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.

Minot State Cultural Diversity Award

This scholarship is available for minority students who are attending Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.25 or higher.

Total: $2400 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 15
2020

Minority & Women's Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics

This award is for U.S. minority and female graduate students who are pursuing an advanced degree in a sports-related field.

Total: $7500 Awards:  26
Deadline:  February 18
2020

Lagrant Foundation Graduate Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. graduate students with a grade point average of 3.2 or higher who are of either African American, Asian/Pacific, Hispanic, or Native American heritage. The applicant must major in a field of study that has an emphasis on public relations, marketing or advertising.

Total: $3250 Awards:  40
Deadline:  February 28
2020

Lagrant Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduates with a grade point average of 2.75 or higher who are of either African, Asian/Pacific, Hispanic, or Native American heritage. The applicant must major in a field of study that has an emphasis on public relations, marketing or advertising; or must minor in communications with desire to pursue a career in public relations, marketing or advertising.

Total: $2000 Awards:  60
Deadline:  February 28
2020

University of Maine Flagship Match Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who plan to attend the University of Maine at Orono as an out-of-state student. Eligible applicants must be in the top 40 percent of their class and have an SAT score of 1120 or higher.

Total: $16490 Awards:  100
Deadline:  March 1
2020

LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned no more than 12 hours towards a Master of Library Science degree by June of the award year are eligible for this award. Students must be members of a principal minority group; attend an ALA-accredited school; and plan to enter the library automation field.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Spectrum Scholarship

U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are pursuing a graduate degree in library and information science at an ALA-accredited school are eligible for this award. Students must be minorities.

Total: $5000 Awards:  50
Deadline:  March 1
2020

LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

U.S. and Canadian citizens who will not have earned more than 12 hours toward a Master of Library Science degree by June of the award year are eligible for this award. Students must be members of a principal minority group; attend an ALA-accredited school; and plan to enter the library automation field.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Lorenzo Felder Scholarship

This scholarship is available for African American high school seniors in Baltimore, MD who demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1000
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Wilberforce Presidential Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Baltimore, MD who are attending Wilberforce University - a Christian, historically black college in Ohio. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher and a combined math and verbal SAT score of 900 or higher.

Total: $1050 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2020

University of Iowa Advantage Iowa Award

This award is available for U.S students who are planning to attend the University of Iowa as first-year students. Students must contribute to a diverse learning environment at the University of Iowa. Awards are based on academic achievement.

Total: $8000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  March 1
2020

University of Iowa Provost Scholarship for National Achievement Finalists

This award is available to U.S students who are recognized as National Achievement Scholarship Program Finalists. Students must designate the University of Iowa as their first choice college.

Total: $3000 Awards:  25
Deadline:  March 1
2020