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.

NBMOA Hospitality Scholars Program

This scholarship is open to African-American college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are majoring in accounting, business, hospitality management, hotel management, marketing, or restaurant management at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). Students must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher.

Total: $5000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  June 16

Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel Ethiopian Heritage Scholarship

This award is available to graduating high school seniors in the greater metro area of Washington D.C. Selection is based on academic achievement, community service, and an application essay.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 29

Elizabeth Wesley Incentive Awards Program

This award program is offered to African-American students in grades nine through eleven who attend schools in one of the following school districts in Tacoma/Pierce County, Washington: Bethel, Clover Park, Franklin Pierce, Puyallup, Steilacoom, Tacoma, or University Place. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $350 Awards:  100
Deadline:  June 30

Collective Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. college students who are rising juniors and seniors at select New England institutions and are African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Native American, multiracial, or LGBTQ. Students must have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher and interested in pursuing a career in new media/digital advertising and/or data science.

Total: $10000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  July 14