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 41-60 of 117 scholarships
View Details AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
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  • 12,000
  • 22 awards
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Career: |Certified Public Accountant (Career)|Accounting (Industry)|
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AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students aims to increase the minority CPA who will serve as role models and mentors to the young generation. The program provides a $12,000 award to the eligible scholars. The fellowship is open to full-time doctoral minority students.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details NWSA Women of Color Caucus-Frontiers Student Essay Award National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|Alaska Native|African American/Black|Middle East Asian|Asian-American|
  • Organization: National Women's Studies Association (Professional Organization)
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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This award was established by the National Women's Studies Association to discover, encourage, and promote the intellectual development of emerging scholars. Scholars must engage in critical theoretical discussions and/or analyses about feminist/womanist issues concerning women and girls of color in the United States and the diaspora. This award is open to women of color currently enrolled in graduate or professional programs.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship Public Relations Society of America
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  • 1,500
  • 2 awards
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Organization: Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) (Professional Organization)
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Four-year|
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PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship is provided to full-time undergraduate students through the PRSA Foundation. The program was established in 1989 to support young men and women for their outstanding achievement in academics and involvement in public relations. The program awards two grant of $1,500.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 17,000
  • 50 awards
  • Jan-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend |University of Florida (FL)|Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FL)|University of Central Florida (FL)|Florida Atlantic University (FL)|Florida Institute of Technology (FL)|University of Miami (FL)|Florida International University (FL)|University of South Florida (FL)|Florida State University (FL)|
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Business Administration|Nursing|Mathematics|Business|Agriculture|Health Sciences|Computer Science|Performing Arts|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Psychology|Visual Arts|Arts and Sciences|Marine Biology|
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The fellowship is designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university levels. Applicant must intend to pursue Ph.D. degrees in one of the disciplines in the Arts and Sciences, Mathematics, Business or Engineering.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Ph.D. Science Fellowship The National GEM Consurtium
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  • 16,000
  • 1 award
  • November 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Major: Study |Mathematics|Computer Science|Chemistry|Physics|Geology/earth sciences|Biological Science|
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This fellowship program was established for the purpose of increasing the number of minority students pursuing doctoral degrees in the natural science disciplines such as chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, and computer science. Stipend and a cost of instruction grant will be remitted to the institution where the fellow is enrolled during the first academic year of the award. Thereafter, financial support will be supported by the GEM University up to the fifth year of the doctoral program.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Major: Study |Decorative Arts|Architecture|Interior Design|Visual Arts|Photography|Graphic Design|Illustration|Drawing|Painting|Ceramics|Film-making/video Production|Fashion|Sketching|
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The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established to recognize students pursuing a major and career in visual arts. Applicants must exhibit leadership and community service and U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 3,000
  • 10 awards
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Major: Study |Performing Arts|
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CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship is a $3,000 award given to African-American or black students. The scholarship was established in 2000 to honor Curtis Mayfield. The scholarship aims to supports students who are pursuing a performing arts degree.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
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  • 1,000 - 5,000
  • 90 awards
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|Asian Pacific American|
  • Organization: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
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This scholarship was established in 1969, to increase the representation of ethnically diverse CPA professionals. Funds from the AICPA Foundation, with contributions from the New Jersey Society of CPAs, the Accounting Education Foundation of the Texas Society of CPAs, Virgin Islands Society of CPAs and Robert Half International, made this scholarship possible. It aims to benefit outstanding minority students pursuing study in the field of Accounting and encourage their entry into the profession.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Colgate "Bright Smiles, Bright Futures" Minority Scholarships American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) Institute for Oral Health
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  • 1,250
  • 2 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Organization: American Dental Hygienists' Association (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
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Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Minority Scholarships is offered by ADHAs Institute for Oral Health. It is sponsored by the Colgate Palmolive Company. This scholarship is awarded to members of minority groups currently underrepresented in dental hygiene programs at the Certificate educational level. Two scholarships are given to those who are pursuing a certificate program.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Oct-20-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Major: Study |Mathematics|
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The Mutual of Omaha Actuarial Scholarship for Minority Students is awarded to a student pursuing an actuarial or mathematics-related degree. Applicants must be member of one of the following minority groups African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Alaskan Eskimo
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship California Teachers Association (CTA)
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  • 1,000 - 6,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Organization: California Teachers Association (CTA) (Professional Organization)|Student California Teachers Association (SCTA) (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: Live in |California|
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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial scholarship was established to promote professional growth for ethnic minority teachers and ESP members, and to support them in becoming educators, school nurses, school counselors or school therapists.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details ASM Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
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  • 21,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Organization: American Society For Microbiology (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
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The ASM Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship is awarded to a student admitted to a doctoral program in the microbiological sciences. Applicants must be a member of American Society for Microbiology.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Marsh Minority Scholarship Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF), Inc.
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent Legal U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): Attend |West Texas A&M University (TX)|
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The Marsh Minority Scholarship is provided to African-American and Hispanic students who would like to pursue their college education. The program was established in 1997 by Wendy and Stanley Marsh. The applicant must be attending West Texas A&M University to be awarded a $1,000 fund.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Moshe Jamil Rogers 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): |Aurora Central Catholic High School, Aurora, IL|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|Two-year|Four-year|Vocational School|Trade School|Graduate School|Professional school|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to high school senior or graduates of Aurora Central Catholic High School who are African American descent and are planning to attend an accredited two or four-year institution, professional/trade/vocational school, or graduate school in the US.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Armando Mendez Memorial Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): |Aurora Central Catholic High School, Aurora, IL|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|Two-year|Four-year|Trade School|Graduate School|Professional school|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to high school graduates of Aurora Central Catholic High School who are Hispanic or African-American students pursuing studies within the fields of engineering, psychology, social services, sociology, or theology at an accredited two or four-year institution, professional/trade/vocational school or graduate school in the US.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |University|College|Engineering|Engineering University|
  • Career: Pursue a career in |Science|
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The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) is awarded to talented African American, American Indian, and Latino students enrolled in engineering programs. Applicants must be demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to science and engineering as a career
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Congressional Black Caucus district|
  • School (College): |Vocational-technical / Career College|Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited College or University|Accredited Technical School|Accredited Vocational School|
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The CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship Program is awarded to students living in a Congressional Black Caucus district. Applicants must be pursuing education in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
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The Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship is awarded to ethnic, racial groups of African American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Hispanic.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Stephen Madry Peck, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Palm Beach, FL|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Two-year|Four-year|College|Accredited Vocational|
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Created in memory of Stephen Madry Peck, Jr., this scholarship is open to all graduating senior of any Palm Beach County public high schools who will pursue a major or minor in French or Spanish language or culture at an accredited vocational school, two or four-year college or university. Applicant must be African-American graduating seniors who are high achiever in French or Spanish as a second language.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Hackett Family 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): |Public High School|Grand Rapids, MI|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited Skilled Trade School|
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The Hackett Family Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior of any Grand Rapids Public high school. Applicants must be attending an accredited college, university or skilled trade school
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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