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 81-100 of 117 scholarships
View Details Love Scholarship for Diversity International Council of Shopping Centers
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|Caribbean|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |Accredited University|
  • Career: |Retail Real Estate (Industry)|
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This scholarship was established to benefit an undergraduate pursuing a career in retail real estate. Named in honor of Gina Love, Esq., who helped create ICSCs annual Diversity Reception. The scholarship is open to a junior or senior university student who belongs to an underrepresented minority group. Applicant must demonstrate a record of participation in the industry.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Jan-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |APA-accredited doctoral program|
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The About the Predoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is establish by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This fund is to support the practitioners and policy makers in behavioral health services.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Isaac Murphy Scholarship The Race for Education
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Career: |Equine (Industry)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |24 Years or Younger|
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The Isaac Murphy Scholarship is awarded to a student of African origin pursuing a career in the equine related field. Applicants must be 24 years old or younger and with a minimum of 2.85 GPA
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details George & Cora Webster Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): |East Aurora High School, Aurora, IL|St. Charles North High School, St. Charles, IL|Aurora Central Catholic High School, Aurora, IL|Rosary High School, Aurora, IL|West Aurora High School, Aurora, IL|Yorkville High School, Yorkville, IL|Batavia High School, Batavia, IL|Aurora Christian Schools, Aurora, IL|Geneva Community High School, Geneva, IL|Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Aurora, IL|Kaneland High School, Maple Park, IL|Marmion Academy, Aurora, IL|Metea Valley High School, Aurora, IL|Newark High School, Newark, IL|Oswego East High School, Oswego, IL|Oswego High School, Oswego, IL|Parkview Christian Academy, Yorkville, IL|Plainfield South High School, Plainfield, IL|Plano High School, Plano, IL|St. Charles East High School, St. Charles, IL|Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, IL|Yorkville Christian High School, Yorkville, IL|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
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Managed by the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, this scholarship was established in honor of George & Cora Webster. The scholarship aims to support African American students who are graduates of high schools located within the Community Foundation service area.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details AAP-UNCF Internship The United Negro College Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +5 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): Attend an |Historically black colleges and universities|
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The AAP-UNCF Internship is awarded to Junior and College Senior student with a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be African American enrolled at historically black college or university
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 5,000
  • 44 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|
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UNCF/Koch Scholars Program Undergraduate Scholarship provides an up to $5,000 fund to African-American high school students. The applicants must be admitted to an eligible four-year college or university to qualify. The scholarship is open to students pursuing accounting, business, economics, engineering, history, philosophy or political science.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Larry & Carolyn Suarez Fellowship for Business & Entrepreneurship Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Major: Study |Business|Entrepreneurship|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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Larry & Carolyn Suarez Fellowship for Business & Entrepreneurship is one of the fellowships offered by EAF. The fellowship is provided to undergraduate students of African-American descent. The applicant must be pursuing a degree in business and or entrepreneurship.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Multicultural Scholarship Program National Association for Campus Activities
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  • n/a
  • 4 awards
  • Mar-31-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|Asian-American|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
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The scholarship is designed to support the effort NACA Foundation in increasing the participation of ethnic minority individuals in the field of campus activities. The scholarship provides economic assistance to qualified under-represented programmers, allowing them to attend NACA-sponsored training workshops, regional conferences and National Conventions. Only current undergraduate students, graduate students and school staff members are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Cuban|African American/Black|Ethnic Minority|
  • School (K-12): |DeKalb High School, Dekalb, IL|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was established in honor of Howard and Mildred Eychaner, long time residents of DeKalb, Illinois who became dedicated proponents of inclusion and diversity, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or physical condition. This scholarship was designed to continue Howard and Mildred's life's work and provide opportunities for minority students graduating from DeKalb High School.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details The Gates Millennium Scholarship Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
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  • n/a
  • 1000 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
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The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program grants $1.6 billion from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to give opportunity to outstanding minority students to pursue education and reach their dreams. The initiative aims to promote academic excellence as it provides students the prospect to complete their undergraduate education in all disciplines and graduate education in the target disciplines.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF)
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  • 7,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Puerto Rican|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |Accredited College/School of Osteopathic Medicine|
  • Major: Study |Osteopathy|
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This scholarship was started to honor William G. Anderson, DO, and to recognize his professional and public career and life-long commitment to civil rights and osteopathic medicine. The scholarship aims to benefit outstanding minority osteopathic medical students, committed to osteopathic principals and practice, has excelled academically, and has proven to be a leader in addressing the educational, societal, and health needs of minorities.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Ph.D. Engineering Fellowship The National GEM Consurtium
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  • 16,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): Attend a |GEM Member University|
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This fellowship was established to support underrepresented minority students for doctoral fellowships. Students must have completed or currently enrolled in a masters in an engineering program, or received admittance into a PhD program directly from a bachelors degree program. This fellowship may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted. The GEM University will have continued support for fellows from the first academic year of being awarded the fellowship until their graduate program, given that they will maintain good academic standing and made satisfactory progress.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Minority Teacher Loan Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board
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  • 250 - 10,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|Laotian|Cambodian|Vietnamese|African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Wisconsin|
  • School (College): Attend a |Not-for-profit|
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The Minority Teacher Loan Program is a loan program that is given to Wisconsin residents. The applicant must be a minority enrolled in an undergraduate program at the University of Wisconsin. The loan amount is up to $10,000 annually. The awardees must agree to teach in an elementary or secondary school in the city of Milwaukee at a full-time position.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details The Jacques Avent Scholarship Arizona Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Arizona|
  • Major: Study |Education|Political Science|Nursing|Business|Criminal Justice|Healthcare|Public Policy|Public Administration|Information Technology|Public Affairs|Urban and Metropolitan Studies|
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The scholarship is established in honor of Jacques Avent who was the first African-American to hold a senior executive position, serving as executive assistant to the City Council and Deputy City Manager with the city of Phoenix, Arizona. It is given to deserving undergraduate student of African-American/Black heritage who is enrolled in an academic institution in Arizona and committed to pursuing a career in public administration.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Victoria Johnson Scholarship The Rhode Island Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): |Rogers High School, Newport, RI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was established to support Rogers High School graduating seniors of African-American descent. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Gunn Scholarship (Alda J.) Grand Island Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Grand Island, NE|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was started to benefit graduating high school seniors of Grand Island. Applicants must be African American who demonstrated financial need to pursue a post-secondary education.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Minority Teacher Scholarship State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Sep-4-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend a college in |Indiana|
  • Career: Pursue a career in |Teaching|
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This scholarship was established to benefit minority students planning to teach in an accredited school in Indiana upon graduation. Applicants must agree to teach in Indiana for at least three years.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship American Library Association (ALA)
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  • 20,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend |University of Michigan (MI)|University of Pittsburgh (PA)|University of Arizona (AZ)|University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA|Rutgers University, NJ|Simmons College, Boston, MA|Syracuse University (NY)|University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN|University of TexasAustin (TX)|University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI|
  • Major: Study |Library Science|
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This fellowship was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to increase racial and ethnic diversity among our professions next generation of LIS leaders. Applicants must have been accepted into a PhD program in library science at any of the ten participating schools.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details William Paterson University Alpha Images Fellowship Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend |William Paterson University (NJ)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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Help African American Students to purchase textbooks who are attending Paterson University
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details The Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship Michigan Society of Professional Engineers
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Major: Study |Engineering|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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This scholarship is given yearly to an incoming ABET-accredited engineering college or university student who is part of an ethnic minority.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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