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.

William K. Schubert Scholarship

This award is for nursing students who are attending a professional registered nurse program and seeking initial licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Ohio. Applicants must be a member of an underrepresented group in the registered nursing profession and maintain a grade point average of 2.75.

Total: $2750 Awards:  10
Deadline:  April 30
2019

Legal Opportunity Scholarship

This award is for racially and ethnically diverse students entering their first year of law school. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States, have a 2.5 grade point average, and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  May 1
2019

Johnson & Johnson/AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in nursing and are members of an underrepresented minority group. Students must commit to serve as nursing faculty for one year for each year of scholarship funding provided.

Total: $18000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  May 1
2019

Page Education Foundation Grant Program

This award is available for minority undergraduate students with financial need who are residents of Minnesota and attending a college or university in Minnesota. Students who accept financial aid from the foundation are required to return to their communities and perform annual service-to-children projects with younger children of color.

Total: $2500 Awards:  560
Deadline:  May 1
2019

Elizabeth Darguste Academic Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. female, minority high school seniors who are currently attending a high school in the Bronx or Manhattan. Students must have a cumulative, weighted grade point average of 80 or higher (3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale).

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 1
2019

Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship

This award is available to Kansas undergraduate minority students who are planning to enroll at a Kansas college or university. Students must demonstrate financial need and must be identified as members of any of the following ethnic/racial groups: African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; or Hispanic. Awarding priority is given to eligible renewals and freshmen students.

Total: $1850 Awards:  250
Deadline:  May 1
2019

Cay Drachnik Minorities Fund for Art Therapy

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who are members of an ethnic minority group. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and acceptance or enrollment in an American Art Therapy Association (AATA) approved art therapy program.

Total: $900 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 1
2019

FIU Delores Auzenne Fellowship

This award is for Florida graduate minority students who are attending Florida International University. Students must be pursuing graduate degrees in disciplines where minorities are underrepresented.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  May 3
2019

Kaplan Leadership Program

This award is available for U.S. students in the New York area who are members of an underserved or underrepresented population and enrolled in or planning to enroll in an associate's degree program with the intention of transferring to a bachelor's program immediately upon completion of associate's degree. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, enroll full time, and receive federal or state financial aid.

Total: $10000 Awards:  7
Deadline:  May 6
2019

UNCF Northwest Indiana Scholarship

Indiana high school seniors or older who have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must be minority students enrolled or planning to enroll in a four-year college or university and be residents of Lake, LaPorte, or Porter counties.

Total: $5000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  May 10
2019

ASHFoundation Graduate Scholarship for Minority Students

This scholarship is available for minority students who are majoring in communication science and/or communication disorders. Applicants must be accepted to, or in good standing at an accredited graduate program in the U.S.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 15
2019

Racial Ethnic Leadership Supplemental Grant

This scholarship is available for U.S. graduate students who are in their first year of study, are members of the Prebyterian Church (U.S.A.), and attend a school that is related to or in covenant with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs with plans to work in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): a MACE (Master of Arts, Christian Education) program; or a M.Div. (Master of Divinity) program. Applicants must be racial ethnic students (e.g., Afri...

Total: $750 Awards:  20
Deadline:  May 15
2019