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 61-80 of 117 scholarships
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Oct-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|Alaska Native|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |Appraisal Institute|
  • Major: Study |General Appraiser Report Writing & Case Studies|Advanced Income Capitalization|Advanced Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use|Advanced Concepts & Case Studies|Quantitative Analysis|Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach|Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches|Residential Report Writing and Case Studies|Residential Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use|Real Estate Finance, Statistics, and Valuation Modeling|Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies/Part 1|Advanced Residential Report Writing/Part 2|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
NACME Scholars (Block Grant) Program National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), Inc.
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  • 12,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |Two-year|NACMEE Partner Universities|
  • Major: Study |Engineering|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
AWG Minority Scholarship Association for Women Geoscientists
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • June 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
  • Major: Study |Geology/earth sciences|Geoscience|Geophysics|Geochemistry|Hydrology|Meteorology|Physical Oceanography|Planetary Geology|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • July 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Vocational-technical / Career College|Four-year|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
DFBSST Scholarship Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend an |Historically Black College|Historically Black University|
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Mathematics|Science|Technical|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 5,000
  • 4 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Council of Great City Schools District|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Alaska Native|African American/Black|Hispanic American|Asian Pacific American|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
  • Major: Study |Marketing|Business|Finance|Computer Science|Communications|Computer Technology|Information Systems|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
Illinois Minority Real Estate Scholarship Program Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Illinois|
  • Career: Pursue a career in |Real Estate|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
Asbury Scholarship Fund Foundation for the Carolinas
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): |Concord High School, Concord, NC|
  • Residence: Live in |Concord, NC|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
McDonald's Academic Excellence Award The United Negro College Fund
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): |High School|St. Louis, MO|Metro East, IL|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|College|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • November 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Puerto Rican|Mexican / Mexican American|African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |United States| as a |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): Attend a |Not-for-profit|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Dallas, TX|
  • School (College): Attend an |Accredited Two-Year|Accredited Four-Year|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
Wynetta A. Frazier Sister-To-Sister Scholarship National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc.
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
  • Extracurricular: |Civic Activities|Social Service|Academic Activities|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
UNCF-Northrop Grumman Scholarship The United Negro College Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College|
  • Major: Study |Computer Science|Electrical Engineering|Software Engineering|Computer Engineering|Systems Engineering|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
Four Promises Scholarship The United Negro College Fund
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|Hispanic American|
  • Residence: Live in |Minnesota| as a |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |Historically black colleges and universities|United Negro College Fund College or University|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
Arnita Y. Boswell Scholarship Award National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc.
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|School Activities|Community Activities|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 3,750
  • 50 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|Alaska Native|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|Four-year|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
Health Care Navigator (HCN) The United Negro College Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): |Accredited Law School|
  • Major: Study |Law|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): |Accredited Law School|
  • Major: Study |Law|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
MAC-AIChE Scholarship American Institute of Chemical Engineers
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  • 1,000 - 1,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|Alaska Native|African American/Black|
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Science|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|Incoming College Freshman|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
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