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.

Jackie Robinson Scholarship

U.S. minority high school seniors with an SAT score of 1000 or higher or an ACT score of 21 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must demonstrate leadership potential, commitment to community service, and financial need.

Total: $7500 Awards:  51
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Calvin College A.M.D.G. Scholarship

International and U.S. college sophomores, juniors and/or seniors are eligible for this award. Students must be enrolled in a pre-architecture program at Calvin College.

Total: $2400 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Fund for Theological Education Doctoral Fellowship Program

This scholarship is available for U.S. graduate students who are enrolled in a Ph.D. or Th.D. program and preparing a dissertation. Students must be of African American, Hispanic, Asian, or First Nation heritage.

Total: $20000 Awards:  9
Deadline:  February 1
2020

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 3
2020

AMS Minority Scholarship

Minority U.S. students entering their freshman year of college in the fall who are planning to major in an atmospheric science, oceanography, or hydrology are eligible to apply for this award. Marine biology is not an eligible field of study.

Total: $3000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 8
2020

Marsh Minority Scholarship

Hispanic or African American junior college students or older are eligible for this award. Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and major in education, nursing, allied health, sociology or general studies at West Texas A&M University.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 14
2020

CTA Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

This award is available for undergraduate minority students in California who plan to pursue a career in education.

Total: $6000 Awards:  27
Deadline:  February 14
2020

Cedarville University One Campus Scholarship

U.S. Christian high school seniors who come from diverse ethnic backgrounds are eligible for this award. Students will be considered upon full-time admission to Cedarville University in Ohio.

Total: $4000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  February 15
2020

Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students

U.S. undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in the upcoming fall semester and are currently enrolled in a hospitality management program are eligible for this award. Students must be a minority (African-American, Hispanic, Native American/Alaskan, or Asian/Pacific Islander).

Total: $2000 Awards:  24
Deadline:  February 15
2020

Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowship

This award is available for U.S. students who are currently enrolled as college sophomores or juniors and will add diversity to the field of law and social science (e.g., ethnic minority, disabled, LGBTQ, etc.). To be eligible, the applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be working toward a degree in the social sciences or humanities.

Total: $3600 Awards:  4
Deadline:  February 15
2020

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