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 115 scholarships
View Details Edward A. Bouchet Award American Physical Society (APS)
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  • 3,500
  • 1 award
  • Jun-30-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Native American||Hispanic||African American/Black
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The award was established by APS Committee a private foundation for the advancement of science and technology and it is available to Black, Hispanic or Native American who has made significant contributions to physics research.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 580
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: African American/Black
  • School (K-12): Orrville High School, Orrville, OH (High School)
  • School (College): Trade School||Accredited College or University||Business school
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George Harrison & Castine Barnett Scholarship is a one-year scholarship worth $580. Eligible applicants must be African-American and graduating high school students from Orrville High School planning to attend any accredited college, university, business school or trade school.Applications are available through the Orrville High School Guidance Office.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Wooster-Orrville NAACP Scholarship Wayne County Community Foundation
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  • 9,260
  • 1 award
  • Apr-25-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: African American/Black
  • School (K-12): Public High School (Type)
  • Residence: Wayne, OH (County)
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The scholarship was established to help African-American descent who are Wayne County residents and a graduating high school senior of any public school in Wayne County, Ohio that has been already accepted or planning enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or technical educational institution.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Minority Teaching Scholarship Missouri Department of Higher Education
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  • 1,000 - 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Jun-1-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +5 More
  • Ethnicity: Native American||African American/Black||Asian-American||Hispanic American
  • Residence: Permanent resident||Lawfully present in the United States
  • School (College): University (Type)||Four-year (Type)||Community College (Type)||College (Type)||Missouri (State)
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The Minority Teaching Scholarship is awarded to high school graduate, a college student pursuing a career in teaching. Applicants must be United States citizen or permanent resident, or otherwise lawfully present in the United States
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 10,000
  • 1 award
  • Nov-1-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: African American/Black
  • Residence: United States (Country)||Permanent Resident Visa Card
  • School (College): Four-year (Type)||Accredited College||Accredited University
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The Ron Brown Scholar Program is awarded to graduating high school senior and demonstrate leadership potential. Applicants must demonstrate participate in community service activities and with a financial need
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details CBC Spouses Education Scholarship Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
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  • 400 - 8,200
  • 1 award
  • May 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: African American/Black
  • Character Trait: Highly Motivated||Academic Achievement
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This scholarship was started in 1988 by the spouses of Congressional Black Caucus members, to provide financial assistance for the education of academically talented and highly motivated students of all majors. Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees. Eligible applicants are African-American or black students.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Native American||Hispanic||African American/Black
  • School (College): University (Type)||Four-year (Type)||College (Type)
  • Major: Engineering (Major)
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The scholarship is given annually to a high school senior from an ethnic minority who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Dec-1-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Native American||Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander||Hispanic||African American/Black
  • School (College): Vocational-technical / Career College (Type)||New Jersey (State)||Trade School (Type)
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen||Eligible Non-Citizen (approved by USCIS)
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New Jersey Governor's Industry Vocations Scholarship for women and minorities is provided to women and minorities. The scholarship gives an up to $2,000 annually or the cost of the tuition to pursue a an eligible certificateor degree program.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • August 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: African American/Black
  • School (College): Historically Black College (Type)||Historically Black University (Type)
  • Major: Geography (Major)||Urban Studies (Major)||Urban Planning (Major)||Environmental Studies (Major)||Urban Policy (Major)
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The Robert A. Catlin/David W. Long Memorial Fellowship was established to promote the profession of urban planning among Black students and build a community of Black planning professionals who supports one another.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • November 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: African American/Black
  • School (College): United Negro College Funde (UNFC) college or university
  • Major: Journalism (Major)||Fine Arts (Major)||Communications (Major)||Mass Communications (Major)
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The scholarship was established to award outstanding African-American students who are pursuing a degree in communications, fine arts, journalism, mass communications, mass media arts, music, photography, TV production, or visual arts in a participating UNCF college or university.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Native American||Asian||Pacific Islander||Hispanic||African American/Black
  • Residence: Kent, MI (County)
  • School (College): Non-Profit Public College||Private College (Type)
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This scholarship was established to benefit Students of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) planning to attend a non-profit public or private college/university. Applicants must be pursuing Fine Arts including all visual and performing art forms.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 20,000 - 45,000
  • 2 awards
  • September 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Asian||African American/Black
  • Age / Grade Level: Doctoral-level study
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The Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections is awarded to student with PhD in hand at the time of application and no more than 5 years out of a PhD program.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Native American||Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander||Hispanic||African American/Black
  • School (College): US Accredited College or University
  • Major: Real Estate (Major)
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This scholarship is for students pursuing academic degrees in real estate appraisal or related fields.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Public Relations Society of America
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Native American||Hispanic||African American/Black||Asian Pacific American
  • Residence: Permanent resident||United States (Country)
  • School (College): Four-year (Type)||Accredited College||Accredited University
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The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student with minimum 2.75 GPA. Applicants must be from following ethnic groups African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic or Native American, American Indian
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Florida Department of Education
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  • 4,000
  • 1 award
  • November 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Native American||Hispanic||African American/Black||Asian Pacific American
  • School (College): Florida (State)||Post-secondary School
  • Major: Teacher Education (Major)
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This performance-based scholarship was established to benefit African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and Native American students who are residents of Florida. Applicants must be a junior and have not earned a baccalaureate degree in education.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Jan-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: African American/Black
  • Age / Grade Level: Highschool Senior
  • Character Trait: Desire||Strong Determination
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Created by the Beta Theta Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to encourage young African American men to excel academically and pursue a four-year college degree.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award Public Relations Society of America
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Native American||Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander||Hispanic||African American/Black
  • Major: Public Relations (Major)||Journalism (Major)
  • Extracurricular: Community Service
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Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award is a $1,000 award given to awardee who are enrolled in a journalism program, public relations studies or courses preparing for a career in public relations. The scholarship was established bu the PRSA Foundation in honor of Ofield Dukes.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: African American/Black
  • Residence: New Castle, DE (County)
  • School (College): Historically Black College (Type)||Historically Black University (Type)
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Keisha M. Michael Memorial Scholarship is given to an African-American high school senior of New Castle County. The scholarship provides funds of a minimum of $1,000 which is dependent on GPA and materials submitted by the applicant.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Marcia Silverman Minority Student Award Public Relations Society of America
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Native American||Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander||Hispanic||African American/Black
  • Major: Public Relations (Major)||Journalism (Major)
  • Age / Grade Level: College senior
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The Marcia Silverman Minority Student Award is awarded to a student enrolled in a journalism program, public relations studies courses. Applicants mus be entering your senior year of undergraduate studies with minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Duane Young Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: African American/Black
  • Residence: Kalamazoo, MI (County)
  • School (College): Two-year (Type)||Four-year (Type)
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This scholarship was established in 1994 by Duane Young, a graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School and Michigan State University and a professional football player. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide scholarship assistance to student athletes who have the desire and the skills necessary to participate in athletics. This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors from Kalamazoo high schools planning to participate in athletics at a two- or four-year college/university. African American applicants and/or students pursuing a degree in education are preferred.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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