Scholarships

College Scholarships for African American Students

These scholarships for Black students total more than $255,000!

Shawna Newman

August 19, 2022

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!
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 financial aid opportunities for Black 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. Institutional scholarships from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs); including scholarships specific to foundations, such as the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation, Thurgood Marshall College Fund and many more. Use your academic achievements to honor your heritage and make a difference!

Honoring Black Brilliance Scholarship

Deadline: 9/18/22 Award Amount: $5,000

BESLA Scholarship Essay Competition

Deadline: 9/30/22 Award Amount: Varies

TE Connectivity African Heritage Scholarship Program

Deadline: 10/7/22 Award Amount: $22,500

Sphinx Competition

Deadline: 10/20/22 Award Amount: $50,000

Black and Latino Men Read Essay Contest

Deadline: 10/31/22 Award Amount: $1,000

UNCF General Scholarship

Deadline: 12/21/22 Award Amount: $5,000

5 Strong Scholarship

Deadline: 12/31/22 Award Amount: Full-Tuition

FOSSI Scholarship

Deadline: 1/31/23 Award Amount: $10,000

Carrington-Philbert Scholarship

Deadline: 5/1/23 Award Amount: $2,500

Morgan Stanley HBCU Scholars Program

Deadline: Varies Award Amount: Full-Tuition

BONUS: Internships for African American Students!

CBCF Congressional Summer Internship Program

Deadline: 3/31/22

Pathways to the C-Suite Internship Program

Deadline: 3/31/22

Pay It Forward Internship

Deadline: 4/3/22

Minority Access Internship Program

Deadline: Varies

Emma Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media Internship

Deadline: Varies

INROADS Internship Program

Deadline: Varies

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