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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

February 05, 2021

These scholarships for African American students total more than $255,000!
College Scholarships for African American 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 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.

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  1. Black Winemakers Scholarship

  2. Deadline: 2/11/21 Award Amount: $5,000
  3. MLB Black History Month Challenge

  4. Deadline: 2/28/21 Award Amount: $4,000 - $10,000
  5. UNCF General Scholarship

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

  8. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $30,000
  9. Trustee Diversity Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

  20. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: 5 Awards of $10,000
  21. Arrupe Scholarship

  22. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $11,400
  23. Royce Osborne Minority Student Scholarship

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

  25. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $2,000
  26. Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence

  27. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $10,000
  28. Diversity Scholarship

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

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

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

  35. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  36. IES Diversity Merit-Based Scholarship

  37. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  38. Manhattan Central Medical Society Scholarship

  39. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $2,000
  40. Black Professional Association Scholarship

  41. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  42. Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

  43. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  44. Gerber Scholarship in Pediatrics Program

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

  47. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $3,000
  48. Cay Drachnik Minorities Fund

  49. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies
  50. Smoot Memorial Book Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

  61. Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Varies


  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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