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.

Mary Free Bed Minority Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for minority students who reside in and around Grand Rapids, Michigan. Applicants must be currently enrolled in one of the specified nursing specialities and must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  April 01

Oracle Community Impact Scholarship

This scholarship is open to African-American undergraduate students from northern California and Chicago. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must be majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics.

Total: $10000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  April 14

Monsignor Philip Kenney Scholarship

New Hampshire residents who are minorities will be considered for this award; preference is given to Hispanic students. Students must enroll in undergraduate or certificate programs of study.

Total: $2500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  April 14

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Kappa Sigma Alumni Chapter Scholarship

The Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Kappa Sigma Alumni Chapter Scholarship is available for black men who are graduating from a high school in the St. Louis city area. Applicants must demonstrate academic merit and unmet financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 01

Sears & Associates, P.C. Diversity and Problem Solving Scholarship

The Sears & Associates, P.C. Diversity and Problem Solving Scholarship is available for U.S. minority students who are enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 30

George Geng On Lee Minorities in Leadership Scholarship

This award is for minority students who are graduating from high school, or who are full time undergraduate students enrolled at a four-year institution. Applicants must reside in the greater San Fransisco Bay area, defined as Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties in California.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 31

Minority Teacher Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Indiana undergraduate students who are minority (black or Hispanic) and attending an Indiana college or university. The student must intend to pursue or be pursuing a course of study that would enable the student, upon graduation, to teach in an accredited school in Indiana.

Total: $1500 Awards:  180
Deadline:  September 04

Rangel Graduate Fellowship

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship is available to minority students who are pursuing a graduate degree in foreign affairs. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $30000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  September 21

La Raza Foundation Scholarship

This award is available for minority law school students who live in or attend law school in the San Fransisco Bay Area.

Total: $2500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  September 29

CT Minority Teacher Incentive Grant Program

This award is for Connecticut upper-level undergraduate students who are enrolled in an undergraduate teacher preparation program at an eligible college or university in Connecticut. The student must be a minority student (African, American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American or Native American heritage) and intend to teach in a Connecticut public school after graduation.

Total: $5000 Awards:  54
Deadline:  October 15

Florida Minority Teacher Education Scholarship Program

This award is available to Florida resident undergraduate students who are enrolled as upper division undergraduates in a state-approved teacher education program at an eligible Florida institution. Students must be of African, American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan Native descent, and plan to teach in a Florida public school upon graduation.

Total: $4000 Awards:  135
Deadline:  November 01

Annual Sphinx Competition

This competition is open to African-American and Hispanic students who play violin, viola, cello or double bass. Applicants must be 26 years of age or younger at the time of the competition.

Total: $50000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  November 06