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.

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 01

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 01

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 06

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

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

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

AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students

U.S. minority students who are enrolled or plan to enroll in a doctoral accounting program are eligible for this award. Students must enroll full time and be or plan to become a CPA.

Total: $12000 Awards:  22
Deadline:  May 15

Marcia Silverman Minority Student Award

This scholarship is available for minority students who are members of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Applicants must demonstrate a passion for the profession and potential for leadership.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 31

Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award

This scholarship is available for members of the Public Relations Student Society of America who are entering their junior or senior year of college. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 and contribute to ethnic diversity in the field.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 31

PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship

This award is offered to U.S. college juniors or seniors who are of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native, or Pacific Islander ancestry. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and it is preferred that they major or minor in public relations (or are in a communications degree program if a public relations program is not offered at their school).

Total: $1500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 31

Jimmy A. Young Memorial Education Recognition Award

This scholarship is for U.S. undergraduate students currently enrolled in a respiratory care program. The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible. Preference for this award will be given to minorities.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 01

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Kappa Sigma Alumni Chapter Scholarship

The Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Kappa Sigma Alumni Chapter Scholarship is available for black men who are graduating from a high school in the St. Louis city area. Applicants must demonstrate academic merit and unmet financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 01