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 Scholarships.com. 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 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
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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.

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

ABA Diversity Scholarship
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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 Deadlines: March 31, Annually
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 Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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 Deadlines: May 02, Annually
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

African American Network - Carolinas Scholarship Fund
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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

AICPA Fellowships for Minority Doctoral Students
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
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 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.

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

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 two-year scholarship is distributed once per year during freshman and sophomore years [...] More

APSA Minority Fellowship Program
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
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.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] 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 University 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. 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 Deadlines: January 11, Annually
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 Deadlines: June 08, Annually
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

Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
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

CANFIT Nutrition, Physical Education and Culinary Arts Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
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

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

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 20, Annually
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

Charles Shelton Veterinary Medicine/Technology Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The mission of the Charles Shelton Foundation is to increase participation of African-American post-secondary education. Candidates must be a graduating senior, current college student or returning adult student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Technology. Scholarship ($2500.00) will be awarded to individual who have demonstrated an interest and [...] More

Chips Quinn Scholars Program
Application Deadlines: October 01, Annually
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

Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program returns with a stronger focus on African American moms and their impact on the academic success of their teens. Building on the initiative's accomplishments, this year's program will offer up to 20 winners each a $5,000 scholarship and an invitation to the all-new Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Academy.

Aligning with his commitment to teen mentoring, Steve Harvey [...] More

Colored Rocks Contest
Application Deadlines: January 04, Annually
The Prize is awarded annually to 15 senior male high school students from diverse ethnic backgrounds. The Prize recognizes and awards these high achieving students who have committed to help at least one of their struggling peers achieve their high school diploma. Step-by-step, Colored Rocks are reversing the disturbing numbers of male students of color who become high school dropouts in [...] More

Cornerstone Scholarship Charitable Trust
Application Deadlines: June 30, Annually
Cornerstone Charitable Scholarship Trust targets disadvantaged high school and post high school graduates across the State of Arkansas, under age 25 and eligible applicants with funding resulting from the Mauldin vs. Arkansas State Hospital Consent Decree, United States District Court No. LR-C-8777. As a private foundation, this organization supports charitable and/or educational endeavors. [...] More

Dr. Dan J. and Patricia S. Pickard Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
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 Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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

Edward S. Roth Manufacturing Engineering Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
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

Elliott C. Roberts Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 11, Annually
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 Deadlines: January 29, 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

Era L. and Frances L. Walker Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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 2.9/4.0
-Who has been involved in community service and volunteerism
-Shares Era’s values including the importance of family, [...] More

ESA Foundation Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: April 01, 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 colleges [...] More

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 08, Annually
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

Fellowship on Women & Public Policy
Application Deadlines: September 01, Annually
Celebrating 30 Years of the Fellowship on Women & Public Policy, the Fellowship is an intensive leadership development program designed to maximize the skills and contributions of women to achieve excellence in public service. The Fellowship program is open to graduate students and working professionals who have successfully completed a minimum of 12 graduate credits in any academic discipline [...] More

First in the Family Humanist Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 10, Annually
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 Deadlines: March 15, Annually
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 Deadlines: February 01, Annually
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.

Candidates will be screened by a selection committee on the basis of the following criteria:
- Child of a migrant worker or a migrant worker [...] More

Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Award
Application Deadlines: June 17, Annually
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

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
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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

GRCF Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
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 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 [...] More

GRCF Black Men Building Resources Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
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 Deadlines: April 01, Annually
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
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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 Deadlines: April 01, Annually
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 Deadlines: April 01, Annually
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

Herman J. Neal Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
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

Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
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 Deadlines: November 15, Annually
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 CPA Society education Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 24, Annually
The Indiana CPA Society provides financial assistance to encourage accounting careers and promote financial activities for Indiana students. One such effort is the awarding of $50,000 in scholarships since 2002 to 57 students at independent campuses across the state through the Indiana CPA Educational Foundation.

