African American Scholarships

African American scholarships are abundant, as are African American grants. 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. A post-secondary education allows students to step outside their comfort zone and to develop new relationships. 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 African American students seeking a postsecondary degree.

Explore the awards below for information on the African American scholarships that may be found at Mind you, there are often other criteria, in addition to ethnicity, for qualifying for these and most other scholarships, which is why you should conduct a free college scholarship search at 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.

UNCF•MERCK Science Research Scholarships and Fellowships
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The UNCF•Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards are intended
to help African American undergraduate students who are interested in science to further
their science education and potentially pursue science careers. The UNCF•Merck awards provide
tuition support and opportunities for research experience in a state-of-the-art research facility.

Each award provides up to [...] More

AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Science and technology increasingly shape our world. New discoveries and inventions have exciting outcomes, but can also lead to unexpected consequences. Science writers have the opportunity to explain those discoveries, and what they mean, to the public. Even though science is a global activity, the demographics of the journalists who cover it don't reflect that diversity. AAAS offers the [...] More

ABA Diversity Scholarship
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The ABA Diversity Scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally under-represented 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, [...] More

ACHE Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
You are eligible to apply for an Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship if you meet all of the following criteria:

-You are a Student Associate of the American College of Healthcare Executives and are in good standing.
-You are a minority student who is enrolled for full-time study for the upcoming fall term, which is your final year (of classroom work) in a healthcare management [...] More

ACS Scholars Program
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The basic criteria remain the same for all components fo the American Chemical Society Scholars Program. Application to the basic American Chemical Society Scholars Program automatically places the applicant in consideration for the sponsored components. The number and duration of scholarship awards is subject to available funding and the intent of the co-sponsoring group or organization.

To [...] More

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 02, Annually
The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship was formed in 1977 as a joint effort by the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Society of Actuaries. The door to the actuarial profession has been opened to hundreds of minority students over the years. In 2008 this Scholarship program was transferred to The Actuarial Foundation to further strengthen, increase and to assure the continuation of a diverse, high [...] More

AICPA Fellowships for Minority Doctoral Students
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The primary objective of the AICPA Fellowships for Minority Doctoral Students is to enable more minorities to enter and move ahead in the accounting profession and academe. Recognizing the fact that professors serve as role models, a second objective is to increase the number of CPA role models who can positively influence the career decisions of a college student. These competitive fellowships [...] More

AICPA Minority Accounting Students Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants established the AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students to provide funds for deserving students. The Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc. (CSA), a non-profit, independent organization is the administrator of the program. Applicants must be students who are underrepresented minorities in the accounting profession (e.g., [...] More

ALA - LITA/LSSI Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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., in the amount of $2,500.

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 [...] More

Allison E. Fisher Scholarship
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This scholarship is open to any African American student who is currently attending an accredited four-year University. Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student and exhibit the following:

-Majors in Broadcast journalism
-Maintains a minimum grade point average of 3.0
-Demonstrates community service

Additional Criteria:
-Previous NABJ scholarship winners are [...] More

AMS Minority Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 05, Annually
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 $6,000 two-year scholarship is for $3000 per year during freshman and sophomore years [...] More

APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
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 this scholarship which will range between $2,000 [...] More

APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors
Application Deadlines: February 07, Annually
The American Physical Society Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Students Physics Majors consists of $2,000 per year for new recipients and $3,000 per year for renewal recipients to be used for tuition, room & board and educational materials.

The goal of this minority scholarship is to increase the number of under-represented minorities obtaining degrees in physics. It provides funding [...] More

APSA Minority Fellowship Program
Application Deadlines: October 23, Annually
The APSA Minority Fellows Program, which was established in 1969 as an effort to increase the number of minority scholars in the discipline, has designated more than 300 fellows and contributed to the successful completion of doctoral political science programs for over 70 individuals. This year, the Association has refocused and increased its efforts to assist minority students in completing [...] More

ASA Minority Fellowship Program
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
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 College Diversity Scholarships
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Diversity Scholarships are for full-time students who are members of a minority ethnic group and bring diversity to campus. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 per year and can be renewed each year. Verify your eligibility with the Offices of Admission or Financial Aid.

For more information on Augustana scholarships and grants, please visit our [...] More

AWWA Holly Cornell Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 06, Annually
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 treatment.

- Female and/or minority (as defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) U.S. citizens who are [...] More

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 11, Annually
The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) is a nonprofit voluntary membership organization of over 8,000 attorneys, law students and legal professionals in the Bay Area. Founded in 1872, BASF is one of the largest and most dynamic metropolitan bar associations in the U.S., with a long and distinguished record of community action, public service and service to the legal profession.

