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.

Louie F. Cox Memorial AK Steel African-American Scholarship

This award is available to African American seniors planning to graduate in 2014 from a Butler or Warren County, Ohio, high school. Selection is based on both academic and non-academic achievements as well as financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 31
2018

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

The AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship is available to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students from an under-represented population group who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Total: $500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  December 31
2018

Colby College Ralph J. Bunche Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who are planning to attend Colby College. Students must demonstrate scholastic strength and leadership potential and must be African American, Latino/Latina, Asian American, or Native American.

Total: $10000 Awards:  35
Deadline:  January 1
2019

Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship

This award is available to women studying geological science at the graduate level. Applicants must have at least one full year of study remaining and must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 4
2019

CGSM Fellowship for Talented Minorities

Students with a bachelor's degree who are planning to pursue a graduate degree full time at one of the Consortium-member schools are eligible for this award. Students must be African-American, Hispanic-American or Native-American and be planning to pursue a managerial career in business, government or non-profit organizations.

Total: $20000 Awards:  300
Deadline:  January 5
2019

Ron Brown Scholarship

High school seniors who are African-Americans planning to enroll as full-time freshmen in college are eligible for this award. Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $10000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  January 9
2019

Brian M. Day Scholarship

This award is for Puget Sound area gay men of color who are U.S. citizens and have significant financial need and demonstrate activism in the gay/lesbian community and communities of color.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 11
2019

Deloris Carter Hampton Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. women of color who have a demonstrated history of activism and/or leadership in the LGBT community and are pursuing a degree in education, women's health, or dance. Applicants must be residents of Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 11
2019

Thelma Fisher Dewitty Scholarship

This scholarship is available for African American undergraduate and graduate students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). Applicants must reside in of one of the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 11
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:  January 11
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:  January 11
2019

Pride Foundation Associates in Behavioral Health Scholarship

This award is available for gay, lesbian, or transgendered students who are enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students majoring in social work. Applicants must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019