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 101-117 of 117 scholarships
Mildred and William Young Scholarship Fund Oklahoma City Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): |Hobart High School, Hobart, OK|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.0
Blanche M. Hubbard Scholarship General Board of Higher Education & Ministry
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  • 600
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): |United Methodist Church College/University|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
Ruth L. Brocklebank Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): |Public High Schools|Springfield, MA|
  • Residence: Live in |Hampden, MA|Hampshire, MA|Franklin, MA|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Fayette, TN|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduating High School Senior|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
Dorothy Mae Bonner 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): |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|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|Kaneland High School, IL|
  • Extracurricular: |School Activities|Church Activities|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
Black Men Building Resources 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): |High School|Grand Rapids, MI|
  • Residence: Live in |Kent, MI|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
Minority Scholars Award American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation
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  • 10,000
  • 13 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • School (College): Attend |Johnson C. Smith University (NC)|Morehouse College (GA)|Wilberforce University (OH)|Clark Atlanta University (GA)|Tuskegee University (AL)|Xavier University of Louisiana (LA)|Allen University (SC)|Bennett College (NC)|Benedict College (SC)|Dillard University (LA)|Fisk University (TN)|Interdenominational Theological Center (GA)|Miles College (AL)|Oakwood University (AL)|Rust College (MS)|Saint Augustine's University (NC)|Shaw University (NC)|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.0
Inez Peppers Lovett and Charlie Lovett Ellington Scholarship Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Palm Beach, FL|
  • Major: Study |Elementary Education|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend |Butler University (IN)|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
Retail Real Estate Diversity Scholarship International Council of Shopping Centers
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|Caribbean|African American/Black|
  • Organization: International Council of Shopping Centers (Professional Organization)
  • School (College): |Accredited University|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 35,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Major: Study |Physical Sciences|Life Sciences|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
Careers In Transition, Inc. Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): |Illinois|West Aurora High School, Aurora, IL|
  • Residence: Live in |Aurora, IL|Kendall, IL|Southern Kane, IL|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
Amelia Kemp Scholarship Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
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  • 600 - 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Employer: |Evangelical Lutheran Church in America|
  • Organization: Women of the ELCA (Professional Organization)
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.0
The Need-Based Scholarship Program National Medical Fellowships, Inc.
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  • 500 - 10,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Puerto Rican|Mexican / Mexican American|Alaska Native|African American/Black|Native Hawaiian|
  • Organization: Associated with the |American Indians|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • April 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Organization: United Negro College Fund (Professional Association)
  • Residence: Live in |Minnesota|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Kane, IL|
  • School (College): Attend |Aurora University (IL)|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
Showing 101-117 of 117 scholarships