Our [...] More

CANFIT Program Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
CANFIT Program Scholarships are open to undergraduate and graduate African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Latino students who express financial need and are studying nutrition, physical education, or culinary arts in the state of [...] More

Caterpillar Scholars Award Program
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
Scholarship applicants must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a manufacturing engineering degree program, have completed a minimum of 30 college credit hours, and be seeking a career in manufacturing engineering. Preference will be given to students who have participated in a STEPS camp. All minority scholarship applicants may apply as incoming freshmen.

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Catharine Lealtad Scholarships
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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

Chips Quinn Scholars Program
Application Deadlines: October 01, Annually
The program, sponsored by the Freedom Forum, provides internships, training and scholarships to college students of color who are pursuing careers in print journalism. Internships are offered in Spring and Summer.

College juniors, seniors or recent graduates with majors in journalism or career goals in newspapers are eligible. Nominees must be enrolled in an historically black college or [...] More

Cornerstone Scholarship Charitable Trust
Application Deadlines: June 30, Annually
To be considered for a Cornerstone Scholarship Charitable Trust you must:

1. Be African-American and disadvantaged
2. Have a high school education
3. Plan to attend a major college or vocational school
4. Have a letter of admission
5. Have roots in the State of Arkansas and/or Parents/Grandparents were plaintiffs in the Mauldin vs. AR. State Hospital Lawsuit
6. Be a citizen of the [...] More

Dr. Dan J. and Patricia S. Pickard Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
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 nice for someone and they do something nice for someone else, you can affect the lives of many [...] More

Edward S. Roth Manufacturing Engineering Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
All applicants must be seeking a bachelor's or master's degree in manufacturing engineering from an ABET-accredited school.

All applicants must have/and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Preferences will be given to students demonstrating financial need, minority students and students participating in a Co-Op program. The scholarship can be used only as a credit toward books, [...] More

EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 30, Annually
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

ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
In 2007, the ESA Foundation established a scholarship program to assist women and minority students who are pursuing degrees leading to careers in Computer & Video Game Arts. In 2009, we extended this opportunity to graduating high school seniors and doubled the amount of awards granted from 15 to 30.

The scholarships are offered for full-time undergraduate study at accredited four-year [...] More

Fellowship on Women and Public Policy
Application Deadlines: September 01, Annually
The Fellowship on Women & Public Policy is a premiere, intensive leadership development, skill building and educational program designed to encourage highly qualified graduate and post graduate women to pursue careers in public policy. More than 300 women have now completed the program and form an extensive alumni network that stretches across New York State, the United States and around the [...] More

Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Application Deadlines: January 13, Annually
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium [...] More

George A. Strait Minority Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
George A. Strait Minority Scholarships are awarded annually by the American Association of Law Libraries and an endowment from Thomson West, a provider of e-information and solutions to the U.S. legal market. Applicants must be college graduates with meaningful law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines, degree candidates in an [...] More

GRCF Black Men Building Resources Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
To be eligible for the Black Men Building Resources Scholarship, students must be African American males or females with financial need residing in Kent County who graduated or received a GED from a Grand Rapids area high school.

For additional information on our scholarships, please refer to the Grand Rapids Community Foundation [...] More

GRCF Hackett Family Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
Student must be a senior at or have graduated from any Grand Rapids public high school in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is an undergraduate attending an accredited college/university or skilled trade school of their choice. Preference is given to women of color.

For more information, please visit our [...] More

GRCF Warner Norcross & Judd LLP Legal Studies Scholarship for Minorities
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
You may apply for a Warner, Norcross, & Judd LLP Legal Studies Scholarship for Minorities if you are a student of racial and ethnic minority heritage pursuing studies in law (one law school, one paralegal and one legal secretarial scholarship awarded each year.) You must either have a permanent residence in Michigan or be attending a Michigan law school and demonstrate financial [...] More

Hawaii Community Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 20, Annually
The HCF Scholarship program consists of more than 170 different funds established by private foundations, generous individuals, businesses and organizations.

Each scholarship fund has specific eligibility criteria that were defined by the donor when the fund was established. Please read through the specific criteria for each scholarship to see if you are eligible for any of the [...] More

Herman J. Neal Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
This scholarship program supports African-American students in their pursuit of an accounting education and the CPA designation. This year, the Herman J. Neal Scholarship program will provide up to 3 scholarships of up to $4,000 each to African-American accounting students who show significant potential to become CPAs and demonstrate achievement as well as financial need. These scholarships [...] More

Idaho Opportunity Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The demand for a well educated workforce was just one of the driving forces behind the creation of Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter’s Opportunity Scholarship.

