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.

GRC Master's in Microelectronics Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for women and minority students who are pursuing a graduate degree in microelectronics research.

Total: $37000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  February 10
2019

Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman, P.E. Scholarship

This award is for a U.S. minority high school senior who plans to pursue an engineering degree at a four-year college or university.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2019

Paul H. Robbins, P.E., Honorary Scholarship

This award is for U.S. minority students who are entering the junior year of their engineering program.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2019

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
2019

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
2019

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are members of an underrepresented ethnic minority group and are enrolled in an accounting-related program are eligible for this award. Students must have an overall and major grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $5000 Awards:  90
Deadline:  March 1
2019

The Archway (MO) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Community Service Scholarship

The The Archway (MO) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Community Service Scholarship is provided annually to African American high school seniors in St. Louis who have a record of community service in one of the five target areas identified by the sponsor. Click here to learn about how to apply today!

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 9
2019

NABA Atlanta Chapter Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate ethnic minority students who are pursuing an undergraduate accounting, finance, or related business degree or master's-level business degree at a Georgia college/university or are Georgia residents. Applicants must be student members of NABA and have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  March 24
2019

Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate nursing students from Forsyth County, NC, who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must demonstrate some financial need, although merit is given greater consideration; preference is given to African-American students.

Total: $1800 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

F.A. and Charlotte Blount Scholarship

This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors from Forsyth County, North Carolina, who are African-American or Hispanic. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need; academic merit will be given greater consideration than financial need.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Jonathan LaRon Skinner Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to African-American high school seniors who attend a Forsyth County (NC) high school and reside in The Winston-Salem Foundation's service area. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Salem Lodge #139/Robert A. Miller Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to African-American high school seniors who attend Forsyth County (NC) high schools and plan to attend a Historically Black College/University (HBCU). Students must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher and demonstrate financial need; merit and need are equally weighted.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019