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 21-40 of 117 scholarships
Duane Young Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|Four-year|
  • Major: Study |Economics|Business|Accounting|Finance|Insurance|Risk Management|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.0
Judith McManus Price Scholarship American Planning Association
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  • 2,000 - 4,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-30-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|African American/Black|Hispanic American|
  • School (College): |Accredited by Planning Accreditation Board|
  • Career: Pursue a career in |Practicing Planners|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
William K. Schubert Minority Nursing Scholarship Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
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  • 2,750
  • 1 award
  • Apr-30-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Korean|Chinese|Filipino|Pacific Islander|Eastern Indian|Hispanic|Vietnamese|Male Nurse|Male Nursing Student|Japanese|Thai|Southeast Asian|African American/Black|Native Hawaiian|
  • School (College): |Accredited School of Nursing|
  • Major: Study |Nursing|Pediatric Nursing|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Michigan|
  • School (College): |Accredited Law School|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
Dunbar Heritage Scholarship Fund Southwest Florida Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): |Dunbar High School, Fort Myers, FL|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +6 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |Community College|Accredited College or University|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Michigan|
  • School (College): |Accredited Law School|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 2,500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Community College|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|African American/Black|Hispanic American|
  • Residence: |Permanent Legal U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
Jackie Klinesteker Minority Scholarship Grand Rapids Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Michigan|West Michigan, MI|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 5,000
  • 8 awards
  • February 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +5 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Alexandria, VA|Manassas, VA|Prince William, VA|Falls Church, VA|
  • Residence: Live in |Arlington, VA|Fairfax City, VA|Loudoun, VA|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 5.0
ACS Scholars Program American Chemical Society (ACS)
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |Community College|Accredited College or University|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.5
Josephine Forman Scholarship General Commission on Archives and History, The United Methodist Church
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  • 10,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • Major: Study |Archival Science|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 5.0
Minority Scholarship Ohio Newspapers Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|Asian-American|
  • Residence: Live in |Ohio|
  • Major: Study |Marketing|Journalism|Communications|Advertising|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.5
Minority Student Scholarship American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 2 awards
  • May 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Hispanic|African American/Black|Ethnic Minority|
  • Major: Study |Clinical Audiology|Audiology|Speech Pathology|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
Minority Scholarship (NSCA) National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-15-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|Asian Pacific American|
  • Organization: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) (Professional Organization)
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.0
Women of Color Scholars Program General Board of Higher Education & Ministry
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  • 3,000 - 10,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Hispanic|African|African American/Black|
  • Religion: |United Methodist|
  • Major: Study |Religious Studies|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 3,045
  • 1 award
  • June 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|Alaska Native|African American/Black|Native Hawaiian|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|Lawfully present in the United States|
  • School (College): Attend a college in |Missouri|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
Bishop John W. Hamilton Scholarship General Board of Higher Education & Ministry
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Religion: |United Methodist|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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