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 1-20 of 117 scholarships
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  • 10,000
  • 1 Award
  • December-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
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  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
Edward A. Bouchet Award American Physical Society (APS)
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  • 3,500
  • 1 award
  • June 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 580
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): |Orrville High School, Orrville, OH|
  • School (College): |Trade School|Accredited College or University|Business school|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
Wooster-Orrville NAACP Scholarship Wayne County Community Foundation
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  • 9,260
  • 1 award
  • Apr-25-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public High School|
  • Residence: Live in |Wayne, OH|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
Minority Teaching Scholarship Missouri Department of Higher Education
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  • 1,000 - 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Jun-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +5 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|African American/Black|Asian-American|Hispanic American|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|Lawfully present in the United States|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|Community College|College| in |Missouri|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 10,000
  • 1 award
  • Nov-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |United States| as a |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
CBC Spouses Education Scholarship Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
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  • 400 - 8,200
  • 1 award
  • May 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Character Trait: Show |Motivation|Academic Achievement|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|College|
  • Major: Study |Engineering|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Dec-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend a |Vocational-technical / Career College|Trade School| in |New Jersey|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|Eligible Non-Citizen (approved by USCIS)|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • August 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend an |Historically Black College|Historically Black University|
  • Major: Study |Geography|Urban Studies|Urban Planning|Environmental Studies|Urban Policy|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • November 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): |United Negro College Funde college or university|
  • Major: Study |Journalism|Fine Arts|Communications|Mass Communications|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Kent, MI|
  • School (College): |Non-Profit Public College|Private College|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 20,000 - 45,000
  • 2 awards
  • September 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Asian|African American/Black|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
  • Major: Study |Real Estate|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Public Relations Society of America
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • February 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|Asian Pacific American|
  • Residence: Live in |United States| as a |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Florida Department of Education
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  • 4,000
  • 1 award
  • November 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|Asian Pacific American|
  • School (College): |Florida|Post-secondary School|
  • Major: Study |Teacher Education|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 1,000 - 4,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
  • Career: Pursue a career in |Actuary|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Jan-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • Character Trait: Show |Desire|Determination|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award Public Relations Society of America
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Major: Study |Public Relations|Journalism|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |New Castle, DE|
  • School (College): Attend an |Historically Black College|Historically Black University|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.0
Marcia Silverman Minority Student Award Public Relations Society of America
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Major: Study |Public Relations|Journalism|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College senior|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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