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 09, 2022

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

College Scholarships for African American Students

DFBSST Scholarship

Deadline: 6/15/22 Award Amount: $3,000

UNCF Ladders of Hope Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/22 Award Amount: $5,000

NAAIA JL Tillman Endowed Scholarship Fund

Deadline: 8/10/22 Award Amount: $5,000

Sphinx Competition

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

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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