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HBCU Scholarships 2024

This scholarship list is designed to help minority students fund their HBCU education.

Shawna Newman

February 05, 2024

HBCU Scholarships 2024
HBCU is an acronym for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
While most U.S. college students rely on financial aid and scholarships to help them pay for higher education, BestColleges.com claims many African American students struggle with higher-education affordability including facing less financial aid availability at the institutional or collegiate level. JUMP TO HBCU SCHOLARSHIPS Minority students are also more commonly first-generation college students. These circumstances, in combination with fewer Black students completing and filing the FAFSA, are likely attributing factors leading them to resort to student loans to pay for college.
Students, regardless of race, should apply for and renew their FAFSA annually. Federal student aid should be considered the primary method of funding college, followed by scholarships and grants. Student loans should be the last approach to paying for college. High School students considering enrolling at a HBCU, and current minority students attending an HBCU have unique scholarship opportunities to help them pay for school.

Scholarships for HBCU Students

GPC Scholarship Program

Deadline: 6/21/24
Award Amount: $2,500 The GPC Scholarship Program is open to the children of part - time or full - time employees of Genuine Parts Company, Motion Industries, and NAPA Automotive Parts. Students enrolling at HBCUs are strongly encouraged to apply.

Chicago Football Classic Scholarship

Deadline: 6/21/24
Award Amount: $5,000 The Chicago Football Classic Scholarship is available to high school seniors. You must have been accepted into an HBCU to be eligible for this award.

HBCU/MSI Transportation Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/24
Award Amount: $1,100 The HBCU/MSI Transportation Scholarship is available to full - time undergraduate and graduate students who reside and attend school in North Carolina. You must have completed at least 24 credit hours at an HBCU or minority serving institution (MSI), have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and be pursuing a degree in a transportation - related field to be eligible for this award.

Annie Ibok Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/24
Award Amount: $1,000 The Annie Ibok Scholarship is available to rising college freshmen who are attending HBCUs. You must be a resident of Washington State or California and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. Priority is given to recent high school graduates.

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program

Deadline: 3/1/24 Award Amount: Full-Tuition The USDA 1890 National Scholars Program is open to students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines at the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and at least a 21 ACT / 1080 SAT score to be eligible for this award.

ETS Presidential Scholarship for HBCU Students

Deadline: 3/1/24 Award Amount: Full-Tuition The ETS Presidential Scholarship for HBCU Students is available to full - time junior and senior students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities. You must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award.

Bearcat Advantage Scholarship

Deadline: 3/1/24 Award Amount: Full - Tuition The Bearcat Advantage Scholarship is available to graduating high school senior students within the Battle Creek School District. You must have attended a BCSD school for at least grades nine though 12 and be planning to attend any four - year college / university in Michigan or one of nearly 100 eligible Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs) across the country.

NOVEC Scholarship Program - HBCU

Deadline: 3/1/24 Award Amount: $1,500 The NOVEC Scholarship Program - HBCU is open to graduating high school seniors who are planning to attend an HBCU. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and live in a residence that is served by NOVEC to be eligible for this award.

Legacy of Leadership Scholarship

Deadline: 3/8/24 Award Amount: $5,000 The Legacy of Leadership Scholarship is available to full - time undergraduate students attending HBCUs. To be considered, you must submit a two - minute video on the following topic: "What legacy means to me is…"

FedEx HBCU Scholarship

Deadline: 3/8/24
Award Amount: $8,000 The FedEx HBCU Scholarship is available to undergraduate students attending Thurgood Marshall College Fund - member schools. You must be majoring in business, have a minimum 2.75 GPA, and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award.

Team-Up Together Scholarship

Deadline: 3/8/24
Award Amount: $10,000 The Team-Up Together Scholarship is available to African American/Black sophomore-level and above undergraduate students majoring in physics or astronomy. You must enroll in an accredited HBCU or PBI, have a minimum GPA of 2.0, and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award. Selection is based on academic merit, potential, commitment, essay question submission, and letter of recommendation.

The Hoffman Agency HBCU Scholarship

Deadline: 3/15/24 Award Amount: Full-Tuition The Hoffman Agency HBCU Scholarship is available to students who are currently enrolled at a California community college. You must be planning to transfer to an HBCU for your junior and senior year, be majoring in communications, and have a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

McDonald's Black and Positively Golden Scholarship

Deadline: 3/27/24
Award Amount: $15,000 The McDonald's Black and Positively Golden Scholarship is available to full - time undergraduate students attending TMCF - member HBCUs and Predominately Black Institutions. You must have a minimum 2.7 GPA and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award.

UNCF General Scholarship

Deadline: 3/28/24
Award Amount: Varies The UNCF General Scholarship is available to full - time undergraduate and graduate students attending a UNCF member college or university. You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Mothers of Professional Basketball Players Scholarship

Deadline: 3/31/24
Award Amount: $5,000 The MPBP, Inc. Scholarship is available to full - time HBCU students. You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award. Only the first 75 completed applications will be considered.