Students who received the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship prior to the upcoming school year must complete a renewal application every year.

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

-Have an [...] More

IIE UPS Scholarship for Minority Students
Application Deadlines: November 15, Annually
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, provided the school's engineering program or equivalent is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by IIE and the student is pursuing a course of study in industrial engineering.

Students may not apply directly for any [...] More

Indiana CPA Society Diversity Summit Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 07, Annually
INCPAS is currently accepting applications for the Diversity Summit Scholarship. Completed applications are due to INCPAS no later than June 7th.

Applicants must meet ALL of the following eligibility requirements:

Must be an under-represented U.S. racial/ethnic minority student;
- Must be a high school student enrolled in an Indiana high school or home school program for the [...] More

Indiana Minority Teacher/Special Education Services Scholarship
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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.

To be eligible you must be:

1. A minority student [...] More

INROADS Internship Opportunities
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The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

INROADS seeks high performing Black, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American Indian students for internship opportunities with some of the nation's largest companies. Our rigorous career development training process will challenge you to commit [...] More

Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship program is designed to assist financially needy, academically competitive students who are identified as members of any of the following ethnic/racial groups: African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander or Hispanic. Selection priority is given to applicants who are [...] More

Kaplan Leadership Program
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The Kaplan Educational Foundation (KEF) seeks to eliminate barriers to education for overlooked and underserved students and develop them as leaders for the American workforce and their communities. KEF launched the Kaplan Leadership Program (KLP) in 2006 to do just that. KLP is a unique and trailblazing model that addresses the needs of the "whole" student for low-income, high-potential [...] More

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students awards a $2,500 scholarship for undergraduate study of religion journalism or mass communications. It recognizes of the work of Leonard M. Perryman, a journalist for the United Methodist Church for nearly 30 years.

The scholarship assists a United Methodist undergraduate who intends to pursue a career in [...] More

LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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, in the amount of $3,000.

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

Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Award
Application Deadlines: June 01, Annually
This award is presented in memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to commemorate his belief that progress is best achieved through cooperation rather than conflict, participation rather than partisanship, and compassion and understanding rather than hatred and prejudice.

The scholarship is awarded to minority nominees who have demonstrated a need and a willingness to continue an [...] More

Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The goal of the Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship (MURF) program is to increase the number of underrepresented undergraduate students who wish to, and have demonstrated the ability to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) in microbiology. Students from non-research intensive institutions will have the opportunity to conduct full time summer research with an ASM member at a [...] More

Minority Teacher Education Scholarship
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The Minority Teacher Education Scholarship is designed to attract and retain students that are interested in becoming a teacher in the state of Florida. The scholarship is administered at 33 participating colleges and universities throughout the state. Special consideration is given to community college students.


Individuals who are selected for the MTES must:

* Be a [...] More

Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
If you plan to become a preschool, elementary or secondary school teacher and are of African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American origin, you may qualify for up to $5,000 per year as part of the Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program to pay for tuition, fees and room and board, or commuter allowances, if applicable. This scholarship may be received [...] More

MSU Moorhead James & Yvonne Condell Endowed Scholarship
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The MSUM James & Yvonne Condell Endowed Scholarship is available to undergraduate students seeking their first undergraduate degree, from a culturally diverse background, who are either entering freshmen or transfer students with high academic standing and accomplishments. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or refugee candidate to apply. The scholarship is competitive; selection [...] More

National GEM Consortium Fellowships
Application Deadlines: November 15, Annually
GEM offers MS and Ph.D. level students an outstanding opportunity and access to dozens of the top Engineering and Science firms and Universities in the nation. The GEM Fellowship was designed to focus on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high level technical careers. GEM also [...] More

National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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 $2,000 one-year scholarship, which can be renewed for up to three years at $2,500 per year. The first-year scholarship includes an additional $500 book stipend, the Ellen Masin Persina [...] More

NBNA Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. offers various scholarships each year ranging from $500 to $2,000.

