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.

Brian M. Day Scholarship

This award is for Puget Sound area gay men of color who are U.S. citizens and have significant financial need and demonstrate activism in the gay/lesbian community and communities of color.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Deloris Carter Hampton Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. women of color who have a demonstrated history of activism and/or leadership in the LGBT community and are pursuing a degree in education, women's health, or dance. Applicants must be residents of Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Pride Foundation Associates in Behavioral Health Scholarship

This award is available for gay, lesbian, or transgendered students who are enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students majoring in social work. Applicants must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Thelma Fisher Dewitty Scholarship

This scholarship is available for African American undergraduate and graduate students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). Applicants must reside in of one of the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Herman And Mary Allen Scholarship

This scholarship is available for African American high school seniors in Pinellas County Florida who plan to major in education. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher, or an SAT math and verbal score of 1000 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 19
2019

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
2019

MSCPA/NABA Scholarship

Massachusetts residents of African American descent who are enrolled full-time in a state college or university are eligible for this award. Students must have completed the first semester of their sophomore year, demonstrate superior academic standing and financial need, and intend to pursue a career as a certified public accountant.

Total: $2500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 1
2019

Fifth Third Bank of Central Indiana Scholarship

This award is available for current high school seniors who are members of the Future Farmers of America, represent an ethnic minority group, and have participated in community service. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and be a resident of an eligible Indiana county and plan to attend an Indiana college/university.

Total: $1125 Awards:  4
Deadline:  February 1
2019

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
2019

Jacob and Daisy Lee Scholarship

This scholarship is available for African American residents of Maryland who have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate, graduate, or professional education program in the U.S.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 2
2019

Lockwood/McCree Scholarship

This scholarship is available for African American residents of Washington D.C. who have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher and unmet financial need. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program in the U.S.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 2
2019

AMA Underrepresented in Medicine Award

This award is for U.S. medical students who are from a racial or ethnic group that is traditionally under-represented among American physicians.

Total: $10000 Awards:  13
Deadline:  February 2
2019