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.

Annual Sphinx Competition

This competition is open to African-American and Hispanic students who play violin, viola, cello or double bass. Applicants must be 26 years of age or younger at the time of the competition.

Total: $50000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  November 5
2018

Xernona Clayton-Brady Scholarship

This award is for U.S. undergraduate African-American students, majoring in journalism (or a related subject) with a grade point average of 2.9. Students must be attending a college or university in the metro Atlanta area.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 10
2018

United Parcel Service Scholarship for Minority Students

This award is for minority undergraduate students who plan to graduate by May/June 2019 or later, 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
2018

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 17
2018

Voya Foundation/UNCF African American Male Initiative Scholarship

This scholarship is open to male African-American college sophomores who are enrolled at a UNCF-affiliated college or university. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and demonstrated financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  November 17
2018

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

Minority undergraduate and graduate students who have a background in the social sciences and humanities are eligible to apply for this fellowship. Recipients of the scholarship must intern for 12 to 15 weeks at the Aspen Institute's Washington, D.C. office.

Total: $4000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 27
2018

Advanced Graduate Student Scholarship

This award is for full-time graduate students who are members of the Oregon Chapter of TWS who are attending an Oregon school pursuing a graduate degree in a field of study related to wildlife science.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 30
2018

Kathy Johnson Outreach Scholarship

This award is for a non-traditional undergraduate or post-baccalaureate student. Applicants must attend an Oregon school and pursue a degree in a field of study related to wildlife science.

Total: $600 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 30
2018

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
2018

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
2018

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
2018

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
2018