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 41-60 of 117 scholarships
AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
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  • 12,000
  • 22 awards
  • May 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Career: |Certified Public Accountant (Career)|Accounting (Industry)|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
NWSA Women of Color Caucus-Frontiers Student Essay Award National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • May 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|Alaska Native|African American/Black|Middle East Asian|Asian-American|
  • Organization: National Women's Studies Association (Professional Organization)
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship Public Relations Society of America
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  • 1,500
  • 2 awards
  • May 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Organization: Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) (Professional Organization)
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Four-year|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 17,000
  • 50 awards
  • Jan-15-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend |University of Florida (FL)|Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FL)|University of Central Florida (FL)|Florida Atlantic University (FL)|Florida Institute of Technology (FL)|University of Miami (FL)|Florida International University (FL)|University of South Florida (FL)|Florida State University (FL)|
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Business Administration|Nursing|Mathematics|Business|Agriculture|Health Sciences|Computer Science|Performing Arts|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Psychology|Visual Arts|Arts and Sciences|Marine Biology|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
Ph.D. Science Fellowship The National GEM Consurtium
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  • 16,000
  • 1 award
  • November 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Major: Study |Mathematics|Computer Science|Chemistry|Physics|Geology/earth sciences|Biological Science|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Major: Study |Decorative Arts|Architecture|Interior Design|Visual Arts|Photography|Graphic Design|Illustration|Drawing|Painting|Ceramics|Film-making/video Production|Fashion|Sketching|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 3,000
  • 10 awards
  • April 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Major: Study |Performing Arts|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
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  • 1,000 - 5,000
  • 90 awards
  • April 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|Asian Pacific American|
  • Organization: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
Colgate "Bright Smiles, Bright Futures" Minority Scholarships American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) Institute for Oral Health
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  • 1,250
  • 2 awards
  • February 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Organization: American Dental Hygienists' Association (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Oct-20-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Major: Study |Mathematics|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship California Teachers Association (CTA)
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  • 1,000 - 6,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Organization: California Teachers Association (CTA) (Professional Organization)|Student California Teachers Association (SCTA) (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
ASM Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
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  • 21,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Organization: American Society For Microbiology (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
Marsh Minority Scholarship Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF), Inc.
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent Legal U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): Attend |West Texas A&M University (TX)|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
Moshe Jamil Rogers Memorial Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): |Aurora Central Catholic High School, Aurora, IL|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|Two-year|Four-year|Vocational School|Trade School|Graduate School|Professional school|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
Armando Mendez Memorial Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): |Aurora Central Catholic High School, Aurora, IL|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|Two-year|Four-year|Trade School|Graduate School|Professional school|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |University|College|Engineering|Engineering University|
  • Career: Pursue a career in |Science|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Congressional Black Caucus district|
  • School (College): |Vocational-technical / Career College|Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited College or University|Accredited Technical School|Accredited Vocational School|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
Stephen Madry Peck, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Palm Beach, FL|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Two-year|Four-year|College|Accredited Vocational|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
Hackett Family Scholarship Grand Rapids Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): |Public High School|Grand Rapids, MI|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited Skilled Trade School|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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