2017

Only students who are hired as part of the Summer Internship Program at the Times are eligible to apply for these awards. Scholarships are worth up to $3,500 for returning full-time undergraduate students and up to $1,500 for returning full-time graduate students.

The Peggy Peterman Scholarship targets minority students in journalism. It is worth $5,000 and includes a paid internship at the [...] More

Tennessee Minority Teaching Fellows Program

Application Deadline: Varies

The Minority Teaching Fellows Program is intended to encourage talented minority Tennesseans to enter the teaching field in Tennessee. The award is for students who are pursing a teacher certification at an eligible Tennessee college or university.

To be eligible, the applicant must:
-Be a minority Tennessee resident and a U.S. citizen
-Be a high school senior or a continuing college [...] More

The 234 Student of the Year Award

Application Deadline: July 15, 2017

The 234 Student of the Year Award is a national program designed to recognize, reward and support college students of Nigerian descent who exhibit excellent leadership potential and positively impact their community while also embodying the mission and vision of PR2J3C4. This award program was established because of the need to recognize a younger generation of Nigerian students making a [...] More

The Chesapeake Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 17, 2017

The Dallas Foundation manages a number of scholarships for students with diverse interests. The Chesapeake Energy Scholarship was established at The Dallas Foundation by Chesapeake Energy Corporation. The goal of the Fund is to make a college degree or vocational certification possible for minority and socially disadvantaged youth.

Eligibility:
- Be a graduating senior at one of the [...] More

The Collective Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Scholarship

Application Deadline: July 08, 2017

The Collective Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Scholarship was established by Collective LLC, through the O'Toole Media Awards, to support diversity in the New Media and Data Science disciplines within advertising and media. Three talented, diverse students will each be awarded a scholarship based on outstanding talent.

Eligibility:
-Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-Are African [...] More

The D.Y.M.O.N Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 21, 2018

Our Mission: We are committed to providing a safe haven for inner city and minority youth as we refine, enrich, and empower them through mentorship, community outreach, and scholarships. The D.Y.M.O.N Scholarship is to promote scholastic excellence and provide support to individuals desiring elevated education.

Eligibility:
-Minority student
-High school senior
-Attending high school in [...] More

The David Eaton Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

Maurine Mulliner, a long-time member of All Soul's Church in Washington, DC, made an estate gift to establish this award in order to affirm Rev. David Hilliard Eaton's vision of a community dedicated to strengthening hope, justice and balance, and creating an anti-racist, multi-cultural religious organization and country. This scholarship is awarded to women from a historically marginalized group [...] More

The George Geng-On Lee Minorities in Leadership Scholarship

Application Deadline: July 31, 2017

Capture the Dream, Inc. offers the George Geng On Lee Minorities in Leadership Scholarship to graduating high school seniors and college undergraduate students who will be enrolled full-time at accredited, not-for-profit four-year institutions in the fall term. Each scholarship winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be mailed to their college or university.

Eligibility:
-Must be a Bay [...] More

The H.O.P.E. Scholarship

Application Deadline: August 01, 2017

The H.O.P.E. Scholarship is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to empower financially challenged students, particularly those attending historically black colleges and universities.

An applicant must be a rising sophomore, junior or senior currently, enrolled in an accredited college or university. An applicant must be of African American, Latino or Native American descent. Each [...] More

The Henry N. Brown Family Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Application Deadline: May 01, 2017

The Henry N. Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund Inc. ("The HNB Fund") was created to recognize and reward African-American High School students in Spotsylvania County (Virginia), that will be pursuing a higher education. The purpose of the HNB Fund is to provide financial assistance to students that will be entering a four-year college upon graduation. The intent is to help these students achieve [...] More

The Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 01, 2017

The mission of the Herbert Lehman Fund is to help transform the promise of racial equality into a social, economic, and political reality for all people by supporting talented undergraduate students who need financial help to stay in school and successfully complete their bachelor's degree.

Eligibility:
-Must be a U.S. citizen
-Graduating high school senior; first-year student in an [...] More

The Jackie Robinson Foundation

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $28,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice.

Eligibility:
-Be a graduating high school senior
-Plan to attend an accredited and [...] More

The Kurt Brown Fellowship for Diverse Voices

Application Deadline: Varies

In honor of the distinguished essayist & poet Kurt Brown, Laure-Anne Bosselaar Brown - Kurt Brown's wife and a faculty member of the Solstice MFA Program - and Lee Hope, Editor-in-chief of Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices, underwrite an annual fellowship of $1,000 to a writer in any genre.

