Scholarships for African Americans

Academics and athletics aren't the only criteria used for awarding scholarships. Ethnic background also can qualify students for help paying for college. As such, there are many scholarships available to African American students. Many of these scholarships are awarded by nonprofits, professional groups and business entities. While some are open to students from a variety of minority groups, others are available specifically to African American students. Eligibility requirements may include having a minimum GPA – often above 2.5 – and having financial need. Some scholarships are reserved for students pursuing a specific course of study, such as engineering, political science or teaching, or are only for students from a certain geographical area. Are you ready to start exploring scholarships for African Americans? Check out our list of options below.

Showing 21-40 of 117 scholarships
View Details Duane Young Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|
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This scholarship was established in 1994 by Duane Young, a graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School and Michigan State University and a professional football player. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide scholarship assistance to student athletes who have the desire and the skills necessary to participate in athletics. This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors from Kalamazoo high schools planning to participate in athletics at a two- or four-year college/university. African American applicants and/or students pursuing a degree in education are preferred.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|Four-year|
  • Major: Study |Economics|Business|Accounting|Finance|Insurance|Risk Management|
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Surety and Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program for Minority Students (SFIISP) is given to minority students who are pursuing a major in insurance/risk management, accounting, economics, or business/finance. The program provides an up to $5,000 fund annually to outstanding students who meets the identified eligibility. The aim of the program is to give minority students financial support and exposure to surety/fidelity industry.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Judith McManus Price Scholarship American Planning Association
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  • 2,000 - 4,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-30-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|African American/Black|Hispanic American|
  • School (College): |Accredited by Planning Accreditation Board|
  • Career: Pursue a career in |Practicing Planners|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to women and African American, Hispanic American or Native American students aiming to pursue a career like practicing planners in an approved Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) planning program.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details William K. Schubert Minority Nursing Scholarship Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
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  • 2,750
  • 1 award
  • Apr-30-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Korean|Chinese|Filipino|Pacific Islander|Eastern Indian|Hispanic|Vietnamese|Male Nurse|Male Nursing Student|Japanese|Thai|Southeast Asian|African American/Black|Native Hawaiian|
  • School (College): |Accredited School of Nursing|
  • Major: Study |Nursing|Pediatric Nursing|
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The scholarship is open to students who are member of one of the underrepresented groups in the registered nursing profession. The scholarship is awarded to assist with tuition and fees for individuals who are preparing to be pediatric registered nurses that provide patient care. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted in a professional registered nurse program at an accredited school of nursing on a full-time or part-time basis.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Michigan|
  • School (College): |Accredited Law School|
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This scholarship was established to benefit Students of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) enrolled or attending an accredited law school within the United States. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and a permanent resident of the state of Michigan. Financial need is required.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Dunbar Heritage Scholarship Fund Southwest Florida Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): |Dunbar High School, Fort Myers, FL|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
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Dunbar Heritage Scholarship Fund is a $1,000 scholarship award given to Dunbar High School graduates. The program aims to support two African-American descent students in pursuing a degree in college.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +6 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |Community College|Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was established to benefit underrepresented minority students planning to pursue a degree in chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Applicants must be African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. Students must also demonstrate academic ability, leadership ability, financial need and have participation in school activities and community service.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Michigan|
  • School (College): |Accredited Law School|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students of color accepted to or presently attending an accredited Michigan law school. Applicant must be a permanent resident of the state of Michigan.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 2,500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Community College|
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ACS Scholars Program is a scholarship provided to African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian student. The scholarship provides an up to $5,000 depending on the awardees financial need and availability of funds. The applicant must demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science and financial need.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|African American/Black|Hispanic American|
  • Residence: |Permanent Legal U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
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The scholarship was established in 1999 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help outstanding students of various ethnicities who are planning to pursue an undergraduate degree.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Jackie Klinesteker Minority Scholarship Grand Rapids Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Michigan|West Michigan, MI|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students of color (African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) residing in West Michigan. Applicants must be majoring in a mental health-related field of study at an accredited college/university within the state of Michigan. Graduate students are given first preference and those students who demonstrated financial need.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 5,000
  • 8 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +5 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Alexandria, VA|Manassas, VA|Prince William, VA|Falls Church, VA|
  • Residence: Live in |Arlington, VA|Fairfax City, VA|Loudoun, VA|
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Northern Virginia Urban League Scholarship is a $5,000 fund given to graduating high school seniors who met the eligibility requirements. The scholarship awards up to eight students. The program aims to provide support to students who plan to enroll in a full-time college program.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details ACS Scholars Program American Chemical Society (ACS)
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |Community College|Accredited College or University|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to outstanding underrepresented minority students who are pursuing a degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology in an accredited college, university, or community college.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Josephine Forman Scholarship General Commission on Archives and History, The United Methodist Church
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  • 10,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • Major: Study |Archival Science|
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Founded in honor of Josephine Forman, the scholarship aims to provide financial support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue a career as an archivist, and to promote the diversification of the American archives profession. The scholarship is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Minority Scholarship Ohio Newspapers Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|Asian-American|
  • Residence: Live in |Ohio|
  • Major: Study |Marketing|Journalism|Communications|Advertising|
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This scholarship was established by the Ohio Newspapers Foundation to benefit minority high school seniors in Ohio planning to pursue study relevant to the newspaper industry. Students must be majoring in journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program at an Ohio college or university.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.5
View Details Minority Student Scholarship American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 2 awards
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Hispanic|African American/Black|Ethnic Minority|
  • Major: Study |Clinical Audiology|Audiology|Speech Pathology|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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Sponsored by ASHFoundation, the scholarship is available to racial/ethnic minority students who are U.S. citizens and who are accepted for graduate study in audiology or speech-language pathology.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Minority Scholarship (NSCA) National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|Asian Pacific American|
  • Organization: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) (Professional Organization)
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|
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The Minority Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in a field of strength and conditioning. AApplicant must be a member of National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Women of Color Scholars Program General Board of Higher Education & Ministry
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  • 3,000 - 10,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Hispanic|African|African American/Black|
  • Religion: |United Methodist|
  • Major: Study |Religious Studies|
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This scholarship was established in 1988 to give financial, intellectual, and personal support to United Methodist women of color in theological and religious education. The lack of women of color faculty at United Methodist seminaries and theological schools was discussed and resulted in a recommendation that the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry develop strategies to address this imbalance. To be eligible applicants must be females born of African, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American parent (at least one parent). Students must be pursuing a PhD or ThD within the field of religious studies who desires to serve on the faculty or in an executive administrative position at a UM-related Theological School.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 3,045
  • 1 award
  • June 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|Alaska Native|African American/Black|Native Hawaiian|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|Lawfully present in the United States|
  • School (College): Attend a college in |Missouri|
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The scholarship was established to provide support to academically talented minorities and underrepresented individuals whose pursuing a bachelor or masters degree in environmental related course of study.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Bishop John W. Hamilton Scholarship General Board of Higher Education & Ministry
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Religion: |United Methodist|
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This scholarship is open to female members of the United Methodist Church who are African America and an orphan, if possible. Students enrolled in UMCs historically black colleges/universities are given preference.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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