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
View Details 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|
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The Mildred and William Young Scholarship Fund is awarded to graduating senior student of Hobart High School with minimum 2.5 GPA
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details 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|
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This scholarship is for the members of the United Methodist Church who are an African American student.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Ruth L. Brocklebank Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
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|
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Ruth L. Brocklebank Memorial Scholarship is established in memory of Ruth L. Brocklebank, a lifelong Springfield public school teacher. applicant must be African-American graduates of Springfield public high schools.
  • 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|
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This scholarship was created to provide assistance to African-American graduating high school student from a public high school in Fayette County, Tennessee.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Dorothy Mae Bonner Memorial 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|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|
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This scholarship was established in memory of Dorothy Mae Bonner to support African American graduating students located within the Community Foundation service area who are pursuing any course of study. This scholarship is based on academic ability.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Black Men Building Resources Scholarship Grand Rapids Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): |High School|Grand Rapids, MI|
  • Residence: Live in |Kent, MI|
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The Black Men Building Resources Scholarship is awarded to graduate student of any Grand Rapids area high school. Applicants must be African American Kent county resident who demonstrated financial need
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details 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|
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This scholarship was established through the collaboration of AMA foundation and AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) and support from Pfizer Inc. to provide tuition assistance to medical students. The scholarship honors exceptional academic achievements and commitment to removing health care differences.
  • 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)|
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Kia Motors America STEM/Sustainability Scholarship was established in partnership with UNCF to provide a $5,000 fund to eligible students. The applicant must be a junior or senior college student from an eligible institution. The scholarship is renewable and provided for African American students.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details 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-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Palm Beach, FL|
  • Major: Study |Elementary Education|
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Founded by Inez Peppers Lovett and Charlie Lovett Ellington, this scholarship is available to African-American graduating senior from any Palm Beach County high school who will be pursuing a career in elementary education.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend |Butler University (IN)|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|
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The Butler University Black Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students attending Butler University. Applicants must be African American students.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details 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|
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This graduate level scholarship was established to increase the ethnic diversity within the community of highly skilled retail real estate professionals. Applicants must be a U.S citizen with ICSC and belongs to an underrepresented minority group to be eligible.
  • 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|
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UNCF/Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation provides an up to $35,000 which includes up to $25,000 for tuition, room and board, and billable fees to support African American biomedical scientists' research and education in biomedical science. The program is provided to full-time doctorate student in the field of life or physical sciences.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Careers In Transition, Inc. Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
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|
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The Careers In Transition, Inc. Scholarship is awarded to black American graduates of West Aurora High School. Applicants must be attending Waubonsee Community College.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details 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)
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The Amelia Kemp Scholarship is awarded to student membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Applicant must be black female citizen of the United States of America
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details 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|
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This scholarship was established to support United States citizens from groups currently underrepresented in the medical profession such as AfricanAmericans/Blacks,Mexican-Americans, American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Alaska Natives, and mainland Puerto Ricans. This opportunity is open to first and second-year medical students. Students must have been accepted to AAMC or AOA-accredited U.S. medical schools for study leading to M.D. or D.O. degrees. Financial need is required.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Organization: United Negro College Fund (Professional Association)
  • Residence: Live in |Minnesota|
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The UNCF/University of Minnesota Masters Scholarship is awarded to a member of United Negro College Fund who are enrolled in the master's program at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Kane, IL|
  • School (College): Attend |Aurora University (IL)|
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The Christine A. Ponquinette Memorial/INC Board Minority Student Scholarship is awarded to African American or Hispanic students pursuing a degree in Social Work. Applicants must be students attending Aurora University.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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