All applicants are welcome to apply. The Kurt Brown Fellowship especially seeks to support [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) Graduate Scholarships

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) Graduate Scholarships are available to minority students who are full-time students at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter and have a minimum 3.2 GPA. Additionally, applicants must be majoring in a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing or public relations, and must have a minimum of two [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

Current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors are eligible to receive a trip to Atlanta where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career & professional development workshops, and a scholarship & donor recognition reception. Applicants must be from a minority ethnic group, studying a field of study [...] More

The Pearl Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 01, 2018

The Pearl Scholarship is open to African-American high school seniors who are North Carolina residents in Mecklenburg County, with a weighted 3.2 GPA or higher, and has been accepted into a two- or four-year accredited college or university in the upcoming fall. Applicants are required to complete the application in full and write a 500-word essay answering the following question: "If you were to [...] More

The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is granted annually through The LPGA Foundation and the Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship Fund. Established in 2006, the objective of the Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is to provide a need-based scholarship to a female high school senior from a recognized minority background who will be pursuing a full-time course of study and playing collegiate golf at an [...] More

The President William G. Sinkford Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

The Unitarian Universalist Association established the President William G. Sinkford Fund in 2008, during the last year of Rev. Sinkford's UUA Presidency. Having begun his service in June 2001, Rev. Sinkford left the Association with many profound and lasting gifts including the innovative Diversity of Ministry Initiative and support for lay theological education and ministerial development [...] More

The Reverend Pinckney Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

Through the generosity of anonymous donors, Coastal Community Foundation has established the Reverend Pinckney Scholars Program. This program will be used to promote access to higher education for African American students by awarding scholarships and providing resources through a tailored program throughout college.

The Foundation anticipates selecting eight (8) students for the inaugural [...] More

The Three Sisters Scholarship Foundation

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

This scholarship is for Black high school seniors from ETHS with demonstrated academic excellence or improvement, involvement in school activities and/or team sports, and an interest in community service. The scholarship will be awarded in two installments, on in the first year, and one in the third year.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Thursday Network "I EMPOWER Scholarship"

Application Deadline: February 01, 2018

As part of its commitment to the Greater Washington community, Thursday Network developed a scholarship program to help high school students pursue a college education. Since 1992, the Thursday Network I EMPOWER Scholarship Fund has awarded $153,000 in college assistance to high school seniors in Washington, DC, Montgomery County, MD, and Prince George's County, MD. Students use the award to fund [...] More

UNCF/Carnival Corporate Scholars Program

Application Deadline: January 22, 2018

The UNCF/Carnival Corporate Scholars Program, sponsored in partnership with Carnival Corporation, is seeking college sophomores with an interest in pursuing a career in the hospitality industry and whose experience in their first two years of college demonstrates leadership and strategic and analytical ability. Candidates will be selected to participate in a two-year scholarship and internship at [...] More

Vernetta Wilson Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 26, 2018

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Alumnae Chapter's annual scholarship is part of a larger commitment to provide encouragement and support to African-American students who choose higher education as their goal. Award amounts vary but typically range between $1,000-$2,500 per individual. Award recipients are recognized at the annual Literary Luncheon in the spring.

Eligibility:
-African-American high [...] More

Vinson & Elkins Scholarship Foundation

Application Deadline: April 01, 2017

In addition to receiving a $10,000 scholarship, each V&E Scholar is offered summer internships at Vinson & Elkins, mentoring from V&E attorneys (some of whom are themselves V&E Scholars), and reimbursement for an LSAT preparatory course. V&E Scholars have gone on to the nation's most prestigious universities, and many have attended top law schools. Whether our scholars are in law school, the [...] More

Walton-UNCF K-12 Education Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 30, 2018

The Walton-UNCF K-12 Education Fellowship is a leadership and talent development initiative aimed at building a robust pipeline of high-achieving African Americans engaged in education reform in America. The program selects undergraduate juniors from select historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to participate in a leadership development and paid intern placement program that [...] More

Wisconsin Minority Undergraduate Retention Grants

Application Deadline: Varies

Awards under this program are made to Wisconsin resident minority undergraduates, excluding first year students, enrolled at least half-time in independent, tribal, or Wisconsin Technical College institutions. According to the statutes, a minority student is defined as a student who is either an African American; American Indian; Hispanic; or Southeast Asian from Laos, Cambodia, or Vietnam [...] More

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship

Application Deadline: September 30, 2017

The Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship provides funding to minority students enrolled in one of the technical sciences or engineering disciplines. This scholarship is available to U.S. citizens and individuals with permanent resident visas. The scholarship is not available to spouses and children of Xerox employees.

Eligibility:
-Be full-time students enrolled in a four-year [...] More

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