Monarch HBCU Scholarship

Deadline: 3/31/24
Award Amount: Varies The Monarch HBCU Scholarship is available to undergraduate students who have obtained at least second semester freshman status at a four - year HBCU. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a graduate of a Chicago Metropolitan Area high school to be eligible for this award.

@HBCUAlum Scholarship

Deadline: 4/1/24
Award Amount: $1,000 The @HBCUAlum Scholarship is available to a high school seniors. To be considered, you must be planning to enroll at an HBCU, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and submit a 500 - word essay on the following topic: "The Importance of HBCUs in the 21st Century."

Memphis City Council HBCU Scholarship Fund

Deadline: 4/1/24
Award Amount: $2,500 - $15,000 The Memphis City Council HBCU Scholarship Fund is available to graduating seniors and graduates of Memphis and Shelby County, TN high schools. You must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and be attending or planning to attend an HBCU to be eligible for this award.

Ralph Holback Beacon of Light Scholarship

Deadline: 4/6/24 Award Amount: $1,000 The Ralph Holback Beacon of Light Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who are planning to attend an HBCU. You must have at least a 2.7 GPA and demonstrate involvement in your church and community to be eligible for this award. You must also submit a 1,000 - word essay on the efforts you have made to change your community and your desire to change the future.

Coca-Cola UNITED Pay It Forward Internship

Deadline: 4/7/24 Award Amount: $2,000 The Pay It Forward Internship is available to full - time HBCU undergraduate students. To be considered, you must be at least 18 years of age and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Interns will participate in internship week at a Coca-Cola UNITED facility from July 22, 2024 to July 26, 2024.

Dr. May Hope Wilkins Legacy Scholarship

Deadline: 4/13/24 Award Amount: $500 - $15,000 The Dr. May Hope Wilkins Legacy Scholarship is open to undergraduate students attending a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). You must be majoring in education and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Ray Charles Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 4/15/24 Award Amount: Varies The Ray Charles Foundation Scholarship is available to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students who have a passion for neuroscience. You must be attending an HBCU or be from an underrepresented group to be eligible for this award. Students will spend a full year at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, gaining valuable hands - on experience in neurosciences and learning directly from a team of neuroscience innovators at a research laboratory. Program participants must arrange their own travel and living accommodations. Scholars will receive an annual salary commensurate with their education and research experience, up to $6,000 annually to offset the cost of housing, and a sign - on bonus up to $4,000 to offset the cost of relocating to Los Angeles.

Delta Community Credit Union HBCU Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/24 Award Amount: $5,000 The Delta Community Credit Union HBCU Scholarship is available to high school seniors and undergraduate students. You must be a resident of Georgia and be attending or accepted into an HBCU to be eligible for this award.

First Coast Community Development HBCU Scholarship

Deadline: 5/1/24 Award Amount: $1,000 The First Coast Community Development HBCU Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are attending an HBCU. To be eligible for this award, you must be pursuing a degree in STEM, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have completed at least 50 hours of community service. Additionally, you must submit a fun, 60-second video describing how you will impact whatever community you choose to live in after college.

Myra L. Austin Taylor Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 5/23/24 Award Amount: $500 The Myra L. Austin Taylor Memorial Scholarship is available to students who are currently attending or will attend an HBCU. You must be majoring in education / elementary education or be a current member of your institution's band, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and provide proof of 90 hours or more of community service to be eligible for this award. A 500 - word essay is also required.

Forbes HBCU Scholars Program

Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $21/hr. The Forbes HBCU Scholars Program is available to rising college seniors attending HBCUs. You must be majoring in journalism or have previous journalism experience through an internship/employment to be considered for this full – time summer internship. You must also have prior experience in fact-checking, reporting, writing, and editing. Additionally, you should have experience with publishing platforms, current digital and social media technologies, and SEO best practices. Interns will be assigned to a beat (Business, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Money, Wealth and Leadership, Video and Social) and work closely with a corresponding editor throughout the summer. Interns will receive support and mentorship to meet professional goals, accelerate learning, and hone writing and storytelling skills.

Morgan Stanley HBCU Scholars Program

Deadline: Varies
Award Amount: Full-Tuition The Morgan Stanley HBCU Scholars Program is open to students attending Howard University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College. Eligible students will be invited to apply through their schools.

San Diego HBCU Scholarship

Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Varies The San Diego HBCU Scholarship is available to high school seniors. To be eligible, you must be graduating from a San Diego County high school, have been accepted to a HBCU, and submit a 500 - word essay on the following topic: "Why I want to attend an HBCU."

Marki Lemons Ryhal Education Advancement Scholarship

Deadline: Rolling Award Amount: $500 The Marki Lemons Ryhal Education Advancement Scholarship is available to African - American female students residing in underserved communities within the Chicagoland area. You must be pursuing a real estate license, OR be attending an HBCU or Chicago State University to be eligible for this award.

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