Scholarships

Scholarships for African American College Students

Educational institutions, foundations and many other organizations celebrate African American students with scholarship opportunities - find one you qualify for today!

Shawna Newman

July 01, 2020

These scholarships for African American students total more than $252,000!
Scholarships for African American College Students
The African American community and African American students play an important role in higher education, and scholarships are out there to help ensure no one misses out on their college dream. From high school juniors to college grad students, many universities across the country offer diversity and minority financial aid opportunities to qualifying black students. These range from financial aid for African American women, African American children, African American men and full-ride scholarships for African American students. There are many education grants in the United States from notable African American advancement organizations, like the NAACP, UNCF and the Congressional Black Caucus, Inc. This is in addition to the many scholarships from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), like Dillard University; sororities or fraternities, such as the Iota Phi Theta Fraternity; and foundations, such as the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation, Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the George Floyd Scholarship from Saint Mary-of-the Woods College. Check out these new scholarships relevant to current events:
$1,000 Easy Scholarship: Take a Quiz to Learn About Racial Justice and Voting
Deadline: 7/15/20
$1,000 Scholarship: Have a Conversation and Disrupt Racism in Your Community
Deadline: 7/31/20 Celebrate your heritage and academic achievement with the opportunity to use your education to make a difference. Who knows, YOU could be the next person the world is celebrating! Apply for the following African American financial aid opportunities today; get the support you need to help you pay for school. Remember, when you’d like to find a scholarship program to pay for school within specific categories, check out Fastweb’s Scholarship Directory to find awards by school year, ethnicity, race, community service, unique situations and more!
  1. UNCF General Scholarship

  2. Deadline: 3/31/21 Award Amount: $5,000
  3. Goldman Sachs MBA Fellowship

  4. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $30,000
  5. Trustee Diversity Scholarship

  6. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: From $25,500 - $27,000
  7. George Washington Carver Scholarship

  8. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: From $11,000 - $15,000
  9. Diversity Advancement Program Scholarship

  10. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $15,000
  11. Ralph Johnson Bunche Distinguished Graduate Scholarship

  12. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $15,000
  13. William Randolph Hearst Foundation Endowed Scholarship

  14. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $16,150
  15. Duracell/National Urban League Scholarship and Internship Program

  16. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: 5 Awards of $10,000
  17. Arrupe Scholarship

  18. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $11,400
  19. Royce Osborne Minority Student Scholarship

    Deadline: Varies Award Amount: 5 Awards of $4,000
  20. Historically Black Colleges and Universities Scholarship

  21. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $2,000
  22. Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence

  23. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $10,000
  24. Diversity Scholarship

  25. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $10,000
  26. ASEE/NSF Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship

  27. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $75,000
  28. Coastal Advertising Marketing Professionals Diversity Scholarship

  29. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $750
  30. Diversity Scholarship – Adler School of Professional Psychology

    Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $10,000
  31. African/African-American Nursing Student Scholarship

  32. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  33. IES Diversity Merit-Based Scholarship

  34. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  35. Manhattan Central Medical Society Scholarship

  36. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $2,000
  37. Black Professional Association Scholarship

  38. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  39. Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

  40. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  41. Gerber Scholarship in Pediatrics Program

  42. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $5,000
  43. YMCA of Greater Rochester Enhancement of Diversity Scholarship

  44. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $3,000
  45. Cay Drachnik Minorities Fund

  46. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  47. ExxonMobil Scholars Program

  48. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $7,500
  49. Smoot Memorial Book Scholarship

  50. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  51. Vaughn Scholarship for Students of Color

  52. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Awards from $1,000 - $4,000
  53. Otis A. Peeler Scholarship

  54. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  55. BASF Endowed Scholarship – LSU

  56. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  57. Bevin and Vito Cetta Endowed Scholarship Fund

  58. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  59. Union Contractors of AGC Minority Fund for Oregon African Americans in Construction Engineering Management

  60. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies

BONUS INTERNSHIPS!

  1. Minority Access Internship Program

  2. Deadline: 7/01/20
  3. Emma Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media Internship

  4. Deadline: Varies
  5. BRAG Summer Internship Program

  6. Deadline: Varies
  7. INROADS Internship Program

  8. Deadline: Varies

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