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.

VSGC Undergraduate STEM Bridge Scholarship

This award is for U.S college sophomores who are enrolled full time in a program of study in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) at one of the five Virginia Space Grant institutions. The student must be federally recognized as a minority (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Pacific Islander).

Total: $1000 Awards:  24
Deadline:  March 11

American Anthropological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship

The American Anthropological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship is available to minority students who are pursuing a doctorate in anthropology.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 14

Sachs Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. Colorado students who are high school seniors or high school graduates that have graduated not more than three years prior to application and have not or are not attending college. Students must be a member of the African American race. An applicant with mixed racial and ethnic backgrounds must demonstrate his/her racial identity to be predominantly African American.

Total: $5000 Awards:  35
Deadline:  March 15

Sachs Foundation Scholarship for Pharmaceutical Sciences

This scholarship is available for African American students who are enrolled at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado. Selection of award recipients will be based on demonstrated academic performance and unmet financial need.

Total: $7000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 15

Morris A. Esmiol, Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship is available for African American students who are majoring in engineering at the University of Colorado at Colorado springs. Applications will be primarily evaluated on academic achievement and unmet financial need.

Total: $6000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 15

Sachs Foundation University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine Scholarship

This scholarship is available for African American students who are attending the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Colorado. Applications will be evaluated on a combination of academic achievement and unmet financial need.

Total: $7000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 15

Henry Sachs Nursing and Health Science Scholarship at UCCS

This scholarship is available for African American students who are majoring in nursing or health sciences at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Selection is based primarily on academic achievement and unmet financial need.

Total: $6000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 15

Sachs Foundation Graduate Scholarships

This scholarship is available for African American students who are currently enrolled in or accepted to an accredited graduate program in the United States. Selection will be based on academic merit and financial need.

Total: $6000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  March 15

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship

This award is available for a United Methodist ethnic minority student enrolling in his/her junior or senior year in the journalism or communications department of an accredited college or university in the U.S. Applicants must plan to pursue a career in religious journalism.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 15

Keisha M. Michael Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to African-American high school seniors who reside in New Castle County, Delaware, and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Students must plan to attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU); community and church service will be considered in selection.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 15

Oracle Corporate Scholars Program

This scholarship is open to African-American undergraduate students from northern California and Chicago. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must be majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics.

Total: $10000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  March 15

Dorothy Ruth Ellis Endowed Scholarship

Undergraduate students attending Prescott College in Arizona planning to pursue a course of study in writing, literature or journalism are eligible for this award. Preference will be given to a student whose legal place of residence is southeast Texas (Jefferson, Orange, Tyler, Newton, and Hardin counties) and/or a student who is a member of an ethnic minority group.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 20