Eligibility requirements:
-The student must be a resident of Indiana
-Attending [...] More

Indiana Minority Teacher/Special Education Services Scholarship
Application Deadlines: September 04, Annually
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

Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Fellows Toyota Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 30, Annually
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

Juanita Crippen Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
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 Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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

Leon Bradley Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 29, Annually
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 Deadlines: March 15, Annually
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 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.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 Deadlines: April 30, Annually
The Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund is made possible by Mae & Mary Legacy Foundation, Inc. We are a charitable educational organization dedicated to the advancement of African Americans pursuing careers in medical and health care related fields. Our mission is to financially assist and to empower young people to experience their unlimited potential through education. This award is available to high [...] More

Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Award
Application Deadlines: June 01, Annually
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. An ACA member must recommend nominations to the ACA Committee on Correctional Awards. Members, patrons and friends are invited to annually contribute to the fund for this [...] More

McDonald's of Southern California Ronald McDonald House Charities/African-American Future Achievers
Application Deadlines: January 20, Annually
Since 1990, more than $4.8 million in scholarship funds have been awarded to Southland students. RMHCSC funds scholarships to local students as part of its ongoing commitment to education. The McDonald's Operators' Association of Southern California funds the administrative costs needed to make the Southern California scholarship program possible.

Applicants must be currently enrolled high [...] More

Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 01, Annually
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a deserving student with a history of migrating for employment in agriculture who has successfully completed one year of college. This support will cover expenses beyond what the youth is entitled to in federal/state and other scholarship assistance. This scholarship is designed to assist the youth in obtaining a baccalaureate [...] More

Minority Teacher Education Scholarship
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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 Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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

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 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

NBNA Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
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

Ohio Newspaper Association Minority Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
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

Page Education Foundation Grants
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
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

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
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

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Application Deadlines: January 09, Annually
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 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.

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

RTDNF 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

RTDNF 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

Sachs Foundation Morris A. Esmiol, Jr. Scholarship in Engineering at UCCS
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
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 Deadlines: March 15, Annually
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

SanDisk Scholars Fund
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
Established in 2012, the SanDisk Scholars Program supports the educational goals of students in pursuit of careers in engineering and computer science. The program awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors, community-college students, and students already enrolled in an engineering or computer science related course of study in need of financial support to reach their goals. Since [...] 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
Application Deadlines: October 01, Annually
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

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 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 Collective Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Scholarship
Application Deadlines: November 25, Annually
The Collective Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Scholarship was established in 2015 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 Henry N. Brown Family Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc.
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
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 Deadlines: May 01, Annually
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 & Award Criteria:
-U.S. Citizen
-Graduating high school senior; first year student in an [...] More

The Kurt Brown Fellowship for Diverse Voices
Application Deadlines: March 11, Annually
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 individuals [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) Graduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Atlanta where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception.

Eligibility:
-Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
Scholarship recipients will 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.

Eligibility:
-Open to current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors only
-Must be a U.S. citizen or [...] 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 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 Three Sisters Scholarship Foundation
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
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

Transamerica Retirement Solutions Leaders in Health Care Scholarship
Application Deadlines:
The Transamerica Scholarship is available to first and second year graduate students who are pursuing degrees in healthcare administration or comparable degree program (i.e., MBA, MPH, MHA, MPA, or MSN). Individuals must demonstrate financial need, a commitment to community service, excel academically and prove US citizenship.

Dependents of Employees of Transamerica or of the firms that [...] More

Urban League of Nebraska, Inc. Multicultural Association Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Urban League of Nebraska Scholarship is awarded to assist graduating high school seniors in pursuit of post-secondary education.

Eligibility:
-Be a current resident of Nebraska
-Have a current cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher
-Have completed at least 10 hours of documented community involvement
-Have taken the SAT or ACT

For more information and to apply, visit the website above. [...] More

Vinson & Elkins Scholarship Foundation
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
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

WHOI Summer Student Fellowship Program
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
Summer Student Fellowships at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are awarded to undergraduate students who have completed their junior or senior year at colleges or universities and are studying in any of the fields of science or engineering including but not limited to the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, oceanography, and [...] More

Wisconsin Minority Undergraduate Retention Grants
Application Deadlines:
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
Application Deadlines:
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
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 US Citizens and individuals with Permanent Resident visas. The scholarship is not available to spouses and children of Xerox employees.

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

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