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-1-2018
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|
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This scholarship was established to benefit Minorities and women Candidates for Designation who are active in appraising and need financial assistance to take Appraisal Institute courses leading to the MAI or SRA designations. The award must be used within the year in which it is awarded and can't be applied to courses an applicant has already taken.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details 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|
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This program was established to provide block grants to colleges and universities. These eligible colleges and universities will in return award the money to talented African American, American Indian, and Latino students enrolled in engineering. Educational Institutions who would like to apply for this program must demonstrate a commitment to minority student success and shown through their recruitment, admission, retention, education, and graduation (RAREG) of African American, American Indian, and Latino engineering students. For students to be eligible for this program, they must be high school seniors that have been accepted by the universitys college of engineering, or currently enrolled students that have completed a calculus, physics, or chemistry course, earning at least a B, and be accepted into engineering, or two-year community college transfers that have been accepted for their third year of engineering study.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details AWG Minority Scholarship Association for Women Geoscientists
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • June 2018
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|
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This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to young minority women, pursuing an education and later a career in the geosciences. The student will be matched with a mentor in the same field for guidance and support. Applicants must be a contributor to the larger world community through her academic andpersonal strengths.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • July 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Vocational-technical / Career College|Four-year|
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100 Black Men of Sonoma County Scholarship Fund is provided to residents of Sonoma County, California. The scholarship is given to an African- American descent who plans to study and complete higher education in any discipline.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details 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|
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The DFBSST Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student of African decent pursuing major in engineering, math, science. Applicants must be attending Historically black colleges and universities
  • 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|
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This scholarship was established by ExxonMobil and Dr. Bernard Harris Jr. to increase awareness about the need for more math and science graduates, especially among underrepresented populations. The scholarship was named after Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr. who serve underrepresented students pursuing careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Eligible applicants are students who plan to pursue math and sciencerelated degrees.
  • 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|
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The UNCF- Anthem Corporate Scholars Program is awarded to college sophomore student with a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be pursuing major in business, communications, marketing, finance, computer science, information systems and management information systems and computer technology.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details 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|
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The Illinois Minority Real Estate Scholarship Program is awarded to qualified racial minority residents of Illinois origin that are African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American or Asian. Applicants must be permanent resident of Illinois
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details 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|
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Asbury Scholarship Fund is given to a Concord High School graduating senior to support by providing financial assistance in pursuing a higher education. The scholarship is provided to an outstanding African American student.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details 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|
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The McDonald's Academic Excellence Award is awarded to graduating high school senior with a minimum of 2.8 GPA. Applicants must be African American from St. Louis and Metro East high school
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • November 2018
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|
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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities is provided to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement. The candidates must be committed to teaching and research. The program is given to approximately 60 awardees in different fields.
  • 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|
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This scholarship was started at The Dallas Foundation in 2004 to benefit African-American male students in Dallas County. Dr. Pickard who was an optometrist and founder of the Pickard Eye Clinic. Called Magnum believed that doing something nice for someone and they do something nice for someone else, can affect the lives of many people. Students who demonstrated financial need are preferred.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details 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|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to African American Women who are a returning student.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details 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|
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The UNCF-Northrop Grumman Scholarship is awarded to College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior with a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be pursuing major in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering or Systems Engineering.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details 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|
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This scholarship was established to benefit African American or Hispanic graduating seniors from high schools in Minnesota. Applicants must be planning to attend a UNCF college/university or an HBCU. This is a renewable scholarship.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details 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|
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The scholarship was established to honor Dr. Arnita Young-Boswell. The scholarship is for African-American students who are graduating high school senior and have demonstrated academic excellence, concerned for their Black community and family, and a desire to continue their education.
  • 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|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational support to undergraduate or graduate students who are members of minority ethnic groups and are pursuing a degree advertising, marketing or public relations at four-year accredited institutions in the U.S.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details 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|
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The Health Care Navigator (HCN) is awarded to freshmen law student at an accredited law school. Applicants must be African American student with minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): |Accredited Law School|
  • Major: Study |Law|
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The Health Care Navigator (HCN) FOR 1ST YEAR LAW STUDENTS ONLY is awarded to African American student enrolled as a first-year law student at an accredited law school.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details 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|
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The scholarship was established to award an outstanding incoming freshmen and college students who are members of minority group that is under-represented in chemical engineering and are planning to pursue a degree in science or engineering.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
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