Scholarship Requirements
- Candidate must be currently enrolled in a nursing program (B.S.N., A.D., Diploma or L.P.N. / L.V.N. and in good scholastic standing at the time of application
- Must be a member of NBNA and a member of a local chapter (if one exists in your area)
- [...] More

NCCE National Co-op Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
The National Commission for Cooperative Education, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing high quality, college-level cooperative education, offers 175 merit co-op scholarships of $5,000 each, for a total renewable value of $4,500,000. These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and community college transfer students who plan to participate in college [...] More

Ohio Newspapers Foundation Minority Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
Applicant must be a collegebound high school senior and enroll as a college freshman at an Ohio college or university for the coming school year. The applicant should be planning on majoring in journalism.

A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Two letters of recommendation from high school faculty members familiar with the student's work and career interests, with special emphasis on student's [...] More

Page Education Foundation Grants
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The mission of the Page Education Foundation is to increase participation of Minnesota’s young people of color in post-secondary education. Candidates must be Minnesota students of color, demonstrate a financial need, a positive attitude toward education and community service, and attend a post-secondary institution within the state of Minnesota.

Awards consist of grants that range in value [...] More

Presbyterian Church-U.S.A. Student Opportunity Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The Presbyterian Church-U.S.A. Student Opportunity Scholarships serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students in select majors (Education, Health Service/Science, Religious Studies, Sacred Music, Social Service/Science) by providing aid for the expenses of their third and fourth years of an undergraduate program. Preference in this program is extended to racial ethnic students in order to [...] More

Rocky Mountain Biological Lab REU Program
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
This 10-week scholarship field research program is funded by the National Science Foundation. REU students will work with RMBL Scientists to create a research project. Students will develop a testable hypothesis, gather data, analyze the data, and produce a written and oral report by the end of the program.

The award provides $600 toward travel costs, a $4,750 stipend, room, board, and [...] More

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Application Deadlines: January 09, Annually
The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Current college students are [...] More

Ronald McDonald House Charities African American Future Achievers
Application Deadlines: January 20, Annually
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. These scholarships are part of the charities’ ongoing commitment to education.

- Currently enrolled high school seniors who have at least [...] More

RTNDF Carole Simpson Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
In a career of notable firsts, Carole Simpson has led the way for minorities and women in broadcasting. After beginning her career as a journalism educator, she went on to break barriers and raise social issues as a journalist. Simpson was the first woman broadcast news in Chicago, the first African American woman to anchor a network TV evening newscast, and the first minority woman to solo [...] More

RTNDF Ed Bradley Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
Ed Bradley is best known for his award-winning work in 26 years on CBS News’ 60 Minutes and as the first African American White House TV correspondent. Bradley received the Paul White Award from RTDNA in 2000 recognizing his lifetime commitment to excellence in journalism and the First Amendment Award from RTDNF in 2005 in recognition of his support of First Amendment rights. He passed away in [...] More

RTNDF George Foreman Tribute to Lyndon B. Johnson Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
George Foreman is a boxing champion, Olympic gold medal winner and celebrated pitchman. As a young man, he was inspired by President Lyndon Johnson and by RTDNF founder Barney Oldfield. In his autobiography "By George," Foreman credits LBJ's Job Corps program for rescuing him "from the gutter." He also thanks Barney Oldfield "for a lifetime of friendship, devotion, counsel, and wisdom. The world [...] More

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science SOARS Program
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
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
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Internships in residence at the Smithsonian are offered to minority junior and senior undergraduate and graduate students in Business and Public Administration. This program is designed to promote excellence and diversity in the management of not-for-profit scientific and cultural institutions. Appointments are for a period of 10 weeks and carry a stipend of $550 per week and a travel allowance [...] More

Smithsonian Minority Student Internship
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Internships in residence at the Smithsonian are available for students to participate in research or museum-related activities for periods of 10 weeks. U.S. minority undergraduate and beginning graduate students are encouraged to apply. The appointment carries a stipend of $350 per week and travel allowances may be provided.

Deadline: February 1 (For Summer); October 15 (for Spring) For [...] More

South Carolina Graduate Incentive Scholars Program
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The Graduate Incentive Scholarship (GIS) Program will provide forgivable loans to "other race" students in master’s, first professional, and doctoral programs at public higher education institutions where such programs are offered. The GIS program is implemented annually at the following institutions: Clemson University, University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina School of [...] More

Sphinx Competition
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To be eligible for the Sphinx Musical Assistance Fund, one must apply to compete in the Sphinx Competition for Young Black and Latino String Players.

Each year, all 18 semi-finalists in the competition (applicants that are chosen to advance to the Semi-Finals Round upon the review of preliminary audition tapes) will be entitled to receive Sphinx assistance Fund [...] More

Surety & Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
Established in 2003, 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. This program is administered by The Surety Foundation, the [...] More

Tennessee Minority Teaching Fellows Program
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The Minority Teaching Fellows Program is intended to encourage talented minority Tennesseans to enter the teaching field in Tennessee. The award is $5,000 per year to pursue a teacher certification at an eligible Tennessee institution.

