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.

Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman, P.E. Scholarship

This award is for a U.S. minority high school senior who plans to pursue an engineering degree at a four-year college or university.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2019

Paul H. Robbins, P.E., Honorary Scholarship

This award is for U.S. minority students who are entering the junior year of their engineering program.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2019

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are members of an underrepresented ethnic minority group and are enrolled in an accounting-related program are eligible for this award. Students must have an overall and major grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $5000 Awards:  90
Deadline:  March 1
2019

LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned no more than 12 hours towards a Master of Library Science degree by June of the award year are eligible for this award. Students must be members of a principal minority group; attend an ALA-accredited school; and plan to enter the library automation field.

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

Spectrum Scholarship

U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are pursuing a graduate degree in library and information science at an ALA-accredited school are eligible for this award. Students must be minorities.

Total: $5000 Awards:  50
Deadline:  March 1
2019

LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

U.S. and Canadian citizens who will not have earned more than 12 hours toward a Master of Library Science degree by June of the award year are eligible for this award. Students must be members of a principal minority group; attend an ALA-accredited school; and plan to enter the library automation field.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2019

Lorenzo Felder Scholarship

This scholarship is available for African American high school seniors in Baltimore, MD who demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

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

Cargill Global Scholars Program for U.S. Students

U.S. first- and second-year college students who are attending select universities and demonstrate high academic achievement are eligible for this award.

Total: $2500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  March 1
2019

Kahdine Ann DaCosta Scholarship for Excellence in Leadership

This award is available for minority high school seniors who attend an inner-city school. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and a record of community activity and/or leadership.

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

The Archway (MO) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Community Service Scholarship

The The Archway (MO) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Community Service Scholarship is provided annually to African American high school seniors in St. Louis who have a record of community service in one of the five target areas identified by the sponsor. Click here to learn about how to apply today!

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 9
2019

NABA Atlanta Chapter Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate ethnic minority students who are pursuing an undergraduate accounting, finance, or related business degree or master's-level business degree at a Georgia college/university or are Georgia residents. Applicants must be student members of NABA and have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  March 24
2019

Bruce Lee Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are 16 years of age or older at time of application. Students are NOT required to be of Pan-Asian American heritage for this award. Students must: have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher; be involved in community service; and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 29
2019