African-American Scholarships

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Still considered a large minority group in the United States, African-American students pursuing higher education can find abundant scholarship opportunities to help them achieve their dreams. Some of the scholarships in this category require students to be first-generation minority students, other simply require that students demonstrate financial need. Regardless of the specific requirements, African-American students are still underrepresented at many colleges and universities. Several organizations, like the NAACP, provide scholarship opportunities for this minority group, and our Scholarship Directory can help students find the African-American scholarships they are looking for.

United Parcel Service Scholarship for Minority Students

This award is for minority undergraduate students who have a grade point average of 3.4 or higher and are members of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE). The student must major in industrial engineering and may attend an institution in the U.S., its territories, Canada or Mexico.

Total: $4000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 15
2019

APSA Minority Fellows Program

This award is available for African American, Asian Pacific American, Latino, and Native American U.S. citizens who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a Ph.D. program for political science.

Total: $2000 Awards:  17
Deadline:  November 15
2019

Florida Minority Teacher Education Scholarship Program

This award is available to Florida resident undergraduate students who are enrolled as upper division undergraduates in a state-approved teacher education program at an eligible Florida institution. Students must be of African, American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan Native descent, and plan to teach in a Florida public school upon graduation.

Total: $4000 Awards:  135
Deadline:  November 30
2019

APTA Minority Scholarship for Physical Therapist Students

This award is available to minority students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents majoring in physical therapy and maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $6000 Awards:  7
Deadline:  December 1
2019

APTA Minority Scholarship for Physical Therapist Assistant Students

This award is available to U.S. citizens and permanent legal residents who are an ethnic minority and are studying in their final year of a physical therapist assistant program.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 1
2019

Betty Goah Scholars Program to Advance Diversity

This award is for U.S. undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, SAT score of 980 or an ACT score of 21. Applicants must attend Milligan College and must contribute to the diversity of the student body.

Total: $26890 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 1
2019

Clemson University Diversity Scholarships

This scholarship is available for current high school seniors and undergraduate students who are applying to admission at Clemson University in South Carolina. To be considered for a Diversity Scholarship, applicants must add to the ethnic, cultural, geographic, or intellectual diversity of the campus.

Total: $6000 Awards:  30
Deadline:  December 1
2019

Blacks in Safety Engineering Scholarship

This award is for international and U.S. college juniors and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field. The applicant must self-identify as African-American, enroll full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 1
2019

UPS Diversity Scholarship

This award is for U.S. college juniors who are pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field. The applicant must be of a minority ethnic or racial group and must be a United States citizen. The applicant must enroll full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $5250 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 1
2019

AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships

This fellowship is available to U.S. women of any age who are pursuing a master's degree in selected areas of study.

Total: $18000 Awards:  25
Deadline:  December 1
2019

Dave Caldwell Scholarship

This award is available for female and minority undergraduate students who are majoring in engineering. Applicants must also plan to pursue a career in the water supply industry.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 2
2019

Holly A. Cornell Scholarship

The Holly A. Cornell scholarship is available for female and/or minority students in pursuit of advanced training in the field of water supply and treatment. Applicants must be accepted to or currently enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college or university.

Total: $7500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 2
2019