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College Scholarships for African American Students

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

Shawna Newman

June 18, 2021

These scholarships for Black students total more than $255,000!
College Scholarships for African American Students
The African American community and Black 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, Black high school students, 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 U.S. Vice President, Kamala Harris' alma mater, Howard 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 Breonna Taylor Memorial Scholarship from the University of Louisville. Honor 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.

$5,000 Discover® Student Loans Scholarship

No essay required. Students and parents are eligible to win.

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: 1/31/22 Award Amount: $18,000
  3. Minority Fellowship - American Sociological Association

  4. Deadline: 3/31/22 Award Amount: $5,000
  5. James and Nancy Johnson Scholarship in the College of Engineering

  6. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  7. Jennings/Coe Family Scholarship

  8. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  9. Goldman Sachs MBA Fellowship

  10. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $30,000
  11. Trustee Diversity Scholarship

  12. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: From $25,500 - $27,000

    Niche No Essay Scholarship

    Quick and Easy to Apply for a $2,000 Scholarship

  13. George Washington Carver Scholarship

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

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

  18. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $15,000

    $2,000 CollegeXpress Scaredy Cat Scholarship

    In just one sentence: What scares you most about the college admission process?

  19. William Randolph Hearst Foundation Endowed Scholarship

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

  22. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: 5 Awards of $10,000
  23. Arrupe Scholarship

  24. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $11,400
  25. Royce Osborne Minority Student Scholarship

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

  27. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $2,000
  28. Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence

  29. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $10,000
  30. Diversity Scholarship

  31. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $10,000
  32. Coastal Advertising Marketing Professionals Diversity Scholarship

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

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

  37. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  38. IES Diversity Merit-Based Scholarship

  39. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  40. Manhattan Central Medical Society Scholarship

  41. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $2,000
  42. Black Professional Association Scholarship

  43. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  44. Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

  45. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  46. Gerber Scholarship in Pediatrics Program

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

  49. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $3,000
  50. Cay Drachnik Minorities Fund

  51. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  52. Smoot Memorial Book Scholarship

  53. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  54. Vaughn Scholarship for Students of Color

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

  57. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  58. BASF Endowed Scholarship – LSU

  59. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  60. Bevin and Vito Cetta Endowed Scholarship Fund

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

  63. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies

BONUS INTERNSHIPS!

  1. Minority Access Internship Program

  2. Deadline: 3/1/21
  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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