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 81-100 of 117 scholarships
Love Scholarship for Diversity International Council of Shopping Centers
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|Caribbean|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |Accredited University|
  • Career: |Retail Real Estate (Industry)|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Jan-15-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |APA-accredited doctoral program|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
Isaac Murphy Scholarship The Race for Education
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Career: |Equine (Industry)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |24 Years or Younger|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
George & Cora Webster Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): |East Aurora High School, Aurora, IL|St. Charles North High School, St. Charles, IL|Aurora Central Catholic High School, Aurora, IL|Rosary High School, Aurora, IL|West Aurora High School, Aurora, IL|Yorkville High School, Yorkville, IL|Batavia High School, Batavia, IL|Aurora Christian Schools, Aurora, IL|Geneva Community High School, Geneva, IL|Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Aurora, IL|Kaneland High School, Maple Park, IL|Marmion Academy, Aurora, IL|Metea Valley High School, Aurora, IL|Newark High School, Newark, IL|Oswego East High School, Oswego, IL|Oswego High School, Oswego, IL|Parkview Christian Academy, Yorkville, IL|Plainfield South High School, Plainfield, IL|Plano High School, Plano, IL|St. Charles East High School, St. Charles, IL|Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, IL|Yorkville Christian High School, Yorkville, IL|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
AAP-UNCF Internship The United Negro College Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +5 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): Attend an |Historically black colleges and universities|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 5,000
  • 44 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
Larry & Carolyn Suarez Fellowship for Business & Entrepreneurship Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • April 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Major: Study |Business|Entrepreneurship|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
Multicultural Scholarship Program National Association for Campus Activities
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  • n/a
  • 4 awards
  • Mar-31-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|Asian-American|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Cuban|African American/Black|Ethnic Minority|
  • School (K-12): |DeKalb High School, Dekalb, IL|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
The Gates Millennium Scholarship Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
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  • n/a
  • 1000 awards
  • January 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.5
William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF)
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  • 7,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Puerto Rican|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |Accredited College/School of Osteopathic Medicine|
  • Major: Study |Osteopathy|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
Ph.D. Engineering Fellowship The National GEM Consurtium
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  • 16,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): Attend a |GEM Member University|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 5.0
Minority Teacher Loan Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board
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  • 250 - 10,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|Laotian|Cambodian|Vietnamese|African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Wisconsin|
  • School (College): Attend a |Not-for-profit|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
The Jacques Avent Scholarship Arizona Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • January 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Arizona|
  • Major: Study |Education|Political Science|Nursing|Business|Criminal Justice|Healthcare|Public Policy|Public Administration|Information Technology|Public Affairs|Urban and Metropolitan Studies|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
Victoria Johnson Scholarship The Rhode Island Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): |Rogers High School, Newport, RI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
Gunn Scholarship (Alda J.) Grand Island Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Grand Island, NE|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
Minority Teacher Scholarship State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Sep-4-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend a college in |Indiana|
  • Career: Pursue a career in |Teaching|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship American Library Association (ALA)
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  • 20,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend |University of Michigan (MI)|University of Pittsburgh (PA)|University of Arizona (AZ)|University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA|Rutgers University, NJ|Simmons College, Boston, MA|Syracuse University (NY)|University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN|University of TexasAustin (TX)|University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI|
  • Major: Study |Library Science|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
William Paterson University Alpha Images Fellowship Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • April 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend |William Paterson University (NJ)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
The Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship Michigan Society of Professional Engineers
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Major: Study |Engineering|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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