Those who receive the award incur an obligation to teach K-12 level in a Tennessee public school one year for each year the award is received. If recipients do [...] More

THC Preservation Fellows Program
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
The Preservation Fellows is a new internship program created by the THC Commissioners to build interest in and awareness of historic preservation among young adults from diverse cultural backgrounds. The program's goal is to provide financial aid, employment and professional role models for a new generation of leaders in historic preservation who will represent the changing face of Texas.

For [...] More

The Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
In 1988, Hyatt established this fund through the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) to provide financial aid to minority students pursing a degree in hotel management. Over the years, Hyatt has continued its investment to permanently endow the fund, currently valued at more than $800,000. Since 1988, more than 200 minority students have received funding for college through [...] More

The Jacqueline Woodson Fellowship for a Young People’s Writer of African or Caribbean Descent
Application Deadlines: September 18, Annually
The Jacqueline Woodson Fellowship for a Young People’s Writer of African or Caribbean Descent
is offered once annually to a writer of African or Caribbean descent starting the Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program during the winter residency/spring semester. Fellowship recipients will receive a $1,000 award toward their first semester’s tuition.

Fellowships are awarded based [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship for Graduate Students
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
Graduate student applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the online application will be considered for The LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $5,000:
- Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific
Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian
[...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 29, Annually
The LAGRANT Foundation annually provides 15 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations.

Undergraduate (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors only) applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the online application will [...] More

The Negro Spiritual Scholarship
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The "Negro Spiritual" Scholarship Foundation works with Orlando Opera to sponsor a vocal competition for sacred music performed by the solo voice in characteristic Negro spiritual style.

Senior high school students of eleventh or twelfth grade level who are of Afro-ethnic descent may enter a statewide vocal competition to rehearse and perform these arranged Negro spirituals. Students who [...] More

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans
Application Deadlines: November 01, Annually
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans are for up to two years graduate study in the professions and academic disciplines at any institution of higher learning in the United States. The Fellowships are funded by a trust established by Paul and Daisy Soros and were created in recognition of the contributions of New Americans to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities [...] More

The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is granted 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 accredited [...] More

The Three Sisters Scholarship Foundation
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This scholarship is for seniors at Evanston Township High School in Illinois and Montclair High School in New Jersey.

- $500 in the first year
- $1,000 in the third year
- Awarded to two students per year
- Open to E.T.H.S. seniors intending to enroll in a four-year college or university
- Preference given to an African-American female who has demonstrated academic improvement, [...] More

University of Chicago--Office of Minority Student Affairs
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The Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA) supports the academic success of students of color at the University of Chicago and works to build an inclusive campus community. OMSA's programs focus on enriching students' experiences and encouraging cross-cultural dialogue on campus. OMSA serves and advocates for all African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American students who attend [...] More

Urban League of Nebraska, Inc. Multicultural Association Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 03, Annually
The Urban League of Nebraska, Inc. Multicultural Association Scholarship is an award to assist graduating high school seniors and/or currently enrolled college students. The criteria to be eligible for this award include the following:

- Applicant must reside in Nebraska
- Submission of your transcripts from your high school, college, and/or a notarized copy of your G.E.D.
- For [...] More

Wisconsin Higher Education Grant
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The Wisconsin Higher Education Grant (WHEG) Program provides grant assistance to undergraduate, Wisconsin residents enrolled at least half-time in degree or certificate programs at University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Technical College, and Tribal institutions. Awards are based on financial need. Eligibility cannot exceed 10 semesters.

A student must apply for a Wisconsin Higher Education Grant [...] More

Wisconsin Minority Undergraduate Retention Grants
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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

Wisconsin Talent Incentive Program TIP Grants
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The Talent Incentive Program (TIP) Grant provides grant assistance to the most financially needy and educationally disadvantaged Wisconsin resident students attending colleges and universities in the State of Wisconsin. First-time freshmen students are nominated for the TIP Grant by the school financial aid offices or by counselors of the Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Programs (WEOP). To [...] More

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
Application Deadlines: September 30, Annually
Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students. That is why we offer a Technical Minority Scholarship that awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above.

Applicants must be academic high-achievers (3.0 or better GPA). Applicants must be US citizens or visa-holding Permanent Residents of [...] More

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