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.

Missouri State University Inclusive Excellence Leadership Scholarship & Recognition Award

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who plan to enroll at Missouri State University as incoming freshmen. Students must: rank in the top 50 percent of their class or have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; and have demonstrated leadership in multicultural school or community activities or organizations. Students with disabilities and/or historically underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Total: $5000 Awards:  100
Deadline:  January 30
2020

Missouri State University Inclusive Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who plan to enter Missouri State University as freshmen and pursue a major leading to a bachelor's degree in education or music education. Students must rank in the top 50 percent of their class or have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and must have demonstrated leadership in multicultural school or community activities or organizations.

Total: $3000 Awards:  25
Deadline:  January 30
2020

Byron Craig Sessions Scholarship for African American Males

African American men between 17 and 25 years of age and planning to enroll at FSCJ for the first time are eligible for this award. Students must have and maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and plan to attend classes on a full-time basis.

Total: $1500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  January 31
2020

ASA Minority Fellowship Program

This award is available for minority students who are currently enrolled in and have completed at least one year of a graduate program in sociology and are working toward a Ph.D. in the field.

Total: $18000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  January 31
2020

Mildred Towle Scholarship for African-American Students

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are of African-American descent and studying at a college in Hawaii. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  11
Deadline:  January 31
2020

Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship

This award is for U.S. minority undergraduate students who are enrolled in an entry-level radiography, sonography, magnetic resonance, radiation therapy, or nuclear medicine program. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; the student's program director must verify the grade point average based on one or more semesters of study.

Total: $4000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  January 31
2020

Colgate 'Bright Smiles, Bright Futures' Minority Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who are studying in a certificate or associate's program for dental hygiene and are professional or student members of ADHA. Students must be an underrepresented minority in the dental hygiene profession (e.g., African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, and males).

Total: $1250 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 1
2020

EDSA Minority Scholarship

This scholarship is open to international and U.S. students who are in the final two years of undergraduate program or a graduate program in landscape architecture. Students must be of African American, Hispanic, Native American, or other cultural/ethnic minority heritage.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Jackie Robinson Scholarship

U.S. minority high school seniors with an SAT score of 1000 or higher or an ACT score of 21 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must demonstrate leadership potential, commitment to community service, and financial need.

Total: $7500 Awards:  51
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Calvin College A.M.D.G. Scholarship

International and U.S. college sophomores, juniors and/or seniors are eligible for this award. Students must be enrolled in a pre-architecture program at Calvin College.

Total: $2400 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science

This award is available for U.S. students who from historically under-represented groups who are majoring in the atmospheric and related sciences.

Total: $8000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  February 1
2020

UW-Eau Claire Diversity Achievement Scholarship

Graduating high school seniors who are minorities or economically disadvantage are eligible for this award. Students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and have an ACT/SAT of 25/1150 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  February 1
2020